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Explore without state ferries: Access Washington islands on lesser-known ferries
Author: Gregory Scruggs, The Seattle Times

When standing on the deck of a ferry as the telltale rumble of the engine kicks into gear and the water below begins to churn, I always feel a sense of escapism kick in. The expansive views unencumbered by tiny windows, the chance to gulp fresh saltwater air and the simple freedom to walk around something far more spacious than an airplane, train or car all contribute to the thrill.

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Clark County’s Community Court ‘way different from regular court’, sees success in helping the homeless
Author: The Columbian

Jacob Anderson isn’t sure when he lost hope. He had big dreams of being an artist and a therapist like the one who helped him through hard times in junior high. But somewhere along the way, the plan fell apart.

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Line dancing? Check. Sewing? Sure. Live music? Absolutely: FVRLibraries offer more than books
Author: Monika Spykerman

If you’re casting around for things to do this summer that won’t make a dent in your wallet, the best place to look might be the place you least expect: your local library.

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From the Newsroom: We’re in League with this group
Author: Craig Brown

The League of Women Voters is a 104-year-old civic organization that works to empower voters and defend democracy. The organization counts men and women among its members and is active in Clark County and in Washington. It is up to several different things that are newsworthy.

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Clark County history: Women’s Christian Temperance Union
Author: Martin Middlewood

The second Women’s Christian Temperance Union president shifted the organization’s focus from temperance to suffrage. When Francis Willard took office in 1879, she launched a “do everything” policy. She reasoned, “meet argument with argument, misjudgment with patience, denunciation with kindness, and all our difficulties and dangers with prayer.” She first wanted to win women the right to vote and then take on demon alcohol.

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Top Stories: Superintendent turnover; Raising Cane’s opening date; Safeways sold
Author: Amy Libby

What’s the forecast for Fourth of July? Check out our local weather forecast before you head outside.

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Is social media modern day’s society newspaper section?
Author: Sofia Hessler, The Spokesman-Review

Spokane — From 1911 through the 1960s, a society section was included in Spokane’s afternoon newspaper, The Spokane Daily Chronicle. These pages covered local events like club meetings and birthday parties. The comprehensive information provided about community events supported a healthy and strong community in Spokane.

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Camas mayor pitches opening cold-weather shelter in city-owned building
Author: Kelly Moyer, Camas-Washougal Post-Record

CAMAS — The city of Camas could eventually have its own cold- and hot-weather shelter if officials can find a suitable space and work through logistics and costs.

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington launches mobile veterinary clinic for people who struggle to access care for their animals
Author: Chrissy Booker

Veterinary care just got a fresh set of wheels through the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s new mobile clinic.

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How to combat loneliness in the workplace
Author: MELISSA RAYWORTH, Associated Press

Twice each month, executives at the dating app company Hinge gather for a team meeting. But rather than dive into discussions about metrics or revenue, they begin by simply talking.

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