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    TOLEDO — When Tech Sgt. Melvin Holland of the U.S. Air Force left his home for a mission on his son, Rick’s birthday, he was unaware of what the future held. He also was unaware his son would never get the chance to see him again.

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    When 15-year-old Terry Pierce left Longview’s 4th of July celebration at Lake Sacajawea in 1968, he took the Hemlock Street footbridge. The old wooden structure creaked under the mass of people attempting to cross in both directions. In a recent interview, Pierce said he remembered it feelin…

    When the May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens eruption made global headlines, staff at The Daily News extensively covered the blast and its aftermath, producing 400 stories in just two weeks and continuing to follow the story for months and years. But what about the stories of the reporters behind…

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