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U.S. intel chief thinking ‘optimistically’ for Ukraine forces

December 4, 2022, 1:51pm Latest News

The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia’s war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months. Read story

Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over election

December 4, 2022, 1:50pm Latest News

Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was… Read story

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the J Street National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Blinken vows U.S. support for Israel despite unease over government

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the J Street National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

December 4, 2022, 1:50pm Latest News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about potential members of his incoming right-wing government. Read story

FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. In a report published by The Iranian student news agency, Nezamoddin Mousavi, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, that Iran's government was ''paying attention to the people's real demands,'' a day after another key official announced that the country's religious police force had been closed following months of deadly anti-government protests.

Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment

FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. In a report published by The Iranian student news agency, Nezamoddin Mousavi, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, that Iran's government was ''paying attention to the people's real demands,'' a day after another key official announced that the country's religious police force had been closed following months of deadly anti-government protests.

December 4, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down. Read story

Residents go about their life with some shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.

China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

Residents go about their life with some shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.

December 4, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations. Read story

CIA Officers Memorial Foundation staff members Calista Anderson, left, and Nancy Faucette, right, talk with students during a gathering for the current foundation scholarship recipients, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Ashburn, Va. The foundation recently hired Anderson, the daughter of one of seven officers to die in a December 2009 attack on the CIA's base in Khost, Afghanistan. Anderson wants to help other children of fallen officers and shares her memories of her mother, Jennifer Matthews.

Group aiding kin of slain CIA officers comes out of shadows

CIA Officers Memorial Foundation staff members Calista Anderson, left, and Nancy Faucette, right, talk with students during a gathering for the current foundation scholarship recipients, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Ashburn, Va. The foundation recently hired Anderson, the daughter of one of seven officers to die in a December 2009 attack on the CIA's base in Khost, Afghanistan. Anderson wants to help other children of fallen officers and shares her memories of her mother, Jennifer Matthews.

December 4, 2022, 1:20pm Latest News

Calista Anderson was at a sleepover when the email from a friend arrived. She was 12 years old and had just experienced the worst moment of her life: Her mother had been killed while working overseas. The email offered a further jolt. Read story

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin introduces the B-21 Raider stealth at Northrop Grumman Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Palmdale, Calif. America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.  The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified.

Keep COVID military vaccine mandate, defense chief says

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin introduces the B-21 Raider stealth at Northrop Grumman Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Palmdale, Calif. America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.  The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified.

December 4, 2022, 12:42pm Latest News

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he wants to keep the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place to protect the health of the troops, as Republican governors and lawmakers press to rescind it. Read story

Cars are plugged into the Blink electric car charging station at the Clark Public Utilities Downtown Service Center in Vancouver  in 2019.

Vancouver’s climate action plan set for last review

Cars are plugged into the Blink electric car charging station at the Clark Public Utilities Downtown Service Center in Vancouver  in 2019.

December 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

A long-awaited blueprint for a greener Vancouver is at last set to be reviewed for the final time Monday after almost two years in the making. Read story

Questioning Vancouver’s ‘leading edge’ promise

December 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver city officials have described its Climate Action Framework as comprehensive and intentionally curated, yet some residents have expressed skepticism over its potential consequences or what it may lack. Read story

Healthy grand fir.

Massive die-off hits fir trees across Pacific Northwest

Healthy grand fir.

December 4, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

Fir trees in Oregon and Washington died in record-breaking numbers in 2022, according to as-yet unpublished research conducted by the U.S. Forest Service. Read story