Rain that moved inland Wednesday was about on schedule and generally on the lighter side of things, as expected. However, some areas of Clark County received a few heavier showers. As of 4 p.m., Vancouver had tallied a tenth of an inch of rain in all. I had .18 of an inch in Salmon Creek and the foothills had a third to one-half-inch of rain. Coastal regions including the Coast Range mountains, had nearly an inch of rain, generally about three quarters of an inch.
Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen and his challenger in November's election, Justin Forsman, faced off in a Columbian editorial board meeting Wednesday, offering a distinctive contrast between the two candidates.
The six employees of the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay who gathered last week to discuss the impending closure of the hotel-restaurant complex have served generations of local and out-of-town guests. The restaurant and bar once served as Vancouver's premiere window on the Columbia River, before it slid into a long, irreversible decline.