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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded her reelection race Tuesday, making her the first incumbent to be defeated in the 3rd Congressional District since 1994.
The Battle Ground Republican’s concession statement arrived minutes after the latest tally showed Joe Kent of Yacolt with what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.
- Perez will face Kent for the 3rd District
- More 3rd District coverage: Perez, Kent sharpen positions in 3rd District race
- More election updates: www.columbian.com/elections
Clark County now has three cases of human monkeypox virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it a public health emergency. There are a total of 213 cases in Washington, according to the Washington State Department of Health MPV tracker.
Dr. Katie Sharff, chief of infectious disease for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, urges the public to take the virus seriously but not to panic. She said there are two phases of symptoms — early symptoms include fever, headaches, weakness or swollen lymph nodes. The later phase is a rash, which can appear to look like blisters or pustules, in the genital or oral region.
Clark County’s chicken lovers can rejoice with the addition of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers coming to Vancouver.
“We are so excited to bring Vancouver Caniacs our One Love, quality chicken finger meals, in 2024,” Julia Doyle, director of public relations for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, wrote in an email to The Columbian.
Everyone hates getting stuck at the airport.
It’s crowded, the seats aren’t comfy, you can never find an outlet and everything is overpriced.
But maybe not at the Portland International Airport.
Just a few short months ago, students said goodbye to the original façade of Wy’east Middle School, one of the oldest middle schools in Clark County. Days later, the building was demolished.
When the students return to classes in a few weeks, it’ll be as if they stepped into the future.