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An incarcerated fire crew member assists with a controlled burn in this undated photo.

Plan to move Larch Corrections Center firefighters to Longview on hold

The Washington Department of Corrections says it will hold off on moving Larch Corrections Center firefighters to a reentry center in Longview when the minimum-security prison is set to close…
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Clark County COVID-19 cases creep up

Clark County has seen a gradual increase in COVID-19 cases as the seasons change, with expectations of more respiratory illnesses as winter nears.
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The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will likely close during a government shutdown.

Government shutdown would likely close Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Many of the roughly 3,800 federal employees who live in Clark County would keep working through a potential government shutdown, according to regional economist Scott Bailey.
As the holidays approach, retailers in Clark County and across the country are hiring tens of thousands of seasonal workers.

Clark County retailers may hire 900 for holidays

Rain and autumn leaves have ushered in the start of fall. For local retailers and courier services, that means it’s time to start thinking about hiring for the busy holiday…
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Stevenson and Seton Catholic captain at Seton Catholic High School.

Seton Catholic, Stevenson come to mutual resolution following sideline incident

Administrators at Seton Catholic and Stevenson high schools have agreed to a mutual resolution regarding a player-coach sideline incident at last week’s varsity football game…


Kaiser Permanente health care workers in Washington are preparing for a possible November strike with an authorization vote.

Kaiser Permanente workers across Washington preparing for possible November strike

Kaiser Permanente health care workers in Washington are preparing for a possible November strike with an authorization vote.


Grapes with ash on them hang in a vineyard that was blanketed by smoke from wildfires in Sonoma, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2020.

Scientists work to save America’s wine industry from climate changes, wildfire smoke

The U.S. West Coast produces over 90 percent of America’s wine, but the region is also prone to wildfires — a combustible combination that spelled…

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Varsity360: Chaos reigns in 2A GSHL football

The Columbian's Micah Rice and Meg Wochnick talk about how the 2A Greater St. Helens League has been the most unpredictable and fun football league…


FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court, June 8, 2020, in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing work to proceed on a new Alabama congressional map with greater representation for Black voters, rejecting the state's plea to retain Republican-drawn lines struck down by a lower court.

Supreme Court to weigh cases on guns, regulations and redistricting in new term

The Supreme Court starts a new term Monday replete with cases that will test how far the conservative majority could reshape the nation’s laws when…

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One dead, another injured in east Vancouver apartment fire

One person died and another was injured during a two-alarm fire Monday night at an east Vancouver apartment complex.

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FILE - A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, which will kill a human if ingested into the body, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., on Aug. 9, 2016. Nearly a dozen children, including a 1 year old, have overdosed on fentanyl since June in Portland, Oregon, its police bureau said Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, intensifying alarm in a city like so many others that has struggled to address its drug crisis.

Police in Portland are investigating nearly a dozen fentanyl overdoses involving children

Nearly a dozen children, including a 1-year-old, have overdosed on fentanyl since June in Portland, its police bureau said Thursday, intensifying alarm in a city…

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FILE - A sign is photographed at McMurdo Station on Dec. 4, 2018. From Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, workers at the main United States base in Antarctica will no longer be able to walk into a bar and order a beer, after the federal agency which oversees the research program on the ice decided to stop serving alcohol.

At US Antarctic base hit by harassment claims, workers are banned from buying alcohol at bars

From Sunday, workers at the main United States base in Antarctica will no longer be able to walk into a bar and order a beer,…

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