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FILE - Purchases are made in a retail store in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, May 13, 2024. On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Retail sales rise a meager 0.1 percent in May from April as still high inflation curbs spending

FILE - Purchases are made in a retail store in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, May 13, 2024. On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

June 18, 2024, 9:41am Business

Consumers barely increased spending in May from April as still high prices on groceries and other necessities and high interest rates curbed spending. Read story

FILE - Boeing CEO David Calhoun speaks with reporters after a meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 24, 2024. U.S. lawmakers are expected to press Boeing&rsquo;s chief executive on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, about the company&rsquo;s latest plan to fix its manufacturing problems. (AP Photo/J.

Boeing’s CEO is appearing before a Senate panel as a new whistleblower emerges

FILE - Boeing CEO David Calhoun speaks with reporters after a meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 24, 2024. U.S. lawmakers are expected to press Boeing&rsquo;s chief executive on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, about the company&rsquo;s latest plan to fix its manufacturing problems. (AP Photo/J.

June 18, 2024, 9:40am Business

U.S. lawmakers are expected to press Boeing’s chief executive Tuesday about the company’s latest plan to fix its manufacturing problems, and relatives of people who died in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jetliners plan to be in the room, watching him. Read story

As we approach the summer cookout season, all eyes are on grocery prices. Food prices are higher than a year ago but have eased over the past couple months.

Inflation still pinching Clark County, but residents may feel some relief heading into summer months

As we approach the summer cookout season, all eyes are on grocery prices. Food prices are higher than a year ago but have eased over the past couple months.

June 18, 2024, 6:04am Business

Summer brings such joys as cookouts, trips, shopping and eating out with family and friends. How will prices for these summer treats compare with last year? Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Few hot days then a few cooler days and on and on it goes

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

Today we welcome summery weather and open the door for some hotter weather as the week wears on. In short, 70s today, 80s Wednesday, near 90 Thursday and low 90s on Friday. That is the forecast as I see it writing my column Monday evening. Read story

Clark County holiday closures: Juneteenth

June 18, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

What’s open and what’s closed on the Juneteenth holiday? Read story

Home delivery customers will receive Wednesday’s Columbian on Thursday due to holiday

June 18, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

The Columbian will be published as usual on Juneteenth, which is Wednesday June 19, but due to the postal holiday, home delivery print customers will not receive their newspapers until Thursday. Home delivery subscribers have unlimited access to The Columbian’s ePaper, smartphone app and website. Visit myaccount.columbian.com for details or… Read story

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum holds, center, up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as he celebrates with the team after they won the NBA basketball championship with a Game 5 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Boston.

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Mavericks

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum holds, center, up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as he celebrates with the team after they won the NBA basketball championship with a Game 5 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Boston.

June 17, 2024, 8:34pm Latest News

Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 on Monday night to win the franchise’s 18th championship, breaking a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in league history. Read story

The Yaquina is one of two hopper dredges owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredges work together to maintain the navigation channel up and down the Lower Columbia River each year. (Contributed by the U.S.

Boating season brings questions about maintenance of Columbia River, its tributaries

The Yaquina is one of two hopper dredges owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredges work together to maintain the navigation channel up and down the Lower Columbia River each year. (Contributed by the U.S.

June 17, 2024, 3:42pm Clark County News

With the official start of summer Thursday, anglers, kayakers, boaters and other water enthusiasts will soon flock to the Columbia River for a little recreation and relaxation. But navigating the busy waterway, with its shifting sandbars, hidden obstacles and commercial shipping traffic can be tricky. Read story

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

Columbia River jetty repairs nearing completion

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

June 17, 2024, 3:16pm Clark County News

The nearly decadelong project to repair the jetty system at the mouth of the Columbia River is expected to draw to a close late next year. Read story

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Vancouver man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking; authorities say his fentanyl was linked to a Clark County overdose death

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June 17, 2024, 2:24pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man whose fentanyl was linked to a fatal overdose was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution and firearms crimes. Read story