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Nicole Kluka serves breakfast to Brian and Leah Trudell at The Diner Vancouver. As fans of diners and midcentury style, the Trudells were excited for their first visit.

The Diner Vancouver reopens – ‘It’s like a family here’

“It’s always happy here,” Jamie Warren said over French toast at The Diner Vancouver.
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Derik Ford.

Former Washougal mayoral candidate dies

Derik Ford, the former Washougal mayoral candidate, has died, according to the Washougal Police Department.
Clark County News
Julie Bocanegra and Mike Appel were leading in vote totals for Evergreen School District, Seat  No. 1, on election night.

Voting for Evergreen school board vacancies now open

Voting for two spots on the Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors opened Friday.
Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

Vancouver Public Schools board incumbents face challengers

Two incumbents on the Vancouver Public Schools’ Board of Directors are facing reelection this fall. General election ballots were mailed Friday.

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La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

3 incumbents, 3 challengers vie for La Center City Council

In La Center, voters will choose between three incumbents and three challengers for seats on the city council. Whether the city should continue to operate…


In this Oct. 12, 2021, photo, David and Wendy Mills, parents of Kailee Mills who was killed four years ago in an automobile accident when riding in the back seat without a seat belt, with a photo of their daughter at their home in Spring, Texas. The teenager was riding in the back seat of a car to a Halloween party in 2017 just a mile from her house when she unfastened her seat belt to slide next to her friend and take a selfie. Moments later, the driver veered off the road and the car flipped, ejecting her.

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

As traffic fatalities spike in the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal agency in charge of auto safety is struggling with a growing backlog of safety rules…


FILE - In this March 6, 2020 file photo Lori Vallow Daybell glances at the camera during her hearing, in Rexburg, Idaho. Newly released documents from the complex investigation of Daybell, accused of conspiring to kill her children and husband, reveal sordid details of a cult-like belief system of "zombies" and "vibrations", a disintegrating marriage and an affair. Documents from the Chandler Police Department in Arizona offer a detailed look at the lives of Lori and Chad Daybell via text messages, computer files and interviews with close friends and family members.

Police detail cultish beliefs of mom charged in kids’ deaths

Newly released documents from the complex investigation of a woman accused of conspiring to kill her children and husband reveal sordid details of a cult-like…

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Washington State running back Max Borghi, center right, runs for a touchdown as Stanford linebacker Andres Fox defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31.

Borghi leads Washington State over Stanford, 34-31

Max Borghi scored on a 2-yard run with 1:30 left in the game as Washington State came back to beat Stanford 34-31 on Saturday in…


President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony, honoring fallen law enforcement officers at the 40th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Biden: ‘Democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police

Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection…

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Aarondeep Johal, 32, makes a first appearance via video Monday in Clark County Superior Court in an attempted murder and kidnapping case involving his girlfriend.

Ridgefield man held on $1M bail, accused of kidnapping, attempted murder

A Ridgefield man is being held on $1 million bail after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend as she sought help at a Vancouver convenience store, assaulting…

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