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To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

Sep. 17, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. Sales of fentanyl test strips have exploded as a growing number of overdose-prevention programs hand them out to people who...

Battle Ground teachers latest to reach contract deal

Sep. 16, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

VANCOUER, Wash. (AP) — School will begin Monday for thousands of students in the southwest Washington city of Battle Ground after teachers ratified an agreement to end a strike. Members of the Battle Ground Education Association on Sunday approved an agreement that was reached with the district over the...

3 killed, 1 injured in head-on collision in McMinnville

Sep. 16, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say three people were killed and another person was seriously hurt in a head-on collision on a highway southwest of Portland. State Police says an 18-year-old Joseph Hawkins, of Salem, was killed in the crash along Highway 18 near McMinnville Saturday afternoon....

Washington tries to woo Oregon back to Interstate Bridge

Sep. 15, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before she entered politics, Anne McEnerny-Ogle was a junior high math teacher who commuted for a quarter-of-a-century between Clark County and Lake Oswego. As Vancouver's mayor, solving problems is an integral part of her life. So is the 100-year-old Interstate Bridge, the Interstate...

Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

Sep. 14, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd...

Fire captain accused of groping woman during training

Sep. 12, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state fire captain is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon. The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon says 52-year-old Scott Taube was charged Tuesday with third-degree sexual abuse and harassment. The sheriff's office says Taube was...

Deals reached to end 2 Southwest Washington teacher strikes

Sep. 9, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in two Southwest Washington school districts say they've reached deals to end their strikes. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that unions representing teachers in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver and the Longview School District announced the tentative contract...

Cops search for armed man who may be in Portland, Vancouver

Sep. 7, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a man who could be in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, area after they say he shot a woman several times south of Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department identified the man as 39-year-old Tony French, who they believe shot...

Teen accused of shoving friend off bridge appears in court

Sep. 7, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge has made her first court appearance. The Aug. 7 shove at Moulton Falls, northeast of Vancouver, Washington, was captured on video that went viral. Tay'Lor Smith was...

Washington state strikes delay school for 75K students

Aug. 29, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The school year has been delayed for more than 75,000 students in southwestern Washington state after teachers and districts failed to reach contract agreements, mostly over salaries. Teachers in seven school districts were on strike Wednesday, according to the Washington Education...