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Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who they say appeared to have a gun while responding to a welfare check early Tuesday morning in Brush Prairie. The shooting was captured on the deputies’ body-worn cameras, the sheriff’s office said. Five deputies were placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol.

Vancouver police IDs Clark County deputies in Brush Prairie shooting that left man deadvideo icon

Three Clark County sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a man Feb. 20 at a property in Brush Prairie have previously been involved in fatal use-of-force incidents.
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Observers look on as election coordinator Robert Easterly, foreground, conducts logic and accuracy tests before the March 12 presidential primary at the Clark County Elections Office. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a proofing process that makes sure that everything&rsquo;s correct,&rdquo; Clark County Elections Director Cathie Garber said.

All systems go: Clark County Elections Office conducts logic, accuracy test ahead of presidential primary

Election offices in Washington are required by law to test their ballot counting equipment before every election and invite the public to observe. Typically, the tests generate little interest. This…
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Washington State Capitol in Olympia (Amanda Snyder/Crosscut)

GOP-backed citizen initiatives still in flux; state lawmakers have held hearings on 3 of 6 measures

As the legislative session draws to a close, bills are barreling toward Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for final approval. Six GOP-backed citizen initiatives, however, remain in flux.
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La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

Clark County Sheriff’s Office providing police services to La Center as of Feb. 1

More than a year after beginning its search for a law enforcement agency to provide police services, the city of La Center finally has a contract in place. On Wednesday,…
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California burger chain In-N-Out submitted an application Feb. 16 for a Ridgefield location, shown in this rendering.

In-N-Out is coming to Ridgefield; Clark County lands popular fast-food joint before Portland

Clark County residents craving a cheeseburger animal style are in luck. California fast-food chain In-N-Out submitted an application earlier this month for a Ridgefield location.

Business

FILE - The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration is giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to meet safety standards for building new planes, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. The company has been beset by quality problems in manufacturing of its popular 737 Max jetliner.  (Ellen M.

FAA raises new anti-ice system concerns on Boeing 737 MAX, 787 jets

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will mandate a fix for a new 737 MAX design problem discovered by Boeing that, although it’s a remote…

Northwest

President Joe Biden takes a photograph with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, left, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, during a reception in recognition of Black History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.

Push for Washington state Democrats to vote ‘uncommitted’ instead of for Biden in March 12 primary picks up steam

A campaign urging Democrats to vote “uncommitted” in Washington’s March 12 presidential primary is rapidly gaining momentum amid protests over President Joe Biden’s handling of…

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Politics

FILE - This image, contained in the indictment against former President Donald Trump, and partially redacted by source, shows boxes of records being stored on the stage in the White and Gold Ballroom at Trump&rsquo;s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Judge in Trump’s classified documents case is expected to set a trial date during a crucial hearing

The federal judge overseeing the classified documents prosecution of Donald Trump is expected to set a trial date on Friday, a crucial decision that could…

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The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Facing nearly $20 million budget deficit, Evergreen Public Schools may cut 140 positions

Evergreen Public Schools leaders are proposing cutting 140 positions across the district to meet nearly $20 million in budget reductions for the 2024-2025 school year.

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FILE - A pedestrian crossing a street with a child is seen through a taxi window in Tokyo, Monday, July 19, 2021.  The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, and a top official said it was critical for the country to reverse the trend in the coming half-dozen years.

Japan had the fewest babies it has ever recorded last year. Marriages dropped steeply, too

The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, and a…

Life

In this remote camera image released by Friends of Big Bear Valley, are a pair of bald eagles standing over eggs in a nest atop a tree overlooking Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains in southern Calif., Thursday Feb. 29, 2024. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid in the nest. A nest camera set up by Friends of Big Bear Valley monitors the eagles and draws lots of views from eagle enthusiasts.

Hatch watch is underway at a California bald eagle nest monitored by a popular online camera feed

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Hatch watch is underway in Southern California mountains. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid…

Nation / World

Israelis block a road as they demand the release of the hostages from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip, during a protest outside of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 1, 2024.

Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80% of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

The head of a Gaza City hospital that treated some of those wounded in the bloodshed surrounding an aid convoy said Friday that more than…

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