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Farm co-owner Lori Gregory leads Prince at Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas.

Cute camelids for Christmas in Ridgefield

Mention therapy animals, and many people think of a happy-go-lucky golden retriever or fluffy cat happily lounging on a lap. For Shannon Joy and her mother, Lori Gregory, their tastes…
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Clark County’s sales tax leakage, the tax revenue lost when locals head to tax-free Oregon for shopping at stores such as the Jantzen Beach Target, has been on the decline for the last few years according to County Finance Director Mark Gassaway.

Clark County’s ‘sales tax leakage’ decreases

Clark County’s sales tax leakage, the government revenue lost when locals head to tax-free Oregon for their shopping, has been on the decline for the last few years, according to…
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Sheriff’s office investigation leads to recovery of stolen firearms and drugs

At 1 a.m. Monday, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested 35-year-old Dylan J. Anderson, who had an outstanding arrest warrant and a previous charge of attempt to elude law…
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Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, left, and Principal Equity Officer Johnell Bell hope the project will set a new standard for mega and transportation projects in terms of equity.

Equity front and center on I-5 Bridge replacement project

Johnell Bell, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s principal equity officer, likes to say, “You can’t know equity unless you know history.”
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A vessel named the Agios Nikolas receives a load of red wheat as it stops at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on its way to Vietnam in 2021.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Port of Vancouver officials confident as they OK $77.9M budget for 2023

Port of Vancouver officials expressed confidence for the future in the face of uncertain economic times as they approved a $77.9 million budget for 2023.


A worker making solar panels in a 2011file image.

Green factories are changing minds in more conservative U.S. states

At least $25.7 billion in new US clean-energy factories are in the works, thanks in part to the generous subsidies in President Joe Biden’s landmark…


Healthy grand fir.

Massive die-off hits fir trees across Pacific Northwest

Fir trees in Oregon and Washington died in record-breaking numbers in 2022, according to as-yet unpublished research conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (1) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

Simons’ career-best 45 points carries Blazers past Utah

Anfernee Simons scored a career-high 45 points and blocked a potential 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 116-111…


House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, delivers remarks to supporters during a watch party at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Populist House Republicans picking a fight with U.S. business over ‘woke capitalism’

Republicans and their longtime corporate allies are going through a messy breakup as companies’ equality and climate goals run headlong into a GOP movement exploiting…

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A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

Last call for salmon on Southwest Washington rivers

Local rivers have been full of fall salmon over the last three months, and we are now in the last weeks of the action. Late…

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Jacqueline Lewis, son Shaun, and his 7-year-old daughter lived together in a family home in Columbus, Ohio, until this fall, when Shaun died of an overdose.

Schools, sheriffs and syringes: State plans vary for spending $26 billion in opioid settlement funds

With more than 200 Americans still dying of drug overdoses each day, states are beginning the high-stakes task of deciding how to spend billions of…


Fits, failures and frustration best describe Clark County's attempt to secure a public library in the late 1800s. Its residents wanted to read, but funding was scarce, as were places to house shelves of books. The Odd Fellows Hall at Fifth and Washington Streets temporarily housed volumes and opened its building to the public, asking patrons to use the back door.

Clark County History: Libraries and reading rooms

The Hudson’s Bay Company enjoyed two libraries at Fort Vancouver during the 1830s and 1840s. Both might lay claim as the first north of the…

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A turkey vulture tussles with a bald eagle for a remnant of food at the Hernando County Landfill on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022, in Brooksville, Florida. More than half of all Florida counties have confirmed or suspected cases of the extremely infectious bird flu strain this year. The epicenter of the outbreak initially emerged in Brevard County and along Florida's Atlantic Coast. (Douglas R.

Bird flu has killed thousands of Florida’s wild birds this year. Is it here to stay?

It was the morning of Jan. 22 when the fears of Florida wildlife biologists became reality.

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In Our View: Washington drug laws need update, but not like Oregon

Estrich: But what about Harris?

Other Papers Say: Trump flirts with bigotry

Donnelly: City council, follow advice of business leaders

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