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Meshay "Karmen" Melendez and Layla Stewart, 7

Records detail timeline in disappearance, death of Meshay Melendez, daughter Layla

The following information comes from court records filed in Clark County Superior and District Courts and Jefferson County Circuit Court in Arkansas, as well as police news releases. None of…
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The Washington State Department of Health is advising those eating sturgeon and lamprey caught from the lower Columbia River to limit meal quantities due to high levels of PCBs and mercury.

State: Limit eating sturgeon, lamprey caught in Columbia River

The Washington State Department of Health recommended on Thursday to limit eating sturgeon and lamprey caught from the Columbia River due to detected levels of contamination.
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Council for the Homeless invites community members to donate a 'Welcome Basket' for residents who are moving into a new home.

Clark County’s Council for the Homeless seeks donations of ‘Welcome Home’ baskets

The Council for the Homeless invites community members to collect essential household items and create a ‘Welcome Home’ basket for residents moving into a home.
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a woman exhales a puff of vapor from a Juul pen in Vancouver, Wash. A former Juul Labs executive is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Oct. 29, by a former finance executive who was fired by the vaping giant earlier this year.

Clark County schools to receive payouts as part of Juul lawsuit

Four school districts in Clark County are set to receive payouts over multiple years as part of a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. and affiliated companies for deceptively…
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A community vigil for Meshay “Karmen” Melendez and Layla Stewart will be held Sunday at Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

Community vigil for slain mother Melendez, daughter Layla set for Sunday

A community vigil for Meshay “Karmen” Melendez and Layla Stewart will be held Sunday at Esther Short Park in Vancouver.


Wind turbine blades and other wind energy components are among the highest profile imports into the Port of Vancouver. The teeth at the end of the blades increase their velocity as they spin.

Port of Vancouver plays vital role in global trade

International trade is a vital part of the state and local economy, with an estimated quarter of jobs in the region being tied to trade-related…


FILE - The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington is seen on Sept. 18, 2019. The Environmental Protection Agency is urging Oregon to clean up water contamination from nitrates in the eastern part of the state. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that an EPA regional administrator visited Morrow and Umatilla counties yesterday to learn more about the pollution. (AP Photo/J.

Water contamination in Oregon could prompt EPA to step in

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging Oregon to clean up water contamination from nitrates in the eastern part of the state, warning it could step…

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Heritage pitcher Ethan Scott delivers a pitch during the Timberwolves' first baseball game at Heritage's new turf field facility on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Heritage High School to host baseball tournament

12-team, three-bracket event set for March 31, April 1


FILE - Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., talks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 15, 2021. Two decades ago, Crow was a 24-year-old platoon leader in the American invasion of Iraq. Platoon members carried gas masks and gear to wear over their uniforms to protect them from the chemical weapons the U.S. believed - wrongly - that Iraqi forces might use against them. Today, Crow sits on committees that oversee the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

Iraq WMD failures shadow U.S. intelligence 20 years later

In his U.S. Capitol office, Rep. Jason Crow keeps several war mementos. Sitting on a shelf are his military identification tags, the tailfins of a…

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Family members Kendrick Taylor, 38, left, and Miguel Melendez, 24, both of Vancouver, speak with media Tuesday afternoon about missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart.

Family of missing Vancouver mom, daughter feel let down by court system

The family of missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart, say they believe Vancouver’s Kirkland Warren holds the answers to their whereabouts.

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Registered nurse Estella Wilmarth tends to a patient in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle.

Washington hospitals lost $2 billion in 2022. A plan to up Medicaid rates could help

Washington hospitals lost more than $2 billion last year, but this week reached an early agreement with state lawmakers that would get them more federal…

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Yaroslav, 37, an injured Ukrainian soldier, lies on a stretcher before evacuation by volunteers from the Hospitallers paramedic organisation near a special medical bus in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

‘On tour in hell’: Wounded Ukrainian soldiers evacuated

Their hands are blackened and grimy from the fight. Some are still wearing their combat boots, small flecks of black soil from the battlefield clinging…

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March 24: Military Force Authorization

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In Our View: Numbers don’t lie: Clark County is a nice place

Ambrose: Harm real from woke overreach

Letter: Heed voice of voters

Letter: Help others to reduce immigration

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