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Battle Ground teachers reach tentative agreement on new contract

The Battle Ground Education Association reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Battle Ground Public Schools Wednesday, potentially ending a months-long bargaining process.
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New Seasons Market's Main Street location is set to open Oct. 18, the grocer announced Thursday.

Downtown Vancouver New Seasons announces Oct. 18 opening

Vancouver’s westside grocery shoppers can officially rejoice. New Seasons Market announced Thursday its Main Street Vancouver store will open Oct. 18. A grand opening celebration will be held at 8…
Gaby Soltero of C-Tran cleans a Fourth Plain Vine bus Wednesday at the VanMall Transit Center. A study conducted by the University of Washington released earlier this month found small amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine were traceable on buses and trains operated by large transit agencies in Washington and Oregon.

C-Tran cleans buses several times a day to guard health, safety of riders, workers

A dozen people hopped off The Vine as it arrived at the Van Mall Transit Center Wednesday morning. Gaby Soltero, wearing black and neon orange, hopped on.
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Ridgefield City Manager Steve Stuart discusses new businesses coming to Union Ridge Town Center near Interstate 5 with city council, planning commission and parks board members during a development tour Monday afternoon.

Ridgefield officials tour construction sites as city sees projects multiply

Just about anywhere you drive in Ridgefield, you’re likely to come across a new development, whether it’s new homes, Costco, an industrial project or possibly…


A gray wolf hunts last year near Chewelah, Wash. Officials know of at least 126 gray wolves in Washington state, where the species is still listed as endangered.

The latest clash over managing Washington’s wolves

Eleven conservation groups are asking Washington state to tighten its guidelines for when wolves that attack livestock can be killed.

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Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez and first baseman Ty France (23) celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

AL West headed for wild finish between Astros, Rangers and Mariners

The reigning World Series champion Houston Astros will go into the final 10 days of the regular season with only a half-game lead in the…


FILE - People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 18, 2011. More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan "unity ticket" against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

A third party signed up 15,000 voters in Arizona. Democrats worry that’s enough for a Biden spoiler

More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan “unity ticket” against Joe Biden and Donald…

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A resident spotted this black bear Wednesday morning from their yard near Lacamas Lake.

Bear sighted near Lacamas Lake

The Camas Police Department on Wednesday said there have been recent sightings of a black bear near Lacamas Lake.

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FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

New COVID vaccines may be a ‘few weeks’ from becoming common in Washington, the state Department of Health says

Formulated to target emerging variants, newly approved COVID-19 vaccines may still be a “couple weeks” from becoming widely available in Spokane and the rest of…


Bid fair well to summer with fast-food soft serve, ideally in a cake cone.

Say good-bye to summer with soft serve

We’re rapidly approaching the official end of summer, but there’s nothing saying you have to roll back your summertime habits. Keep going to the beach.…

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In this image taken from a video released by the 3rd Assault Brigade, a Ukrainian servicemen fires machine gun towards Russian positions near Andriivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Aug. 27, 2023. Ukrainian brigade's two-month battle to fight its way through a charred forest shows the challenges of the country's counteroffensive in the east and south.

Inside a Ukrainian brigade’s battle ‘through hell’ to reclaim a village on the way to Bakhmut

The Russian bullet struck the sergeant just above the left ear. The leader of the Ukrainian platoon was down. Headquarters radioed a battlefield promotion to…

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