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Washougal man sentenced to 108 years for child rape in Clark County court

A Washougal man was sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court to 108 years in prison for producing sexually explicit materials depicting his rape of two infants.
Clark County News
Gregory S. Bailey, 59, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. He's accused of racing and driving drunk in an October crash that killed a Vancouver man.

Prosecutors: Vancouver man drunk, racing in fatal crash in October

Prosecutors say a Vancouver man was driving drunk and racing when he caused an October fatal crash in the Walnut Grove area.
Courts & Crime

Proposed cottage homes could provide some missing middle housing in Clark County

A proposed development in unincorporated Clark County could provide middle housing for 60 families.
Clark County Business
Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no-contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm.

‘Person of interest’ in disappearance of Vancouver woman, girl charged in 2017 murder in Arkansas

The man charged in a drive-by shooting at his former girlfriend’s Vancouver apartment and implicated in her and her daughter’s disappearances is also accused of shooting a man in the…
Courts & Crime

Clark County

A community vigil for Meshay “Karmen” Melendez and Layla Stewart will be held Sunday at Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

Community vigil for slain mother Melendez, daughter Layla set for Sunday

A community vigil for Meshay “Karmen” Melendez and Layla Stewart will be held Sunday at Esther Short Park in Vancouver.


FILE - Incoming CEO Laxman Narasimhan speaks during Starbucks Investor Day 2022, Sept. 13, 2022, in Seattle. Starbucks officially has a new CEO. The Seattle coffee giant said Monday, March 20, 2023 that Laxman Narasimhan has assumed the role of CEO and joined the company’s board of directors.

New Starbucks CEO plans to work in stores monthly

Starbucks’ new CEO Laxman Narasimhan says he plans to work a half-day shift once a month in one of the company’s stores in an effort…


FILE -  Darcelle appears on stage at Cole's Portland, Ore. nightclub Darcelle XV during a show on Dec. 3, 1998. Walter C. Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle, has died of natural causes in Portland, Ore, on Thursday, March 24, 2023.

Darcelle, world’s oldest working drag queen, dies at 92

Walter Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV and a fearless advocate for Portland's LGBTQ+ community, has…

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Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 24, 2023.

LaVine leads Bulls’ rout of Blazers, 124-96

Zach LaVine scored 33 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 124-96 on Friday night.

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A chinook salmon is hooked in Oregon.

Concepts proposed in hopes of keeping salmon fishing open

State officials have unveiled nine new-look concepts for managing fall salmon angling in 2023 at Buoy 10 and in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville…

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