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March 29, 2023

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Ellsworth Elementary School is among the Clark County school campuses named in a wage theft suit filed by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries against Vancouver-based construction company 360 Sheetmetal LLC.

L&I: Vancouver contractor owes $201,223 to 20 workers

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries found that Vancouver-based contractor 360 Sheet Metal violated state prevailing wage laws during construction projects at four schools in Clark County.
Clark County Business
Greg Thornton

La Center Mayor Greg Thornton steps down

La Center’s longtime mayor, Greg Thornton, announced last week he would be stepping down from the city council effective immediately. The announcement was made via a letter read to the…
Clark County News
Eulachon, the small dead fish otherwise known as smelt, die after they spawn and normally wash up along the Columbia River’s banks, said Laura Heironimus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sturgeon, smelt and lamprey lead.

Dead smelt wash ashore in Vancouver

Hundreds of dead fish washed ashore near Vancouver’s Waterfront Renaissance Trail in recent days, but officials say it’s not a cause for concern.
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Washington State Capitol in Olympia.

Washington’s $70B budget proposals boost state worker raises, special ed

Democratic budget writers in the Legislature want to plow billions of new dollars into climate-change projects, K-12 schools, and substance-use and mental-health programs, according to their budget proposals for the…

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A truck crashed Sunday near the 35000 block of Northeast Washougal River Road. The Clark County Sheriff's Office identified the driver who was killed in the crash as Corey Hermance of Camas.

Camas man killed in pickup crash Sunday on Washougal River Road

A Camas man was killed Sunday after he crashed a stolen pickup into a tree  along Northeast Washougal River Road, according to the Clark County…


Fisher Investments in Camas (The Columbian files)

Fisher Investments: Camas offices won’t close over HQ shift to Texas

Fisher Investments will not close its Camas offices as it moves its corporate headquarters to Texas, but the financial advisory firm said it will allow…


FILE - People march through 8th Street in downtown Boise, Idaho, May 3, 2022, in response to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. Roe was overturned in June 2022. Idaho lawmakers are considering a measure that would bar adults from taking minors to obtain an abortion without their parent's consent. (Sarah A.

Idaho law could criminalize helping minors get abortions

Idaho lawmakers are considering making it illegal for an adult to help a minor procure an abortion without parental consent.

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People pray during a community vigil held for the people killed during the Covenant School shooting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Mass shootings seldom shift partisan policies despite outcry

Public outrage is swift following mass shootings, such as the killing of six people at a Christian elementary school in Nashville. Sorrow and sympathy are…

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Washougal freshman Benjamin Johansen competes in the pole vault on March 21 during a track and field meet at Columbia River High School. All high school athletics could be eliminated at Washougal High School if voters don't approve a replacement levy in April.

If Washougal, Woodland levies fail in April, sports face elimination

As a five-sport varsity athlete whose Washougal High School career is winding down, Chloe Johnson knows the powerful impact Washougal School District sports have had…

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FILE - The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved selling overdose antidote naloxone over-the-counter, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, marking the first time a opioid treatment drug will be available without a prescription.

FDA approves over-the-counter Narcan. Here’s what it means

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved selling naloxone without a prescription, setting the overdose-reversing drug on course to become the first opioid…


An Old Fashioned cocktail (Photos by Callum Duffy/ Associated Press)

Classic cocktails with variations for entertaining

The arrival of spring means summer entertaining season isn’t far behind, which is an excellent excuse for a home bartending refresher. Because like changing a…

Nation / World

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy listens during an interview with Julie Pace, senior vice president and executive editor of The Associated Press, as Ukraine-based AP correspondent Hanna Arhirova, observes, on a train traveling from the Sumy region to Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday March 28, 2023. In the interview, Zelenskyy warned that unless his nation wins a drawn-out battle in the key eastern city of Bakhmut, Russia could begin building international support for a deal that could require Ukraine to make unacceptable compromises.

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy: Any Russian victory could be perilous

ON A TRAIN FROM SUMY TO KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Tuesday that unless his nation wins a drawn-out battle in…

Confronting Breast Cancer

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March 29: Banking On Children

Editorial cartoons for week of March 26

In Our View: Honor veterans by learning from Vietnam War

Camden: Co-opting quotes for points

Letter: Court fails victims of violence

Letter: Resources are disappearing

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