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FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, photo shows the inside of a computer.

Delay in creating new cybersecurity board prompts concern

FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, photo shows the inside of a computer.

January 25, 2022, 7:43am Politics

It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from happening again — much like a transportation safety board does… Read story

Janice Killion

Retired attorney appointed to Washougal City Council

Janice Killion

January 24, 2022, 5:27pm Clark County News

A retired attorney has succeeded in her second attempt to join the Washougal City Council. Read story

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put about 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine.

U.S. puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put about 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine.

January 24, 2022, 4:00pm Latest News

At President Joe Biden's direction, the Pentagon is putting about 8,500 U.S.-based troops on heightened alert for potential deployment to Europe to reassure allies amid rising fears of a possible Russian military move on Ukraine. Read story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Jan.19, 2022, in Washington.

Justices to weigh limits on Clean Water Act

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Jan.19, 2022, in Washington.

January 24, 2022, 3:19pm Politics

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reining in federal regulation of private property under the nation’s main anti-water pollution law, the Clean Water Act. Read story

FILE - A family prepares tea outside the Directorate of Disaster office where they are camped, in Herat, Afghanistan, on Nov. 29, 2021. As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding the misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid groups and international agencies estimate about 23 million people, half the country, face severe hunger and nearly 9 million are on the brink of starvation.

EXPLAINER: Why effort to help Afghanistan is falling short

FILE - A family prepares tea outside the Directorate of Disaster office where they are camped, in Herat, Afghanistan, on Nov. 29, 2021. As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding the misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid groups and international agencies estimate about 23 million people, half the country, face severe hunger and nearly 9 million are on the brink of starvation.

January 24, 2022, 2:39pm Politics

As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Read story

Rioters face off with police at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A pro-Trump social media influencer who posted video of himself at the U.S.

Social media figure gets home detention in Capitol riot case

Rioters face off with police at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A pro-Trump social media influencer who posted video of himself at the U.S.

January 24, 2022, 1:01pm Politics

A pro-Trump social media influencer who posted video of himself at the U.S. Capitol during last year's riot was sentenced on Monday to three months of home detention after a federal prosecutor accused him of abusing his online platform to stir up the mob. Read story

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.

NATO outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.

January 24, 2022, 10:15am Politics

Tensions soared Monday between Russia and the West over concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine, with NATO outlining potential troop and ship deployments, Britain saying it would withdraw some diplomats from Kyiv, and Ireland denouncing upcoming Russian war games off its coast as unwelcome. Read story

Tourists visit the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Jan., 2022, in Washington.

High court won’t hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

Tourists visit the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Jan., 2022, in Washington.

January 24, 2022, 8:50am Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story