Most read stories on Columbian.com last week:
Protesters occupy Pioneer Square in downtown Portland in solidarity with the national protests against wall street bailouts and corporate greed on Thursday October 6, 2011. (Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
Vancouver Police, including SWAT officers, blocked off a section of Fourth Plain Boulevard after hearing reports of an armed suicidal man in the area. The standoff ended peacefully about 10 a.m. when the man surrendered.
Judge Rich Melnick looked out into the courtroom. In several rows sat owners of injured cats. They had filed to the front and described the injuries inflicted on their pets, named Groucho, Amber and Scrapper. One was shot in the eye; another one in the leg; another, the face.
In other rows sat the defendants’ family and friends, who gave another account: defendants Jaren Koistinen, 17, Mitchell Kangas, 16, and Riley Munger, 17, were never violent; they were model students, hard workers and had never had run-ins with the law, they said.
The Occupy Wall Street movement came to Portland Thursday in a peaceful demonstration that began along the Willamette River, wound through the streets of Portland and concluded in Lownsdale Square, a park across the street from federal court.
Tyler Flowers, 19, of Vancouver was listed in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Tuesday morning, according to an Oregon State Police bulletin.
Vancouver school board candidate Bob Travis said his Facebook page that showed revealing, suggestive photographs of young women — some headlined “jailbait” — was a “stupid idea” and will be taken down.