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FILE - A man hooks a fish on the Snake River in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. The U.S. government on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, acknowledged for the first time the harms that the construction and operation of dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest have caused Native American tribes, issuing a report that details how the unprecedented structures devastated salmon runs, inundated villages and burial grounds, and continue to severely curtail the tribes' ability to exercise their treaty fishing rights.

U.S. government, for the first time, details how Northwest dams devastated the region’s Native tribes

The U.S. government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time the harms that the construction and operation of dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest have…
Beacon Rock State Park is one of many public lands that waive fees on the Juneteenth federal holiday.

Get outdoors: State and national parks free for Juneteenth; Saturday marks Washington Trails Day

The Juneteenth federal holiday isn’t just a day to ponder the complicated history of our nation — and to celebrate its promise of freedom for all. It’s also a day…

Clark County deputies investigate fatal, single-car crash in Brush Prairie

A 40-year-old Amboy woman died from her injuries after a single-car crash early Monday morning in Brush Prairie.
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Ridgefield man dies after motorcycle crash on I-205 in Vancouver

A motorcyclist who crashed on the morning of June 12 on Interstate 205 in Vancouver has died.
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Deputy Bryson Layton, left, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office jokingly talks on his radio as he mimics his dad, Deputy DuWayne Layton, taking a call at his desk June 3 in downtown Vancouver. DuWayne Layton said his son was like his shadow when the 22-year-old was a boy, and they now work together at the sheriff&rsquo;s office.

Young deputy follows in his father’s footsteps at Clark County Sheriff’s Office

When Bryson Layton was a boy, he used to dress up in his father’s worn-out police uniforms. He’d even sleep in them sometimes, his dad…


FILE - Purchases are made in a retail store in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, May 13, 2024. On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Retail sales rise a meager 0.1 percent in May from April as still high inflation curbs spending

Consumers barely increased spending in May from April as still high prices on groceries and other necessities and high interest rates curbed spending.


Ships on Elliott Bay are silhouetted against the evening sun, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Seattle.

Summer COVID surge approaches in Seattle area as travel season begins

A summer COVID-19 surge is on its way through Seattle and the region.

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FILE - New York Giants' Willie Mays poses for a photo during baseball spring training in 1972. Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93. Mays' family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced Tuesday night, June 18, 2024, he had “passed away peacefully” Tuesday afternoon surrounded by loved ones.

Willie Mays, Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

Willie Mays, baseball’s exuberant and electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93. The Giants and Mays' family jointly announced his death.


President Joe Biden arrives on Air Force One, Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Biden is returning from a fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Half a million immigrants could eventually get U.S. citizenship under a new plan from Biden

President Joe Biden is taking an expansive election year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the…

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Eight Cow Creamery in Ridgefield mixes an base from Alpenrose with local delicacies.

7 stellar spots to get ice cream this summer around Clark County

Salt & Straw’s arrival at the Vancouver waterfront was cool, but competition for the best ice cream in Clark County is just beginning to heat…

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Victoria Cornejo Barrera, former head custodian for a high school in Columbia, South Carolina holds her four-month-old daughter Fernanda Cabrera at her home in Columbia, S.C., Monday, June 10, 2024. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act entitled her to the types accommodations she had been seeking when she was pregnant.

This law is a lifeline for pregnant workers even as an abortion dispute complicates its enforcement

Victoria Cornejo Barrera thought the legal helpline for workers sounded too good to be true and wondered if it was a scam.


In this undated photo, an African elephant matriarch leads her calf away from danger in northern Kenya. A new study in Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution demonstrates that elephants respond to individual names, one of the few animal species known to do so.

Study finds elephants name each other

African elephants call each other and respond to individual names — something that few wild animals do, according to research published June 10.

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Workmen with the Architect of the Capitol office, perform maintenance on the irrigation system in a park near the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Extreme heat is expected to break records for tens of millions of people in the United States this week. (AP Photo/J.

Record-breaking U.S. heat wave scorches the Midwest as New York activates the National Guard

Extreme heat alerts affected tens of millions of people in the United States on Tuesday as cities including Chicago broke records at the start of…

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June 19: Social Media

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In Our View: Anti-vax falsehoods fuel outbreaks of disease

McManus: Take Trump at his word

Letter: Show kindness, respect

Letter: What is value of bump stocks?

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