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Morning Press: ME report on Kevin Peterson; Herrera Beutler wins; Culp loses job; Vancouver trails

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: November 7, 2020, 6:02am

What’s up with the weather this weekend? For details, check our local weather coverage.

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

Clark County Medical Examiner: Kevin Peterson Jr. died of multiple gunshot wounds

Kevin E. Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man from Camas who was fatally shot by Clark County sheriff’s deputies Thursday evening in Hazel Dell, died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Monday.

The medical examiner’s office did not offer additional information about Peterson’s wounds. His manner of death was ruled a homicide, meaning it resulted from another person’s deliberate action. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

Herrera Beutler wins sixth term as Long concedes race

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, will return to Washington, D.C. for a sixth term in Congress.

Carolyn Long, her Democratic challenger, conceded the race after a second round of ballot returns released Wednesday afternoon showed Herrera Beutler’s election night lead holding steady.

GOP candidate Loren Culp loses cop job in Republic

REPUBLIC — Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp lost his race Tuesday night, and now says he also has lost his job as police chief in the small town of Republic.

In a Facebook video chat with supporters Wednesday, Culp revealed that the Republic City Council had defunded its one-person police department at a recent meeting, “and away with that went my job.”

Developers release master plan for western part of Columbia Palisades redevelopment

Developers have released the master plan for the western part of the Columbia Palisades development near Southeast 192nd Avenue and state Highway 14. It will likely contain more than 17 buildings — some commercial, some residential and others for industrial businesses.

Hurley Development of Vancouver filed the plans for the property, also referred to as Riverview Gateway, with the city of Vancouver last month. It includes 17 building lots on a 98.58-acre master lot.

The trails less traveled in Vancouver

The great thing about winter in Western Washington is how mild it stays. The coolness and dampness here are child’s play compared to Craig Romano’s native New England.

“You can’t go outside without pulling on a lot of clothes and dealing with a lot of serious weather” in New Hampshire, Romano said. “Western Washington stays pretty temperate. You can walk or run year-round, and 95 percent of the trails stay open year-round.”