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7 hrs ago | The Columbian

Port to rent rail cars in deal with N. Dakota

Aiming to boost trade between North Dakota and the Pacific Rim, the Port of Vancouver has launched a new venture of leasing rail cars to move agricultural products to the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

90 health plans approved for 2015 Washington's Exchange

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has approved 10 health insurers to sell 90 individual health plans inside Washington's Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder next year.

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Related Topix: Cowlitz County, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Columbian

BNSF executive: Oil train safety can improve

As questions continue to swirl about the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, BNSF Railway's top executive acknowledged Tuesday that the process can be safer, and said his company welcomes the regulatory push toward more modern tank cars.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Columbian

Working in Clark County: Mark Sauser, prosthetist and orthotist

Working in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Medicine

BayStreet.ca

New Picture Book, Oliver's Hunger Dragon, Explores the Effect of Hunger on a Child

Battle Ground, WA / ACCESSWIRE / Aug 25, 2014 / Oliver has a Hunger Dragon who rumbles and grumbles.

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Related Topix: Battle Ground, WA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Columbian

Dogs, man rescued from Washougal ravine

Firefighters don't rescue cats from trees, but on Sunday they did rescue two dogs, and their owner, from a ravine.

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Related Topix: Washougal, WA, Vancouver, WA, Camas, WA

The Columbian

Crestline returns 'home'

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Gov. Jay Inslee will attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Crestline.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, Vancouver, WA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Columbian

Vancouver Lake group ponders merger

The Vancouver Lake Watershed Partnership plans to explore joining forces with another organization as the group rethinks its role in supporting its namesake ecosystem.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Seattle Times

Survival of Rep. Herrera Beutler’s child a celebrated case study

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is a half-hour late for her meeting with a news photographer.

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Related Topix: Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Kidney Cancer, Health, Camas, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Columbian

Sex offender update

Three Level III sex offenders, considered among the group of those most likely to re-offend, recently registered addresses in Clark County.

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Related Topix: Ridgefield, WA, Vancouver, WA

Wizbang

VP Finally Worth Someting: Man Beats Gun Charge With Joe Biden Defense

For the first time our clownish vice president, Joey Biden, was finally useful to someone in this nation when a Washington State man used the "Joe Biden" defense to get himself out of a gun charge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: Fed's Yellen says labor market still shaky, installing solar, killing elephants

Want to make sure every vote counts? Get involved in these key races for secretary of state, by Jeff Singer Dear Hillary: Don't worry about 'Obama's third term' nonsense.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Columbian

Volunteers harvest Bob Buker's corn for Clark County Food Bank

Before there was centralized, public acreage on Northeast 78th Street that's popular with volunteers who grow tons of produce each year for the Clark County Food Bank, there was Bob Buker.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Vancouver, WA, Vancouver, Canada Travel, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Times

Clark County prosecutor dismisses charge in ‘Biden defense’ case

A prosecutor says he'll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News, Vancouver, WA

The Columbian

Clark County food banks hit by recall

A natural food manufacturer has announced a nationwide, voluntary recall of some peanut butter and almond butter products due to potential salmonella contamination.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

The Columbian

Kaiser pharmacy users see long waits

Kaiser Permanente members across Clark County and the rest of its Northwest region are experiencing pharmacy wait times significantly longer than usual - the result of a system upgrade implemented earlier this month.

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The Columbian

Police nab suspect in string of robberies

Authorities say they apprehended a woman suspected of robbing a Columbia Bank branch in Orchards June 26 and then fleeing in this stolen microcar from the Car2Go rental service.

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Related Topix: Orchards, WA

The Columbian

You Can Help

Firstenburg Community Center is looking for front desk and scanner assistance. Scanners will check passes to ensure people passing beyond the scanning position are pass-holders.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Home Gardening, Home

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Remains found on Wash. volcano are Japanese hiker

Undersheriff Dave Cox said Monday that the Clark County medical examiner's office identified the remains found Aug. 9 as those of Yosuke Onishi.

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Related Topix: Skamania County, WA

The Columbian

Driver in fatal I-205 rollover appears in court

Court records say Ryan J. McGuinness was using his 1992 Subaru Legacy to mimic a skateboarding maneuver just before a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 205 at the Southeast Mill Plain exit early Saturday.

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Related Topix: Mill Plain, WA, Vancouver, WA

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