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Dec. 6, 2023

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Morning Press: Last call for salmon; fatal crash; 3rd District recount

By , Columbian Web Editor

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Here are some of the stories that were popular this week with Columbian readers:

Last call for salmon on Southwest Washington rivers

Fog hung over the Cowlitz River in the predawn darkness. Dreary mists rose from the river and crawled across the surface. It was bitter cold.

Hunkered deep into my heavy layers, I was surprised when the local angler across the boat from me, Scott Stulgis, sat down in shorts. Stulgis was definitely a Northwest native.

Bridge Sub’s moving history in Vancouver

Clearly visible as you cross the Interstate 5 Bridge sits one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings.

But what exactly is that two-story gray structure? Is it part of the bridge? Does it have anything to do with the river? And who owns it, anyway?

Washougal woman killed in Highway 14 crash in east Clark County

A Washougal woman was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on state Highway 14 near Mt. Pleasant Road.

Washington State Patrol troopers responded at 2:11 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on the highway near the Clark-Skamania county line.

Joe Kent plans to pay for recount in 3rd Congressional District race

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign says it will pay for an official recount of ballots in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race, which he lost to Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

“We will be filing for an official recount in the next 24-48 hours to fight for our voters (and) for every legal vote to be counted,” Kent announced on multiple campaign accounts late Tuesday evening. “The fight continues!”

Triple whammy of respiratory illnesses hits Clark County

Clark County has been hit with a “triple whammy” of infectious disease that has filled hospital beds and overwhelmed emergency departments, the county’s health officer warned Wednesday.

The county’s residents are sick with the same three diseases as the rest of the United States: flu, COVID-19 and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, Dr. Alan Melnick said during an online news conference called by Clark County Public Health.

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