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Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in U.S.

September 23, 2021, 1:13pm Politics

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump’s administration will soon… Read story

U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

September 23, 2021, 10:52am Nation & World

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster,… Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former president Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out.

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former president Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out.

September 23, 2021, 6:28pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump’s close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack. Read story

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Clark County Council: Yes to Interstate 5 Bridge, no to tolls

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

September 23, 2021, 6:22pm Clark County News

Clark County is ready to lend its support to the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project, but it had some specific requests for the group overseeing the project. In a 3-2 vote, the county council on Wednesday passed a resolution in support of the project based on a list of specific… Read story

More air rage incidents spur calls for criminal enforcement

September 23, 2021, 4:43pm Politics

The chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee called Thursday for unruly airline passengers to be prosecuted for misbehavior, arguing that fines aren’t doing enough to prevent such incidents. Read story

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, joined by Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, appear before the House Rules Committee as they field questions about raising the debt limit, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

House OKs $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, joined by Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, appear before the House Rules Committee as they field questions about raising the debt limit, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

September 23, 2021, 4:11pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelming passed a bill Thursday to provide $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system as Democrats moved to quash criticism from Republicans that their party is wavering in support of Israel. Read story

Vancouver mayoral candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council Position 1 candidates Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council Position 2 candidates Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council, Position 3, candidates Video
Front to back; HNLMS Evertsen, JS Izumo, HMS Defender, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMCS Winnipeg, JS Ise, RFA Tidespring. UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group 21 HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Defender, RFA Tidespring and HNLMS Evertsen from CSG21 sails with Japanese ships JS Izumo and JS Ise along with the Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 2021. With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming growingly assertive in their approach toward a rising China.

Tensions grow as U.S., allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

Front to back; HNLMS Evertsen, JS Izumo, HMS Defender, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMCS Winnipeg, JS Ise, RFA Tidespring. UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group 21 HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Defender, RFA Tidespring and HNLMS Evertsen from CSG21 sails with Japanese ships JS Izumo and JS Ise along with the Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 2021. With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming growingly assertive in their approach toward a rising China.

September 23, 2021, 10:58am Nation & World

BANGKOK — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China. Read story

FILE - Dr. Howard A. Zucker, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, speaks during a news conference on coronavirus vaccination at Suffolk County Community College on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Brentwood, N.Y. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says Zucker has submitted his resignation, Thursday, Sept. 23. Zucker was appointed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo as state health commissioner in 2015. He has faced heated criticism over the state's COVID-19 response, particularly in nursing homes.(Michael M.

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

FILE - Dr. Howard A. Zucker, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, speaks during a news conference on coronavirus vaccination at Suffolk County Community College on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Brentwood, N.Y. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says Zucker has submitted his resignation, Thursday, Sept. 23. Zucker was appointed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo as state health commissioner in 2015. He has faced heated criticism over the state's COVID-19 response, particularly in nursing homes.(Michael M.

September 23, 2021, 10:57am Nation & World

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Read story

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, on the sidelines of the U.N.

U.S. implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, on the sidelines of the U.N.

September 23, 2021, 10:55am Nation & World

NEW YORK — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition, warning that the window for negotiations may soon close. Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., update reporters on Democratic efforts to pass President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Top Dems: We have framework to pay for $3.5T bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., update reporters on Democratic efforts to pass President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

September 23, 2021, 10:34am Latest News

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a “framework" to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday, but they offered no details and the significance was unclear. Read story