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The Columbia Play Project's Pop-Up in the Park is a series of free, public events designed to engage children at various locations throughout the summer. Saturday's pop-up was in Ridgefield's Overlook Park. Jasper Hutchins, 9, right, aims for a target with his sister Daisy Hutchins, 11, using tiny rocket launchers that operate using compressed air.

Columbia Play Project brings exploratory fun to children in Ridgefield

The Columbia Play Project's Pop-Up in the Park is a series of free, public events designed to engage children at various locations throughout the summer. Saturday's pop-up was in Ridgefield's Overlook Park. Jasper Hutchins, 9, right, aims for a target with his sister Daisy Hutchins, 11, using tiny rocket launchers that operate using compressed air.

July 2, 2022, 6:29pm Clark County News

It’s not every weekend that rockets fly through the air in Ridgefield. Read story

FILE - A plane drops retardant on a wildfire near homes Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Laguna Beach, Calif. U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W.

U.S. testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

FILE - A plane drops retardant on a wildfire near homes Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Laguna Beach, Calif. U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W.

July 2, 2022, 12:59pm Latest News

U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews. Read story

Ukrainian soldiers attend their positions, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Russians press assault on eastern Ukrainian city

Ukrainian soldiers attend their positions, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, July 2, 2022.

July 2, 2022, 12:53pm Latest News

Russian forces pounded the city of Lysychansk and its surroundings in an all-out attempt to seize the last stronghold of resistance in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk province, the governor said Saturday. Read story

Passengers make their way through a security line Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pa. The airport saw an influx of travelers departing Pittsburgh before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Holiday getaway pushes U.S. airport traffic to pandemic high

Passengers make their way through a security line Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pa. The airport saw an influx of travelers departing Pittsburgh before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

July 2, 2022, 12:52pm Latest News

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. Read story

FILE - A woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. For myriad reasons, both political and philosophical, data privacy laws in the U.S. have lagged far behind those adopted in Europe in 2018.

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

FILE - A woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. For myriad reasons, both political and philosophical, data privacy laws in the U.S. have lagged far behind those adopted in Europe in 2018.

July 2, 2022, 12:52pm Business

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies. Read story

Energy Adviser: It’s crucial to use water resources wisely

July 2, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

After what felt like months of delay, summer weather showed up in Clark County practically overnight. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Water right for healthy lawn

July 2, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

I tried to keep my lawn green last summer by daily irrigation. Some areas went brown any way. Would fertilizer help keep it green? How often do I need to water my other plants? Read story

I "escorted" my future wife to the prom a few years back.

Press Talk: Hey, words do matter

I "escorted" my future wife to the prom a few years back.

July 2, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

I was pretty busy a few days ago, grooming the bocce ball court, pinching the flowers off my basil plant, checking the temperature every five minutes. Read story

Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

Sparks fly between July 4 fireworks competitors

Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

July 2, 2022, 6:00am Business

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, one of Clark County’s most explosive business rivalries is heating up. Read story

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Morning Press: Stolen vehicle efforts; I-5 Bridge height; fatal plane crash

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July 2, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story