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Houses under construction are seen at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield on Monday afternoon, March 15, 2021.

Housing market: Listings up, sales steady in Clark County

The Clark County housing market got a small amount of breathing room in April thanks to a surge of new listings and relatively steady sales rates, according to the latest…
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The Clark County Public Service Center.

Clark County Charter Review panel: Time to refocus

Clark County Charter Review commissioners called for a “reset” last week in their ongoing review of the county government’s guiding document.
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Jill Watson, left, who hosts a tennis tournament Alzheimer's fundraiser in the spring each year, joins Delena Palena as they take on opponents at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.

Ardent Alzheimer’s awareness advocate Jill Watson has personal passion

It’s been more than a decade since Jill Watson’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than two years since her mother died at 79, but the emotions of…
Health
Richard Moody, 75, left, and his husband, Carl Caspersen, walk near their home in southeast Vancouver. Moody, who has lived 26 years with a transplanted heart, is careful to lead a healthy lifestyle and walks daily.

Connective tissue: Vancouver man celebrates transplant anniversary, friendship with donor’s family

For 26 years and ticking, Vancouver resident Richard Moody has been living on borrowed time. He’ll mark the anniversary of his heart transplant on Monday.
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Stacks of lumber sit on the lot ready to be used to construct apartment buildings on Friday at the Latitude 45 apartment complex in Vancouver. Local builders have had to navigate rising lumber prices amid a national spike in demand.

Spiking lumber costs splinter Clark County homebuilders’ budgets

When Vancouver-based Ginn Development began work on the Latitude 45 apartments in 2019, the cost of lumber per unit for the east Vancouver complex was…

Business

FILE - In this April 2, 2021, file photo train consists are formed at Norfolk and Southern Railroad's Conway Yard in Conway, Pa.  Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that can stretch for two miles or more, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to warn that moves meant to increase profits could endanger safety and even result in disasters.  (AP Photo/Gene J.

U.S. rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to…

Northwest

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, firearms are displayed at a gun shop in Salem, Ore. The first legal test of whether a wave of U.S. counties can legally declare themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," and refuse to enforce certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon logging county. The measure Columbia County voters narrowly approved last year bans local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws, which includes things like universal background checks or any prohibition on carrying guns.

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one…

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Dr. Brittani James, left, and her twin sister Dr. Brandi Jackson stand for a portrait in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Sunday, May 2, 2021. The identical twin doctors who have fought bigotry all their lives have a lofty new mission: dismantling racism in medicine.

Twin MDs battle entrenched racism in the medical world

They were whip-smart students from the side of town with unpaved streets and no sidewalks, twin sisters excluded from the gifted track because they were…

Life

About 1920, two men in business-like dress stand near the doorway of the decaying Covington House at its original Orchards site on Covington Road. The Clark County Historical Society (then the Fort Vancouver Historical Society) and the Vancouver Women's Club planned on moving the cabin log by log in 1926 and rebuilt it about 1928 at today's location on Main Street near the Kiggins Bowl.

Clark County History: Covington House

Tired of transient teachers for his employees’ children, John McLoughlin, chief factor for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, sent to England for a…

Nation / World

SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23, 2021 - - Elke Miller, second from left, executive director at Kigala Preschool, watches over kindergarten students Laila, from left, Ray and Emmy Lou, all 6, who attend class at the Kigala Preschool in Santa Monica on February 23, 2021.

California’s bold plan: adding a full school year before kindergarten. How will it work?

LOS ANGELES – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed far-reaching, multibillion-dollar education initiatives — including a full year of schooling for all 4-year-olds and enrichment…

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May 16: Getting Back To Normal

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In Our View: Keep on-street parking on Columbia Street

Jayne: Benton saga exacts high price

Local View: Honor Asian Americans, learn full U.S. history

Westneat: Vote no and take the dough? It’s a proud conservative tradition

Should a new I-5 bridge include light rail?

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