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After 13 years, Amboy-based Mount St. Helens Institute has a new director. Ray Yurkewycz’s last day was April 30, after serving since 2011 as the executive director of the nonprofit that … more
Scientists and preparedness officials will be at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater to commemorate the tragic 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens on Saturday, May 18. On May 18, 1980, a … more
The Northern Lights made a rare appearance over Clark County overnight between Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. The Aurora Borealis display was labeled a severe geomagnetic storm by the National … more
Ridgefield High School’s Varsity Knowledge Bowl team won its 2A national championship on Saturday, April 20. This marks the team’s second national championship victory since 2022. … more
Those interested in running for public office can file their declarations beginning May 6. This year, many offices are open for federal and local candidate filings, such as U.S. senator, … more
District 3 U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenka mp Perez gathered local stakeholders to discuss her clean water priorities in Congress at the City of Vancouver’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant on … more
A Yacolt man is set to be sentenced in September for his participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Benjamin John Silva, 36, pleaded guilty April 5 in the District of … more
Valerie Bergmann saw headlights in her rearview mirror just before a car traveling 70 mph rammed into her maintenance truck on the side of Interstate 5 in Vancouver. Bergmann, of Woodland, and … more
The Washington Department of Ecology is applying pressure on Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad (PVJR) after issuing an administrative order on March 25. The order demanded that the railroad … more
Southwest Washington Republicans spoke about their priorities leading up to November’s general election during a town hall last week in Battle Ground. The town hall was hosted by 19th District … more
While 18th and 20th district legislators disagreed with many bills that passed during the 2024 short legislative session, which concluded March 7, the lawmakers were pleased that many area … more
Washington state drivers may have noticed an increase in the price at the pump recently. On Monday, the average cost for a gallon of gas in the Evergreen State increased to nearly $4.31 per … more
Supporters of salmon recovery efforts in Washington state were optimistic going into this year's short 60-day legislative session. There was bipartisan support for habitat restoration, with … more
Battle Ground City Councilor and former Mayor Adrian Cortes announced his campaign for Washington state Senate in the 18th District last week. Cortes is currently serving his third term in City … more
Less than eight months from now, Washington state voters will – in addition to casting a ballot for president in November’s general election – decide the fate of three initiatives … more
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that classifies certain types of public defacement as a felony if it's perceived to be an act of "hate." Senate Bill 5917 amends … more
One of the most controversial bills passed by the Washington State Legislature this session has yet to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1589 , dubbed by … more
On March 6, Washington 17th District Sen. Lynda Wilson announced she was not seeking another term after 10 years in the state Legislature. Wilson was elected in 2016 after one term in the House … more
The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program board released a second batch of designs for a replacement Interstate 5 bridge during an executive steering group meeting on Tuesday, March 5. The … more
When Third District U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez said on a podcast that “nobody stays awake at night worrying about the Southern border,” the words appalled attorney Leslie Lewallen, … more
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