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Vancouver port candidates differ on oil terminal proposalvideo icon

October 15, 2021, 6:05am Business

Greg Seifert and incumbent Eric LaBrant are both running for the Port of Vancouver Commission District 2’s six-year term at a time when the port is seeing record revenue and… Read story

Jill Biden out to flex political muscle in governors’ races

October 15, 2021, 8:35am Politics

First lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, her most overt foray into politics since arriving at the White… Read story

Julie Bocanegra and Mike Appel were leading in vote totals for Evergreen School District, Seat  No. 1, on election night.

Voting for Evergreen school board vacancies now open

Julie Bocanegra and Mike Appel were leading in vote totals for Evergreen School District, Seat  No. 1, on election night.

October 16, 2021, 3:51pm Clark County News

Voting for two spots on the Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors opened Friday. Read story

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

Vancouver Public Schools board incumbents face challengers

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

October 16, 2021, 2:28pm Clark County News

Two incumbents on the Vancouver Public Schools’ Board of Directors are facing reelection this fall. General election ballots were mailed Friday. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony, honoring fallen law enforcement officers at the 40th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Biden: ‘Democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police

President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony, honoring fallen law enforcement officers at the 40th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

October 16, 2021, 12:50pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Read story

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer carry flowers as they arrive at the scene where a member of Parliament was stabbed Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Amess, a long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain's fractious politicians in shock and sorrow.

‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer carry flowers as they arrive at the scene where a member of Parliament was stabbed Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Amess, a long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain's fractious politicians in shock and sorrow.

October 16, 2021, 12:36pm Latest News

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England — David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British lawmaker who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for nigh-on 40 years. Read story

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La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

3 incumbents, 3 challengers vie for La Center City Council

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

October 16, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

In La Center, voters will choose between three incumbents and three challengers for seats on the city council. Whether the city should continue to operate its own police force or contract with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for services is a top issue. Read story

FILE - This May 13, 2021, file photo shows syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a mobile vaccination site in Miami. Police departments that are requiring officers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance across the U.S.

Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect

FILE - This May 13, 2021, file photo shows syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a mobile vaccination site in Miami. Police departments that are requiring officers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance across the U.S.

October 16, 2021, 6:00am Politics

Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, Jeff Clark, then-Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed the former Justice Department lawyer.

Bannon contempt vote set as Jan. 6 panel moves ahead

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, Jeff Clark, then-Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed the former Justice Department lawyer.

October 15, 2021, 7:53pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former White House aide after he defied a subpoena. Read story

Ira Francisco, 21, of Chicago, left, who is Navajo and Ojibwe, joins a chant during an act of civil disobedience by the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, during a climate change protest including indigenous and youth activists, in Washington. "I stand with my people," says Francisco, "this is our land.

Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol

Ira Francisco, 21, of Chicago, left, who is Navajo and Ojibwe, joins a chant during an act of civil disobedience by the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, during a climate change protest including indigenous and youth activists, in Washington. "I stand with my people," says Francisco, "this is our land.

October 15, 2021, 5:03pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indigenous groups and other environmental activists marched to the Capitol Friday as they continued a weeklong protest demanding that Congress and the Biden administration stop new fossil fuel projects and act with greater urgency on climate change. Read story