Surrounded by more than 100 family and friends, Ken Davis celebrated his 100th birthday on March 1 at MacArthur Boulevard Christian Church where he is a charter member. He enjoyed his party, his daughter said, but died six days later. His family is planning a service.
Washougal — Tiny, scary creatures sprouted in the art room at Excelsior High School on Feb. 27. Visiting artist James DeRosso was on hand to teach a class about basic ceramic sculpting and the little personal touches that would give their creatures personality. The students created monsters that displayed all sorts of different poses and feelings. "This was one of the most popular activities we have ever done," said principal Carol Boyden. The pieces will be glazed and fired off site. This special class was paid for by the cup-auction fundraiser held last year by Michelle McKnight at Michelle's Coffee Corner.
Doug West didn't give up. A single father of two teenagers, he shared a room in a two-bedroom rental, and home ownership was only a dream. He applied for the Habitat for Humanity program but lost his job in the construction industry while he was in the application process. Employment is a requirement for the program, which helps struggling families become homeowners.
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press
March 9, 2014 7:28 p.m.
BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber set off his explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint Sunday in southern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed 42 people, officials said. The violence, which comes a few weeks before scheduled elections, is the latest by insurgents bent on destabilizing the country.
By LISA LEFF, Associated Press
March 9, 2014 6:14 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed. A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state's free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.