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Columbia River’s Ari Richardson (3) scores an uncontested layup as the White River bench looks on during a Class 2A State Opening Round boys basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Battle Ground High School.

Tim Martinez: Fantastic basketball finishes lead area teams to domes

Ari Richardson capped a wild weekend of high school basketball with a moment most players dream about.
PeaceHealth announced it will open a new primary care clinic in Orchards on March 4.

PeaceHealth to open new medical clinic in Orchards

PeaceHealth announced Monday it will open a new clinic, which will offer family services and primary care.
In this July 28, 2008, file photo, a female Lymantria dispar moth, known as the spongy moth, lays her eggs.

Clark County residents can learn to combat invasive species in series of webinars

Washington officials are asking residents in Clark County and the rest of the state to keep their eyes out for spongy moths, zebra mussels and other invasive species that threaten…
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An illustration shows the current Camas Methodist Church (left) and the church as it would appear with a 60-foot cellular tower disguised by an 88-foot, brick bell tower, spire and cross (right).

Camas ‘stealth’ tower proposed at Camas Methodist Church approved following debate

Hearings Examiner Joe Turner has approved a conditional-use permit for AT&T to construct a “stealth-designed” cellular tower at the Camas Methodist Church near downtown Camas.


FILE - Mitch Maddox, a bread route salesman, loads bread Tuesday, May 30, 2006, outside the Eagle Rock Albertsons store in Los Angeles. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday, Feb.

U.S. sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and…


FILE - John Bain, a member of the Karuk tribe, walks by his 1954 Chevy five-window pickup that was destroyed in the Slater Fire, which tore through his property and the Klamath National Forest in Happy Camp, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021. The U.S. government has threatened to sue a unit of Warren Buffett&rsquo;s Berkshire Hathaway to recover nearly $1 billion of costs related to the wildfires in 2020 in southern Oregon and northern California. The potential lawsuits were disclosed in an annual report filed by PacifiCorp&rsquo;s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Monday, Feb 26, 2024.

U.S. government may sue PacifiCorp, a Warren Buffett utility, for nearly $1B in wildfire costs

The U.S. government is threatening to sue PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, to recover nearly $1 billion in costs related to the…

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Washington State forward Jaylen Wells (0) shoots over Oregon State guard Christian Wright (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Corvallis, Ore.

As Pac-12 falls apart, No. 19 Washington State provides conference one more underdog story

Coach Kyle Smith had spent much of the previous 36 hours trying to get his Washington State basketball team to refocus on the task ahead,…


FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. The Democrats&#039; reframing of the immigration debate risks straining Biden&#039;s alliance with immigrants and advocates who campaigned for him in 2020. But it appears to be working for Democrats after they won a special House election in New York.

Biden and Trump are making dueling trips to the Mexico border in Texas on Thursday, AP sources say

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will make dueling trips to the Mexican border in Texas on Thursday after congressional talks on a…

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Washington State coach Jake Dickert, center, is joined by athletic director Pat Chun, left, and WSU President Kirk Schultz after WSU defeated Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington State University faculty members publish open letter calling on WSU President Kirk Schulz, other administrators to step down

A group of longtime professors is calling on Washington State University President Kirk Schulz and other university administrators to step down.

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FILE - A person holds drug paraphernalia near the Washington Center building on SW Washington St. in downtown Portland, Ore. on April 4, 2023. A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers are working to boost funding for jails to provide medication used to treat opioid addiction. The move comes as the fentanyl crisis has pushed the Legislature to consider overhauling the state&rsquo;s pioneering drug decriminalization law by once again making it a crime to possess small amounts of drugs.

Portland’s fentanyl crisis looks like Seattle’s, but approach veers

Last month, Oregon elected leaders declared a temporary state of emergency for downtown Portland, which has been among the hardest hit by the fentanyl crisis.


FILE - Members of The Eagles, from left, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh pose with an autographed guitar after a news conference at the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 19, 2013, in Park City, Utah. On Wednesday, Feb.

Don Henley tells court he never gave away drafts of Eagles lyrics

Don Henley took the stand Monday at the criminal trial surrounding what he says were stolen, handwritten draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles…

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Palestinians wait for humanitarian aid on a beachfront in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of blocking aid to Palestinians in violation of a UN court order

Israel has failed to comply with an order by the United Nations’ top court to provide urgently needed aid to desperate people in the Gaza…

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