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Anne Heche dies of crash injuries after life support removed

August 15, 2022, 8:20am Entertainment

Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery… Read story

Site eats at ‘South Park’ creators

August 15, 2022, 6:05am Entertainment

It’s been nearly a year since “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone purchased Lakewood’s iconic restaurant Casa Bonita, but they’re no closer to figuring out when it may… Read story

 

Pets & Wildlife

Shannon Joy, co-owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, bonds with a four-legged friend on Monday afternoon. The farm trains camelids for therapy and educational purposes. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Ridgefield llamas offer comfort, free visits for those experiencing health issues

Isaiah Rollins, 8, led Prince the llama around the farm Monday as his friends fed the camelids carrots. They were celebrating Isaiah’s birthday at Mtn…

Science & Technology

Marine biologist Bonnie Slaton check a field camera with research assistant Tyler Bowen on Raccoon Island, a Gulf of Mexico barrier island that is a nesting ground for brown pelicans, terns, seagulls and other birds, in Chauvin, La., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. It's still a decent breeding habitat, as long as the soil holds and plants remain above water.  "In five or 10 years, it may or may not be here. It's that rapid," says Slaton. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Photos by Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Brown pelicans’ position dicey

Sliding off the side of her small boat, seabird biologist Bonnie Slaton wades through waist-high water, brown pelicans soaring overhead, until she reaches Raccoon Island.

Dining Out

Chick-Fil-A will get some chicken sandwich competition in Vancouver with Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers planning a location on Mill Plain. (Courtesy of Raising Cane's)

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers plans Vancouver location, first in Washington

Clark County’s chicken lovers can rejoice with the addition of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers coming soon to Vancouver.

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Our group of 15 passengers and five guides looks downriver as we take off from Corn Creek onto the River of No Return in Idaho for a five-day, 80-mile stretch through the Frank Church Wilderness.

Find quiet wilderness and a touch of luxury on water so treacherous, it’s known as the ‘River of No Return’

Our group of 15 passengers and five guides looks downriver as we take off from Corn Creek onto the River of No Return in Idaho for a five-day, 80-mile stretch through the Frank Church Wilderness.

August 15, 2022, 6:02am Life

When Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery were in Salmon, Idaho, in 1805 looking for a river that could help speed their journey west, they hoped to find something akin to the Missouri with a slow, gentle flow. Instead, they found the Salmon River, a wild, fast-flowing waterway… Read story

Characters from the cartoon TV show "South Park," including Elton John, rear, with, from left, Kenny, Stan, Kyle and Cartman, featured in a 1998 episode.

‘South Park’ turns 25: Here are 10 essential episodes to watch

Characters from the cartoon TV show "South Park," including Elton John, rear, with, from left, Kenny, Stan, Kyle and Cartman, featured in a 1998 episode.

August 15, 2022, 6:02am Entertainment

It’s been quite a journey since four boys from a quiet Colorado mountain town had to figure out why one of them had alien technology embedded inside of him after being subjected to probes by extraterrestrials a quarter of a century before. Read story

In these undated photos provided by Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, Hoover is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man's appeal across race, gender and nationality.

Fans celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th birthday

In these undated photos provided by Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, Hoover is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man's appeal across race, gender and nationality.

August 14, 2022, 6:05am Entertainment

Spider-Man fandom is in Tyler Scott Hoover’s blood — but not because he was bitten by an irradiated arachnid. His father had collected Marvel comic books featuring the character since the 1970s. Read story

TV Questions: More shows move from TV to streaming

August 14, 2022, 6:05am Entertainment

You have questions. I have some answers. Read story

"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.

Brewing up revitalization in Clark County’s downtown areas

"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.

August 14, 2022, 6:05am Business

Craft brewers, taprooms play important role in invigorating business in downtowns of Clark County’s cities Read story

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Those rascally rabbits! How to keep bunnies out of your veggie garden

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August 14, 2022, 6:04am Life

Bunnies are adorable, but when they’re seemingly everywhere, wreaking havoc on gardens all over the Puget Sound region, a few tips might help save your favorite vegetables. Read story

"The Rockford Peaches" are one of the teams in the newly formed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in "A League of Their Own." (Anne Marie Fox/Prime Video)

‘League’ series picks up where movie left off

"The Rockford Peaches" are one of the teams in the newly formed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in "A League of Their Own." (Anne Marie Fox/Prime Video)

August 14, 2022, 6:04am Entertainment

When producers looked at the history of women in baseball, they realized “A League of Their Own” only scratched the surface. Read story

Check It Out: Improve memory, give brain a boost with books

August 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Do you have trouble remembering things? Now that I’m closer to sixty than fifty, I feel like my mind is slipping on a more regular basis. Questions: Why did I come into this room? Who told me that important thing that I can’t remember right now? And that old classic,… Read story