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Salvador Aguilar, 31, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. He&rsquo;s accused of stabbing a woman who was sitting outside a Clark College building.

Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in stabbing at Clark College

A judge set bail at $500,000 for a Vancouver man accused of stabbing a Clark College employee in the neck Tuesday while she sat outside a campus building.
Courts & Crime
Joanna Speaks

Man indicted in Oregon in three women’s deaths, including one found dead in Clark County

A Multnomah County, Ore., grand jury Thursday indicted a man on murder charges in the deaths of three woman, including one whose body was found in April 2023 near an…
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Vancouver man sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for illegally buying guns, claiming to be a citizen

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms, lying in connection with the purchase of firearms, falsely claiming U.S. citizenship and unlawfully…
Courts & Crime
Dr. Troy Dreiling in a screen shot from a video on his YouTube channel.

Four women suing chiropractic clinic in Vancouver and its owner for alleged sexual harassment

Four female former employees of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic are suing their former employer and an Arizona-based chiropractic consultant for alleged sexual harassment and sex discrimination. They accuse the clinic’s…
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Oregon man killed in wrong-way crash on I-5 north of Woodland

An Oregon man was killed in a wrong-way crash north of Woodland on Interstate 5 on Thursday night, which closed the northbound lanes of the…

Business

NW Natural has added an item labeled &ldquo;WA Climate Act Fee&rdquo; to bills for customers in Clark County. The fee is calculated per therm of natural gas consumption.

Builders launch initiative to block Washington’s natural gas phase-out

Backers of an initiative to halt the state’s push to end natural gas use in homes and other buildings began gathering signatures Wednesday after a…

Northwest

Doses of naloxone are typically stored at the nurses' station in schools around the district and every security officer carries at least one dose on their person.

Thousands of free opioid overdose reversal kits headed to Washington

Washington residents can now order free life-saving opioid overdose reversal kits through the mail, the state attorney general's office announced this week.

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Sports

Revac Banfield of Columbia River wins the boys 100 meters at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Tumwater High School on Friday, May 17, 2024.

2A district track: Revac Banfield aggravates quad injury after posting two wins for Columbia River

Paris Ackerman of Hudson’s Bay felt like she was right where she needed to be headed into next week’s meet.

Politics

FILE - Vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary election are seen on March 12, 2024, at the Clark County Elections Office in Vancouver, Wash.

After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska’s Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place.

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Andrew Reed of City Electric Co., left, helps Christian Trokey-Backman of Pallet unload roofs for the third Safe Stay community in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 7. The city approved an emergency declaration for homelessness Nov. 6.

‘They need more than rent’: Support at Safe Stay communities helps residents address problems, exit cycle of homelessness

Several readers have contacted The Columbian to ask how much it costs to house someone at one of Vancouver’s four Safe Stay homeless shelters, each…

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Health

FILE - A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell in 2023 &mdash; for only the second time since the current national epidemic of drug deaths began more than three decades ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the numbers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Fewer US overdose deaths were reported last year, but experts say it’s too soon to celebrate

The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell last year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data posted Wednesday.

Life

This photo provided by Vermont State University shows Max the Cat stands in front of Woodruff Hall at Vermont State University Castleton on on Oct. 12, 2023 in Castleton, Vt.  Vermont State University&rsquo;s Castleton campus has bestowed the title of &ldquo;Doctor of Litter-ature&rdquo; on Max, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students&rsquo; graduation on Saturday. The school is not honoring the feline for his mousing or napping but rather for friendliness.

A college puts the ‘cat’ into ‘education’ by giving Max an honorary ‘doctor of litter-ature’ degree

A Vermont university has bestowed the honorary degree of “doctor of litter-ature” on Max the cat, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students’…

Nation / World

A Houston police officer walks back to his vehicle after clearing people away from a damaged tire shop at the intersection of Sowden and Bingle in the aftermath of a severe storm on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Houston. The widespread destruction brought much of Houston to a standstill as crews raced to restore power and remove uprooted trees and debris.

Some in Houston facing no power for weeks after storms cause widespread damage, killing at least 4

Nearly 1 million homes and business remained without power Friday from Texas to Louisiana after fierce thunderstorms swept hurricane-force winds through Houston, blowing windows out…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

May 18: Artificial Intelligence

Editorial Cartoons for Week of May 13, 2024

In Our View: Long road ahead on eliminating traffic deaths

Letter: One can be pro-life, pro-choice

Letter: Misconceptions about stormwater

Letter: County councilor is unfit

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