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FILE - An entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is shown on May 8, 2024, in New York. Shares opened lower in Europe on Thursday, May 16, 2024, after most Asian benchmarks gained, tracking a Wall Street rally driven by hopes that inflation is heading back in the right direction.

Stock market today: Wall Street hangs around its records after Dow briefly tops 40,000

FILE - An entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is shown on May 8, 2024, in New York. Shares opened lower in Europe on Thursday, May 16, 2024, after most Asian benchmarks gained, tracking a Wall Street rally driven by hopes that inflation is heading back in the right direction.

May 16, 2024, 1:20pm Business

U.S. stocks edged back from their record heights Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly topped the 40,000 level for the first time. Read story

Julio Segura, right, listens to opening statements for his murder trial in the 2022 death of Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota at the Clark County Courthouse on May 6.

Vancouver Officer Sahota ultimately died from gunshot wounds, not stabbing, former medical examiner testifies

Julio Segura, right, listens to opening statements for his murder trial in the 2022 death of Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota at the Clark County Courthouse on May 6.

May 16, 2024, 1:17pm Clark County News

Clark County’s former medical examiner told a jury Wednesday that the stab wounds off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota suffered were life-threatening, but they weren’t what ultimately killed him. Read story

People shop at Daiso during the store's grand opening event in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

Japanese retailer Daiso set to open in Hazel Dell

People shop at Daiso during the store's grand opening event in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

May 16, 2024, 12:12pm Business

Japanese retail chain Daiso is opening its newest location June 1 in Hazel Dell Marketplace. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who&rsquo;ve lost their lives in the past year, during National Police Week ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

House panel advances Garland contempt after White House blocks access to Biden special counsel tape

President Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who&rsquo;ve lost their lives in the past year, during National Police Week ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

May 16, 2024, 12:08pm Latest News

The House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with an effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress hours after the White House blocked access to an audio recording of President Joe Biden’s interview with a special counsel who oversaw an investigation into his handling of classified documents. Read story

FILE - Cannabis clones are displayed for customers at Home Grown Apothecary, April 19, 2024, in Portland, Ore. The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift to generations of drug policy in the United States. A proposed rule sent Thursday to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledge it has less potential for abuse than some of the nation&rsquo;s most dangerous drugs.

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in historic shift

FILE - Cannabis clones are displayed for customers at Home Grown Apothecary, April 19, 2024, in Portland, Ore. The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift to generations of drug policy in the United States. A proposed rule sent Thursday to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledge it has less potential for abuse than some of the nation&rsquo;s most dangerous drugs.

May 16, 2024, 10:55am Latest News

The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy. Read story

House to vote on requiring delivery of bombs to Israel in GOP-led rebuke of Biden policies

May 16, 2024, 10:54am Latest News

The House was set Thursday to deliver a rebuke to President Joe Biden for pausing a shipment of bombs to Israel, voting on legislation that would seek to force the weapons transfer as Republicans worked to highlight Democratic divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Read story

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan criminal court in New York, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Michael Cohen pressed on his crimes and lies as defense attacks key Trump hush money trial witness

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan criminal court in New York, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

May 16, 2024, 10:22am Latest News

With prosecutors’ hush money case against Donald Trump barreling toward its end, defense lawyers pressed former attorney Michael Cohen on his criminal history and past lies Thursday as they worked to convince jurors not to believe the star witness' pivotal testimony. Read story

NW Natural has added an item labeled &ldquo;WA Climate Act Fee&rdquo; to bills for customers in Clark County. The fee is calculated per therm of natural gas consumption.

Builders launch initiative to block Washington’s natural gas phase-out

NW Natural has added an item labeled &ldquo;WA Climate Act Fee&rdquo; to bills for customers in Clark County. The fee is calculated per therm of natural gas consumption.

May 16, 2024, 9:38am Business

Backers of an initiative to halt the state’s push to end natural gas use in homes and other buildings began gathering signatures Wednesday after a Thurston County judge settled a dispute on how the measure would be described on ballots. Read story

After more than four years of planning and construction, the UW Medicine Center for Behavioral Health and Learning — a teaching hospital that will primarily serve people in need of inpatient psychiatric care — officially opened Wednesday.

New 150-bed UW psychiatric hospital opens to serve hard-to-treat patients

After more than four years of planning and construction, the UW Medicine Center for Behavioral Health and Learning — a teaching hospital that will primarily serve people in need of inpatient psychiatric care — officially opened Wednesday.

May 16, 2024, 7:43am Health

About two dozen health care workers crowded around tables on a recent Thursday to troubleshoot the many ways things could go south in their new workplace. Read story

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Oregon man struck by semi on I-205 South in Salmon Creek

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May 16, 2024, 7:18am Clark County News

A Oregon man was struck by a semi on Interstate 205 in Salmon Creek on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story