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J.P. Walmer enjoys his morning coffee in his tent outside Vancouver City Hall as construction at the nearby waterfront is visible in the background. Walmer has been homeless for about a month and is looking for a place he can afford. He said he sleeps on multiple air mattresses to make it easier for him to get out of bed.

Homeless population grays in Clark County as more seniors end up on the street

Chris Muntean, 70, feels lucky he had a heart attack.
The Elwood permanent supportive housing complex has a community garden among other trauma-informed features designed by Access Architecture.

Vancouver Housing Authority amps up security with more cameras, alarms, fencing, alarms at complexes

The Vancouver Housing Authority will update security measures in four of its public housing facilities, thanks to a grant.
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The Vantage Bridge carries Interstate 90 across the Columbia River near Vantage at dusk in February 2018.

Is a new Columbia River Treaty treaty on tap?

Since 1961, the U.S. and Canada have worked together to manage dams in the Columbia River Basin, but this arrangement may change in September 2024.
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An aerial view shows the city of Washougal's wastewater treatment plant this year. The city has received a $10 million loan from the Washington State Public Works Board to help construct a biosolids facility at the treatment plant.

Washougal gets $10M loan for construction of biosolids handling facility

The city of Washougal has received a $10 million Public Works Assistance Account loan for the construction of a new biosolids handling facility from the Washington State Public Works Board.
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Driver killed in single-car crash on State Route 503 in northern Clark County

One person was killed in a single-car collision Saturday on state Route 503 north of Lewisville Park, the Washington State Patrol said.


Falco Kuester, a researcher at ALERTCalifornia, a program run by the University of California San Diego, looks at imagery of firefighters at a fire from one of the program's cameras, Sept. 18 in San Diego. California's main firefighting agency, Cal Fire, in July started trying out an artificial intelligence system that looks for smoke from more than 1,000 mountaintop cameras feeds.

The threat of wildfires is rising. So are new artificial intelligence solutions to fight them

Wildfires fueled by climate change have ravaged communities from Maui to the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, exhausting firefighters and fueling demand for new…


FILE - Sydney Carney walks through her home, which was destroyed by a wildfire, Aug. 11, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Americans nationwide face hefty increases in their homeowner's insurance premiums in the coming years, a report by the First Street Foundation said on Wednesday, Sept. 20, as climate change intensifies floods, wildfires and storms in ways insurance companies are simply unable to keep up with.

How wildfire risk scoring puts Washington homeowners in insurance jeopardy

When Leah Fisher and her husband bought their mountaintop home in Chelan County four years ago, they were not naive to the potential for wildfire.…

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Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III is tackled by Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Seattle.

Walker sparks Seahawks to win over Panthers

Kenneth Walker III rushed for 97 yards and two second-half touchdowns, Jason Myers kicked four field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks pulled away in the…


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Washington.

With House Republicans in turmoil, colleagues implore GOP holdouts not to shut down government

Working furiously to take control of a House in disarray, allies of Speaker Kevin McCarthy implored their Republican colleagues Saturday to drop their hardline tactics…

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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…

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Benton County Mosquito Control District surveillance technician Kylie Morgan inserts dead mosquitoes into vials so that they can be tested for West Nile virus, among other diseases, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in Richland, Washington.

WA’s mosquito trackers are seeing a spike of West Nile virus

The traps dangle from shepherd’s hooks or tree branches and Kylie Morgan keeps an eye out for them as she drives her truck carefully over…


Christina Martin, of Rosamond, California, holds Lisa Frank Crocs that her sister gave her as a birthday gift. Martin has been a Lisa Frank fan since she was a child.

Long live Lisa Frank! Gen Z, 40-year-olds and even babies are channeling a ‘90s revival

In elementary school, Christina Martin loved the bright colors and whimsical animals of artist-entrepreneur Lisa Frank.

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Wind driven waves slam into docks along Irving Avenue as Tropical Storm Ophelia reaches Colonial Beach, in Westmoreland County, Va., on Saturday.

Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the U.S.

Nearly a day after being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia still threatened parts of the Northeast on Sunday with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and…

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In Our View: City’s plan to address PFAS adds to comforts

Jayne: WSU, OSU vying for Pac-2 crown

Electric car age arrives: Higher gas prices pushing new sales but poorer people shut out

Rubin: Biden should clear way for visas for Iraqi allies

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