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U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, is advancing a bill to shield local utilities from PFAS-related litigation.

Rep. Perez measure seeks PFAS protections, aims to ensure ratepayers, utilities shielded from costs

Third Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, introduced bipartisan legislation last week to shield water and wastewater systems from PFAS-related litigation.
Clark County News
Kendra R. Meanus, 37, appears Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree arson, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Woman accused of setting fire that damaged The Columbian’s building appears in court

A homeless woman is accused of setting a fire Saturday that damaged the exterior of The Columbian’s building in downtown Vancouver.
Clark County News
(Courtesy of the Camas Lions Club)

Camas Lions project provides beds for kids coming out of homelessness

known for its charitable work — has kickstarted a new project to provide beds to homeless children.
Community Funded Journalism
Dr. Jason Hanley, left, and site superintendent Joe Newman stand outside of a new emergency department building Friday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The first section of the new emergency department is scheduled to open this summer.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s new emergency department will open in July

After two years of construction, the first part of a redesigned and expanded emergency department at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will open July 16.
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Clark County

Detectives executed a search warrant at the Vancouver hotel room of Samuel Aaron Leonard, 39, of New Port Richey, Fla., and located what appears to be a kidnappers kit which included heavy duty flex cuffs, handcuffs, duct tape, rubber gloves, face wrap/blindfold, lubricant, a sex toy, several large knives, a hatchet, and a .45 caliber handgun and ammunition.

Florida man gets 20 years in prison in sex abuse case involving Vancouver 14-year-old

A 42-year-old Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for producing images of child sexual abuse and traveling across the country by…

Business

Foam takeout containers will be banned in Washington as of June 1.

Foam coolers, takeout containers will be banned in Washington starting June 1

Those foam clamshell containers long used by restaurants for takeout food will soon be illegal statewide in Washington.

Northwest

Two wolves from the Middle Fork Pack are caught on a trail camera on USFS lands in Wallowa County.

Wolf deaths have grown ‘alarming’ says Oregon Fish and Wildlife

Oregon’s gray wolf population did not increase last year due in part to a large number of wolves killed by people, causing concern among conservationists…

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Sports

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Seattle.

Logan Gilbert dominant on mound as Mariners top Reds 3-1

Logan Gilbert allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, Julio Rodríguez made two highlight defensive plays in the seventh inning to preserve…

Politics

Former President Donald Trump awaits the start of proceedings on the second day of jury selection at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in New York.  Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.  (Michael M.

First 6 jurors are chosen for Trump’s hush money criminal trial; 12 more still needed

The first six jurors for Donald Trump's hush money trial were chosen Tuesday after lawyers grilled members of the jury pool about their social media posts, political…

Editor's Choice

A supervisor looks up at a worker pulling honey crisp apples off trees during a thinning operation June 16 at an orchard in Yakima.

‘Gone for good.’ U.S. workers flee farms, leaving WA growers struggling under old rules

The beating heart of Washington’s agriculture industry is in danger, but a central Washington lawmaker has a plan to help shore up the most critical…

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Health

A traveler takes a nap as he waits for a ride outside Miami International Airport, Friday, July 1, 2022, in Miami. The Gallup survey, released Monday, April 15, 2024, says that a majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep. But in the U.S., where the ethos of grinding and pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps is ubiquitous, getting enough sleep can seem like a dream.

Poll: Only 26% of Americans get at least 8 hours of sleep

If you’re feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you’re not alone. A…

Life

This image released by A24 shows a scene from &ldquo;Civil War.&rdquo; (Murray Close/A24 via AP)

‘Civil War’ review: Divided we stand, barely, with Kirsten Dunst as a war-torn photographer

Much like America itself, writer-director Alex Garland’s “Civil War” is a precarious sort of success almost in spite of itself, and despite being its own…

Nation / World

A shearer breaks apart salvaged pieces of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge at Tradepoint Atlantic, Friday, April 12, 2024, in Sparrows Point, Md.

Salvage crews race against the clock to remove massive chunks of fallen Baltimore bridge

Nearly three weeks since Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed under the impact of a wayward cargo ship, crews are using the largest crane on…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

April 17: NPR Bias

Editorial Cartoons for Week of April 15

In Our View: Time for school graduation waiver has passed

Crisp: Who’s to blame for shootings?

Letter: Hope Village doesn’t add up

Letter: Vote for reproductive freedom

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