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New Seasons Market's Main Street location is set to open Oct. 18, the grocer announced Thursday.

Downtown Vancouver New Seasons announces Oct. 18 opening

Vancouver’s westside grocery shoppers can officially rejoice. New Seasons Market announced Thursday its Main Street Vancouver store will open Oct. 18. A grand opening celebration will be held at 8…
Gaby Soltero of C-Tran cleans a Fourth Plain Vine bus Wednesday at the VanMall Transit Center. A study conducted by the University of Washington released earlier this month found small amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine were traceable on buses and trains operated by large transit agencies in Washington and Oregon.

C-Tran cleans buses several times a day to guard health, safety of riders, workers

A dozen people hopped off The Vine as it arrived at the Van Mall Transit Center Wednesday morning. Gaby Soltero, wearing black and neon orange, hopped on.
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A resident spotted this black bear Wednesday morning from their yard near Lacamas Lake.

Bear sighted near Lacamas Lake

The Camas Police Department on Wednesday said there have been recent sightings of a black bear near Lacamas Lake.
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Defendant Guillermo Raya Leon, right, is pictured with his defense team Sept. 8 at the Clark County Courthouse before opening statements in his aggravated murder trial. Prosecutors rested their case against him Wednesday afternoon.

Jurors hear Raya Leon police interview before state rests case in trial of man accused of killing deputy

Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday against the Salem, Ore., man accused of fatally shooting Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Brown after playing the accused’s recorded police interview for the jury.
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Ridgefield City Manager Steve Stuart discusses new businesses coming to Union Ridge Town Center near Interstate 5 with city council, planning commission and parks board members during a development tour Monday afternoon.

Ridgefield officials tour construction sites as city sees projects multiply

Just about anywhere you drive in Ridgefield, you’re likely to come across a new development, whether it’s new homes, Costco, an industrial project or possibly…


A gray wolf hunts last year near Chewelah, Wash. Officials know of at least 126 gray wolves in Washington state, where the species is still listed as endangered.

The latest clash over managing Washington’s wolves

Eleven conservation groups are asking Washington state to tighten its guidelines for when wolves that attack livestock can be killed.

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Varsity360: Themes and players to watch in girls soccer and volleyball

Columbian sports editor Micah Rice and reporter Will Denner dive into the top storylines in girls soccer and volleyball for the 2023 season in Southwest…


Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks from the chamber to his office just after House Republicans failed to advance their own defense bill for second time in a week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

McCarthy gives in to right flank on spending cuts, but they still deliver a defeat as shutdown looms

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy emerged with a spending cut plan to avert a looming federal government shutdown by appeasing his hard-right flank, only to see…

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*LEADOPTION* First Citizens Bank has opened this 5,900-square-foot branch on Southeast Park Plaza Drive. It's the first Clark County location for the North Carolina-based bank.

First Citizens Bank opens a big branch in east Vancouver

Driving down Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver, it’s hard to miss the new grand First Citizens Bank building that opened this summer.

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FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

New COVID vaccines may be a ‘few weeks’ from becoming common in Washington, the state Department of Health says

Formulated to target emerging variants, newly approved COVID-19 vaccines may still be a “couple weeks” from becoming widely available in Spokane and the rest of…


Bid fair well to summer with fast-food soft serve, ideally in a cake cone.

Say good-bye to summer with soft serve

We’re rapidly approaching the official end of summer, but there’s nothing saying you have to roll back your summertime habits. Keep going to the beach.…

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Migrants watch a train go past as they wait along the train tracks hoping to board a freight train heading north, in Huehuetoca, Mexico, Sept. 19, 2023. Ferromex, Mexico's largest railroad company announced that it was suspending operations of its cargo trains due to the massive number of migrants that are illegally hitching a ride on its trains moving north towards the U.S. border.

Wave of migrants that halted trains in Mexico started with migrant smuggling industry in Darien Gap

Thousands of migrants riding atop railway cars in Mexico this week or waiting in mile-long lines by the tracks to hitch a ride to the…

High School Football 2023

High School Football 2023

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Editorial cartoons for week of Sept.18

In Our View: Safe Stay communities humane, efficient

Letter: Paraeducators are essential

In Our View: Decriminalizing drugs harms community

Estrich: Ramaswamy on an ego trip

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