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As reporters continue to ask questions, President Joe Biden walks from the podium after a news conference Thursday July 11, 2024, on the final day of the NATO summit in Washington.

Two weeks that imperiled Biden’s presidency left him on probation in the court of Democratic opinion

As reporters continue to ask questions, President Joe Biden walks from the podium after a news conference Thursday July 11, 2024, on the final day of the NATO summit in Washington.

July 12, 2024, 9:25am Latest News

Joe Biden’s tribulations were previewed in Hollywood days before he got on the debate stage. Read story

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded to a third-party platform after a security breach

July 12, 2024, 8:05am Business

The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded to a third-party platform in a 2022 security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks against businesses, schools and health systems continue to spread globally. Read story

(Courtesy Washington State Department of Ecology)

WA adopts landfill rules to combat methane leaks

(Courtesy Washington State Department of Ecology)

July 12, 2024, 8:03am Latest News

New rules intended to keep a tighter lid on methane gas leaking from the state’s landfills as food and garbage decompose went into effect last month. Read story

FILE - Excavator booms, adorned with the Caterpillar Inc. &ldquo;CAT&rdquo; logo, are displayed at the Milton CAT dealership in Londonderry, N.H., Feb. 20, 2020. On Friday, July 12, 2024, the Labor Department releases producer prices data for June, 2024.

US wholesale inflation picked up in June in sign that some price pressures remain elevated

FILE - Excavator booms, adorned with the Caterpillar Inc. &ldquo;CAT&rdquo; logo, are displayed at the Milton CAT dealership in Londonderry, N.H., Feb. 20, 2020. On Friday, July 12, 2024, the Labor Department releases producer prices data for June, 2024.

July 12, 2024, 7:42am Business

Wholesale prices in the United States rose by a larger-than-expected 2.6% last month from a year earlier, a sign that some inflation pressures remain high. Read story

The pioneer fire has grown to more than 13,000 acres on the northeast bank of Lake Chelan.

A dozen wildfires are burning across Washington

The pioneer fire has grown to more than 13,000 acres on the northeast bank of Lake Chelan.

July 12, 2024, 7:41am Latest News

The Pioneer Fire burning along the eastern shore of Lake Chelan is still growing, and was at nearly 13,500 acres Thursday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Containment remained at 17 percent. Read story

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office had an artist recreate some of the tattoos on the body of a woman found in the Columbia River in 2022 in hopes of identifying her.

Cowlitz coroner releases images of tattoos to help ID woman found in Columbia River in 2022

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office had an artist recreate some of the tattoos on the body of a woman found in the Columbia River in 2022 in hopes of identifying her.

July 12, 2024, 7:39am Latest News

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office is asking the public to help ID the remains of a woman found in the Columbia River just outside Woodland in 2022. Read story

A rendering of a planned stand-alone, inpatient rehabilitation facility in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth plans to build rehab facility to treat patients with brain injuries in Vancouver

A rendering of a planned stand-alone, inpatient rehabilitation facility in Vancouver.

July 12, 2024, 6:08am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center announced Wednesday it will partner with Lifepoint Rehabilitation to build and operate a new stand-alone, inpatient rehabilitation facility in Vancouver. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue firefighters extinguish a house fire Dec. 13, 2022, northeast of La Center that displaced a family of five.

Fire districts in Clark County warn of cuts amid rising call volumes, operation costs

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue firefighters extinguish a house fire Dec. 13, 2022, northeast of La Center that displaced a family of five.

July 12, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

As Clark County cools after an early summer heat wave, fire chiefs across the region are asking voters to direct their attention to several fire and emergency services funding measures on next month’s election ballot. Read story

A motorist passes by the former locations of Dollar Tree, background left, and Party City, right, in east Vancouver on Thursday morning. Both retailers are among the nationwide chains that have closed at least one Clark County store.

Clark County sees more chain stores closing; Dollar Tree, Party City are latest to shutter doors

A motorist passes by the former locations of Dollar Tree, background left, and Party City, right, in east Vancouver on Thursday morning. Both retailers are among the nationwide chains that have closed at least one Clark County store.

July 12, 2024, 6:04am Business

Shoppers at Cascade Park Plaza in east Vancouver may have been in for a surprise recently to find not one but two of the shopping mall’s major retailers had closed. Read story

This week in Clark County history, July 12

July 12, 2024, 5:31am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story