Most read stories on Columbian.com, week of Dec. 4

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Most read stories on Columbian.com last week:

photoSmoke billows from the scene of a house fire and shooting at 3275 “F” Place in Washougal. Emergency crews responded to the scene just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Homes and businesses within a four-block perimiter were evacuated.

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No. 1) Washougal standoff coverage

The multiple stories written over several days following the developments in a murder-suicide case in Washougal dominated the site last week.

No. 2) Smoking banned in Vancouver’s parks

Following lengthy testimony from public health officials and residents concerned about discrimination against smokers, the city council approved the controversial new law unanimously Monday night.

No. 3) Bus accident victim identified

The victim of Friday’s accident involving a C-Tran bus and a pedestrian has been identified as Margaret McCluskey. McCluskey, 88, was a former journalist and Peace Corps volunteer. She lived in the Esther Short Commons apartment complex on West Eighth Street, across from the park.

No. 4) Hero saves man from burning car

James Bray was in the right place at the right time early Saturday morning to pull a man out of a burning car … until things started to go wrong.

No. 5) Map to holiday light displays in Clark County

The holiday season is in full swing and we have created a map of decorated homes in Clark County for you to enjoy. From Santa and his reindeer, to thousands of lights set to music, to baby Jesus in the manger, homeowners are in the Christmas spirit.