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Former Congressman Don Bonker, center, and Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer speak after a recognition reception for the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Act on Aug. 13, 2011, at Skamania Lodge.

Don Bonker, former Southwest Washington congressional representative, dead at 86

Don Bonker, who represented Southwest Washington in Congress for 14 years, yet rarely missed his children’s phone calls or baseball games, died Tuesday at his home in Silverdale. He was…
Clark County Politics
Daybreak Youth Services RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery in Brush Prairie opened on May 18, 2017.

Daybreak Youth Services, state agency file complaints against each other

Both the Washington Department of Health and Daybreak Youth Services filed complaints against the other Wednesday over the department’s suspension of the facility’s licenses.
Traffic proceeds north on 32nd Street across a set of railroad tracks in Washougal.

Washougal to get $40M for underpass at railroad crossing

One weekday afternoon, Washougal City Manager David Scott was driving south on 32nd Street in Washougal, about to merge onto state Highway 14, when he was stopped by the familiar…
Community Funded Journalism
Columbia River Mental Health Services facility manager Michael Graves shows off the lobby of the new NorthStar substance use treatment facility.

NorthStar ready to be new tool in opioid fight in Clark County

Michael Graves peels open a large, black safe, revealing something resembling a milk jug.
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A Kia Rio after it crashed into an SUV Thursday afternoon on the St. John's Bridge in Portland and caught fire. Police say the crash pushed the SUV into the back of a pickup, and the driver of the Kia drove away from the scene.

Vancouver man arrested after driving flaming car 4 miles, leaving scene of Oregon crash

A Vancouver man is accused of drunken driving after Portland police say he was involved in a three-vehicle crash and drove away while his car…


Apartments look over construction vehicles on a site along Northeast 138th Avenue in Vancouver.

Clark County housing developers face challenges due to environmental and zoning constraints

Clark County has an extensive bank of land throughout its various cities. Yet the same beloved landscapes of hills and water that grace the region…


The desks of Republican senators are vacant on May 31, 2023, as the GOP-led walkout prevents the Senate from conducting business for the 19th day.

Kotek quits negotiations as Oregon Senate GOP walkout hits fourth week

Gov. Tina Kotek is done negotiating with Senate Republicans as their quorum-denying walkout stalls the chamber for a fourth week, she told the Capital Chronicle…

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks as he meets with President Joe Biden to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 22, 2023, in Washington.

House OKs debt ceiling bill to avoid default, sends Biden-McCarthy deal to Senate

Veering away from a default crisis, the House approved a debt ceiling and budget cuts package late Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin…

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Clark College student Hallie Tibbit, right, welds a bar to the bottom of a metal boat as River Fortier, center, watches during an Advanced TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding class at Clark College. The boat, the students' final project, will be put to the test at Lacamas Lake in less than three weeks, a rite of passage for those graduating from the program, a symbolic send-off to their next adventure.

I-5 Bridge replacement will require strong labor pool in Clark County

A light blue glow flickered across DJ Johnson’s face, contrasting with his reddish-brown goatee as he examined what was shaping up as an aluminum dinghy.

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Randy Krause, Port of Seattle Fire Chief, shows the Times a sample of the PFAS product that when mixed with 97% water, produces a bubble bath that puts out fires far faster and more efficiently than only water does on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. But research has shown that PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," can increase health risks for certain cancers and other diseases. Sea-Tac is now trying to phase out their use. (Ellen M.

Washington AG sues PFAS manufacturers, seeks money for cleanup of drinking water

The state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals,” asserting the companies knew about their risks…


This image provided by NASA shows the Orion spacecraft approaching Earth on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, as it neared the end of its three-week test flight to the moon.

Earth is ‘really quite sick now’ and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says

Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing…

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Cal Sabey, 1, plays at a relative's home in Centennial, Colo., Wednesday, May 3, 2023. His parents, Sarah Perkins and Joshua Sabey, are suing police and social workers in Massachusetts after their two young children were taken by the state's Department of Children and Families in July 2022. Hospital staff discovered that Cal had suffered a broken rib and flagged the couple for possible child abuse. The couple's lawsuit alleges constitutional violations including the unreasonable search of their house, the unreasonable seizure of their children and the deprivation of parental rights without due process.

How and when to remove children from their homes? A federal lawsuit raises thorny questions

When child welfare workers and police knocked on Sarah Perkins’ and Joshua Sabey’s front door well past midnight one weekend last summer, the parents were…

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June 1: House Freedom Caucus

Editorial cartoons for week of May 28

In Our View: Debt ceiling now political football; just spike it

Camden: Committee’s fate grows cloudy

Letter: Blame GOP for debt crisis

Barabak: Lawmakers handcuff voters

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