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The Clark County Food Bank is among the nonprofit organizations in Clark County that encourages the community to donate on Giving Tuesday.

Clark County nonprofits celebrate GivingTuesday, praise community support

Tuesday marked the 11th annual GivingTuesday, a day when many local nonprofits launched campaigns to generate community donations.
Clark County News
A federal jury found the Vancouver Police Department's former chief guilty of gender discrimination for passing Sgt. Julie Ballou for multiple promotions in favor of less qualified men. In 2018, Sgt. Julie Ballou participated in a camp for kids in Vancouver, talking to them about police work.

Vancouver police sergeant wins lawsuit against city, chief

A federal jury last week found in favor of a Vancouver police sergeant’s retaliation claims against the city of Vancouver after she raised concerns of sex discrimination when she was…
Clark County News
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Former legislative candidate John Ley pleads not guilty in voter fraud case; his lawyer says charges politically motivated

Former legislative candidate John Ley pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to felony voter fraud charges related to his unsuccessful run for an 18th Legislative District seat…
Clark County Politics
Kim Brown, a special education teacher at Felida Elementary School, smiles as she watches second-grader Zain Thompson, 8, succeed in building a bridge in an exercise on Code.org during class  in 2018.

Vancouver teachers union files complaint about special education policy change, says it violates collective agreement

The Vancouver Education Association filed a complaint Monday with Vancouver Public Schools that alleges a change in the district’s special education policy violates student rights and the union’s collective bargaining…

Clark County


Motorcyclist dies after high-speed collision in east Vancouver

A 38-year-old man died Friday at a hospital after a high-speed collision between his motorcycle and a Ford Escort in east Vancouver.


Seattle real estate investment company Fourth Avenue Capital has purchased Hazel Dell apartment complex The Ridge, making it the fourth Portland-area property for the Seattle company.

Hazel Dell apartment complex The Ridge sold to Seattle investment company

Seattle real estate investment company Fourth Avenue Capital has purchased Hazel Dell apartment complex The Ridge.


FILE - People rallied ahead of the Newberg, Ore., School Board vote on whether to ban Black Lives Matter and Pride flags at the school on Sept. 28, 2021. The school board that recently banned teachers from displaying gay pride and Black Lives Matter symbols has abruptly fired the school superintendent, deeply upsetting board members who opposed the move.

Embattled Oregon school district in court after parents accuse it of violating public meetings law

An Oregon school district that sparked controversy in 2021 over a decision to ban diversity symbols was in court Tuesday after parents sued it for…

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Voters stop by the Fisher's Landing ballot drop-off box Monday.

Voter turnout hits modern low in WA

Voter turnout for this November’s election was the lowest on record for a general election in Washington state history, according to a Seattle Times analysis…

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Renee Serface and her husband, Justin, have been renovating the old church at 113 S. Main Ave., Ridgefield, for more than two years. The couple plan to reopen the downtown spot as The Neighborhood Refuge next spring.

A pew with a view: Couple plan new cocktail lounge, event space in renovated former Ridgefield church

When Renee Serface and her husband, Justin, bought the old white church in downtown Ridgefield in May 2021, they thought it would take about six…

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Cookies cool on a table in Enid, Okla. Holiday meals may be changing for millions of Americans struggling with obesity and taking a new generation of weight-loss drugs in 2023.

No more holiday ‘food orgy’?

For most of her life, Claudia Stearns dreaded Thanksgiving. As a person who struggled with obesity since childhood, Stearns hated the annual turmoil of obsessing…


Male walrus Balzak (pronounced bell’-zik) and female walrus Lakina (pronounced la-kee’-na) arrived in Tacoma from Aquarium du Québec.

Why Tacoma’s aquarium keeps amassing more walruses

It is a good thing Old MacDonald did not have a walrus on his farm. Because there is no onomatopoeia that could distill the noises…

Nation / World

The casket of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, arrives inside Glenn Memorial Church, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in Atlanta.

Rosalynn Carter honored by family, friends, first ladies and presidents, including husband Jimmy

Rosalynn Carter was remembered Tuesday as a former U.S. first lady who leveraged her fierce intellect and political power to put her deep Christian faith…

The Columbian — for Kids

The Columbian — for Kids

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Nov. 26

In Our View: Election changes warrant serious consideration

Williams: Wind turbine deaths solvable

Letter: Follow the Golden Rule

Letter: Trump accusations are a farce

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