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A fire Sunday morning in a duplex at 2219 Simpson Ave. in Vancouver displaced four people, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

Vancouver house fire displaces four people

A fire Sunday morning in a duplex at 2219 Simpson Ave. in Vancouver displaced four people, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
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Camas senior Riley Sanz (3) lifts the state championship trophy in front of the Camas student section Saturday, March 2, 2024, after the Papermakers’ 57-41 win against Gonzaga Prep in the 4A WIAA State Basketball championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

Camas captures Class 4A state title in girls basketball

Well after the Class 4A girls basketball state championship game ended Saturday night, after the lockerroom celebration wrapped up and posing for photos with the state championship trophies finished, Camas…
Prep Sports
Monica Zazueta, 37, of Vancouver comforts her toddler, Rafio Zazueta, 1, after he took a tumble on the floor at their home Feb. 15. Zazueta and her family, who experienced homelessness a few years ago, are now housed and paying rent of almost $1,900 a month. She fears the family will become homeless again. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re surviving through love,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Our kiddos don&rsquo;t deserve this kind of life.

Housed, but hanging on by thread: Vancouver family struggles as they watch neighbors end up homeless

A tan duplex in a quiet Vancouver cul-de-sac tells the harrowing story of the city’s housing affordability crisis.
Community Funded Journalism
Palestinians look at the destruction after an Israeli strike on a residential building in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Netanyahu rival’s visit to U.S. highlights cracks within Israel’s wartime leadership

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked a top Cabinet minister arriving in Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, according to an Israeli official, signaling widening cracks within the country’s…
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Clark County

California burger chain In-N-Out submitted an application Feb. 16 for a Ridgefield location, shown in this rendering.

In-N-Out is coming to Ridgefield; Clark County lands popular fast-food joint before Portland

Clark County residents craving a cheeseburger animal style are in luck. California fast-food chain In-N-Out submitted an application earlier this month for a Ridgefield location.


FILE - People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe&#039;s to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe&#039;s are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Trader Joe’s chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic

More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday.


FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. Accidental overdoses contribute to 90 percent of all U.S. opioid-related deaths. Rising use of illicitly manufactured and highly potent synthetic opioids including fentanyl has likely contributed to the unintentional death rate, which surged nine-fold between 2000 and 2017, the study found.  (U.S.

Fentanyl crisis in WA needs a turning point, so what is being done?

Washington came to understand the scope and severity of the state's fentanyl crisis in 2023 more than any other year.

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The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2024.

Congressional leaders come out with 6 spending bills in a drive to avoid a partial shutdown

Congressional leaders on Sunday came out with a package of six bills setting full-year spending levels for some federal agencies, a step forward in a…

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The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Facing nearly $20 million budget deficit, Evergreen Public Schools may cut 140 positions

Evergreen Public Schools leaders are proposing cutting 140 positions across the district to meet nearly $20 million in budget reductions for the 2024-2025 school year.

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FILE - This undated, colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, indicated in yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, indicated in blue/pink, cultured in a laboratory. The National Institutes of Health is opening a handful of studies to start testing possible treatments for long COVID, an anxiously awaited step in U.S. efforts against the mysterious condition. The announcement, Monday, July 31, 2023 comes amid frustration from patients who've struggled for months or years with sometimes disabling health problems.

COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

Americans who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days, U.S. health officials announced Friday.


FILE - A Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco sits in a tree in New York&#039;s Central Park, Feb. 6, 2023. Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City&rsquo;s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city&rsquo;s most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan, has died, zoo officials announced Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.

Fans gather to say goodbye to Flaco the owl in New York City memorial

Dozens of mournful fans of Flaco the Eurasian eagle-owl gathered in New York City on Sunday to say goodbye to the beloved celebrity creature who…

Nation / World

Hundreds of people walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge commemorating the 59th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday voting rights march in 1965, Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Selma, Ala.

Kamala Harris leads Bloody Sunday memorial as marchers’ voices ring out for voting rights

Attorney General Merrick Garland told parishioners at a Selma church service commemorating the 59th anniversary of the attack by Alabama law officers on Civil Rights…

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March 2: Border politics

Editorial Cartoons for week of Feb. 26

In Our View: Tit-for-tat tariffs is a losing strategy for U.S.

Donnelly: Ranked choice voting would burden voters

Kent: Democrats hypocritical on border

Other Papers Say: Bill is unfair to firearms dealers

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