Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Jan. 19, 2022

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Morning Press: Vancouver USA Marathon; The Mill restaurants; Homeless camp raid


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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:

Boston Marathon rejects Vancouver qualifiers due to short course

Three months after crossing the finish line, excitement has turned to frustration for some Vancouver USA Marathon runners.

Runners who thought they had qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon are being told their Vancouver times won’t count.

That’s because of an error that left the course 1,126 feet shorter than the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

Read more about the marathon error.

Portland restaurateurs cross the river to meet demand in Vancouver

Vancouver is taking a bite out of the Portland food scene as some of its successful restaurateurs are crossing the river and moving into The Mill, a shopping center on East Mill Plain Boulevard.

The owners of Rally Pizza, which officially opened Monday, said they hope to get on the ground floor of what they see as a growing demand for quality food in Vancouver.

“We think Vancouver has more of a need than Portland does right now,” said Shan Wickham, who opened Rally with her husband, Alan Maniscalco. The couple previously worked at Ken’s Artisan Pizza, a popular restaurant in Portland.

Learn more about the restaurants.

Clark County settles homeless case for $250,000

Clark County will pay $250,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees after a federal judge found earlier this month that the county was liable for seizing homeless people’s belongings.

The council voted to approve the settlement agreement Wednesday, which includes $165,000 for attorneys’ fees and $85,000 for the six plaintiffs in the suit, all of whom accused the county of throwing out their belongings during cleanups from 2012 to 2014. Judge Robert Bryan ruled earlier this month that inmate work crews violated the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

Peter Fels, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, said the $85,000 will be divided among the six plaintiffs.

Read more about the lawsuit.

Victor-23 Brewing ready to take flight

Craft beer is a full-fledged identity for many in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s about to be combined with a man whose mysterious identity has captivated people for almost 45 years.

Victor-23 Brewing, at 2905 St. Johns Blvd., is a new D.B. Cooper-themed brewery and restaurant slated to open at 4 p.m. Thursday. The brewery moved into the 2,500-square-foot space, formerly home to a Smokey’s Pizza location, and rebuilt it into an aviation-style pub.

Find out more about Vancouver’s newest brewery.

Dine the Couve celebrates growing restaurant scene

Let’s see, we have a triple-threat Brewfest — “Spring Edition,” August main event and October “Fresh Hop Edition.” We’ve got a Craft Beer & Winefest, a Wine & Jazz Festival and “Drink This! Vancouver,” a downtown crawl. Washougal has Weird Beers on the River in July. Shorty’s Garden and Home still hosts its own Brewfest. Sip and Stroll benefits the Hough Foundation. Right now we’re midway through the new, locally focused North Bank Beer Week; as soon as that’s over, on Oct. 1, a global craft-beer world-tour taste-off will stop by downtown Vancouver.

That’s a goodly amount of celebration of local libations. But it may leave you still hungry for solid food.

Read more about how to participate.

A day of remembrance

With tears rolling down her cheeks, Mary Allison recalled happier times as she looked over photos of her older sister, Sharon, who was clubbed to death last year in her Columbia House apartment.

She clutched two red roses, one of which represented Sharon Allison’s memory, as she spoke of her sister’s life and death.

The hardest part for her, she said, is that she will never have closure.

Learn more about the remembrance event.