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Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey views the first primary election result printout for the 2020 elections in the ballot tabulation room of the Clark County Election Office in August.

County Ethics Review Commission dismisses complaints against Auditor Greg Kimsey, prosecutor’s office

Clark County’s Ethics Review Commission is at long last making progress on complaints waiting for review. The commission tackled four of the pending complaints — two during a June 7…
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Vancouver man gets 11 years in prison for 2023 assault against former wife, her new boyfriend

A Vancouver man was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for strangling his former wife and beating her new boyfriend in April 2023.
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Firefighters undertake a prescribed burn at the Upper Applegate Watershed near Medford on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Such burns can help reduce the risk of large wildfires.

Northwest leaders try again for more federal money for prescribed burns to prevent wildfire

Oregon and Washington leaders are using the start of the region’s wildfire season to once again ask Congress for more money for prescribed burns. 
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Ridgefield man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

A Ridgefield man connected to a white supremacist prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug and gun crimes in federal court. He admitted in his plea agreement to creating a…
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Republicans John Lee and Philip Johnson and Democrat John Zingale are running for the 18th District House, Position 1, in the August primary.

John Ley’s candidacy and felony election fraud charges complicate 3-way race for 18th Legislative District

Campaign season for the 2024 election is underway, and the 18th Legislative District is starting to look particularly competitive.

Business

Mariah Fechtner of Backwoods Brewing Company serves up a cold pint of Hazy Nelson while working at the pub in Carson.

Backwoods Brewing keeps hospitality at heart of its business as it opens pubs, vacation cabins

With three brewpubs, a beer distribution business and growing tourism amenities in the Columbia River Gorge, Carson-based Backwoods Brewing Company is cementing itself as one…

Northwest

Washington launches mental health, school safety helpline for teens

 Growing up closeted in Eastern Washington, Conner Mertens often found himself struggling.

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Sports

An image of Jerry West is displayed outside the Chase Center, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in San Francisco. West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning. He was 86.

Jerry West, a 3-time Basketball Hall of Fame selection, dies at 86

Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette…

Politics

FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland answers a question from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, while testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House is expected to vote on a resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s interview in his classified documents case.

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified…

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Teen found safe after disappearance from Vancouver Mall

Crystal was found safe in Vancouver with the help of an alert resident, according to Vancouver police. 

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Health

FILE - Varieties of disposable flavored electronic cigarette devices manufactured by EB Design, formerly known as Elf Bar, are displayed at a store in Pinecrest, Fla., June 26, 2023. Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement by regulators.

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that…

Life

A rare  white buffalo calf, reportedly born in Yellowstone National Park&#039;s Lamar Valley, is shown on June 4, 2024, in Wyo. The birth fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it&rsquo;s also a warning more must be done to protect the earth and its animals.

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the…

Nation / World

FILE - Russian Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrives at the port of Havana, Cuba, June 24, 2019. Cuban officials announced on June 6, 2024, that four Russian warships, including the Gorshkov, will arrive in Havana starting June 12.

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean in what some see as a projection…

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Opinion

June 13: Border Speed Bumps

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In Our View: Class of 2024 meets its unique challenges

Camden: Representation differs by state

Letter: Common sense, respect are lacking

Letter: We are worse than heathens

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