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People in Smith Tower look out from a balcony, bottom left, as smoke billows out from a nearby window during a two-alarm fire downtown Friday morning, Feb. 23, 2024.

Vancouver Fire Department extinguishes fire at Smith Tower in downtown Vancouver; no injuries reported

Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire Friday morning at Smith Tower. No one reported injuries.
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Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who they say appeared to have a gun while responding to a welfare check early Tuesday morning in Brush Prairie. The shooting was captured on the deputies’ body-worn cameras, the sheriff’s office said. Five deputies were placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol.

Investigators recover firearms near man killed by Clark County deputies in Brush Prairie shooting

Investigators located firearms near the man who Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot while responding to a house in Brush Prairie, according to a Friday update.
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Washougal High School graduate Alec Langen poses for a photograph with his car in his school parking space in 2018.

Washougal High School graduate one of five Marines killed in helicopter crash

A 2018 Washougal High School graduate was one of five U.S. Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a training flight in Southern California earlier this month.
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Vancouver teacher John Zingale announces run for 18th Legislative District representative

John Zingale, a Vancouver public schoolteacher, announced Tuesday that he is again running to represent the 18th District.
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Keana Zoradi of Vancouver, left, joins her daughter, Eden, 3, while creating a Valentine's Day sculpture at Drip Drop Art Studio on Jan. 31. It’s one of several recently opened businesses geared toward Clark County’s youngest residents.

New kids play areas opening in Clark County

As the local population continues to grow, the number of businesses geared toward Clark County’s youngest residents is on the rise.

Business

In Aug. 11, 2019,  a man uses a cellphone in New Orleans.

Americans reporting nationwide cellular outages from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.

Northwest

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, shakes hands with Chair Gerry Lewis of the Yakama Nation, following a ceremonial signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, as Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, third from right, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Brenda Mallory, second from right, and Chair Shannon Wheeler of the Nez Perce Tribe, right, watch. The ceremonial signing is an agreement between the Biden administration and state and Tribal governments to work together to protect salmon and other native fish, honor obligations to Tribal nations, and recognize the important services the Columbia River System provides to the economy of the Pacific Northwest.

White House, tribal leaders, Inslee, Kotek hail ‘historic’ deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally…

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FILE - An attendee at Planned Parenthood&rsquo;s &ldquo;Bans Off Our Bodies&rdquo; rally for abortion rights holds a sign outside of the Idaho Statehouse in downtown Boise, Idaho, May 14, 2022. More than 50 Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing in the state since a near-total abortion ban took effect in August 2022, according to a newly released report Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (Sarah A.

Dozens of Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing there since abortions were banned, study says

More than 50 Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing in the state since a near-total abortion ban took effect in August 2022, according to a newly…

Life

This recent image provided by the Brookfield Zoo shows a male grey seal pup and his mother at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. Zoo officials say a grey seal found stranded and blind more than a decade ago on an island in Maine has given birth at the Chicago-area zoo and is now &ldquo;a very attentive mother&rdquo; to her newborn.

Blind seal gives birth and nurtures the pup at an Illinois zoo

A gray seal found stranded and blind more than a decade ago on an island in Maine has given birth at a Chicago-area zoo and…

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FILE--Bai Yun, one of two giant pandas on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, looks towards the crowd on Nov. 1, 1996, in San Diego. China is working on sending a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after nearly all the iconic bears in the U.S. were returned to the Asian country in recent years amid rocky relations between the two nations. San Diego sent back its last pandas to China in 2019.

China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reintroducing panda diplomacy

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States…

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Editorial Cartoons for the Week of Feb. 19

In Our View: Beaches’ finest offering: community service

Calmes: Blocking Ukraine aid is no way to put America first

Letter: Rethink roundabout on Hwy. 503

Letter: Scrutinize administrator salaries

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