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The Vancouver Police Department says there recently have been fatal overdoses believed to be tied to counterfeit Oxycodone pills.

Vancouver man held in drug overdose death

A 23-year-old Vancouver man was arrested in connection with a fatal drug overdose caused by pills laced with fentanyl, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
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Samantha Zeiner of the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge walks through her family's acreage between Ridgefield and Battle Ground while demonstrating how she records a virtual birding walk. The refuge is closed to visitors, so Zeiner streams her own live birding walk from this site, which is also on the Pacific Flyway and popular with avian visitors.

Ridgefield woman records, virtually shares birdsongs from family farm

Samatha Zeiner wasn’t a real birder until coronavirus locked down her life. Now Zeiner goes on a rural birding walk early every Tuesday morning without leaving her home turf, and…
Clark County Life
Mark Stoker

Vancouver school board member apologizes for urging ‘fire hoses’ at protests

A member of the Vancouver Public Schools board of directors is under fire for a comment on social media that one fellow board member decried as racist in tone.
Schools
Demonstrators gathered at the corner of West 8th Street and Columbia on Sunday. It was part of protests in cities nationwide following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Vancouver protest calls for justice after George Floyd’s death

The death of George Floyd has set off protests nationwide, including one in downtown Vancouver on Sunday. About 100 people gathered at Esther Short Park shortly after noon.
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A sign for Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services outside VPS offices.

School districts in Clark County expect budget crisis down road

School districts in Clark County and across Washington are gearing up to build district budgets in a time of uncertainty fueled by the novel coronavirus…

Business

Products from S&P USA Ventilation Systems at the PCBC home show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 25, 2014.

Fresh air will be a hot amenity in reopened offices — if companies can afford it

Not long ago, office landlords competed for tenants by advertising spacious roof decks and fancy exercise rooms.

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Humboldt penguins Nacho and Goat walk together while exploring zoo grounds.

Amid coronavirus closure and layoffs, Oregon Zoo anxiously awaits reopening

For Bob Lee, the goal is pretty simple: keep the animals in a state of blissful ignorance.

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Mountain bikers ride the Catch and Release Trail southwest of Bend, Ore.

Tips for mountain biking during pandemic

The trails themselves never closed during the shutdown of public spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic, so in reality, little ever changed for mountain bikers in…

Politics

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden visits Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., Monday, June 1, 2020, (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest

Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware Monday morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address…

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A protestor faces police officers in downtown in Portland, Friday.

Vancouver officials call for peace amid ‘outrage’ following death of George Floyd

Vancouver officials, calling on residents to remain peaceful, expressed sadness and condemnation as the death of a man in police custody in Minneapolis stirred protests,…

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