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Morning Press: Water main break; Leverich Park campers; Viral video

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

Water main break sends thousands of gallons into Columbia River High School

Firefighters from Clark County Fire District 6 were called to a water main break on 99th Street shortly after midnight Friday that sent thousands of gallons of water rushing into Columbia River High School, according to a press release.

Broken water main floods Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries headquarters

Vancouver police, city staff ‘strongly encourage’ Leverich Park campers to leave

Vancouver police and city staff on Tuesday “strongly encouraged” people who were staying in Leverich Park to move.

A growing number of people without homes were living at the west Vancouver park, where trash was accumulating, prompting neighbors to contact city councilors and push for a response.

C-Tran extends SafePark for rest of year

Vancouver Police Department investigates sergeant’s comments on Patriot Prayer, BLM

The Vancouver Police Department is looking into whether one of its sergeants acted inappropriately when he shared his stance on Patriot Prayer and Black Lives Matter during an interview with a defense attorney.

Clark County Public Health launches COVID-19 dashboard for area schools

Clark County Public Health has launched an online dashboard for COVID-19 cases in local public and private K-12 schools. The webpage will be updated every Thursday.

The dashboard gives Clark County a one-stop site to check for COVID-19 cases that have been linked to area schools. Public Health works closely with local schools whenever a positive case has been on a school campus when they were possibly contagious, according to the Public Health webpage.

• Clark County schools follow public health guidelines to alert families to COVID-19 cases

Viral video: Man, canvasser in heated interaction in Salmon Creek

A woman passing out flyers for a Democratic candidate for the state Legislature over the weekend was approached by a man who called her a “Nazi,” a “hate-filled little (expletive)” and a “Christian-hating bigot.”

A video of the interaction was recorded by Bethany Rivard and posted to Facebook, drawing condemnation from a list of elected leaders that included Gov. Jay Inslee.

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