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Morning Press: Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting; plans for former HP campus; Walk & Knock

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting investigation: Clark County deputies fired 34 times

Law enforcement tasked with investigating the fatal police shooting of Kevin Peterson Jr. say Clark County deputies fired a total of 34 rounds, with four rounds striking the 21-year-old Black man.

The investigation into the shooting is complete and will be sent to a prosecutor outside of Clark County, investigators announced Wednesday. Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said it will be reviewed by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.

Suspected shoplifter shot by witness in lot of east Vancouver store

Vancouver police are continuing to investigate a shooting Friday evening in the parking lot of a shopping center in which a man shot a suspected shoplifter.

The shooting occurred at 5:30 p.m. at 18801 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., according to emergency dispatch records. Police were called to a report of a disturbance with weapons and a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Vancouver developers field questions about plans for former HP campus

The developers behind the planned Vancouver Innovation Center project held a second virtual neighborhood meeting last week to field questions about their plans for the former HP campus in east Vancouver.

A significant portion of the discussion focused on several nearby residents’ hope of seeing more park spaces in the area.

Washington officials are considering loosening guidelines to reopen school

Washington state health officials are considering changing the disease metrics that guide school district reopening decisions during the pandemic. If adopted, up to half the state’s 300 school districts would meet the benchmark to start educating their youngest learners in person at least part time.

The proposed changes were outlined in a state Department of Health presentation given to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Nov. 6. The presentation also contains detailed data about coronavirus outbreaks in schools and information about a coronavirus school testing pilot that has not been shared with the public.

Walk & Knock, Clark County’s largest annual food drive, to collect through drop sites

During Walk & Knock this year, there will be no knocking and not much walking. Clark County’s largest annual food drive benefiting the Clark County Food Bank asks people to drive and drop off donations Dec. 5 at designated places around the area.

“This group wouldn’t think about canceling or postponing,” Walk & Knock President Tom Knappenberger said. “They wouldn’t even hear of not doing something this year.”