Stuck in traffic in downtown Yacolt last week, I noticed what appeared to be a large Douglas fir tree growing behind the business district. What struck me as initially odd was that the branches were all identically trimmed. I next noticed that a huge crane was posed next to the tree and eventually determined that the tree was under construction. I have never seen an artificial tree of this magnitude and am truly puzzled as to why it's growing in Yacolt. It's not like they don't have the real thing in close proximity.
If you ask Vancouver police Chief James McElvain why crime occurs, the overarching reason is clear: It's human nature. You should be able to leave your wallet on a sidewalk and have nobody touch it, but that just isn't going to happen.
A 63-year-old man pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court on May 14 to felony attempted theft in connection with a fraudulent auto insurance claim, according to a news release from state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.