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FILE - Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2017, in Washington. She's already broken barriers, and now Vice President Harris could soon become the first Black woman to head a major party's presidential ticket after President Joe Biden's ended his reelection bid. The 59-year-old Harris was endorsed by Biden on Sunday, July 21, after he stepped aside amid widespread concerns about the viability of his candidacy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Biden steps aside

Harris wins Pelosi endorsement, claims many of the delegates she needs for the nomination

 Vice President Kamala Harris moved swiftly Monday to lock up Democratic delegates behind her campaign for the White House after President Joe Biden stepped aside amid concerns from within their party that he would be unable to defeat Republican Donald Trump.


Crash kills one person near Amboy; sheriff’s office traffic homicide unit investigating

A Sunday afternoon crash near Amboy left one person dead, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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Laura Bonacorsi of Vancouver looks over the selection of merchandise while shopping at Hi-School Marketplace &amp; Hardware on Thursday afternoon. The Minnehaha store is expected to cease operations by the end of the year.

Minnehaha Hi-School Marketplace to close, ending chain’s presence in Vancouver

Hi-School Pharmacy’s roots in Vancouver stretch back to the early 1900s, when High School Store opened across the street from Vancouver High School on Main Street in downtown Vancouver.
Clark County Business
Michael McKeag uses a laser pointer during a night-sky presentation in Hood River, Ore.

Night skies in the Gorge are getting brighter. This group is pushing back

Two Gorge residents in Oregon are trying to convince Hood River County officials that light pollution is on the rise and that adopting “dark sky” policies for outdoor lighting will…
Vancouver resident Larry Hellstrom displays his ballot before dropping it off downtown Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2020.

Clark County officials address election security concerns as 2024 primary approaches

Ballots for Washington’s Aug. 6 primary election have been mailed. With that, the countdown to the November election begins in earnest.

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Speed a factor in motorcycle crash that killed Vancouver man, according to Washington State Patrol

A Vancouver man died at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after a two vehicle crash in the Orchards area, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Sergio Solano, an immigrant from Mexico, right, greets his friend at a pizza shop at the end of his work day, June 21, 2024, in New York.

Newly arrived migrants encounter hazards of food delivery on the streets of NYC: robbers

Brad Song thought he was about to get his e-bike stolen a second time in a less than a month after delivering an order for…


Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez hosts a child care roundtable with Clark County first responders at Vancouver City Hall on June 20.

Here’s how some Democratic leaders in Washington responded to Biden’s announcement

Prominent Democrats in Washington took to social media Sunday to praise President Joe Biden and his decision to withdraw from the presidential race, and some…

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Seattle Mariners&#039; Luke Raley, right, celebrates with Dylan Moore after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, July 21, 2024, in Seattle.

Mariners get 6-4 win over Astros, but lose Rodriguez to injury

Luke Raley hit a three-run homer, Bryan Woo pitched 5.2 solid innings and the Seattle Mariners overcame an injury to Julio Rodriguez to beat the…


A large screen broadcasts news of U.S. President Joe Biden dropped out the presidential race, at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Monday, Monday, July 22, 2024. Biden&rsquo;s withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far-right in Europe.

Biden’s withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in…

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Former Vancouver police officer faces perjury charges over claims about job experience

Prosecutors have filed perjury charges against a former Vancouver police officer accused of lying about his job experience when applying for search warrants in some…

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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, over California’s attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. The new rules are set to go into effect on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

If lawsuit ends federal mandates on birth control coverage, states will have the say

David Engler had been pretty sure he didn’t want children. Then a frustrating school day two years ago helped seal the deal for the now…


Atala caterpillar&rsquo;s crawl on a native coontie plant.

Rare butterfly is behind ‘mass destruction’ on rare Miami plants. Can both be protected?

A small butterfly once thought extinct has staged such a comeback in South Florida that it is now considered a bit of a garden pest…

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FILE - Keyla Herrera entertains her eight-month-old daughter, Emma, with a movie on her cell phone next to her husband, Edgar, as they sat inside of the cooling center set up inside of Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. As of Thursday, July 18, most Houston residents finally had electricity after more than a week of widespread outages.

Heat-related Texas deaths climb after Beryl left millions without power for days or longer

As the temperature soared in the Houston-area home Janet Jarrett shared with her sister after losing electricity in Hurricane Beryl, she did everything she could…

The Columbian for Kids &#8211; July 2024

The Columbian for Kids – July 2024

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July 20: Reagan Republicans

Editorial cartoons for week of July 15, 2024

Cheers & Jeers: Bridge support; barriers to aid

Other Papers Say: Immunity ruling imperils military

Wilkinson: Republicans have broken free from Obama

Westneat: State has massive fault line

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