Tuesday, May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

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Atlas Shives, 2, of Vancouver, from left, joins his parents, Brendon and Lucia Shives, as they pass the Esther Short Park playground area Friday afternoon. Playground construction is scheduled to begin in June.

Work on new Esther Short Park playground to start in June

Washington’s oldest public square will soon welcome its new playground after a fire left it scorched and dangerous for children to use.
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Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle crash in east Vancouver

A motorcyclist was killed early Monday morning after crashing near the entrance of a mobile home park in east Vancouver.
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Trap Door Brewing has announced plans to open a second taproom and brewery in Washougal this summer.

Trap Door Brewing to open in Washougal

Trap Door Brewing is coming to downtown Washougal.
Dining Out
Former Vancouver attorney MarCine Miller Miles makes a first appearance in October 2019 in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree theft and first-degree identity theft. She is accused of stealing more than $5,000 from a former elderly client.

Former Vancouver attorney sentenced to community service for theft

A former Vancouver attorney was sentenced Monday to 20 days of community service for stealing more than $5,000 from an elderly woman she’d previously represented.
Courts & Crime

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Minor injuries in fight outside of Hazel Dell business

Only minor injuries were reported after two people fought Monday morning near a business in Hazel Dell, with one person reportedly armed with a knife.

Business

Kelsey Hood of Pied Piper Pizza, left, takes a call as assistant manager Misty Sadlier serves up fresh pizza on Thursday afternoon.

East Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza plays a new verse

After 50-plus years of providing Vancouverites a place to eat pizza, play video games and celebrate in their banquet rooms, Ray and Cheryl Eggert have…

Northwest

Several Canada goose goslings in Oregon have tested positive for Avian flu.

Avian flu epidemic reaches wild birds in Oregon

Avian flu has been detected in wild birds in Oregon.

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Politics

FILE - Marissa Messinger, of Lake View, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans, May 21, 2019, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. With a devoutly anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to easily ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe…

Editor's Choice

"I don't want to set the expectation that if a camp is being cleared that it will never set up again in a particular location, because that likely won't be the case, because we still don't have enough shelter space for people," said Jamie Spinelli. Until enough shelter space is available, the city of Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team will focus on keeping camps smaller and cleaner. Camps will no longer be allowed to block streets or sidewalks.

Vancouver starts removing, cleaning homeless camps

In early April, large homeless encampments could be found throughout Vancouver. Roughly 40 campers clustered near the Share House in west Vancouver, and about 25…

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Health

This 1997 image provided by the CDC  during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, and depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America in 2022, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in developed countries.

What to know about the monkeypox outbreak and Washington’s first presumptive case

Public health officials reported the first presumptive case of monkeypox in Washington state on Monday.

Life

Divers swim near the bow of the retired Naval Landing Ship Dock Spiegel Grove, sunk 20 years earlier, six miles off Key Largo, Fla., to become an artificial reef.

Keys to success: 20 years since Navy ship sunk for artificial reef in Florida

The 20th anniversary of the storied intentional sinking of a former Naval ship to become an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary…

Nation / World

Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.

Hospital: 2 dead after shooting at Uvalde, Texas, school

Two people were dead and more than a dozen children hospitalized as multiple medical centers cared for people injured in a shooting at a Texas…

Confronting Breast Cancer

Confronting Breast Cancer

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Opinion

May 24: Formula Shortage

Editorial Cartoons for week of May 22

In Our View: Kudos to candidates filing for public office

Allen: Upshot of baby formula crisis

Letter: Supreme Court integrity damaged

Letter: Lies about light rail dangerous

How has the cold, wet spring affected your garden?

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