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Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy in New York. (Richard B.

Lawmakers tackle ‘period poverty’ with tax cuts, school supplies

Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy in New York. (Richard B.

July 18, 2021, 12:45pm Health

In her 11 years of practice, Dr. Anne Banfield, an OB-GYN at Davis Health System in West Virginia, has rarely, if ever, encountered a patient who voluntarily mentioned their struggles paying for menstrual hygiene products. People with low incomes can feel ashamed to talk about their challenges, she said. Read story

The Emergency Food Bank delivers food to needy families and individuals in Stockton, California, on Dec. 10, 2020.

California takes a nibble at offering food stamps to undocumented immigrants

The Emergency Food Bank delivers food to needy families and individuals in Stockton, California, on Dec. 10, 2020.

July 18, 2021, 6:35am Politics

SANTA ANA, Calif. — One week the food pantry had frozen crabmeat; other weeks, deli meat or plant-based “meat.” The week before the Fourth of July, there was no meat at all, and a reminder that the pantry would be closed the next two weeks. Read story

With Trump appointees, 9th Circuit suffers another year of reversals at Supreme Court

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s favorite target again this year was the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which saw 15 of its 16 rulings overturned on review. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3 — David Gellatly, Diana Perez and Glen Yung — in early July.

Candidates for Vancouver City Council Position 3 differ on police reform, homeless responsevideo icon

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3 — David Gellatly, Diana Perez and Glen Yung — in early July.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

None of the candidates running for Vancouver City Council’s open Position 3 seat are political newcomers. Read story

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

Voters to decide 3 positions on La Center council

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A total of 13 candidates will be running for La Center City Council Positions 1-3. Each candidate offers differing opinions on what direction to take the city. Read story

Jose Maria Garcia Lara stands in front of a migrant shelter for adult men that he oversees in Zona Norte in Tijuana.

Mexican adults are crossing the border again and again in attempts to reach the United States

Jose Maria Garcia Lara stands in front of a migrant shelter for adult men that he oversees in Zona Norte in Tijuana.

July 18, 2021, 6:02am Politics

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-four hours a day, adults with scuffed shoes and dusted pant legs file out of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry — sometimes alone and sometimes in groups — into Tijuana’s streets. Read story

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the State Department in Washington.

U.S. probes rash of health incidents among diplomats in Vienna

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the State Department in Washington.

July 17, 2021, 6:29pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is investigating a recent rash of mysterious health incidents reported by American diplomats and other government employees in Vienna, Austria, U.S. officials said Friday. Read story

3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID

July 17, 2021, 3:37pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday. Read story

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David.

Biden pledges appeal of ‘deeply disappointing’ DACA ruling

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David.

July 17, 2021, 12:24pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling deeming illegal an Obama-era program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and he renewed his calls for Congress to create a permanent solution. Read story

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a town hall meeting in Texarkana, Ark., regarding COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, July 15, 2021.

GOP governor’s vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a town hall meeting in Texarkana, Ark., regarding COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, July 15, 2021.

July 17, 2021, 12:22pm Latest News

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table. Read story