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Senate panel hears dramatic testimony about Tiffany Hill’s killing

January 16, 2020, 7:49pm Clark County News

Melissa Nelson heard gunshots from her classroom at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School and saw the lockdown alarm on her computer confirming there had been a shooting. Read story

U.S. rebuilding effort in Afghanistan worse than ‘D-minus,’ watchdog says

January 17, 2020, 9:35am Politics

U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan after almost two decades of fighting have been plagued by insecurity, personnel issues and politically driven timelines, according to the Pentagon’s watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction. Read story

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Fact check: Team Trump says administration’s action on health care ‘is working.’ Is it?

January 19, 2020, 12:30pm Politics

With the 2020 election months away, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is touting his health care record as a key reason voters should grant him another term. Read story

New city council Ridgefield’s youngest

January 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A growing city has the youngest city council, with the most female representation, in its history. Read story

Washougal council appoints Mayor Coston to 2-year term

January 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Washougal City Council appointed Mayor Molly Coston to a two-year term during a meeting Monday. Read story

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

January 18, 2020, 11:11pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst nightmare” of the founding fathers. Read story

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Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

January 17, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a “Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. Read story

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes campaign swing in Nevada

January 17, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

LAS VEGAS — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campaign ad. Read story

Warren-Sanders dust-up gets ‘who cares?’ from Iowa Democrats

January 17, 2020, 11:30am Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates’ answers carefully, looking for something to help her make a final decision between supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren when Iowa holds the nation’s first caucus in a few weeks. Read story

Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

January 17, 2020, 11:30am Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an obligation to evaluate and investigate the matter. Read story