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Neighbors are concerned about safety on Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in east Vancouver.

Vancouver’s plan to remove lanes from McGillivray Boulevard has residents concerned about safety, congestion

A Tuesday meeting about proposed changes to McGillivray Boulevard in east Vancouver drew a crowd of about 40 with concerns about the project.
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Felicia Adams listens Wednesday during sentencing for her and her husband, Jesse Franks, at the Clark County Courthouse. The pair were found guilty of homicide by abuse and second-degree murder in the 2020 starvation death of their adopted 15-year-old son, Karreon Franks, after a two-week trial in October.

Karreon Franks’ adoptive parents sentenced to decades in prison for his murder

With tears welling in her eyes, Judge Suzan Clark on Wednesday sentenced the adoptive mother and father of a 15-year-old boy they starved to death to 35 years and 30…
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Grandparents in court suspected of assaulting 7-year-old Vancouver boy, moving him to avoid repercussions

Authorities say a Vancouver 7-year-old went missing for eight months because his grandparents tortured him and then took him to Missouri to avoid the repercussions.
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Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

Clark County Council approves 2024 budget after public hearings

Clark County could be facing a budget shortfall within just a few years, but for 2024, officials managed to balance the books.
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Clark County Sheriff’s Office: Man climbed into Hazel Dell Starbucks’ ceiling, flooding business, damaging salon next door

A man was arrested Wednesday morning after Clark County sheriff’s deputies say he climbed into the ceiling of a Starbucks Coffee store in Hazel Dell,…


The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in September 2017 on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore.

Private timberland from WA to CA lost billions in value due to wildfires

A new study from Oregon State University estimates that wildfire and drought caused $11.2 billion in economic losses to privately owned timberland in California, Oregon…


Randy Krause, Port of Seattle Fire Chief, shows the Times a sample of the PFAS product that when mixed with 97% water, produces a bubble bath that puts out fires far faster and more efficiently than only water does on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. But research has shown that PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," can increase health risks for certain cancers and other diseases. Sea-Tac is now trying to phase out their use. (Ellen M.

WA proposes ban on ‘forever chemicals’ in clothes, other products

The Washington State Department of Ecology has proposed bans and new reporting requirements for toxic chemicals used to repel water, heat and fuel in some…

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Columbia River&iacute;s Lauren Dreves (5) makes a dig during the Class 2A volleyball state semifinals match against Burlington-Edison on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 in Yakima.

All-Region Volleyball: Lauren Dreves, Columbia River

When asked what word best describes Columbia River volleyball’s 2023 season, Lauren Dreves barely paused.


Republican presidential candidates, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talking with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, right, during a commercial break at a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NewsNation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Nikki Haley is targeted in the fourth Republican debate by her rivals. They all trail Trump

Nikki Haley was targeted Wednesday from the opening moments of the fourth debate for Republican presidential hopefuls as time runs out for the shrinking field…

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Leticia Amezcua looks for clothes Aug. 16 at The Giving Closet. Amezcua said she&rsquo;s been shopping for her family here for 15 years.

‘We’ve been saved’: Community steps up for The Giving Closet in Vancouver, keeping store for low-income people open

A few months ago, Denise Currie thought her store with free items for people with low incomes, The Giving Closet, would close by Christmas. But…

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FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco groups fear could scuttle the long-awaited rule. Biden administration officials indicated Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 the process will continue into next year, targeting March to implement the rule, according to a regulatory agenda posted online. Previously, the rule was widely expected to be published in early January.

White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco…

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student Carlos Casillas, 23, second from right, prays at the Las Vegas Convention Center reunification area where he was transported after a fatal shooting at the campus in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.

Vegas shooter who killed 3 was a professor who recently applied for a job at UNLV, AP source says

Terrified students and professors cowered in classrooms and dorms as a gunman roamed the floors of a University of Nevada, Las Vegas building, killing three…

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Dec. 3

In Our View: Remembering Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941

Harrop: Face the consequences

Letter: Railroad lives up to its word

Letter: Suggestions for off-year elections

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