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Aug. 6, 2020

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Initial jobless claims in Clark County fall by 16%

Clark County’s initial unemployment claims fell by 16 percent last week from 1,362 to 1,147, signaling a minor recovery in the local economy but still a worrisome picture overall.
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Clark County adds one COVID-19 death, 13 new cases

Clark County Public Health confirmed one new death due to COVID-19 and 13 new cases Thursday afternoon.
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The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office is dismissing the criminal case against Kelly C. Carroll, 61, of Battle Ground, who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by reopening her pet grooming business, because of newly discovered evidence.

City to dismiss case against pet groomer accused of defying stay-home order

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office, citing newly discovered evidence, is dismissing the criminal case against a woman who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by…
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Vintage illustration shows leaders in the women's suffrage movement in New York City securing signatures for petitions to be presented to the constitutional convention.

Membership grows as League of Women Voters of Clark County marks 100 years

The League of Women Voters of Clark County turns 100 this year, but the organization is anything but history.

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Ilya Panasevich, 18, graduate of Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, takes center stage as he pauses to have his photograph taken during a drive-thru graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 at McKenzie Stadium on Wednesday morning. Panasevich was one of 147 graduates from HeLa High School this year, and one of about 1,900 in the Evergreen Public Schools district.

Circumstance dictates pomp of a different sort for Evergreen schools grads

High school seniors may have missed out on a traditional graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Evergreen Public Schools wasn’t going to see…


The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe reports strong growth in gross profit

Vancouver-based steel pipe manufacturer Northwest Pipe Co. released its second-quarter financial results Tuesday, showing strong growth in gross profit and little growth in net sales.


Sydney Freenas wears a mask as she works to process ballots from Tuesday's primary election that were mailed out to voters and then deposited in drop boxes or mailed back in, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Washington state has offered voting by mail since 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Two women, both Democrats, will face off in 10th CD

The race for Washington’s 10th Congressional District is certain to be between two female Democrats, but one of the two is still undetermined as ballots…

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