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Vancouver Public Schools director Mark Stoker resigned Monday after fallout from his tweet suggesting that fire hoses be used to quell demonstrators protesting police brutality against the black community.
In a letter to Superintendent Steve Webb, Stoker wrote that his continued service on the board would be “too big a distraction from the critical work needed to overcome the challenges created by these unprecedented times.”
- Tweet: “Two words: Fire Hoses!”
- Earlier story: Vancouver school board member apologizes for urging ‘fire hoses’ at protests
Clark County was approved for Phase 2 of reopening by the state Department of Health on Friday morning, and the county is allowed to immediately start following Phase 2 protocol.
That means that Clark County businesses such as restaurants, hair salons, nail salons, real estate, barbershops and some retail stores will be able to operate with certain capacity restrictions and safety precautions in place starting today.
- Restaurants, hair salons, barbershops can reopen with restrictions
- Related: Pacific Crest Building Supply confirms five COVID-19 cases
- Related: Ridgefield Raptors won’t play in 2020 as West Coast League cancels its summer season
Susan Yaddof, a mixed-race woman of white and Asian descent, had darker skin than most of her classmates while growing up in Ridgefield. Yaddof, now 56 and still living in the small city, said she wants to remind the vast majority of her neighbors of the privilege that accompanies whiteness.
“I know that Ridgefield itself is a white town,” Yaddof said. “We have black people in Ridgefield, and I feel that we as privileged people, we need to be aware that we have privilege, and we need to understand that there are people around us that don’t have privilege simply because of the color of their skin.”
- Those in attendance say they hope conversations about race continue
- Related: Vancouver protest calls for justice after George Floyd’s death
- Related: Peaceful protests continue in Vancouver for 2nd day
A 23-year-old Vancouver man accused in two fatal drug overdoses caused by pills laced with a powerful opioid appeared Monday morning via video in Clark County Superior Court.
David A. Urbach is facing an allegation of controlled substance homicide in the deaths of 23-year-old LaJeune Q. Gay and 50-year-old Kristina L. Rosbach, both of Vancouver.