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FILE - In this April. 24, 2022, photo, Gov. Tim Walz delivers his State of the State address in the Minnesota House of Representative Chambers in front of senators and representatives in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota primary expected to set Walz, Jensen matchup

FILE - In this April. 24, 2022, photo, Gov. Tim Walz delivers his State of the State address in the Minnesota House of Representative Chambers in front of senators and representatives in St. Paul, Minn.

August 9, 2022, 12:42pm Politics

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen, already jousting for months in Minnesota’s marquee race for governor, headed into Tuesday’s primary expecting easy victories to formalize their fall matchup. Read story

FILE - Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 30, 2021. Omar faces a Democratic primary challenger who helped defeat a voter referendum to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety.(AP Photo/J.

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

FILE - Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 30, 2021. Omar faces a Democratic primary challenger who helped defeat a voter referendum to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety.(AP Photo/J.

August 9, 2022, 12:40pm Politics

Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a centrist challenger in her Minnesota congressional primary on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open House seat who will likely make history as the first woman representing the state in Congress. Read story

FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. The FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office.

FBI search at Trump Mar-a-Lago estate one of several probes

FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. The FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office.

August 9, 2022, 12:34pm Politics

The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver council’s plans for carbon neutrality receiving mixed reviews

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

August 9, 2022, 12:31pm Clark County News

Split public opinion on Vancouver’s aggressive pursuit of electrification over fossil fuels indicate that not everyone is onboard with its swift approach to carbon neutrality by 2040. Read story

How is Trump responding to the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago? He’s asking for money

August 9, 2022, 12:29pm Nation & World

Former President Donald Trump sent out a fundraising email to his supporters Tuesday morning after he announced the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence Monday. Read story

A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday.

FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate: Why now?

A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday.

August 9, 2022, 12:08pm Latest News

The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — decided to take such a drastic step. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

Rivals in primary still battling for second spot in Washington’s secretary of state race

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

August 9, 2022, 8:38am Election

The primary election for Washington secretary of state remained partly undecided after additional votes were counted Monday, with a shutout for Republicans looking very possible. Read story

FILE - Lt. Gen. Michael Langley speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing to examine the nominations at the Capitol Hill, on July 21, 2022, in Washington. Langley was promoted to The Marine Corps' first African American four-star general during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6, at Marine Corps Barracks Washington.

Marine general takes over Africa Command, sees challenges

FILE - Lt. Gen. Michael Langley speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing to examine the nominations at the Capitol Hill, on July 21, 2022, in Washington. Langley was promoted to The Marine Corps' first African American four-star general during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6, at Marine Corps Barracks Washington.

August 9, 2022, 8:26am Politics

Marine Gen. Michael Langley took over as the top U.S. commander for Africa on Tuesday, heading U.S. military operations on a continent with some of the most active and dangerous insurgent groups and a relatively small Pentagon footprint. Read story