Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.
YACOLT — At first glance, it seemed to be a typical Christmas party. A decorated tree in a corner and paper snowflakes hanging in the windows added a festive touch. Children painted pictures of snowmen and decorated sugar cookies. Wearing Santa hats, band members tuned their instruments and prepared to play Christmas music. Piles of wrapped gifts waited for children. Families waited in anticipation.
Washington Elementary School and other nearby neighborhood schools will serve as information and resource hubs for people who must leave the Courtyard Village Apartments in Rose Village. But that doesn't mean there will be any easy answers for those being displaced.
Clark County commissioners voted Tuesday to go ahead with a public hearing next week on a proposal to establish certain departments by ordinance, but Commissioner David Madore expressed strong reservations about the idea, and Commissioner Jeanne Stewart said she wanted to publicly discuss the proposal in advance of the hearing.
The driver suspected of striking and killing a member of a county work crew Monday morning in Vancouver appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday on suspicion of vehicular homicide and hit-and-run death.