Monday, July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

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Protesters rally for abortion rights at the Clark County Courthouse on Monday afternoon.

Abortion-rights supporters rally, march in downtown Vancouver

Approximately 100 abortion-rights supporters rallied in front of the Clark County Courthouse late Monday afternoon, and went on a march around downtown Vancouver.
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Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project. A large development of almost 300 apartments is under construction about 10 blocks west of the intersection.

2nd phase added to 179th Street apartment complex project

Vance Development and Capstone Partners are adding a second phase to their apartment complex under construction off Northeast 179th Street east of Interstate 5.
Clark County News
Hazel Dell Elementary School first-grader and Afghan refugee Murwarid Azizpour, 6, leaps into action while participating in field day with her classmates in the week before summer break.

Afghan refugee family: ‘We are happy here’ in Hazel Dell

There’s been precious little time for Maryam Azizpour and her family to slow down and take a breath since the U.S. military evacuated them from Afghanistan last year.
Clark County News
Murwarid Azizpour, 6, curls up with a smartphone before joining her uncle Sajad Ibrahimi, grandmother Sediqa Rustami and grandfather Mohammad Ismail Rezayee, for Iftar dinner during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in April. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Children do not participate until they reach the age of maturity.

For Afghan family in Hazel Dell, U.S. a sweet land of complexity

It’s an understatement to call life in unstable, war-torn Afghanistan stressful. But for the fragmented Azizpour family, American life is proving stressful in new and different ways.
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Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

Sparks fly between July 4 fireworks competitors

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, one of Clark County’s most explosive business rivalries is heating up.

Business

Tressie Corsi sits with her great great granddaughter Amelia Hollis on the porch of the house she has owned in Johnstown, Ohio, since 1972 to that she is giving up to make way for an Intel manufacturing plant during an interview Monday, June 20, 2022. Corsi and her husband raised four children and welcomed multiple generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including some who lived right next door.

‘Silicon Heartland’ boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio,…

Northwest

FILE - Taillights trace the path of a motor vehicle at the Naughton Power Plant, Jan. 13, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo. The Supreme Court decision June 30, restricting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency may mean continued pollution from power plants in states that are not switching to cleaner energy. But many states are switching and experts say they'll remain free to keep cleaning up their electrical grids under the new decision.

In light of EPA court ruling, new focus on states’ power

The U.S. Supreme Court limited the power of the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. But it’s ruling didn’t touch…

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Sports

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez, left, reacts with third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, July 4, 2022, in San Diego.

Rodriguez’s HR, Raleigh’s 4 RBIs carry M’s past Padres 8-2

Prized rookie Julio Rodriguez hit a monster two-run homer, Cal Raleigh drove in four runs and Chris Flexen pitched the Seattle Mariners past the San…

Politics

FILE - Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Jan 6 panel: More people turn up with evidence against Trump

More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last…

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Vancouver apartment fire where two were found dead investigated as murder, arson

A Saturday apartment fire, in which two men were found dead, is being investigated as a murder and arson, according to court records.

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Chelle Wyatt uses her cell phone with the Otter app Friday, April 15, 2022, in Salt Lake City. People with hearing loss have adopted technology to navigate the world, especially as hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many.

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

People with hearing loss have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming…

Life

In this image made from video supplied by NASA, astronaut Kayla Barron exits the SpaceX Dragon space capsule after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa, Florida, early Friday, May 6, 2022. NASA???s Barron, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and the European Space Agency???s Matthias Maurer undocked from the International Space Station less than 24 hours earlier.

Richland astronaut relearns gravity, readies for next assignment after return to Earth

Richland astronaut Kayla Barron has been getting used to gravity since returning to Earth after her six months aboard the International Space Station.

Nation / World

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 file photo, Associated Press Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan Kathy Gannon sits with girls at a school in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at…

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Opinion

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Flynn: Our freedoms are under attack; time for action

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