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Paris Achen

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Recent Stories

Opponents sue C-Tran to stop bus rapid transit

By Paris Achen November 28, 2014 12:54 p.m.

Nineteen Clark County residents, including many Republican political activists, have sued to stop C-Tran to continue with the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project without first obtaining voter approval for the agency's overall high-capacity transit system plan.

Annual free Thanksgiving at Chronis' more than a meal

By Paris Achen November 27, 2014 5:05 p.m.

Chuck Chronis winds his way through the tables inside Chronis' Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Vancouver and checks to see whether his guests at the restaurant's annual free Thanksgiving feed are satisfied.

Man sentenced to 11 years in robberies

By Paris Achen November 27, 2014 4:12 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison for being the gunman in three armed robberies in Vancouver in January.

Man appears in court in home-invasion robbery

By Paris Achen November 27, 2014 4:12 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday in connection with a Nov. 20 home-invasion robbery in Vancouver in which two victims were tied up and threatened with a pistol.

Driver pleads not guilty in deadly Halloween crash

By Paris Achen November 26, 2014 4:19 p.m.

Duane C. Abbott, 47, of Vancouver pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide and other charges connected with the death of a 7-year-old Cadence Boyer on Halloween night.

Second man arrested in Hazel Dell bar stabbing

By Paris Achen November 26, 2014 11:14 a.m.

A second suspect, who had been at large since Nov. 21, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a stabbing at Hazel Dell's Three Monkeys Tavern.

Killer of Vancouver mother of 5 sentenced to 30 years

By Paris Achen November 25, 2014 5:42 p.m.

Sterling Robin-Scott Shaver's heart stopped on the operating table after he was stabbed 15 times while trying to keep a friend from killing a mother of five during a methamphetamine-fueled rampage last year in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood.

Three accused of Hazel Dell motel room robbery

By Paris Achen November 25, 2014 11:51 a.m.

Two men and a juvenile male are accused of invading a Hazel Dell motel room early Monday and robbing four occupants while wielding knives.

Portland man gets 12-year sentence in shooting

By Paris Achen November 24, 2014 6:49 p.m.

A Portland man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for shooting at his girlfriend of 11 years and two of her friends at a Vancouver apartment May 31. He reportedly shot at her because he suspected she was cheating on him. He drove another girlfriend's car to the crime scene.

Vancouver man arrested in Hazel Dell stabbing

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie November 24, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Clark County deputies arrested one of two suspects in a stabbing that occurred late Friday outside a Vancouver bar.

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