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Morning Press: New COVID restrictions Monday?; The Yard in Vancouver; Hazel Dell apartments

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Inslee may announce new COVID restrictions Monday

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will announce Monday whether some counties in Washington will have to roll back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan because of rising cases.

At a news conference Thursday Inslee said “we’ve let our guard down to some degree.”

Artisan milkshake bar The Yard coming to The Waterfront Vancouver

A new artisan milkshake bar is coming to The Waterfront Vancouver this summer.

The Yard, an Alabama-based milkshake company, offers customers a dazzling display of Instagram-worthy milkshakes with ingredients nearly spilling from Mason jars.

Two Vancouver residents robbed at gunpoint in Cascade Park West

Two Vancouver residents who had just returned home Monday night were robbed at gunpoint by three possibly juvenile suspects.

Officers were dispatched at 11:02 p.m. to the 1200 block of Southeast 132nd Avenue in the Cascade Park West area.

Apartment plans rile Northeast Hazel Dell

An apartment complex coming to the Northeast Hazel Dell neighborhood has drawn the ire of neighbors – an example of how Clark County’s growth can pit housing needs against livability for existing residents.

Owners of the 4.95-acre property at 2703 N.E. 99th St. plan to break ground this summer. The 150-unit, garden-style complex will include five separate three-story buildings and 256 parking spots.

Details released in fatal shooting of Jenoah Donald by Clark County deputy

Investigative materials released Wednesday lend detail into how a traffic stop in Hazel Dell led to a Black motorist’s death at the hands of a Clark County sheriff’s deputy.

All three involved deputies told investigators they didn’t know Jenoah Donald prior to the Feb. 4 incident. Deputy Sean Boyle — who initiated the stop and ultimately fired the shots that killed Donald — said he was unsure if the 30-year-old man had committed any crime and initially did not intend to arrest him.