Morning Press: Election results; protestors at Camas High School; Luyster murder trial




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Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers’ attention this week.

Historic night in Vancouver race for mayor

The city of Vancouver has done what the nation failed to do in 2016: elect its first female head of government. Anne McEnerny-Ogle has a considerable lead with 74.7 percent of the initial vote.

“I’m just a little shocked by the numbers, those are fantastic numbers,” McEnerny-Ogle said amid a sea of emotional supporters. She was emotional herself and needed to take a breath before continuing to express her excitement and gratitude.

“I have kept my focus for these 11 months,” she said. “I didn’t want to take anything for granted.”

Protesters target Camas High production of ‘The Laramie Project’

 group of protesters waved religious signs and yelled into a megaphone outside Camas High School on Tuesday afternoon in opposition to the theater department’s production of “The Laramie Project.”

The 2000 play written by Moisés Kaufman covers the aftermath of the fatal beating of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was targeted because he was gay, and the murder trial that followed. The show pieces together more than 200 interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyo., and others close to the murder.

Luyster trial: Bloody note from victim presented to jury

As Breanne Leigh choked on her own blood from a gunshot wound to her face, unable to speak, she hastily scribbled a bloody note identifying Brent Luyster as the shooter.

The note was a key piece of physical evidence presented to the jury Monday in Luyster’s triple aggravated murder trial in Clark County Superior Court.

Luyster is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Mark LaMar, 38; LaMar’s partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43; and Leigh’s partner, Zachary David Thompson, 36, on July 15, 2016, at LaMar’s home southeast of Woodland. Leigh was the only survivor.

Following the Fourth Plain Taco Trail

For fans of Mexican food, Fourth Plain Boulevard is a treasure trove.

The corridor between Interstates 5 and 205 has long been a beacon for wave after wave of immigrant communities and in its current reincarnation is packed with Mexican markets, bakeries and other businesses catering to immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Finding the best taqueria when there are eight of them practically next to each other can be overwhelming, so where to start? I canvassed the Fourth Plain corridor to find every taqueria and taco truck that I could. Then I did a Google map search to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

In the last month, I visited every place on my list. So. Many. Tacos.