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Morning Press: Clark County detective killed; fatal crash; mask recommendations

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

Clark County sheriff’s deputy killed in Vancouver

A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Friday evening in an incident at an east Vancouver apartment complex, prompting a large law enforcement response and manhunt that has led to several arrests.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. at The Pointe Apartments, in the 3500 block of Northeast 109th Avenue and just east of Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Vancouver police, the Clark and Cowlitz County sheriff’s offices, and AMR converged on the scene.

Teen dies, three hurt in two-car crash Tuesday in southeast Battle Ground

A 17-year-old boy died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in southeast Battle Ground, according to the Battle Ground Police Department.

The crash was reported at about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Southeast Eaton Boulevard and Southeast 23rd Avenue, a police department bulletin said. 

Clark County Public Health: Mask up indoors, vaccinated or not

Facing surging COVID-19 cases, Clark County Public Health is  recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, resume wearing masks indoors to help prevent the spread of the disease.

Public Health made its announcement this afternoon following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the highly transmissible delta variant spreads rapidly nationwide.

Kirkland Tower at Waterfront Vancouver to open this fall

More than three years after it broke ground, The Waterfront Vancouver’s biggest development to date is entering the home stretch of construction. Kirkland Tower began taking pre-sale reservations for condos earlier this month, and both it and the adjacent Hotel Indigo are slated to open in the fall.

The 40-unit condo tower and 138-room hotel from builder Kirkland Development are both the first of their kind for the Waterfront; all of the prior buildings have featured various mixes of apartments, professional offices and retail and restaurant spaces.

Clark County’s only long-term mental health facility closing

The only long-term facility for mental health care in Clark County is closing soon, and people in need of residential treatment here will have nowhere to go.

Elahan Place, a 32-bed long-term rehabilitation and treatment center run by Columbia River Mental Health Services, has stopped accepting patients and will use its building for other services, said spokeswoman Brittini Lasseigne.

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