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Morning Press: Vaccine, mask protests; Luyster accused in fatal stabbing; ‘Supported campsites’ for homeless

By , Columbian Web Editor

Will we get more spring rain or will the sun peek through for the holiday weekend? For details, check our local weather coverage.

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

Ridgefield’s student-organized COVID clinic administers vaccines, draws protesters

RIDGEFIELD — Student-body president Shelby Fisher is no stranger to helping plan memorable events at Ridgefield High School.

But a student-led vaccination clinic to benefit fellow classmates, students in surrounding communities and the general public ranks near the top of the senior’s list.

“I’m so proud we got everybody here and pulled this off in two weeks,” Fisher said. “I’m excited that this is working out.”

Hundreds rally at Washougal schools meeting against masks, equity policy change

Hundreds gathered outside of the Washougal School District headquarters ahead of Tuesday’s school board meeting to rally against masks in schools, a proposed change to the district’s equity policy and other topics related to a board meeting held earlier this month.

American flags lined Evergreen Way in front of the school district office at 4833 Evergreen Way at the event that also featured live music, a barbecue and guest speakers.

Man found dead under car in lot of east Vancouver shop

A man was killed Thursday morning in east Vancouver while he was apparently attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a car.

Four Seasons Auto Repair and Tire Center owner Faazan Ahmed said the man is seen on surveillance video around 2 a.m. jacking up a silver Mercedes parked in the shop’s parking lot. The jack tipped over and the car fell, crushing him.

Brent Luyster Jr. accused of fatally stabbing stepfather at Amboy residence

Just eight months after Brent Luyster Jr. was given a break in an assault case involving a knife, he allegedly fatally stabbed his stepfather at an Amboy residence.

The teenage son and namesake of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster was arrested early Monday morning and booked into the Clark County juvenile detention center on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Vancouver weighs launching ‘supported campsite’ program for the homeless

Vancouver city councilors voiced their approval for a plan that would create several formal, supported campsites around the city for people experiencing homelessness.

The idea is to create temporary and safe spaces for unhoused people where they can find some stability, Jamie Spinelli, Vancouver’s homeless resources coordinator, told the city councilors during their meeting Monday afternoon.

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