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Questions, answers on upcoming Vancouver Public Schools levy

February 8, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

In recent weeks, voters have reached out to The Columbian with a variety of questions about the Vancouver Public Schools replacement education and operations levy on the upcoming Feb. 14… Read story

Take a Junket to sweet spot

February 8, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

My father is a collector of vintage ephemera. That’s a nice way of saying that he likes old stuff, but then, so do I, so I guess we’re even. Occasionally… Read story

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud.

Biden in State of Union promises to ‘finish the job’

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud.

February 7, 2023, 7:47pm Latest News

President Joe Biden exhorted Republicans over and over Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address meant to reassure to a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. Read story

Tod Thayer, Friends of the Carpenter executive director, stands among donated coats at the organization's annual coat giveaway Tuesday, organized in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Thayer invited various nonprofit organizations to pick up coats to distribute to homeless and low-income clients.

Friends of the Carpenter hosts coat giveaway for Clark County nonprofits

Tod Thayer, Friends of the Carpenter executive director, stands among donated coats at the organization's annual coat giveaway Tuesday, organized in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Thayer invited various nonprofit organizations to pick up coats to distribute to homeless and low-income clients.

February 7, 2023, 6:33pm Clark County News

A family of seven walked into the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Vancouver all looking for winter coats earlier this week. On a busy day, the organization sees up to 130 families seeking clothing or other resources. Read story

(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Defense acts out theory of killing in Camas woman’s trial

(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

February 7, 2023, 6:21pm Clark County News

In a last-minute decision, Stephanie “Sam” Westby chose not to take the stand Tuesday in her bench trial for domestic violence murder and assault. Read story

Fencing surrounds the future location of an Amazon warehouse on Friday, July 8, 2022, in northeast Vancouver.

Vancouver warehouse moratorium eased but retained

Fencing surrounds the future location of an Amazon warehouse on Friday, July 8, 2022, in northeast Vancouver.

February 7, 2023, 4:15pm Business

Vancouver City Council votes to keep a moratorium on new warehouse projects in place for the rest of its six-month duration, with an amendment increasing the floor space threshold from 100,000 to 250,000 square feet. Read story

FILE - A display panel advertises tickets for a Powerball drawing at a convenience store, Nov. 7, 2022, in Renfrew, Pa. Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night, Feb. 6, 2023, to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials did not immediately make an announcement of a winner, but the Powerball website says there was a jackpot winner in the state.

Lucky player in Seattle suburb wins $754.6M Powerball prize

FILE - A display panel advertises tickets for a Powerball drawing at a convenience store, Nov. 7, 2022, in Renfrew, Pa. Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night, Feb. 6, 2023, to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials did not immediately make an announcement of a winner, but the Powerball website says there was a jackpot winner in the state.

February 7, 2023, 1:18pm Latest News

A single winning ticket for a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a department store in a Seattle suburb, Washington state lottery officials said Tuesday. Read story

Firefighters respond to a van fire Tuesday morning in the 8400 block of Northeast Eighth Avenue in Hazel Dell. One person was killed and another seriously injured in the blaze.

One person killed, another injured in Hazel Dell van fire

Firefighters respond to a van fire Tuesday morning in the 8400 block of Northeast Eighth Avenue in Hazel Dell. One person was killed and another seriously injured in the blaze.

February 7, 2023, 10:41am Clark County News

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a van fire Tuesday morning in Hazel Dell. Read story

Workers for State Grid, China's state utility company, work in the field using RealWear's headset.(Contributed photo)

Vancouver’s RealWear to go public, merge with Seattle company

Workers for State Grid, China's state utility company, work in the field using RealWear's headset.(Contributed photo)

February 7, 2023, 10:21am Business

Vancouver-based tech company RealWear will become a publicly traded company this year and will also merge with Seattle-based Cascadia Acquisition Corp., according to a news release from both companies. Read story

Emergency teams search for people in the rubble in a destroyed building in Adana, southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. A powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing and injuring thousands of people.

Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

Emergency teams search for people in the rubble in a destroyed building in Adana, southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. A powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing and injuring thousands of people.

February 7, 2023, 10:05am Latest News

Search teams and aid poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures and sometimes using their bare hands dug through the remains of buildings flattened by a powerful earthquake. The death toll soared above 6,200 and was still expected to rise. Read story