Vancouver will pay $75,000 to end a five-year legal battle with Kathy Marshack, who alleged police officers and other city employees violated her civil rights during a neighborhood trespassing dispute.
A Vancouver police officer is one of two former Fresno police officers on trial this week in a federal wrongful death lawsuit in Fresno, Calif., for shooting a man to death in March 2009 in the parking lot of his apartment complex.
Outgoing Vancouver City Council members will have their names and years of service on engraved bricks in Propstra Square across from City Hall, a tradition that will start with Jeanne Harris and Jeanne Stewart.
Hudson's Bay — The third annual fundraising Women Build Holiday Tea and silent auction hosted by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, held Saturday at the restored Artillery Barracks at Fort Vancouver, featured a keynote address by Donna Shaver on "The Girl Effect." That's a global movement -- the name was coined by the Nike Foundation and endorsed by important players like the United Nations -- to reduce poverty and build health and prosperity through empowering girls and women. Habitat's Women Build is a great example of the movement, as it provides hands-on construction training and experience for women as well as affordable housing for needy families. Learn more about Habitat and its Women Build program at http://www.ehfh.org; check out the Girl Effect at http://www.girleffect.org.
Fruit Valley — Children received the gift of warmth late last month after the Vancouver Firefighters' Union IAFF Local 452 used a fire engine to deliver new coats to the Fruit Valley Community Learning Center. The union's charitable efforts on Nov. 25 were part of the national program "Operation Warm," which helps families by giving them winter clothes during the cold season. Since the program began in 1998, more than 1.2 million children have been given coats, according to a press release.
A Camas dentist said Monday he expects to break ground early next year on a $3 million retail strip center that will round out the Mill Plain Crossing complex in the Columbia Tech Center mixed-use development in east Vancouver.