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Herrera Beutler continues Trump-era bipartisanship under Biden

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, votes in line with President Joe Biden’s agenda 18.8 percent of the time, according to the latest ranking of members of Congress from FiveThirtyEight. The metric indicates that Herrera Beutler is one of the more bipartisan-minded Republicans in the House. It’s also par for the course for the congresswoman, […]

Body Positivity

If you believe that you’ll be happy once you lose weight, you’ll never be skinny enough to be happy. It’s a vicious cycle and it never ends unless we learn to love the body we have as it is right now, not tomorrow or next month or next year. It’s ok to want to make […]

Announcement regarding counties phase status not expected until Tuesday

May 3 was the date many high school basketball and wrestling coaches had circled on their calendars. That was the date the state was planning to reassess data regarding if counties would remain at Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, or revert to Phase 2. However, any announcement about changes in counties’ phase status […]

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in festive ribbons of love and making her big day one to remember? Purchase a cat-safe cake. What’s a birthday without a birthday cake? As close […]


As we run down our pandemic bucket lists, I am making good on all the things I discovered in my pantry, namely the Harina PAN I bought when I had an itch to make those delicious little cornmeal cakes known as arepas. Crispy on the outside, pillowy on the inside, I will order things off […]

On city council fundraising, Glen and Perez lead the pack

Two incumbent Vancouver city councilors aren’t seeking reelection this year. The announcements from Linda Glover and Laurie Lebowsky last month sparked several early challengers for the soon-to-be open seats, and also kicked off an early start to 2021 fundraising. Currently leading the fundraising pack is Glen Yung, who’s seeking the Position 3 spot held by […]

Stevenson’s Isabella and Sofia Spencer top 1A Southwest Washington League girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Singles MVP: Megan Letts, Tenino Doubles MVPs: Isabella Spencer/Sofia Spencer, Stevenson FIRST TEAM Singles Hannah Miller, Stevenson Jessie Tevis, Three Rivers Christian Doubles Claire Hayes/Juliet Perez, Columbia-White Salmon Ellie Barbo/Shelby Diley, Montesano SECOND TEAM Singles: Myla Langdon, Castle Rock; Yesenia Lemmon, Columbia-White Salmon; Doubles: Ella Anderson/Natalie Swofford, Castle […]

Columbia River baseball loses its appeal; 2A district playoff pairing set

The Columbia River baseball team lost its appeal, and that was significant for the Rapids in a couple of different ways. On Monday, River played Ridgefield in the 2A Greater St. Helens League season finale for both teams. With Ridgefield up 5-4, River loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh. […]

Cycle Your Way to Health and Fitness

Biking experienced a rise in popularity during the global pandemic when gyms were closed and people were looking for a safe way to exercise outdoors. One thing that 2020 taught us was the critical importance of our health and riding a bike is a low-impact activity that works your heart and lungs, strengthens your lower […]

Why a Science Degree Should be Your Top Priority after High School

Science is a body of knowledge through which we get to grasp different channels of understanding. It plays a crucial role in society, such as creating new knowledge, improving education quality, and increasing the quality of our lives. Since science responds to societal and global challenges, many students have developed an affinity for learning its […]

Cardamom Cake

If there is such a thing as cake perfection, this is it. Only seven ingredients, incredibly easy to make, it’s brilliantly simple but it’s intriguing. With a crackly almond top and a crumb dotted with bursts of floral-sweetness from the cardamom, it just feels fancy. This is the one recipe Alice Waters couldn’t live without […]

Is Camas’ top administrator already on his way out?

Camas’ top administrator might pack his bags soon, less than a year after starting the job.  City Administrator Jamal Fox has been named a finalist for the city manager gig in Gresham, Ore., according to a news release from that city. Fox is one of three finalists selected from a field of 37 candidates. Camas […]

Top girls track and field marks in Southwest Washington this season

Top high school girls track and field marks this season in Southwest Washington (through April 23). Source: 100 meters 1. Brinley Jackson (Union) 12.50 2. Shaela Bradley (La Center) 12.68 3. Melanie Martinez (Kalama) 12.98 200 meters 1. Hannah Polkinghorn (Columbia-White Salmon) 26.37 2. Shaela Bradley (La Center) 26.61 3. Brinley Jackson (Union) 26.79 […]

Top boys track and field marks this season in Southwest Washington

Top high school boys track and field marks this season in Southwest Washington (through April 23). Source: 100 meters 1. Isaiah Speer (Camas) 11.41 2. Kasen Dubke (Kalama) 11.46 3. Teddy Beaver (Skyview) 11.49 3. Nate Meyer (Kalama) 11.49 200 meters 1. Brig Griffin (Washougal) 23.77 2. Jonathan Landry (Evergreen) 23.78 3. Chase Leigh […]

WA-3 candidate to speak at rally headlined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Joe Kent, a Republican running for Southwest Washington’s congressional seat, is speaking at a rally this Saturday headlined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Kent is one of a handful of speakers billed on the event’s flyer in addition to Greene, a Republican from Georgia. Other guests include former Trump campaign data strategist Matthew Braynard and […]

Conquering Your First Triathlon

Our community hosted the first Live Multisport event this past weekend in over a year and half since the pandemic began. It was a safe return to racing and 600 athletes completed a variety of running distances and a Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run). Now that racing is live again, many are starting to set goals to challenge […]

7 Outdoor Threats to Cats’ Safety

Notoriously inquisitive, known for nosing around indoors and out, cats continuously court disaster and it’s incumbent upon their conscientious owners to keep them safe from harm. That said, consider these seven outdoor threats to your own kitty’s health and wellbeing. Toxic Plants: Famously fond of chewing on plants, curious cats should never find these toxic […]

Spicy Shrimp, Celery and Cashew Stir-Fry

Make it take out tonight: outside that is. Eat light and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with this quick Spicy Shrimp, Celery and Cashew Sitr-Fry. It’s healthy, delicious and there for you anytime you need something good to eat but forgot to think about it until just now.  Keep a bag of peeled and deveined shrimp […]

Commission on Aging to review COVID-19 lessons

The Clark County Commission on Aging has scheduled a discussion for next week that could offer some fresh insights on emergency responders and COVID-19. During its regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the commission is set to hear from early and first responders about what they’ve learned during the crisis. Meeting guests will include Robert […]

Applying a New Finish to Your Gun with a Paint Job

Are you bored of the current color of your gun? Don’t worry because the Federal licensing agency concedes you to add all sorts of “bling” to your rifle to make it look more personalized or to look neat. Notify the licensing body before you make any changes to the paint of the gun. Painting your […]

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