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The northern drawbridge towers of the Interstate 5 Bridge rise above Downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

Judge upholds Washington’s $17B transportation package that includes money for new I-5 bridge

An effort to derail a sweeping state transportation package failed Friday, with a Thurston County judge upholding the law.
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Cory Chase resigned from his Washougal School Board position earlier this month after accepting a job as police chief for the city of Cottage Grove, Ore.

Washougal School Board president resigns after taking Oregon police chief job

Washougal School Board President Cory Chase has resigned from his position after accepting a police chief job in Oregon.
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A former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the agency alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination. The suit names Fire Chief Kristan Maurer, here in July in front of  a new fire engine.

Ex-firefighter sues Clark County Fire District 6 for racial discrimination

A Black man who is a former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter alleges a white recruit sneaked up behind him, placed a noose around his neck and acted out…
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Richard Borneman of Vancouver is all smiles after landing this fall chinook recently at Buoy 10.

All of lower Columbia River to open for fall salmon fishing

Fall salmon fishing in the entire lower Columbia River will be open beginning Friday (Sept. 22) and remain open indefinitely, Washington and Oregon officials agreed Wednesday.

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Pallets of pumpkins sit on a trailer at Bi-Zi Farms in Brush Prairie. Bi-Zi Farms owners have had to bring in pumpkins from outside farms because of the state's water usage restrictions.

Clark County’s Bi-Zi Farms at risk; Ecology says it will enforce 5,000 gallon per day water limit

Bi-Zi Farms’ two-year battle with the state Department of Ecology over water rights isn’t over yet, but a recent ruling by the state agency could…


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…


Construction cranes are silhouetted as the sun sets over the University District in Seattle on May 13, as seen from the 520 Bridge View Park in Medina.

Prices skyrocket on WA transportation projects, and fewer contractors want the jobs

When the state began advertising work for a new 520 bridge over Portage Bay in Seattle, its engineers guessed the project would cost just over…

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Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northern Colorado, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Is Pac-2 title on the line when No. 14 Oregon State visits No. 21 Washington State?

Right now, there’s no animosity from the Cougars toward the Beavers in any way. The events of the past couple of months have left Washington…


In this frame grab from video provided by Debbie McFarland, state Sen. Bill Eigel torches a pile of cardboard boxes at a "Freedom Fest" event in Defiance, Mo., Sept. 15, 2023. Eigel is a Republican candidate for Missouri governor. After video of Eigel's use of the flamethrower gained attention, Eigel said he'd burn objectionable books if that's what it took to keep them away from children.

A flamethrower and comments about book burning ignite a political firestorm in Missouri

A longshot candidate for Missouri governor and his supporters describe his use of a flamethrower at a recent “Freedom Fest” event outside St. Louis as…

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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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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…


A puppy sits on the floor at a gate during a training exercise held at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, in Romulus, Mich. Five dogs and their trainers visited the airport as part of an effort to acclimate the pups to one of the many settings they may experience later in life when they become assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

Training puppies earn wings at airport

Five puppies learning to be assistance dogs had a howling good time during a training exercise at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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In a frame grab from video, Kyan Bovee flies over Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. The Detroit teen is part of a program that teaches young people how to fly, while exposing them to careers in aviation and as pilots...areas people of color traditionally are underrepresented.

Black teens learn to fly and aim for careers in aviation in the footsteps of Tuskegee Airmen

Marie Ronny and Kyan Bovee expect their futures to take off. Literally.

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