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Morning Press: Shooting suspect arrested; Bridge traffic closed for 2 hours; Dollie and Ed’s Park

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Suspect in Amboy-area shooting death appears in court on murder allegation

A shooting that stemmed from a confrontation over target practice in rural Clark County left 35-year-old Daniel Tveidt, of Amboy, dead on Saturday.

The suspect in the shooting, Cody D. Nutter, 32, later was taken into custody at his residence with the assistance of the Clark County Regional SWAT team. Nutter was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Climber on Interstate 5 Bridge shuts down freeway traffic for hours

A person climbing on the southbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge led to an hourslong freeway closure that snarled traffic throughout Clark County on Tuesday morning.

The incident began about 9 a.m. when a person was seen climbing onto the bridge structure near midspan. Southbound traffic was shut down as emergency crews responded to the scene.

Proud Boy brawler Tusitala ‘Tiny’ Toese sentenced to 6 months in Portland jail

PORTLAND — Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, a member of the Proud Boys and fixture of right-wing demonstrations that have often led to bloody brawls in Portland and other cities, was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Toese, a Vancouver-area resident, landed behind bars on a probation violation several days after he was spotted walking among self-described anti-Marxist demonstrators in Portland on Aug. 22.

Candidates for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands disagree on wildfire strategies

Wildfires dominated the debate between the two candidates for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, as each painted opposing visions for what the office ought to do in order to prevent and fight fires.

In a conversation with The Columbian’s Editorial Board, incumbent Democrat Hilary Franz said she focused on developing the state’s first-ever 10-year wildfire strategic plan. In her first term, Franz prioritized treating public forestland to reduce the amount of fuel — under her direction, she said, they’ve treated 150,000 acres of forest, compared with the 30,000 acres total treated by the department in the seven years prior.

Vancouver finds compromise in ‘Lynch Park’ naming debacle

The Vancouver City Council put to rest a 2-year-old debate Monday night over whether to name a future public park after the couple who donated it, despite the couple’s accidentally offensive name.

Their compromise: Yes, but with a caveat. The 9.5-acre plot of land in northwest Vancouver, donated in 2002 by prolific local philanthropists Ed and Dollie Lynch, will henceforth be known as “Dollie and Ed’s Park.”