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17th District Legislators Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Paul Harris, and Rep. Kevin Waters on Feb. 27, 2023.

Housing affordability dominates two town halls by legislators from 17th, 49th districts

Housing affordability dominated the conversation at two legislative town halls this week, where lawmakers from the 49th and 17th Legislative districts took questions from constituents.
Clark County Politics
Cars travel along the Interstate 5 Bridge in October 2022, as seen from the top of one of the northbound bridge lift towers. Tolling on the current I-5 Bridge, to help pay for its replacement, is expected to start in 2026.

Bi-state panel meets for first time to discuss establishing tolls on Interstate 5 Bridge

A key step toward establishing tolls on the Interstate 5 Bridge to pay for its replacement occurred Friday: the first meeting of a bi-state tolling subcommittee.
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Vancouver man gets 5 years in 2022 death of pedestrian

A judge sentenced a 20-year-old Vancouver man Friday to five years in prison in connection with an October 2022 crash in which he fatally struck a pedestrian crossing the street.
Courts & Crime
Todd Millar teaches a class on sourdough bread baking at Pull Caffe in Yacolt..

Rise to the occasion: Learn ancient artisan craft of making sourdough bread at Pull Caffe in Yacolt

Making a great loaf of sourdough bread isn’t quick and it isn’t easy. But if you’re willing to drive to Yacolt on a Saturday morning and spend the day, Todd…
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Washougal High School graduate Alec Langen poses for a photograph with his car in his school parking space in 2018.

Washougal High School graduate one of five Marines killed in helicopter crash

A 2018 Washougal High School graduate was one of five U.S. Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a training flight in Southern California earlier…


This image provided by Beyond Meat shows packaging for the latest iteration of the plant-based Beyond Burger. Beyond Meat, which has been struggling with falling U.S. demand, reformulated its burger to contain less fat and more protein. (Beyond Meat, Inc.

Can a healthier plant-based burger combat falling U.S. sales? Beyond Meat hopes so

Beyond Meat is revamping its signature plant-based burger, hoping that healthier ingredients will help it boost flagging U.S. sales.


Spokane County Fire District 8 
 A plume of smoke rises from the Gray Fire, which forced evacuation of the city of Medical Lake and closed Interstate 90 west of Spokane in August.

‘It’s going to be a long process’: Spokane leaders caution that federal fire aid will take time to arrive

When Medical Lake Mayor Terri Cooper heard that Spokane County would receive federal aid to help recover from this summer’s wildfires, relief washed over her.

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Sam Robinson, left, of the Chinook Indian Nation talks with Tony Johnson, the Chinook Indian Nation chairman, as they join a rally in favor of federal recognition for the Chinook Tribe at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Oct. 7, 2022.

Chinook Indian Nation hails decision granting it access to land claim trust funds

Leaders of the Chinook Indian Nation celebrated Thursday what they described as a precedent-setting legal victory granting the tribe access to its land claim trust…

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Editorial Cartoons for the Week of Feb. 19

In Our View: Theft of curbside recyclables is a conundrum

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