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Vancouver council meets in-person for first time since March 2020

July 27, 2021, 10:31am Clark County News

Christine Lamb-White stepped up to the microphone in front of the Vancouver city council dais Monday evening. Her testimony — on Vancouver’s shortage of affordable housing — addressed a topic… Read story

Western lawmakers ask USDA for more aid to farmers, ranchers stricken by heat, drought and fires

July 27, 2021, 8:26am Latest News

Democrats and Republicans who represent Western states in Congress called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday to provide more aid to farmers and ranchers battling historic heat, drought… Read story

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, attends at a ceremony where Gen. Scott Miller, who has served as America's top commander in Afghanistan since 2018, handed over command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its "forever war," as Taliban insurgents continue to gain territory across the country.

U.S. supporting Afghan forces with airstrikes this week

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, attends at a ceremony where Gen. Scott Miller, who has served as America's top commander in Afghanistan since 2018, handed over command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its "forever war," as Taliban insurgents continue to gain territory across the country.

July 27, 2021, 7:29pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has launched more than a dozen airstrikes in the past week in support of Afghan government forces in their fight against the Taliban, a sharp spike over the handful that were done in the previous six weeks, according to U.S. officials. Read story

In this July 23, 2021 photo, President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va.  Biden will make his first visit to an agency of the U.S. intelligence community under sharply different circumstances than his predecessor, who often railed against the so-called "deep state" and openly questioned its conclusions. Biden is scheduled Tuesday afternoon to visit the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which by law oversees the nation's 17 intelligence organizations.

Analysis: Washington is a lobbying boom town under Biden

In this July 23, 2021 photo, President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va.  Biden will make his first visit to an agency of the U.S. intelligence community under sharply different circumstances than his predecessor, who often railed against the so-called "deep state" and openly questioned its conclusions. Biden is scheduled Tuesday afternoon to visit the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which by law oversees the nation's 17 intelligence organizations.

July 27, 2021, 6:30pm Politics

Democrats who control Capitol Hill have invested copious amounts of messaging this year on overhauling the nation’s political money and influence systems, but both sectors appear poised to smash records nevertheless. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 26, 2021, to highlight the bipartisan roots of the Americans with Disabilities Act and marking the law's 31st anniversary.

Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 26, 2021, to highlight the bipartisan roots of the Americans with Disabilities Act and marking the law's 31st anniversary.

July 27, 2021, 3:04pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Read story

FILE - In this Saturday, July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Most Republicans say they want former President Donald Trump to have at least some influence over the direction of their party going forward. But fewer than half say they are optimistic about the GOP's future according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Ross D.

AP-NORC poll: Many Republicans uneasy about party’s future

FILE - In this Saturday, July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Most Republicans say they want former President Donald Trump to have at least some influence over the direction of their party going forward. But fewer than half say they are optimistic about the GOP's future according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Ross D.

July 27, 2021, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Most Republicans want former President Donald Trump to have at least some influence over their party’s direction even as many who side with the GOP say they are uneasy about its future. Read story

Vancouver mayoral candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
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Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges wipes his eyes during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges wipes his eyes during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

July 27, 2021, 1:35pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — “This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Read story

File - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City. Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, accused the Israeli military of carrying attacks that "apparently amount to war crimes" during an 11-day war against the Hamas militant group in May.

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

File - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City. Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, accused the Israeli military of carrying attacks that "apparently amount to war crimes" during an 11-day war against the Hamas militant group in May.

July 27, 2021, 11:02am Nation & World

JERUSALEM — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. Read story

Deadline coming on Washington long-term care: private or state plan?

July 27, 2021, 10:25am Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, workers have just a few months to decide whether they want to buy a private plan and opt out of the… Read story

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, makes an opening statement on the fiscal year 2020 budget resolution, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Recently retired U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming died Monday, July 26, 2021. He was 77 years old. (AP Photo/J.

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, makes an opening statement on the fiscal year 2020 budget resolution, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Recently retired U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming died Monday, July 26, 2021. He was 77 years old. (AP Photo/J.

July 27, 2021, 8:57am Politics

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77. Read story