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Trump campaign calls ‘The Apprentice’ ‘blatantly false,’ director offers to screen it for him

May 21, 2024, 7:18am Entertainment

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.S. president in the 1980s, “pure fiction” and vowed legal action following its premiere at the Cannes Film… Read story

Slopes? Zigzags? Access Recreation aims to offer pros, cons of Clark County parks for differently abled people

May 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

For some people, the simple joy of hiking a trail is anything but simple. One person’s carefree dirt path can be another’s hazardous obstacle course. Read story

 

Pets & Wildlife

Furry Friends recently held a retirement party for their longest active volunteer, Linda Rader.

Furry Friends celebrates the retirement of longest active volunteer

VANCOUVER – Furry Friends recently held a retirement party for its longest active volunteer, Linda Rader.

Science & Technology

Light shines on a sperm whale swimming off the coast of Dominica in March. In a study published May 7 in the journal Nature Communications, scientists studying the sperm whales that live around the Caribbean island have described for the first time the basic elements of how they might be talking to each other. (Samuel Lam)

Scientists unlock basics of sperm whale language

Scientists studying the sperm whales that live around the Caribbean island of Dominica have described for the first time the basic elements of how they…

Dining Out

Arthur Colunga of Battle Ground, left, and his wife, Lyndsey, grab a bite to eat Thursday while enjoying the outdoor seating area at the new Battle Ground Station food cart pod on Main Street. At top, a customer picks up an order from Bobablastic in Battle Ground on Thursday morning. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

New food cart pod welcomed: Battle Ground Station opens with 7 of 10 slots taken

The number of dining options in Battle Ground grew quickly Monday with the long-awaited opening of Battle Ground Station, the city’s new food truck pod.

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Recommendations support starting mammograms at 40

May 21, 2024, 6:01am Health

All women should begin breast cancer screening at the age of 40, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a new recommendation, the task force advises cisgender women and all other people assigned female at birth aged 40 to 74 years get screened every other year. Read story

This illustration depicts a dromaeosaur incubating its eggs as snow falls. The raptor, along with other select dinosaurs, may have evolved to be warm-blooded 180 million years ago, according to research published Wednesday.

When did warm-blooded dinosaurs arise?

This illustration depicts a dromaeosaur incubating its eggs as snow falls. The raptor, along with other select dinosaurs, may have evolved to be warm-blooded 180 million years ago, according to research published Wednesday.

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Life

Scientists once thought of dinosaurs as sluggish, cold-blooded creatures. Then research suggested that some could control their body temperature, but when and how that shift came about remained a mystery. Read story

With a calf following close by, orcas swim near the various whale watching boats following the orcas as they swim Jan. 9 off the coast of Huntington Beach at sunset in California.

Orcas attacking ships nothing new

With a calf following close by, orcas swim near the various whale watching boats following the orcas as they swim Jan. 9 off the coast of Huntington Beach at sunset in California.

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Life

A pod of killer whales attacked and sunk a yacht over the weekend between Spain and Morocco in the Strait of Gibraltar — and it’s not the first time. Read story

Chipotle is opening a store in downtown Vancouver.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opening downtown Vancouver location Tuesday

Chipotle is opening a store in downtown Vancouver.

May 20, 2024, 5:54pm Business

A seventh Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Clark County is opening Tuesday at 1600 Washington St., Suite 101 Read story

Alexis Bogan, whose speech was impaired by a brain tumor, uses an AI powered smartphone app to create a audible drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lincoln, R.I. The app converts her typed entries into a verbal message created using her original voice.

Illness took away her voice. AI created a replica she carries in her phone

Alexis Bogan, whose speech was impaired by a brain tumor, uses an AI powered smartphone app to create a audible drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lincoln, R.I. The app converts her typed entries into a verbal message created using her original voice.

May 20, 2024, 6:05am Health

The voice Alexis “Lexi” Bogan had before last summer was exuberant. Read story

From left: Beast (voiced by George Buza), Forge (voiced by Gil Birmingham), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Roberto Da Costa (voiced by Gui Agustini), Jubilee (voiced by Holly Chou) and Nightcrawler (voiced by Adrian Hough) in "X-Men '97." (Marvel Animation/TNS)

Commentary: ‘X-Men ‘97’ challenges us to think about our capacity for tolerance

From left: Beast (voiced by George Buza), Forge (voiced by Gil Birmingham), Morph (voiced by JP Karliak), Storm (voiced by Alison Sealy-Smith), Rogue (voiced by Lenore Zann), Wolverine (voiced by Cal Dodd), Roberto Da Costa (voiced by Gui Agustini), Jubilee (voiced by Holly Chou) and Nightcrawler (voiced by Adrian Hough) in "X-Men '97." (Marvel Animation/TNS)

May 20, 2024, 6:00am Entertainment

Professor Charles Xavier knows coexistence isn’t easy. Read story

The ZS7 galaxy system, revealing the ionized hydrogen emission in orange and the doubly ionized oxygen emission in dark red.

Webb Space Telescope uncovers earliest known merger of black holes

The ZS7 galaxy system, revealing the ionized hydrogen emission in orange and the doubly ionized oxygen emission in dark red.

May 20, 2024, 5:56am Life

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes. These two gigantic black holes and their galaxies consolidated just 740 million years after the universe-forming Big Bang. It’s the most distant detection ever made of merging black holes, scientists reported Thursday. Read story

Cockfighting operation are often in rural areas, making them a challenge for evidence gathering by law enforcement.

Roosters rescued from Yakima Valley cockfights as state cracks down on animal abuse

Cockfighting operation are often in rural areas, making them a challenge for evidence gathering by law enforcement.

May 19, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

Mutilated, injected and forced to kill or be killed: Roosters raised for the blood sport of cockfighting face a hellish life. Read story