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Vancouver woman finds outlet to cope with mental illness

Linda Harbaugh knew she had to leave her home on Livingston Mountain – the space was too depressing.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Teen accused of shoving friend off bridge appears in court

An 18-year-old woman charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge has made her first court appearance.


Vancouver woman finds creative outlet to cope with mental illness

Harbaugh felt a tap on her shoulder and looked up. A young man asked her if she was OK, and if she needed help. She explained how she was feeling, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Vancouver memory care facility using music therapy

Learning new music can strengthen connections in the brain and improve myelin, a covering around the nerve cells in brains, research shows. That can help conduct nerve impulses at higher …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Woman charged in Moulton Falls bridge push

A woman accused of injuring her 16-year-old friend when she pushed the teen off a bridge in Washington state has been charged with reckless endangerment following a shove captured on …


EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

The Frontier Hard Chrome Inc. Superfund Site has been officially deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Vancouver girl seriously hurt when discarded bottle explodes in her hands

A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday after picking up a plastic bottle tossed from a passing vehicle, only to have it explode in her hands, according to the Vancouver …


Vancouver schools helping families living in poverty

Since 2002, Vancouver Public Schools has “stepped out of its lane” – as many educators here say – to help children living in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.


Clark County deputy fired over Proud Boys sweatshirt

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has fired a deputy photographed wearing, and who apparently merchandises, apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for its white nationalist rhetoric …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Vancouver’s CytoDyn prepares to market its HIV drug

CytoDyn, the Vancouver biotechnology firm, intends to file with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take its HIV treatment to market, after spending roughly $150 million to development the …


Vancouver doll company Slumberkins lands TV deal

The Jim Henson Company, the Los Angeles production company best known for creating “The Muppets,” announced Monday it will launch a children’s series around Slumberkins, educational dolls that were first …


Abuse survivor finds new life, success in Pacific Northwest

Jonathan Dutson long dreamed of moving to the Pacific Northwest, where its lush greenery offered a respite from the scorching Arizona sun he grew up beneath. But Dutson was looking …


Blokable builds on idea

This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.


Vancouver man, son dusted by volcano’s ash

Vancouver’s Mark Havens and his 16-year-old son, Nicholas, were on a quick tour through Antigua for a more touristy stop to start their Guatemala mission trip when, on Sunday, a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Judge: Washington teen must repay $37M for starting Columbia River Gorge wildfire

A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy …


3 dead in roll-over crash in Vancouver

Officials said three people were killed and another suffered critical injuries in a crash in Vancouver, Washington.


Scientist keeping Hawaiians informed from Vancouver

From an office in Vancouver, scientist Liz Westby has been helping Hawaiians keep up with news about their volcanic eruption.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast.


Security guard found dead in Vancouver, Washington, homicide

An on-duty security guard has been found dead in an apparent homicide in Vancouver, Washington.


Pastor pleads guilty to trying to smuggle 280 pounds of pot

A former church pastor in Vancouver has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of pot into the country from Mexico.


Libraries, readers on hold for ‘Fire and Fury’

Demand for the book has been “Fury”-ous, so local library patrons will have to wait a while to check out the best-seller by Michael Wolff.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Vancouver officials deal blow to proposed oil terminal

The port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to terminate a rolling lease on property that would hold the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil terminal if the project’s backers …


Washington governor to decide town’s oil fate

Whether Vancouver becomes an oil town is up to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.


Suits for Soldiers event quadruples donations in second year

More than 3,100 donated items of business clothing for men and women were available Friday during the Suits for Soldiers event. That’s four times the donations received in 2016, when …


Vancouver lays de-icer on streets to get ahead of snow

The city of Vancouver is snow ready. In fact, preventative measures have already occurred. The city applied de-icer to streets Monday evening for the first time this year.


Outside View: Right call to oppose oil terminal

That marks a victory for those who have opposed the effort to establish Vancouver as an oil town. It also marks a reinforcement of the area’s desire to maintain and …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Panel: Washington governor should not approve oil terminal

A state energy panel has voted to recommend that a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Washington state be denied.


Court: Man’s accidental recording of beating wife admissible

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver man who accidentally recorded himself beating and threatening to kill his wife.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Critic of proposed oil terminal leads in Port of Vancouver race

A critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver has a solid lead in a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Number of rapes reported in Vancouver on the rise

The number of rapes reported in Vancouver has risen in recent years, and police say they fear that the actual number of sexual assaults in the city could be much …