Is the break from the heat going to continue? Check out out local weather forecast before you head outside.
Here are some of the stories that were popular this week with Columbian readers.
Vancouver Police Chief Jeff Mori proposed withdrawing the department from the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force at a Vancouver City Council meeting Monday, stepping back from a decadeslong partnership to address drug crimes.
Vancouver’s law enforcement is being run thin amid rising crime rates and worsening staffing shortages, the chief said. Assets need to be used wisely – even if that means pulling Vancouver’s one detective from the task force.
Clark County sheriff candidates John Horch and Rey Reynolds appear to be headed to November’s general election after preliminary results show them winning the top two positions in Tuesday’s primary.
The winner of the general election will replace Sheriff Chuck Atkins, who is not seeking reelection.
- Reynolds and Horch gave Shook kudos for a well-run campaign
- Related: Herrera Beutler’s lead over Kent halved in latest ballot returns
- Get more election results at columbian.com/elections
A former employee of Hurley Development LLC filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the local real estate company, its owner, Ryan Hurley, and a current and former employee, alleging sexual harassment and sexual and religious discrimination.
Hurley, through his company, denied wrongdoing.
Searchers looking for a missing Vancouver man found a body Tuesday morning in a wooded area northeast of Lacamas Lake.
The Clark County Sheriff Office’s Search and Rescue were looking in the area for 44-year-old Kevin Osterkamp, who has been missing since late June.
Hefty white mastiff Diesel sniffed his way through toy-filled boxes, clamping down on the perfect toy: a plush gray and blue Kong-brand elephant.
On Monday, Cannabis company DogHouse brought the plethora of toys and home-baked cakes to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in honor of Dogust Day, the national birthday for shelter dogs Aug. 1. North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal adoption organization, established the day in 2008 for dogs whose exact birthdays are unknown.