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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Vancouver hospice program cares for pets so owners can be with dying loved ones

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clayton Jones was afforded little time to be a kid, which is why his parents got him two puppies – Bonnie and Clyde, pitbull-border collie mixes, who …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Polar Bear Plunge has origins farther North

The Polar Bear Plunge has brought an icy jolt to the new year for 40 years in Coeur d’Alene, but the real deal farther north is celebrating its centennial.

Victim, suspect die after shooting near Vancouver school

Authorities say one victim and the suspected assailant in a shooting outside a Vancouver elementary school Tuesday have died.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Lush retail store expected to open in February at River Park Square

A new retail store is bringing a national brand of cosmetics to downtown Spokane to be part of River Park Square.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Dog survives 31 days in woods after being hit by car

Niko, a Vancouver family’s dog, survived 31 days in the wilderness after getting hit by a car.

Washington woman missing after floating in Oregon river

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Vancouver, Wash., woman who went missing while floating with friends on the Willamette River.

Vancouver sewing group stitches clothing for homeless children

After 20-some years of sewing clothes for homeless children, the Helping Hands Sewing Group has noticed some changes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …