On Monday, the Vancouver City Council unanimously voted to ban personal fireworks sales and use within city limits. The new law will be in effect starting in 2017 because, under state law, any changes in fireworks regulations require 365 days' notice. Also in the news this week: Donation will build 12 huts for homeless people, city conducting survey on parking, many Red Lion workers won't get a severance, and philanthropist Harris Dusenbery dies at 101.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."