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California burger chain In-N-Out submitted an application Feb. 16 for a Ridgefield location, shown in this rendering.

In-N-Out is coming to Ridgefield; Clark County lands popular fast-food joint before Portland

Clark County residents craving a cheeseburger animal style are in luck. California fast-food chain In-N-Out submitted an application earlier this month for a Ridgefield location.
Food
Andrea, no last name given, who works as a stripper in Seattle area clubs, poses for a portrait at her apartment, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle. Andrea is among those fighting for bills to pass in the state Legislature that would expand statewide protections to workers, like having a security guard at each club, keypad codes to enter dressing rooms and de-escalation training.

‘Stripper bill of rights’ passes Legislature: Measure addresses dancers’ safety, clears way for alcohol sales

The state Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill dubbed the “stripper bill of rights.” If signed by the governor, not only will the legislation strengthen protections for strippers, it also…
Politics
The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Facing nearly $20 million budget deficit, Evergreen Public Schools may cut 140 positions

Evergreen Public Schools leaders are proposing cutting 140 positions across the district to meet nearly $20 million in budget reductions for the 2024-2025 school year.
Schools
A dispatch supervisor takes a call at Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency in downtown Vancouver on Jan. 26, 2018.  Officials used the dispatch center&rsquo;s public alert system to notify people who were in evacuation zones during the August Jenny Creek Fire and October 2022 Nakia Creek Fire.

Vancouver eyes changes to emergency services; it studies if it should opt out of CRESA

Vancouver officials said they’re probing whether to continue using the countywide 911 dispatch center following an assessment of the city’s emergency management program.
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The city of Vancouver will issue a request for proposals next month for the first three sites in its Heights District Development project.

Heights District project could start construction in 2026; Vancouver close to asking for proposals

Construction on apartment buildings that will rise where Tower Mall once stood in Vancouver’s Heights neighborhood could start as soon as 2026, city councilors learned…

Business

FILE - This image taken Jan. 7, 2024, and released by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows a section of the Boeing 737-9 Max that lost a panel in flight, in Portland, Ore. Boeing says the head of its 737 jetliner program is leaving the company immediately, paving the way for the aircraft maker to appoint new leadership at the troubled division.

FAA gives Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to improve manufacturing quality and safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for building…

Northwest

Various trees fill the back of a pickup truck Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Evergreen Bible Church in Vancouver. Volunteers with the Portland-based Friends of Trees organization spent the morning planting some 75 trees all over central Vancouver.

WA awards more than $8 million in grants to plant urban trees

More than $8 million in grants are coming to tribal nations, cities and community groups throughout the state to plant urban trees.

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Politics

FILE - This combo image shows President Joe Biden, left, Jan. 5, 2024, and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, right, Jan. 19, 2024.

Miles apart, Biden and Trump tour U.S.-Mexico border highlighting immigration as an election issue

Three hundred miles apart, President Joe Biden and likely Republican challenger Donald Trump walked the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas Thursday, dueling trips underscoring how important immigration has become for…

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Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes, right, walks with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, center, during a Feb. 13 tour of the Vancouver waterfront.

Longtime Vancouver city manager will retire in October

After 14 years as Vancouver city manager, Eric Holmes is retiring. His last day will be Oct. 11.

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FILE - A pedestrian crossing a street with a child is seen through a taxi window in Tokyo, Monday, July 19, 2021.  The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, and a top official said it was critical for the country to reverse the trend in the coming half-dozen years.

Japan had the fewest babies it has ever recorded last year. Marriages dropped steeply, too

The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, and a…

Life

In this remote camera image released by Friends of Big Bear Valley, are a pair of bald eagles standing over eggs in a nest atop a tree overlooking Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains in southern Calif., Thursday Feb. 29, 2024. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid in the nest. A nest camera set up by Friends of Big Bear Valley monitors the eagles and draws lots of views from eagle enthusiasts.

Hatch watch is underway at a California bald eagle nest monitored by a popular online camera feed

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Hatch watch is underway in Southern California mountains. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid…

Nation / World

Charred tree trunks smolder after the Smokehouse Creek Fire burned through the area Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Canadian, Texas.

A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history

A wildfire spreading across the Texas Panhandle became the largest in state history Thursday, growing to nearly 1,700 square miles (4,400 square kilometers) of scorched…

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Opinion

March 1: McConnell's Legacy

Editorial Cartoons for week of Feb. 26

In Our View: Leaping at chance to say ‘happy birthday!’

Letter: Wise words resonate

Letter: Push back against ideologues

Letter: Biden’s accomplishments add up

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