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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:
Oscar winner Christian Bale — who’s played a psychotic killer, Batman and former Vice President Dick Cheney — is set to star in a film about former Living Hope Church pastor turned convicted drug smuggler John Bishop.
Film producer and distribution company New Regency has acquired the film rights to David Kushner’s Vanity Fair article, “The Church of Living Dangerously: How One of America’s Biggest Pastors Became a Drug Runner for a Mexican Cartel,” the Hollywood entertainment site, Deadline, reported Monday. The deal also includes the life rights to Bishop, 58, and his adult son, David.
- Vanity Fair article basis of film; Bishop pleaded guilty in drug case
- Related: Fall from grace: The John Bishop story
The Yard Milkshake Bar, which began quietly serving ice cream treats on the Vancouver waterfront several weeks ago, marked its official opening last weekend.
The milkshake shop offers a variety of options including speciality milkshakes and sundaes, ice cream pints, edible cookie dough, and speciality bowls.
When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year, alcohol and cannabis retailers in Washington were able to mimic their restaurant and retail brethren by embracing carry-out and curbside service models, thanks to temporary exemptions to the state Liquor and Cannabis Board’s normal sales rules.
Most of the exemptions were scheduled to end July 31 until the Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that allowed the Liquor and Cannabis Board to make the curbside rules permanent — but only for alcohol. Cannabis retailers say they’ve been left high and dry, even as the more-virulent delta variant has reignited case numbers and prompted renewed health safety measures.
- End of state exemption curtails curbside service, forces sales indoors, despite surge in COVID variant
A man killed in a Saturday night shooting at an east Vancouver parking lot has been identified as 34-year-old Armando P. Valencia of Vancouver.
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday that Valencia died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
A 34-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle near Vancouver Mall, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Police responded to the crash at 4:09 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard and Vancouver Mall Drive.