Off-duty firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6 spent four hours Thursday, boots in hand, collecting money at a Hazel Dell intersection and will be out there again today from noon to 4 p.m.
A state law meant to curtail damage awards in civil lawsuits may prevent a Vancouver woman from collecting more than $500,000 for injuries she sustained in August 2009 when a Washington State Patrol trooper struck her with his patrol car.
Kneeling beside a row of kohlrabi, Dee Rogers tends to a field that may have once saved her life. Rogers is a veteran of the Marine Corps who was once homeless and bouncing aimlessly about the Northwest. A few years back she ended up in a hospital on the coast.
Northeast Hazel Dell -- The Northeast Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association is pledging to do what it can to clean up all identified graffiti in its area, but it needs help from residents to locate vandalism. If you know of a tag in the neighborhood, you can send the location and a photo to email@example.com who is gathering details for a graffiti-removal project.
Hazel Dell — Garry LaDuke, the "Farmer in the Dell" whose livestock spread at 11309 N.E. Hazel Dell Avenue was in the news last week, said he had no idea that more than one immediate neighbor resented the place and its odors. Columbian coverage seems to have gotten neighbors talking more -- LaDuke posted on Facebook that he was "unaware as to the problems we created for those neighbors. I sincerely apologize to you. We will be disposing of several roosters this weekend and also trying to identify and resolve the odor issues. Please come talk to us if an issue arises so that we may resolve it. We are trying to have our farm but also would like to be the best neighbors possible. Once again, I apologize."