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Brent Hennrich of Vancouver announced Friday that he is stepping aside in the race for the 3rd Congressional District to support fellow Democrat Marie Perez.

Democrat Hennrich withdraws from 3rd Congressional District race

Brent Hennrich of Vancouver, a Democrat competing to replace U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Congress, announced Friday that he will withdraw from the race and endorse fellow Democrat Marie…
Clark County Politics
Yes, you can make your own crackers. With flour, butter and herbs, these will be the stars of your snack plate (if you don't burn them).

Get cracking making your own crackers

I’ve never made crackers before, although I’ve tried making another snack item, tortilla chips. I can’t remember how they turned out (they were, apparently, underwhelming). We go through quite a…
Clark County Life
Tommy O's at the Camas Hotel, among restaurants open on Mondays. At left, Ricotta doughnuts at Amaro's Table.

Clark County restaurants can cure a case of the Mondays

Dining out can make Monday less Monday-ish but finding a place to eat presents a challenge because many restaurants are closed then. Here’s a handpicked list of places — starting…
Clark County Life
Defense attorney Shon Bogar, left, joins defendant Zachery Hansen during his attempted murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Monday morning. Hansen was accused of loosening the lug nuts on his former partner's tires while she had their 4-year-old daughter in the car. On Tuesday, the judge acquitted Hansen of two counts each of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault but found him guilty of two counts of second-degree attempted assault.

Ariel man gets more than a year in prison for loosening lug nuts on woman’s car

An Ariel man was sentenced Friday to more than a year in prison for loosening the lug nuts on the wheels of his former partner’s car before she drove it…
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Nine teens were in this SUV when it crashed in Salmon Creek. Seven were transporter to Randall Children's Hospital.

Six teens sent to hospitals following single-vehicle crash in Salmon Creek

Six Clark County teenagers were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon after the SUV they were traveling in spun off Northeast 117th Street.


The American Empress sits docked behind the Red Lion at the Quay in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County tourism is on the increase

As the pandemic appears to be fading, tourism has picked up substantially in Clark County, even more so than in the rest of the state.


An election worker at the Clackamas County Elections office shows barcodes on ballots that is bad, top, and good on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines will delay election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary.

Lawmaker calls for investigation of Oregon ballot fiasco

A Democratic state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for a formal investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday’s primary by weeks…

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FILE - Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 17, 2022. New legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Kennedy, would require the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to notify the families of incarcerated people if their loved one has a serious illness, a life-threatening injury or if they die behind bars.

Bill pushes feds to notify families of sick, dying inmates

New legislation introduced in the Senate would require the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to…

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Jodi Gaylord, a dispatch supervisor for Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, works in downtown Vancouver. Gaylord has been at CRESA for 25 years and has watched the county grow and the ways that 911 calls have changed.

Clark County 911 dispatchers tackle difficult job — and they are hiring

Several of Clark County’s 911 dispatchers never imagined they’d be the ones answering the phones when someone calls about an emergency.

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FILE - Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston.  President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. (AP Photo/David J.

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced congressional lawmakers for the first time Thursday over the shortage of baby formula that has rattled American…


Close-up of rose stalk with lots of aphid

Gardening with Allen: Safer ways to control insects

I have some insect problems that I would like to take care of without poisoning my family and pets with dangerous chemicals — specifically, slugs…

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FILE - A firefighting crew arrives at the scene of a field on fire adjacent to the Amazon Distribution Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 12, 2022. More than 5,000 firefighters are battling multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest. Evacuation orders remained in place Thursday, May 19, 2022, for residents near fires in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.

U.S. forest chief calls for pause of prescribed fires

Federal officials are warning that expanding drought conditions coupled with hot and dry weather, extreme wind and unstable atmospheric conditions have led to explosive fire…

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May 21: Putin's War

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Cheers & Jeers: Sprucing spirit; election woes

Letter: Election cheating on display

Letter: Cartoon promotes falsehood

Letter: Should wind turbines be painted?

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