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Nonprofits in Clark County among those awarded $2.5 million to improve access to health care

Last year, the Southwest Washington Accountability Communities for Health, or SWACH, used a $1 million federal grant to encourage better access to Covid vaccines for minority communities in Southwest Washington,…
Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal launches websites to gather residents’ ideas for COVID aid, city’s future

Officials are seeking input from community members on two issues critical to the future of Washougal: the city’s use of its federal COVID-recovery funds and the creation of a long-term…
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A downed tree provides a crossing of Calamity Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Siouxon Trail the jewel of the forest

It’s well-known that forest wildfires burn in a patchwork, scorching some spots yet sparing others.
Clark County Councilors Gary Medvigy, left, and Richard Rylander chat as they take a seat before Rylander's first council meeting May 3.

Clark County Council weighs how to use $47.6M remaining from COVID stimulus

New funding requests for American Rescue Plan Act funds sitting in the county coffers are scheduled for a hearing before the Clark County Council on Aug. 16. Among the requests…

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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…



Heat pumps: Coming to a home near you in Washington?

Karl Johnson was just looking for a way to keep his Corbin Park home, built in the early 20th century, comfortable.


The Buckner house sits at 1012 N. 19th St. in Boise???s North End. The house is a part of the Harrison Boulevard neighborhood, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.

This house saw cross burning, civil rights meetings. It will be on historic register

Cherie Buckner-Webb said she was over the moon when she moved into the house at 1012 N 19th Street with her family as a young…

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Texas Rangers' Bubba Thompson, left, and Seattle Mariners catcher Curt Casali (5) watch Thompson's single that drove in two runs during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Rangers' Meibrys Viloria and Nathaniel Lowe (30) scored on the play.

Seager, Sborz lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on…


In May, candidates for U.S. Congress participated in a debate hosted by the Alaska Chamber, Alaska Miners Association and other organizations in Anchorage, Alaska. From left are Nick Begich, John Coghill, Christopher Constant, Al Gross, Jeff Lowenfels (not visible), Sarah Palin, Mary Peltola, Josh Revak and Tara Sweeney. The field has since been narrowed to three: Begich, Palin and Peltola.

For 2 candidates, Alaska’s U.S. House race is an opportunity to make history

A day of campaigning on the Kenai Peninsula began for Nick Begich III and Mary Peltola under the gaze of a taxidermied brown bear.

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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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Flight nurse Duane Rorie prepares for a flight at North Colorado Medical Center on Aug. 1, 2022, in Greeley, Colorado. Med Evac is celebrating 40 years in Northern Colorado and took members of the media up for a short flight. Med Evac has flown more than 30,000 missions during those 40 years.

Air ambulances were designed for speed, but can now operate as mobile partial ICUs

When air ambulances first took off in the 1980s, they were mostly about getting patients to a hospital as fast as possible. But now they…



Those rascally rabbits! How to keep bunnies out of your veggie garden

Bunnies are adorable, but when they’re seemingly everywhere, wreaking havoc on gardens all over the Puget Sound region, a few tips might help save your…

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In this photo from March 26, 2022, a single-engine air tanker drops water on the NCAR fire as it burns in the foothills south of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. The NCAR fire prompted evacuations in south Boulder and a pre-evacuation warning for Eldorado Springs. The wildfire broke out near the National Center for Atmospheric Research in southwestern Boulder on Saturday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders for parts of the city and pre-evacuation notices for Eldorado Springs, according to authorities. Boulder police initially said about 1,200 residences had been ordered to evacuate due to what has been named the NCAR fire. But a short time later, police tweeted a map that showed nearly all of south Boulder under evacuation. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management now says that the map was wider than required and that the actual evacuation area is "from NCAR to Baseline Road, east to U.S. 36, back down to Broadway, and straight west to NCAR again." (Helen H.

Rain tamed Colorado’s summer wildfire season but how long will luck hold?

Months into what state officials warned could be the worst wildfire year in Colorado’s recorded history and so far those fears have yet to materialize.

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Editorial cartoons for week of Aug. 14

Montoya: Search is just the beginning

Other Papers Say: Step toward justice for missing

In Our View: Increased elections knowledge aids democracy

Harrop: When a news story has little to do with the news

Raising Cane's is coming to town. Which chain restaurant should be next?

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