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Morning Press: Camas wins 4A football state championship; judge talks Tiffany Hill case; foul stench in Vancouver

The Columbian
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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:

Camas wins 4A football state championship

TACOMA — Revenge Tour complete. Its biggest check mark to date is done. With it, came its most joyous celebration of the season.

The Camas Papermakers have rolled all season, from dominating teams in September to controlling October through the 4A Greater St. Helens League. By November, they also owned the postseason.

And Saturday night’s Class 4A football state championship game against Bothell proved no different. They’re the Perfect Papermakers after a 35-14 win to capture their second title in four seasons.

Read more: Camas wins 4A football state championship

Clark County deputy uses patrol vehicle to keep wrong-way driver off freeway

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured early Sunday after he put his patrol vehicle into the path of a wrong-way driver who was about to enter Interstate 5 near Battle Ground.

The crash occurred at 2:54 a.m. on the northbound Interstate 5 Battle Ground off ramp, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

It said a deputy noticed a car driving south on the northbound ramp heading toward the freeway. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and moved his vehicle to the middle of the off-ramp in an attempt to stop the driver from entering the freeway going the wrong way.

Read more: Clark County deputy uses patrol vehicle to keep wrong-way driver off freeway

Judge in Tiffany Hill case ‘just felt terrible’

The judge who set bail for a man who fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of their children’s school, days after he was released from jail, says he feels horrible about what happened but that he made the best decision he could at the time.

“I just felt terrible,” said Judge John Fairgrieve, recalling when he learned of the shooting last week. He quickly rubbed his eyes as tears welled up — one tear spilling onto his left cheek.

In an interview Friday with The Columbian, from his office in the Clark County Courthouse, Fairgrieve talked generally about what factors go into determining bail, and why domestic violence cases are particularly tough to decide.

Read more: Judge in Tiffany Hill case ‘just felt terrible’

Washougal-based Doomsday Brewing opens Hazel Dell pub

Washougal-based Doomsday Brewing is opening its third location in Hazel Dell, furthering it from the fate of its namesake.

Located at 9301 N.E. Fifth Ave., Doomsday Brewing Pub and Pizza will focus on making pizzas and pouring its own fresh beer. It won’t brew at the new location, but 15 of Doomsday’s beers will be on tap. Its grand opening is Saturday.

Co-owner Jake Walton, 32, said the brewery aims to create a family-friendly feel for the new pub, which he and co-owner Erik Cloe have been eyeing for about a year because of the area’s growth.

Read more: Washougal-based Doomsday Brewing opens Hazel Dell pub

Causes vary for foul stench that occasionally settles in low over west Vancouver

You know it. If you’ve ever been in downtown Vancouver in the wrong place at the wrong time, you know it.

The odor sweeps through the west side, from the downtown waterfront to Uptown Village, an ominous cloud of stink. The base notes of the Eau de Vancouver funk is rotting, sewery and chemicalish, with delicate top notes of acrid industrial smoke.

The smell raises some urgent questions, including “what is that?” and “why is that?” and “what did we do to deserve this?”

Read more: Causes vary for foul stench that occasionally settles in low over west Vancouver

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