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Morning Press: Wind storm, Filipino restaurant, fatal shooting in east Vancouver

By , Columbian Web Editor

What are we in for next? Check out out local weather forecast before you head outside.

Here are some of the top stories on this week:

Wind, rain hit Clark County with thousands of power outages and standing water on roads

Severe weather continues to rage throughout Clark County and officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date on weather warnings to stay safe. But the worst may already be behind us.

“Today’s going to be all of the action, or most of it,” said Miles Higa, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Portland, on Tuesday.

Vancouver set to get Filipino restaurant in January

Pork adobo in a rich sauce of soy, garlic, peppercorn and bay leaf. Crispy fried lumpia. Savory peanut butter beef stewed with veggies called “kare kare.”

Does that sound like something you can get in a Vancouver restaurant? It will be in late January when the city’s first Filipino restaurant, Kuya’s Casa, opens in the former Duck Tails spot at 612 N. Devine Road.

Vancouver police investigate fatal shooting at east Vancouver apartment complex

A man was fatally shot Tuesday morning after reportedly kicking in the door of a unit at an apartment complex in east Vancouver

Vancouver police responded shortly before 9 a.m. for a reported disturbance with a weapon at the Fisher’s Mill Apartments in the 1000 block of Southeast 160th Avenue, according to a police department news release.

For ‘Weight Loss King of Washington,’ less is more

Every day, weather permitting, George and Pam Fich go on a brisk walk at the Vancouver waterfront or along the trail behind their house. One afternoon in mid-December, the couple walked along the waterfront as George, 70, proudly wore the crown and sash he was awarded in the spring for being named “Weight Loss King of Washington.”

“I’m very proud to say that my husband is the king of Washington,” Pam Fich said.