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Lane County, Ore., sheriff's deputies pinned a rented pickup driven by a Vancouver kidnapping suspect. Bart Allen Stephanie, 53, is accused of kidnapping a woman and her two children before leading Lane County deputies on a chase Tuesday morning.

Man arrested in Oregon, accused of kidnapping woman, her children in Vancouver

A man accused of kidnapping a woman and her two children in Vancouver was arrested Tuesday in Lane County, Ore., after allegedly leading deputies there on a chase.
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Miles Terrace, a 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, opened in September.

Vancouver looks to replace affordable housing property tax with Feb. 14 special election

Vancouver’s main community resource to lessen its affordable housing challenges is nearing the end of its lifespan, leading city officials to ask residents to vote for its renewal.
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Fentanyl pills and methamphetamine Clark County sheriff's deputies said they found with 33-year-old James Mcauley after arresting him Sunday night in the Van Mall neighborhood.

Police pursuit leads to fentanyl, meth bust in central Vancouver

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday night in the Van Mall neighborhood, accused of crashing a stolen car during a police pursuit and possessing several hundred fentanyl pills and methamphetamine.
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Clark Public Utilities.

Clark Public Utilities’ 2023 budget approved; rates to hold steady

Despite inflation all around, rates for electricity and water from Clark Public Utilities are expected to remain steady next year.
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Drag queen Tree Empress 45 Onalicious Mercury asks kids what they want to be when they grow up Sunday at the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Vancouver Community Library. More than 100 children and parents attended the event to sing, dance and listen to storybooks.

Opposition to drag queen story hours roils FVRLibraries

For over three years, the monthly Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board of Trustees’ meetings have spiraled out of control.

Business

Construction cranes tower over buildings at various stages of completion as work continues at The Waterfront Vancouver this month. Around half a dozen buildings are currently or are soon to be under construction there.

Construction work continues at The Waterfront Vancouver

Cranes along the river at The Waterfront Vancouver are in no short supply this December, with about half a dozen buildings currently or soon to…

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FILE - Three girls embrace before they are removed from the home of Samuel Bateman, following his arrest in Colorado City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.  Federal documents released Friday, Dec. 2 show that Bateman, the leader of a small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border, had taken at least 20 wives, most of whom were minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet.

FBI: Polygamous leader had 20 wives, many of them minors

The leader of small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did…

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Washougal High School cross country runner Samual Grice is The Columbian's boys cross country All-Region runner of the year.

All-Region boys cross country: Samuel Grice, Washougal High School

To take his cross country talent to new heights, Samuel Grice naturally looked to the hills.

Politics

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Atlanta. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the…

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An employee puts back a gun for sale at Wade's Eastside Guns in Bellevue on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.

Shelved since 2018, this Washington gun law may finally be implemented soon

Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration is now working to implement a 2018 voter-approved firearms background-check law that Washington officials had quietly set aside due to logistical…

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