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In Vancouver, Sen. Murray touts bill backing unions

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited a Vancouver union hall Wednesday on her first stop to promote her new pro-union bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Man arrested in 1994 strangling death of Vancouver woman

An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago. Investigators have …


Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures; Vancouver, Wash., declares end to outbreak

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Vancouver-area measles outbreak could soon be over

The Vancouver-area measles outbreak may be drawing to a close.


Man deported from Vancouver may get part of Motel 6 ICE settlement

The family of a Vancouver man, who was deported after staying at an Everett Motel 6 in February 2017, may be entitled to a portion of a $12 million settlement …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Vancouver woman’s DNA leads to arrest in 1979 Iowa killing

A Vancouver woman unknowingly provided critical DNA information that led police to arrest a distant relative in a 39-year-old homicide case in Iowa.


Vancouver police officer files suit alleging sex discrimination

Another gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against the city of Vancouver last month, this time by a police officer, alleging discrimination based on sex, harassment and retaliation.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …


Kids traveling from Washington develop measles in Hawaii

Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

USGS employees faced with 35-day backlog after shutdown

When the news broke Friday that the 35-day partial federal government shutdown had temporarily halted, employees at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver readied themselves for a fresh set of …


Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated against measles.


Vandals kill 700,000 chum salmon in Canada

Vandals killed 700,000 chum salmon in Vancouver late in December.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

City of Vancouver fined $60K for 2017 sewage spills

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined the city of Vancouver $60,000 for spilling nearly 600,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Columbia River.


Vancouver companies team up to brew ‘Resilience IPA’ to help wildfire victims

Three Vancouver businesses have joined a fundraising campaign to aid victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California. Trap Door Brewing, Brothers Cascadia Brewing and Great Western Malting will help …


Deputies arrest man in Vancouver Walmart hostage situation

Authorities say deputies arrested a man after they say he held people hostage in a vehicle in a Vancouver Walmart parking lot and then caused the store to go into …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Fear and faith: Inside the last days of an American missionary died on tribe’s remote Indian Ocean island

The night before John Chau returned for the last time to India’s remote North Sentinel Island, he struggled with a sense of fear that his death might be imminent.


Vancouver Red Cross volunteer heads to Camp Fire front lines

Vancouver Red Cross volunteer Ron Burby starts work helping those displaced by the lethal Camp Fire in Northern California today, after he was deployed to the wildfire-ravaged state Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Southwest Washington voters re-elect Rep. Herrera Beutler to fifth term

Southwest Washington voters have elected Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, to serve a fifth term in Congress.


Spokane man makes first appearance in alleged rape of Vancouver woman

A transient man who allegedly attacked and raped a woman who was walking to her mother’s residence in February 2017 made a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court.


Second suspect in Vancouver child abduction case appears in court

The second of three teenagers allegedly involved in a robbery and kidnapping, tied to the abduction of a 4-year-old girl, appeared Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court.


One arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery connected to abducted girl

Vancouver police officers arrested a man Sunday suspected in a robbery and kidnapping connected to the alleged abduction of a 4-year-old girl by her mother last week.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Large earthquakes off Vancouver Island

Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island.


ADU interest on the rise in Southwest Washington

Clark County updated its codes earlier this year, making ADUs easier and cheaper to build. The city of Vancouver also made changes to its ADU policies a little more than …


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 …