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This screenshot from Vancouver Police Department critical incident video shows armed robbery suspect 43-year-old Joshua James Wilson of Vancouver running westbound through the parking lot of the Heights Shopping Center on May 30. Wilson was fatally shot by police.

Vancouver police bodycam footage of fatal shooting releasedvideo icon

Body camera footage released Friday by the Vancouver Police Department shows Joshua James Wilson pointed a handgun at an officer before that officer and others fatally shot him May 30…
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Aarondeep Johal, 32, makes a first appearance via video Oct. 11 in Clark County Superior Court in a kidnapping and attempted murder case involving his girlfriend and infant daughter.

Ridgefield man who threatened baby gets 10.5 years in prison

A Ridgefield man was sentenced Friday to 10½ years in prison for threatening to kill his infant daughter and violating a domestic violence no-contact order with the child’s mother.
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Washougal man who works with kids faces child porn charges

A Washougal man who reportedly worked with kids during after-school activities is accused of three counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in…


FILE - A marijuana grow is seen on Sept. 2, 2021, in an aerial photo taken by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in the community of Alfalfa, Ore. Oregon has long been known as a mecca for high-quality marijuana, but that reputation has come with a downside: illegal growers who offer huge amounts of cash to lease or buy land and then leave behind pollution, garbage and a drained water table.

Oregon to crack down on illegal pot growers by holding landowners responsible

Oregon has long been known as a mecca for high-quality marijuana, but that reputation has come with a downside: illegal growers who offer huge amounts…


FILE - A man talks on his phone as he looks through the haze at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J., June 7, 2023. Thick, smoky air from Canadian wildfires made for days of misery in New York City and across the U.S. Northeast this week. But for much of the rest of the world, breathing dangerously polluted air is an inescapable fact of life -- and death.

As historic smoke blankets the East Coast, Northwest leaders hope Congress will wake up to the wildfire threat

The nation's capital woke up Thursday to the impact of catastrophic wildfires — perhaps in more ways than one — as smoke from nearly 10…

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Rian Sallee, at right, the new director of Washington's southwest region, poses with employees of the Goldendale Hatchery during a recent tour. Sallee originally comes from the Midwest, and brings with her a strong conservation background.

Q&A with Rian Sallee, new WDFW Region 5 director

Rian Sallee, the newly appointed director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Region 5, recently sat down with The Columbian to discuss her…


FILE - Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, bow their heads during a prayer at a campaign event, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

How Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks about his own Catholic faith on the presidential campaign trail

As Ron DeSantis wrapped up a 12-stop campaign tour that began in an Iowa evangelical church and ended here in a South Carolina convention center,…

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Clark County Fire District 6 firefighters walk around the site of a fire Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Whipple Creek Business Park in Salmon Creek. No one was injured in the two-alarm fire that started late Tuesday night, but at least seven businesses were destroyed.

Two-alarm blaze destroys at least seven Salmon Creek businessesvideo icon

A two-alarm, fast-moving blaze destroyed at least seven businesses in a Salmon Creek industrial complex. No one was injured in the fire that started late…

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