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Morning Press: Homeless camps; drive-by shooting; ZoomInfo moving to waterfront

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Vancouver taps Outsiders Inn to run homeless campsites

The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to contract with Outsiders Inn, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, to operate campsites for homeless people.

Vancouver will pay Outsiders Inn $571,148 to run daily operations. Adam Kravitz, executive director of Outsiders Inn, said in a phone interview Wednesday that most of the budget accounts for staffing to ensure the campsites remain safe, secure and clean.

One person wounded in Hazel Dell drive-by shooting

One person was wounded Wednesday morning in a drive-by shooting in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded around 7 a.m. to the 8900 block of Northeast 15th Avenue for reports of a shooting.

Central Vancouver store burglarized

An owner of Vancouver liquidated-goods store LiquidNation Liquidators said she arrived at her business Wednesday morning to find glass everywhere and $3,000 worth of merchandise stolen.

Jullienne Adams described the break-in at 717 Grand Blvd. as “crushing” to her family-owned business.

School officials warn of stranger-danger incident in Vancouver

Fort Vancouver High School alerted students and their families Monday of a stranger-danger incident that occurred last week as a female student walked home from school.

The announcement states that the student was walking around 2:15 p.m. Thursday when she noticed a teal-colored car in a parking lot at East 18th Street and North Devine Road. The student continued to walk south on Devine Road, and the vehicle passed her and parked near the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail.

ZoomInfo to move headquarters to Vancouver waterfront

In 2025, Vancouver-based ZoomInfo, one of the most valuable companies in Clark County, plans to move its headquarters to a new building at the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 waterfront development.

Lincoln Property Co. and Bridge Investment Group are developing the building which will rise on Blocks A and C of the port’s Terminal 1 project, west of Columbia Street and north of West Columbia Way, between the street and the BNSF Railway berm.