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Early innings sink Ridgefield Raptors in season-ending playoff loss to Corvallis Knights

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Clark County Sports

CORVALLIS – The Ridgefield Raptors’ season came to a sudden halt in the West Coast League South Division Championship against the Corvallis Knights, yet they stood on the Goss Stadium… Read story

Seager hits 26th HR as Rangers rally past Mariners

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Sports

With a bunt, a blast and some grittiness, the Texas Rangers finally snapped a long losing streak against the surging Seattle Mariners. Read story

Clark County

Zach Wallace of Battle Ground flies his Honda through the air as the crowd erupts in support of the driver.

Tuff Trucks take the dirt road to ruin

Bumpers, grills and exhaust pipes flew across a dusty track at the Clark County Event Center as anxious fans screamed for more obliteration.

Northwest

Cindy Morical, of Vancouver, Washington, hikes toward the summit of Tumalo Mountain earlier this month with Mount Bachelor in the background.

Take in the views atop Tumalo Mountain

My sister, Cindy Morical, and her partner, Tony Barnes, are planning a climb of Mount St. Helens later this summer, and they are trying to…

Politics

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Climate activists are clamoring for President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, calls the White House has so far not headed.

Monkeypox? Climate? Russia? What constitutes a national emergency?

In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage,…

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Schools

First-grader Alishan Krekic peeks out from his spot on the school bus as he arrives for classes at Marrion Elementary School on Tuesday morning, Aug. 31, 2021.

Washington state releases new COVID-19 school rules

As the school year is just around the corner for Washington state, the Washington State Department of Health has released updated COVID-19 guidelines for schools…

Courts & Crime

Jordan Spisla, 27, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Spisla is accused of torturing a man after he allegedly said the man disrespected him.

Vancouver man charged with attempted murder after beaten victim found in field

A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday after police say he tortured another man for days, with beatings and a pellet gun, at a house near…

Nation & World

FILE - Carbon dioxide and other pollutants billows from stacks at the Naughton Power Plant, near where Bill Gates company, TerraPower plans to build an advanced, nontraditional nuclear reactor, on Jan. 12, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo. A major economic bill headed to the president has "game-changing" incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing.

Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

A major economic bill headed to the president has “game-changing” incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more…

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Business News

Aslef, Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen members are pictured on a picket line at Willesden Junction station as members of the drivers union at nine train operators walk out for 24 hours over pay, in London, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

Driver walkout halts trains as UK summer strike wave spreads

Thousands of U.K. train drivers walked off the job Saturday in a strike over jobs, pay and conditions, hampering services across much of the country.…

Weather

A view of the Sirmione Peninsula, on Lake Garda in Italy, on Friday shows that the water level has dropped critically during the severe drought, resulting in rocks that used to be underwater being exposed around the peninsula.

Italy’s largest lake shrinks to near record low amid drought

Italy’s worst drought in decades has reduced Lake Garda, the country’s largest lake, to near its lowest level ever recorded, exposing swaths of previously underwater…

Health

FILE - This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn't been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating

The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the…

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