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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

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver’s climate action plan set for last review

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

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

"Arthur" is one of the armored horses from the Jantzen Beach carousel. Restore Oregon renovated the 100-year-old small, inner row horse to its former glory. "Arthur" is on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland through April 2023.

Oregon Historical Society chronicles tale of Jantzen Beach carousel

"Arthur" is one of the armored horses from the Jantzen Beach carousel. Restore Oregon renovated the 100-year-old small, inner row horse to its former glory. "Arthur" is on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland through April 2023.

December 4, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

The bejeweled wooden horses of the Jantzen Beach Carousel delighted children for eight decades on Hayden Island, first as part of an amusement park, then as a shopping mall attraction. Read story

One Washington school district helped homeless students graduate. Can others?

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

In April of his senior year at Timberline High School, after years of conflict at home, Mikel Jake “MJ” Dizon became homeless. Read story

Farm co-owner Shannon Joy, right, readies for a "carrot kiss" from 12-year-old therapy alpaca Jean-Pierre. Getting a kiss from the farm's alpacas and llamas is the highlight for many visitors.

Cute camelids for Christmas in Ridgefield

Farm co-owner Shannon Joy, right, readies for a "carrot kiss" from 12-year-old therapy alpaca Jean-Pierre. Getting a kiss from the farm's alpacas and llamas is the highlight for many visitors.

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Mention therapy animals, and many people think of a happy-go-lucky golden retriever or fluffy cat happily lounging on a lap. For Shannon Joy and her mother, Lori Gregory, their tastes run a bit larger than the average lap. Read story

As business services go, so goes the economy in Clark County

December 4, 2022, 6:00am Business

We’ve all heard the line about a canary in a coal mine, but have you heard the one about business services employment in the economy? Read story

Clark County’s sales tax leakage, the tax revenue lost when locals head to tax-free Oregon for shopping at stores such as the Jantzen Beach Target, has been on the decline for the last few years according to County Finance Director Mark Gassaway.

Clark County’s ‘sales tax leakage’ decreases

Clark County’s sales tax leakage, the tax revenue lost when locals head to tax-free Oregon for shopping at stores such as the Jantzen Beach Target, has been on the decline for the last few years according to County Finance Director Mark Gassaway.

December 4, 2022, 6:00am Business

Clark County’s sales tax leakage, the government revenue lost when locals head to tax-free Oregon for their shopping, has been on the decline for the last few years, according to County Finance Director Mark Gassaway. Read story