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Morning Press: Dispute over appointment preceded shooting; massage therapist faces charges; Vancouver Pizza closing

By , Columbian Web Editor

Will 2021 bless Clark County with bright clear skies? For details, check our local weather coverage.

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

Confrontation over appointment time preceded Vancouver shooting near PeaceHealth

A Vancouver man who fatally shot an employee at a PeaceHealth medical building last week had confronted another employee a few minutes earlier over his appointment time, according to court documents.

Douglas Jeffrey Moore, 58, had arrived between 12:20 and 12:50 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Medical Center Physician’s Building, 505 N.E. 87th Ave., for a post-operative appointment. He was a couple of hours early, however, and was told he couldn’t be seen until his appointment time. He became agitated and left, court documents state.

Vancouver girl’s lip gloss line a glowing success

It may be unusual for someone to start a business in the midst of a pandemic, but according to early sales, Amira Ashley made the right call.

Amira, a Vancouver resident who recently turned 10, decided she didn’t want to wait to start her business until the COVID-19 pandemic subsided.

Former massage therapist from Vancouver faces criminal charges

A Vancouver massage therapist, whose credentials were suspended earlier this year, is now facing criminal charges for allegedly inappropriately touching five female clients.

Raymond Alan Knutson, 34, faces one count of second-degree rape and five counts of indecent liberties without forcible compulsion. He appeared Wednesday via video link in Clark County Superior Court, according to court records.

How, where, when: The COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state

Because communication about vaccines has been confusing, at best, and vaccine protocols seem to change daily, we’ll do our best to answer the questions our readers have asked here. But the answer to most can be summed up in this way: Nobody knows for certain.

We can’t provide detailed answers that apply to your particular situation, but if your question isn’t answered here and you think others probably have the same concerns, please fill out the form at the end of this story.

Vancouver Pizza Company closing doors for good

Vancouver Pizza Company, located in Uptown Village, is closing permanently due in part to the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners announced Sunday on Facebook.

Thursday will be the pizzeria’s last day, unless it runs out of ingredients sooner, according to the Facebook post.


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