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Morning Press: Herrera Beutler concedes; monkeypox cases; Raising Cane’s Chicken

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From the Newsroom: We’re fixing up the place

When the COVID-19 pandemic set in more than two years ago, it prompted most of our news staff to change to remote work. It was a good idea; the first…
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Clark County News
Jarrod A. Wiebe, 34, left, takes advantage of a plea deal Friday previously offered to him in his 2013 case. The Washington State Court of Appeals vacated his 2014 convictions after ruling in December that his attorney failed to notify him that his statements to law enforcement would be admissable at trial because his co-defendants had taken similar plea deals.

Originally sentenced to 45 years, lookout in 2013 Ridgefield robbery gets 54 months

A Snohomish man who was serving a 25-year prison sentence in a 2013 Ridgefield home-invasion robbery was given a second chance after the Washington Court of Appeals vacated his convictions…
Courts & Crime
Jordan Spisla, 27, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Spisla is accused of torturing a man after he allegedly said the man disrespected him.

Vancouver man charged with attempted murder after beaten victim found in field

A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday after police say he tortured another man for days, with beatings and a pellet gun, at a house near Arnold Park.
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I-205 rollover in Vancouver kills passenger

An Oregon man was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle, rollover crash on northbound Interstate 205 near the Mill Plain Boulevard overpass, according to the…


While Washington regulators created new rules to protect farmworkers who harvest during the heat and smoke, worker advocates say the protections fall far short of what’s necessary.

Proposal would keep worker heat protections in place all year in Washington

New rules for people working outside in Washington may be in place year-round under a proposal from the state Department of Labor and Industries.


FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, signs are posted near the entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. A federal judge on Thursday, June 13, 2019 rejected the Trump administration’s challenge to a Washington state law that makes it easier for former workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to win workers compensation benefits.

Both sides of Washington tell Biden what it will really take to clean up Hanford nuclear site

Disparate interests in the Northwest have found something they can agree on — the need for a sustained spending boost of more than $1 billion…

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Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez (44) follows through on a two-run single next to Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim during the fourth inning.

Julio Rodriguez returns, Mariners beat Rangers

Star rookie Julio Rodriguez got two hits in his return to the Seattle lineup and the Mariners took over the first wild-card position in the…


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. A flagship Democratic economic bill perched on the edge of House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his climate, health and tax goals that could energize his party ahead of November's elections.

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that…

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FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Clark County has 3 cases of monkeypox

Clark County now has three cases of human monkeypox virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it a public health emergency. There…

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