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Biden Administration’s New Title IX Rules Are Blocked in Six More States
Author: Zach Montague
Conservative groups and Republican attorneys general have argued that the protections for transgender students come at the expense of others’ privacy and conflicts with a number of state laws.
What to Know about the NYC Heat Wave
Author: Shayla Colon and Alyce McFadden
Temperatures are expected to climb into the high 90s in New York City this week. Cooling centers will open on Tuesday.
Florida Used to Be a Swing State. Now Democrats Cling to Glimmers of Hope.
Author: Lisa Lerer and Patricia Mazzei
Democrats in the state are veering from cautious optimism to complete pessimism about their chances in 2024, with two liberal-leaning ballot measures having the potential to boost turnout.
Michigan and CUNY Mishandled Discrimination Complaints, Education Dept. Finds
Author: Zach Montague
The department concluded that both schools failed to appropriately respond to complaints that campus protests had veered into antisemitism and anti-Arab discrimination.

Seattle Times Opinion

Some kind of carbon tax is coming to America, like it or not
Author: Mark Gongloff

Making polluters pay a price is an idea that is not only conservative and capitalist and moral but also a boon to both the environment and federal budgets.

The Chronicle - Centralia

PHOTOS: Adna's Percival signs with Pierce

Adna’s Tristan Percival, The Chronicle’s 2023 All-Area MVP, signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday, June 6, to play college baseball at Pierce College in Lakewood. The former Adna ace led the Pirates back to the 2B Final Four, posting an ERA of 2.80 and striking out 87 hitters in 45 innings on the mound. He also hit .304, including 10 extra-base hits, drove in 15 runs, and stole 10 bases.

Clark County Sheriff

Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT) - Vancouver Police Department Officer Involved Shooting Investigation (Andresen Road), Release #1

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting the Independent Investigation of the Vancouver Police Department’s (VPD) officer-involved shooting (OIS) from earlier today. The incident occurred in Vancouver on June 17th, 2024, at approximately 12:57 a.m. on NE Andresen Road near NE 22nd Street.

A VPD officer was flagged down by several citizens who reported a male pointed a gun at them near the parking lot of McDonald’s in the 2800 block of NE Andresen Road. According to dispatch logs, officers developed probable cause for an Assault in the First Degree. Officers located the involved male walking southbound on NE Andresen Road several blocks south of the initial incident. 

Multiple VPD officers responded to the scene. Officers reported that the male was not responding to commands and continued walking southbound. A VPD K9 was deployed. During the attempt to detain the male subject, he produced what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at the officers.

Four officers discharged their firearms, and the male subject was hit. Officers attempted to provide medical aid, and the subject was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The information being released is preliminary, and this is an ongoing investigation. Investigators have completed scene documentation and evidence collection, and NE Andresen Road is being re-opened. 

Investigators are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the shooting incident and has not been contacted by detectives to call them at 564-397-2847.

No additional information will be released at this time.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is leading the independent investigation. Per WAC 139-12-030, which governs independent investigations, additional updates will be provided at least weekly.

Washington State News

Help coming for Houston as Astros visit White Sox
(Photo credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports) The Houston Astros have won three of their past four series entering the opener of a three-game set against the host Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. That's preferable to the kind of uneven baseball the club was playing after a season-best six-game winning streak in mid-May. Still, injuries have left the Astros feeling like something still is missing. Houston remains hopeful f

Metro News

Cedar Rising celebrates grand opening, bringing 81 affordable homes to Aloha

Metro’s affordable housing bond and transit-oriented development program helped fund the construction of Cedar Rising, an affordable housing complex in Aloha. Thirty-three apartments are reserved for households with incomes at or below 30% of the area median income.

Camas Post Record

Death notices: June 13, 2024
Author: camaspost_admin

Aldridge, Anthony “Tony,” 70, Washougal, died June 6, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Cameron, Eric C., 41, Camas, died May 29, 2024. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948.

Coppedge, Gerry M., 83, Washougal, died May 30, 2024. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948.

Crocker, Jr., Richard H., 75, Camas, died June 6, 2024. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563.

Dafoe, Robert G., 85, Clatskanie, Oregon, died June 6, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Grimes, James R., 83, Vancouver, died June 4, 2024. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563.

Henderson, Ramona R., 83, Woodland, died May 4, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Heorhiieva, Vira, 73, Portland, died June 9, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Jacobs, Floyd M., 61, Woodland, died June 1, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Liss, Arthur E., 78, Ridgefield, died June 4, 2024. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563.

Runyan, Paul L., 89, Vancouver, died June 9, 2024. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563.

Washington, Waddell, 78, Vancouver, died May 28, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

Willis, Linda L., 67, Stevenson, died June 5, 2024. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 360-834-3692.

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