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Alabama senior Thomas Fletcher (45) celebrates as head coach Nick Saban is soaked in Gatorade after their win against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game Jan. 11 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Fletcher, whose 55 career starts were the most on Alabama, was named the winner of the Patrick Mannelly Award, given to the nation's top collegiate long snapper.

Former Skyview player Thomas Fletcher reaches college football pinnacle with Alabama

It takes a special type of person to be a football team’s long snapper. It's not a job for everyone, but it's perfect for former Skyview High School player Thomas…
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Clark County reports four more deaths as COVID-19 rate hits new record high

Clark County's COVID-19 activity level rebounded to record highs in the latest data released Tuesday by Clark County Public Health. Four new deaths were reported.
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Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Clark County accepting requests for new phase of coronavirus vaccination

Clark County is now accepting requests for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone older than 65, and anyone older than 50 who lives in a multigenerational household.
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Sen. Maria Cantwell, left, and Sen.

‘Powerhouse duo’ of Washington Sens. Murray, Cantwell gain clout as Biden era begins

With the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, the transition away from the Trump era may bring a Mount Rainier-level elevation of clout for…
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Clark County

Clark County Public Health Educator Sandi Kendrick looks down at a dummy used to demonstrate how to administer lifesaving measures given to clients in "rescue kits" for overdose victims at the Harm Reduction Center in November 2014. In addition to working with REAL, Kendrick focused on many other areas of public health, including the county's syringe exchange program.

Clark County Public Health retiree Sandi Kendrick keeps it REAL

Cars drove by and honked their horns. One person danced in the yard. Others dropped off balloons and cards. Sandi Kendrick’s son watched the parade…

Business

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

Ecology denies key permit for proposed Kalama methanol plant

The state Department of Ecology Tuesday denied a key permit for the $2.3 billion proposed Kalama methanol plant, citing a "significant increase in greenhouse gas…

Northwest

with the nation's education system rocked by a pandemic that led to the pause of a broad swath of standardized tests, some education leaders say it's time to rethink testing. (Timothy J.

Will standardized testing in Washington schools survive the pandemic?

When Diane DeBacker worked as state education commissioner in Kansas, educators talked often and openly about their schools’ standardized test scores.

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Columbia River's Nick Alder (5) pitches during the game against Centralia in the first round of the 2A district baseball tournament at Columbia River High School in Vancouver on Tuesday May 7, 2019.

WIAA: Spring sports set for Season 2, winter sports for Season 3

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that traditional spring sports will leapfrog winter sports as high school athletics return to play in the…

Politics

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Warm Springs, Ga. President-elect Joe Biden has evoked Franklin Delano Roosevelt in promising a remaking of America unseen since the New Deal. Pledging to emulate some of the loftiest reforms in the nation's history has left him with towering promises to keep. And Biden hopes to deliver against the backdrop of the pandemic and searing national division.

Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big.

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A vial with the COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial on Tuesday morning.

Clark County Fairgrounds will be one of mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced a plan to set up vaccination sites statewide with help from the National Guard and others as part…

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Many events in Clark County have been altered or canceled due to coronavirus rules. Contact organizers to verify details.

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