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Friday,  July 19 , 2024

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Stories by Becca Robbins

Columbian staff reporter

Response to this July 5 house fire outside Camas was delayed by issues with gate access. Fire chiefs in Clark County say there are options to help firefighters and emergency responders get access.

Lack of gate access slowed response to Clark County house fire

Response to this July 5 house fire outside Camas was delayed by issues with gate access. Fire chiefs in Clark County say there are options to help firefighters and emergency responders get access.

July 18, 2024, 4:44pm Clark County News

When a home is on fire or a loved one is having a medical emergency, every second counts. Read story

Vancouver City Attorney Jonathan Young, left, swears in Jeffrey Mori as the new chief of the Vancouver Police Department on June 30, 2022, at Vancouver City Hall. Mori previously served as an assistant chief at the agency for three years.

Vancouver police Chief Mori announces retirement after two years in the position

Vancouver City Attorney Jonathan Young, left, swears in Jeffrey Mori as the new chief of the Vancouver Police Department on June 30, 2022, at Vancouver City Hall. Mori previously served as an assistant chief at the agency for three years.

July 17, 2024, 3:17pm Clark County News

Vancouver police Chief Jeff Mori announced Wednesday he intends to retire in the fall, after two years at the helm of the department. Read story

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9th U.S. Circuit Court denies Clark County’s attempt to dismiss wrongful death suit in Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting

Kevin Peterson (Courtesy of Jake Thompson)

July 17, 2024, 3:14pm Clark County News

The U.S. Court of Appeals denied Clark County’s attempt to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies during a drug sting in October 2020. Read story

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10.

Jury hears closing arguments in murder trial for Vancouver man accused of shooting his former girlfriend

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10.

July 16, 2024, 5:41pm Clark County News

A prosecutor told a jury Tuesday during closing arguments in a Vancouver man’s murder trial that the defendant’s actions speak louder than his words. Read story

Officer Zach Rosling and other Vancouver police respond to a call of a dead body at a homeless encampment near Hazel Dell in April. The Vancouver City Council voted to put a levy lid left on the November ballot to add more police resources.

Vancouver City Council puts tax increase to fund more police on November ballot

Officer Zach Rosling and other Vancouver police respond to a call of a dead body at a homeless encampment near Hazel Dell in April. The Vancouver City Council voted to put a levy lid left on the November ballot to add more police resources.

July 16, 2024, 1:16pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council unanimously agreed Monday night to ask voters in November to approve a levy lid lift to fund more than 100 new Vancouver police officers and staff. Read story

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. Navarro took the stand Monday.

Vancouver man testifies in murder trial that he didn’t intend to shoot his former girlfriend

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. Navarro took the stand Monday.

July 15, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man told the jury in his murder trial Monday he did not intend to fatally shoot his former girlfriend as they met in August 2021 in the parking lot of a central Vancouver gas station. Read story

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Man suspected in fatal stabbing at east Vancouver apartment dies from self-inflicted stab wounds, police say

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July 15, 2024, 4:24pm Clark County News

The man accused of fatally stabbing a woman July 7 in east Vancouver has died from self-inflicted stab wounds, according to Vancouver police. Read story

Bud tenders Angela Rodriquez, left, and Chris Curtis work on customer orders at Main Street Marijuana in Hazel Dell. This year marks the 10th anniversary of legalized marijuana retail sales in Clark County.

10 years ago Clark County feared reefer madness; today legal marijuana is a main street business

Bud tenders Angela Rodriquez, left, and Chris Curtis work on customer orders at Main Street Marijuana in Hazel Dell. This year marks the 10th anniversary of legalized marijuana retail sales in Clark County.

July 6, 2024, 6:14am Business

When marijuana was legalized for retail sale in Clark County, some critics feared an exploding drug scene. But 10 years later, officials say those initial fears haven’t played out. Read story

Brent Luyster III appears Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court for his sentencing hearing for a December 2022 shoplifting robbery. A judge sentenced him to 71/2 years in prison.

Clark County judge sentences Brent Luyster III to more than 7 years in prison in shoplifting robbery

Brent Luyster III appears Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court for his sentencing hearing for a December 2022 shoplifting robbery. A judge sentenced him to 71/2 years in prison.

July 3, 2024, 6:18pm Clark County News

A judge granted Brent Luyster III a mid-range sentence of 7½ years Wednesday for a December 2022 shoplifting robbery he committed five months after beating a murder charge. Read story

Neios Soien makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a December 2022 fatal drunken-driving crash. He was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison.

Vancouver man sentenced to 16 years in prison for 2022 deadly drunken-driving crash in central Vancouver

Neios Soien makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a December 2022 fatal drunken-driving crash. He was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison.

July 3, 2024, 5:57pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison for a 2022 deadly drunken-driving crash in central Vancouver. Read story