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Judge John Fairgrieve listens as lawyers talk during the unlawful detainer docket at the Clark County Courthouse on a recent Thursday.

As mediation program for tenants and landlords ends, evictions surge in Clark County

You can feel the stress in Room 302 of the Clark County Courthouse.
Courts & Crime
A bigleaf maple shows its autumn yellows in Olympic National Park.

How well do you know the trees in your Vancouver neighborhood?

How many trees call the city of Vancouver home? And what kinds of trees are they? Not even Charles Ray, Vancouver’s urban forester, knows all the answers.
Clark County Life
A Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership employee works among the monoculture of reed canary grass northeast of the Campen Creek wetland in Washougal.

With success of Steigerwald refuge restoration, conservationists want to improve Campen Creek in city’s Mable Kerr Park

Conservationists are launching plans to restore a 2,000-foot-long section of Campen Creek in Washougal’s Mable Kerr Park, building on successful restoration work at the nearby Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge.
Clark County News
Scott Long of Vancouver, greets his dogs, 9-year-old Beni and 6-year-old Darby, right, at Ike Memorial Dog Park in Vancouver. Six years after an off-leash park in Washougal closed, the idea is  under consideration in Camas.

Camas city officials consider adding dog park

More than six years after the area’s only off-leash dog park closed, Camas city officials are exploring the possibility of creating one in partnership with a local nonprofit group.
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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers tours the Interstate 5 Bridge on Thursday. With many critical transportation projects in the state, developing the transportation budget is as much an art as it is a science, said Sen. Marko Liias, D-Everett, second from left, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers tours I-5 Bridge

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers visited the Interstate 5 Bridge on their final leg of a three-day tour of Southwest Washington bridges.


Sada VanQuekelberg makes a drink at a Starbucks retail location, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Seattle.

Starbucks aims to protect future of coffee with climate-resistant trees

Another climate change problem is brewing: the future of coffee.


Is eat fruit off a neighbor's tree theft?

Is eating fruit from my neighbor’s tree considered theft in Washington? What to know

Just imagine, it’s the height of autumn and you see glistening red apples hanging from your neighbor’s tree over the fence line from branches extending…

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Seattle Mariners' Dominic Canzone follows through on an RBI groundout against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Seattle.

Mariners beat Rangers, allows Houston to win AL West

George Kirby allowed only three hits in six innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Sunday and opened the door for…


The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. The new term of the high court begins next Monday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/J.

Supreme Court will take up abortion and gun cases in its new term while ethics concerns swirl

The Supreme Court is returning to a new term to take up some familiar topics — guns and abortion — and concerns about ethics swirling…

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Outsiders Inn coordinates daily meal trains at the Outpost Safe Stay Community and St. Paul Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Crystal Drake, client outreach specialist, talks with client Doc Kerr.

Vancouver to spend an extra $1.4 million for staffing at two Safe Stay Communities

The Vancouver City Council agreed Monday to spend an extra $1.4 million on two Safe Stay Communities over the next year amid concerns of staff…

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Brendan Medbury, hospitality and engagement worker with Evergreen Treatment Services, holds the door for a client Friday morning in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, on Aug. 18, 2023.

Seattle boosts first response to drug crisis, still lacks treatment options

As fatal drug and alcohol overdoses continue to outpace last year’s record-setting 1,001 deaths in King County, Seattle officials spent the summer beefing up the…


From left, Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D???Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Lane Factor) and Jackie (Elva Guerra) in Season 3 of ???Reservation Dogs.???

Commentary: Funny, sad, smart and human: ‘Reservation Dogs’ was an ode to individualism and communal life

This week brings us to the end of FX on Hulu’s beautiful “Reservation Dogs,” a comedy about Native American life that is checking out on…

Nation / World

Karen Philips, the mother of Kierra Coles, holds a painting of her daughter during a press conference to celebrate her birthday in the Lower West Side neighborhood Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Chicago. Kierra Coles, a letter carrier for about three years, went missing Oct. 2, 2018, on her way to work. (Armando L.

Families of missing women gather to mark another year with no information on their loved ones

Karen Phillips had hoped she wouldn’t have to attend another news conference for her daughter’s birthday.

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Jayne: A challenger to Kent is welcome

Estrich: Kagan right on risks to High Court

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