Sen. Cantwell and other politicians shared their concerns this week about oil terminals in Washington. Also in the news this week, the county commissioners seek results on the business development fee waivers, an audit of spending by the Columbian River Crossing finds $17 million in excess or questionable spending and one of serial killer Warren Forrest's would-be victims shares memories of her night of terror. Finally, did you see Monday's eclipse? Share you stories and photos with our readers.
At Your Place Senior Care is presenting a free screening of "Gen Silent" at 3 p.m. Monday at Washington State University Vancouver in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking in the blue lot is $3.
The Firstenburg Community Center will be closed Sunday in observance of Easter, according to a Friday news release from the city of Vancouver. The Marshall Community Center is always closed on Sundays.
Nicholas Arredondo wanted to make his last concert with the Portland Youth Philharmonic one to remember. He will be one of two soloists featured in the philharmonic's spring concert, which will wrap up the orchestra's 90th season. Not only will the concert feature two soloists — a rarity, according to Arredondo — it will be the first time in the philharmonic's recorded history that a double bassist will be a featured soloist.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 18, 2014 10:36 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need — three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out.