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Morning Press: Washougal shooting; $1M bail in kidnapping, attempted murder; aquaponic farms

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Man shot in the head in Washougal

A man was shot in the head Wednesday morning in Washougal but is in good condition, according to the Washougal Police Department.

Police responded around 1 a.m. to the 4200 block of Addy Loop for reports of a shooting. A man was driving loops around the neighborhood attempting to get his child to fall asleep and was waiting for a family member at a nearby house, according to police.

Ridgefield man held on $1M bail, accused of kidnapping, attempted murder

A Ridgefield man is being held on $1 million bail after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend as she sought help at a Vancouver convenience store, assaulting her and attempting to kill their infant daughter.

Aarondeep Johal, 32, was reportedly out on bail in a pending domestic violence case, with a no-contact order with the same named victim, when these latest allegations occurred Sunday.

Aquaponic farms bubble up in Clark County

Two operations grow produce using water from tanks enriched by koi

Visiting an aquaponic farm feels like landing at a space station or stealing a glimpse into a Seussian future.

Vancouver Police Department close to fulfilling all 84 recommendations from 2020 report

Vancouver’s Community Task Force on Policing and the city’s police chief said the police department is close to fulfilling 84 recommendations to improve its internal culture and policies surrounding officers’ use of force.

During the presentation Monday before the Vancouver City Council, the group also provided an update on its implementation of a body-worn camera program that’s estimated to begin in spring 2022.

Vancouver mayor race: Two different approaches

The candidates running for Vancouver mayor fundamentally disagree about what the job is and what it should entail.

The incumbent, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, emphasizes that her role is to represent the city council, not to champion her own personal opinions on any given issue. That’s the deliberate structure of Vancouver’s government, she pointed out, laid out in the city’s founding document.