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Northwest Credible Messenger met with local barbers and beauticians in Clark County recently to share information about its new program, which helps these professionals attain certifications in peer counseling.

Pursuing peer counseling that’s a cut above: Program aims to train barbers, beauticians to provide support

A haircut is a fairly individual experience. But in some places, especially communities of color, barbershops and beauty salons are social hubs where open, judgment-free conversations can take place.
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Cyclists hit the road for the Vancouver Bicycle Club's annual Ride Around Clark County.

Don’t bypass bicycle safety: Local cyclists raise the alarm ahead of Ride Around Clark County event Saturday

The biggest annual community bike event in Clark County is set for Saturday, and sponsors say they’re excited for a fun outing — but more than a little worried about…
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Lingering fall color is seen at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge as low-lying clouds provide a scenic backdrop in December 2023.  The Port of Camas-Washougal and U.S. Fish and Wildlife&rsquo;s negotiations for a land swap are nearly complete.

Washougal’s port, wildlife refuge swap land to smooth property access

A land swap between the Port of Camas-Washougal and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that may expand the port’s inventory of usable land near Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge…
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Workers on a Union Pacific water train spray water to aid in firefighting along the Interstate 84 corridor in Oregon on Wednesday.

Wildfires prompt evacuations as crews battle Oregon and Idaho fires stoked by lightning

Rapidly growing wildfires prompted evacuations in Northern California on Thursday, a day after powerful winds and lightning strikes in Oregon and Idaho cut power and stoked fires, including one in…

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Ridgefield resident Stacie Urban browses the selection of furniture and artwork at Divine Consign in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday morning. Divine Consign is closing after almost 20 years.

Furniture store Divine Consign in downtown Vancouver shutting its doors at end of August

A seasonal holiday gift store that transformed into a year-round furniture consignment store, Divine Consign in downtown Vancouver will close Aug. 31 after almost 20…


FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight on Sept. 30, 2020 in Seattle. On Sunday, July 7, 2024, the Justice Department said Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from two deadly crashes of 737 Max jetliners.

Prosecutors file Boeing’s plea deal to resolve felony fraud charge tied to 737 Max crashes

The Justice Department submitted an agreement with Boeing on Wednesday in which the aerospace giant will plead guilty to a fraud charge for misleading U.S.…


Two hack boxes were recently placed at the WSU Horticulture Center near Pullman as part of a cooperative effort between the farm and WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S.

Orphaned baby barn owls find new home at Washington State University

After their nests were destroyed, 15 orphaned baby barn owls from central Washington found their new home in Washington State University’s Horticulture Center.

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The Ridgefield Raptors logo sits on a hat Friday, June 16, 2023, during the Raptors' game against Cowlitz at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Report: Corvallis triumphs despite two home runs by Stransky

The Raptors jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a three-run home run by Justin Stransky and a solo shot by…


Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Kamala Harris greets first responders after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Beryl recovery efforts at the City of Houston Emergency Operation Center in Houston, Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Harris tells teachers union she’s ready to fight for country’s future — ‘bring it on’

Vice President Kamala Harris is propelling her presidential push by speaking Thursday to the American Federation of Teachers, the first labor union to formally endorse…

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Vancouver Public Schools superintendent Jeff Snell, left, details proposed budget cuts to the district March 12 during a Vancouver Public Schools board meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership. Snell and other district leaders will return to the bargaining table with the Vancouver Education Association next month to work on a new contract for the union.

Despite early start, Vancouver schools, teachers union still negotiating as end of contract approaches

At the end of August, the Vancouver Education Association’s contract will expire with Vancouver Public Schools. Southwest Washington’s second-largest teachers union hopes to reach a…

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The skyline is obscured by wildfire smoke from blazes in the American West and provinces of western Canada late Wednesday, July 24, 2024, in Denver.

Wildfire smoke chokes parts of Canada and western US, with some areas under air quality alerts

Fires burning in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and other western states, as well as Canada, have filled the skies in regions of the western U.S.…

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This October 2014 photo obtained by The Associated Press shows then-U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agents Jose Irizarry and George Zoumberos in a rooftop pool at a luxury hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, during a DEA assignment for "Operation White Wash." Irizarry long considered Zoumberos a brother but in his interviews with investigators accused his former partner of a list of crimes.

Secret DEA files show agents joked about rape in a WhatsApp chat. Then one of them was accused of it

In a WhatsApp chat that quickly devolved into depravity, a group of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents boasted about their “world debauchery tour” of “boozing…

The Columbian for Kids &#8211; July 2024

The Columbian for Kids – July 2024

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July 25: Quitting The Race

Editorial cartoons for week of July 22, 2024

In Our View: Hi-School Pharmacy closure shows local businesses’ plight

Ambrose: Making America sane again

Letter: Support Erickson for utility

Letter: Biden is bloodthirsty

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