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Two members of Vancouver's Hazardous Materials Team, right, get supplies before entering Northwest Packing Co. at the Port of Vancouver to respond to a toxic chemical mixture Tuesday morning. Twelve employees were evaluated by medical personnel after possibly inhaling the mixture.

Hazmat team called to Port of Vancouver cannery after hazardous chemical mixture reported

Medical personnel evaluated 12 employees who potentially inhaled a hazardous chemical mixture Tuesday morning at Northwest Packing Co. at the Port of Vancouver.
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Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

Clark County Council adds voter-approved safety tax to charter

The public safety sales tax passed by 58.78 percent of voters in August goes into effect Jan. 1. On Tuesday, the Clark County Council unanimously approved adding the new tax…
Clark County Politics
Vancouver resident Cathryn Chudy testifies in front of the Vancouver City Council in 2015 against a proposed oil terminal.

Vancouver council enacts permanent ban of fossil fuel facilities

After years of employing temporary moratoriums on new fossil fuel developments, the city of Vancouver can finally lift its hold now that protective zoning codes are in place.
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Humane Society for Southwest Washington rescues 94 rabbits, prepares them for new homes

Nearly 100 bunnies will soon be available for adoption through the Humane Society for Southwest Washington after their owner surrendered them to Clark County Animal…


FILE  - The logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, July 27, 2018. Britain's competition watchdog is planning to investigate whether Amazon is harming competition and hurting consumers by giving an unfair advantage to merchants that pay for extra services.

Amazon sues Washington’s labor agency over alleged hazards

Amazon has sued Washington state’s labor agency following disputes with regulators over citations and fines imposed on the company for worker safety issues.


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Job openings in Washington grew rapidly this summer. That’s not good news

This summer, more companies posted job openings in Washington state than almost anywhere else in the U.S., indicating inflation is likely to persist as labor…

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Columbia River girls soccer players celebrate their 2-1 win over Ridgefield on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.

All-out approach helps Columbia River beat Ridgefield in girls soccer 2-1

Rapids' team depth helps them go 100 percent, all the time


Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

AP Explains: Voting systems reliable, despite conspiracies

Former President Donald Trump and his allies have whipped up a relentless campaign of attacks against voting equipment since his loss in the 2020 election.…

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iStock.com/The Columbian illustration 
 While it may seem that cooperate homebuying is a problem, corporate purchases are actually low in Clark County, accounting for 618 of 24,624 purchases, or about 2.5 percent, of residential single-family home purchases between January 2020 and July of this year, according to the analysis of Clark County Assessor's Office data conducted by The Columbian.

Who is really buying all the housing in Clark County?

As Clark County residents try to reconcile themselves to rapidly increasing rents and home prices, one possible villain has emerged in the popular imagination: corporate…

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‘Elixir of youth, health’: The benefits of adding a drizzle of olive oil to your diet

The ancient Greeks were on to something when they referred to olive oil as an “elixir of youth and health.” Centuries later, research offers evidence…


FILE - Country music great Loretta Lynn poses for a portrait in September 2000 in Nashville, Tenn. Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter who became a pillar of country music, died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. She was 90.

Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and…

Nation / World

Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz supervises the pantry inside the Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. The synagogue has been transformed into a full-fledged community center with food trucks and a pantry. They plan on celebrating Yom Kippur on Tuesday.

Amid Ian’s wounds, Jews see healing, renewal in Yom Kippur

Even though a destructive hurricane tore through his community just days earlier, nothing was going to stop Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz from holding prayer services Tuesday…

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McManus: Is Putin’s nuclear threat a bluff?

Letter: Vote in favor of charter amendments

Letter: Support Steinke for utilities

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