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Morning Press: Herrera Beutler votes to impeach; Eatery at the Grant House closes; B.G. schools sued in sex abuse case

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Herrera Beutler ‘choosing truth’, votes to impeach Trump

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump in a stunning final rebuke after four years spent locked in a fragile two-step of backing her party while keeping its polarizing leader at arm’s length.

Herrera Beutler was one of 10 House Republicans to cross party lines and vote to impeach Trump for inciting the right-wing mob that launched an assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. The House voted 232 to 197 to advance the charge to the Senate, which will make the determination as to whether the president should be convicted, removed from office and barred from running again.

Tuesday night storm leaves outages, landslides in Clark County

An overnight storm left a wake of disruptions in Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area this morning, with numerous power outages and landslides disrupting traffic into the Columbia River Gorge and toward the Oregon Coast.

The storm brought heavy rain and wind to the region Tuesday night, with a 24-hour rainfall total of 1.68 inches as of about 4 a.m. today and a 72-hour total of 2.59 inches.

Man dies from fireworks-related accident in north Clark County

A man died from injuries caused by a firework on New Year’s Eve in north Clark County.

A GoFundMe page identifies the victim as Mark Christopher Evans II. The fundraising page says Evans died in the early morning of Jan. 1 due to a fireworks-related accident. It says the funds will help pay for his funeral and help his family.

Eatery at the Grant House in Vancouver closes doors permanently

The Eatery at the Grant House has closed its doors permanently, according to a Sunday Facebook post from owners Scott and Sarah Flury. The restaurant’s website has also been updated with a banner message announcing the closure.

The restaurant was located in the historic Grant House on Officers Row near Fort Vancouver and served up classic brunch, lunch and dinner food. The Flurys began running the restaurant in April 2017.

Battle Ground Public Schools sued in sex abuse case

A woman who attended Captain Strong Primary School from 2001 to 2002 is suing Battle Ground Public Schools, alleging she was groomed and sexually abused by a teacher there. That same teacher was later convicted of sex crimes.

The complaint filed Jan. 4 in Clark County Superior Court identifies the woman by the initials C.A. She attended Captain Strong as a fifth-grader before moving and changing schools, according to the court document.


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