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Morning Press: Seniors struggle with tax bill; hit-and-run driver sentenced; 2017 shooting sentencing

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Residents of Vancouver manufactured home park ask taxing questions

Nearly a dozen residents of a manufactured home community in east Vancouver are challenging their most recent property tax assessments.

Residents of Cascade Park Estates, a 55-and-older community, say assessments on the properties are inconsistent and confusing. With the hope of lowering the assessments, 11 residents have filed appeals with the Clark County Board of Equalization, according to the county Assessor’s Office.

Driver in Vancouver fatal hit-and-run gets 50 months in prison

The brother of a man killed in a hit-and-run in September told the driver, as she awaited sentencing Wednesday, that she’s been given “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

“You can change. Anybody can do it. I’ve done it. I had to wait until I was old,” Kash Sawyer said. “Turn it around, kid. You can do it.”

Motorist allegedly rams K-9 unit, leads police on Minnehaha chase

A motorist led Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase through the Minnehaha neighborhood on Monday evening.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop at Northeast 60th Avenue and Saint John’s Road at 8:10 p.m. on a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on St. Johns Road just after it had nearly caused a head-on collision, according to a statement from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Co-defendants in fatal 2017 Hockinson shooting sentenced

Three co-defendants who agreed to testify against the primary defendant in the beating and fatal shooting of a man at a Hockinson property in April 2017 were sentenced Monday.

John Michael West, 47, Ashley Wideman, 27, and Traci Lynn Mendez, 45, testified earlier this spring at the trial of Neil Allen Alway.

Inslee: No new COVID-19 restrictions in Washington for now

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said all of the state’s counties will remain in their current phase of the state’s economic reopening plan and won’t face more restrictions because new COVID cases are levelling off after a recent spike.

The Democrat said there will be a two-week pause as the state continues to evaluate coronavirus activity in the state.