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Meaningful, independent journalism is at a crossroads. Advertisers who once filled newspaper coffers and funded local journalism have shifted resources to the Internet. And... — Updated 10/22/2021

Border reopening offers no magic pill for border towns

News that the U.S. would open its land borders to vaccinated travelers on November 8 was met with relief by border towns along the northern border and recognition that much more... — Updated 10/22/2021

Border announcement brings an early Christmas present

Following months and months of increasing pressure from federal, state and local politicians as well as business and civic groups, the Biden administration has announced the... — Updated 10/14/2021

Worried about the Big One? Consider a tsunami capsule

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone rips and shakes Edmonds and Puget Sound – and possibly unleashes a deadly tsunami – will you be ready? It's been 321 years and counting since... — Updated 10/20/2021

Feds revisit wolves' endangered status

Gray wolves in the western United States, including in Eastern Washington, are a step closer to receiving endangered species protection from the federal government. The U.S. Fish... — Updated 10/6/2021

State reports smallest wheat crop in decades

MOSES LAKE - It was a rotten growing season for wheat farmers in the Columbia Basin, as the state's wheat growers reported the smallest harvest in 57 years. "This is a pretty tough... — Updated 10/6/2021

Washougal student, mother lift spirits with homecoming dress giveaway

When Taylor Poulsen sees people at Washougal High School's upcoming homecoming dance wearing dresses that they otherwise wouldn't have had access to if it wasn't for her efforts,... — Updated 10/20/2021

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