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Sept. 21, 2021

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Visitors walk past a health alert sign with measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital is implementing some protocols to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Washington COVID-19 hospitalizations down, in part due to increase in deaths

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Washington have decreased slightly from record high rates, in part because of an increase in patients dying, according to state hospital officials.
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Gretta Anderson looks over contents of the free food pantry and fridge at her Vancouver home Monday afternoon. The Vancouver Free Fridge project is up to three fridges, but they're also being regulated by city codes over the structures, causing program leaders to start a petition.

Vancouver Free Fridge program expands, offers free food

The Vancouver Free Fridge program, which offers free food and supplies out of outdoor refrigerators in sheds to whomever needs them, expanded from one to three locations in the past…
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Handouts cover a table at a League of Women Voters event in Clark County last year. The organization sponsors candidate forums as part of its mission to educate voters.

Clark County League of Women Voters hosts candidate forums

For an off-year election, Clark County voters may be surprised at how many votes they will cast in November. Dozens of candidates are vying for positions in every city and…
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in U.S. Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Lawsuits claiming 2020 ballots were manipulated come to Washington

Lawsuits have been filed in several western Washington counties claiming auditors used uncertified voting equipment and manipulated thousands of ballots in an unspecified statewide race last year.
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A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

Sunday evening duplex fire in central Vancouver displaces residents in both units

A Sunday evening duplex fire displaced residents from both units, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

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A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Shares fell more than 3 percent in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with both Tokyo and Shanghai closed.

Stocks drop the most since May on worries over China, Fed

Stocks on Wall Street closed sharply lower Monday, mirroring losses overseas and handing the S&P 500 index its biggest drop in four months.

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Herrera Beutler takes trip to southern border, commends wall and laments drug trafficking

Southwest Washington’s U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler visited the country’s southern border late last week, posting about her trip and calling the situation a humanitarian…

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