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First lady Melania Trump pauses as she and President Donald Trump walk to board Marine One at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Cleveland for first debate against Democrat Joe Biden.

Melania Trump nixes campaign trip due to cough from COVID

First lady Melania Trump pauses as she and President Donald Trump walk to board Marine One at the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Cleveland for first debate against Democrat Joe Biden.

October 20, 2020, 12:14pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Read story

President Donald Trump gestures as he talks about Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden hits prep

President Donald Trump gestures as he talks about Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D.

October 20, 2020, 12:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite approach, holing up for debate prep. Read story

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

U.S., Russia appear set to extend last remaining nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

October 20, 2020, 12:00pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia inched closer Tuesday to a deal to extend their last remaining arms control pact, after U.S. threats to allow the deal to expire early next year. Read story

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Herrera Beutler, Long set fundraising record in 3rd District race

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October 20, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

In their second contest for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler have set a record for the most expensive race in the district’s history. Read story

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

Vancouver finds compromise in ‘Lynch Park’ naming debacle

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

October 19, 2020, 8:24pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council put to rest a 2-year-old debate Monday night over whether to name a future public park after the couple who donated it, despite the couple’s accidentally offensive name. Read story

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies Wednesday during the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senate plans weekend session to push Barrett confirmation

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies Wednesday during the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

October 19, 2020, 7:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Wasting no time, the Senate is on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by Monday, charging toward a rare weekend session as Republicans push past procedural steps to install President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. Read story

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden turns from the podium after speaking during a campaign event at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.

2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentum

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden turns from the podium after speaking during a campaign event at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.

October 19, 2020, 6:00pm Politics

NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Read story

Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

5 percent of Clark County voters have cast ballots

Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

October 19, 2020, 5:57pm Clark County News

Nearly 5 percent of registered voters in Clark County have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, significantly outpacing figures from the previous presidential election cycles. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Damascus, Syria.  The Trump Administration imposed sanctions Wednesday, Sept. 30,  on entities and individuals in Syria as part of Washington's pressure campaign against Assad and his inner circle.

Trump envoy visits Syria for talks on missing Americans

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Damascus, Syria.  The Trump Administration imposed sanctions Wednesday, Sept. 30,  on entities and individuals in Syria as part of Washington's pressure campaign against Assad and his inner circle.

October 19, 2020, 3:42pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country’s long civil war, Trump administration officials said Monday. Read story

Pentagon: $95.8B for new nuclear missiles

October 19, 2020, 3:41pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years, officials said Monday. Read story