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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:
Officer Donald Sahota, 52, was killed while off duty at his home Saturday night in a rural area near Battle Ground, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Authorities have not released details about the circumstances of his death. However, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies chased an armed robber suspect from Orchards to a Battle Ground area home, which lies at the end of a long private drive in a rural area. A news release issued just before 2 a.m. Sunday by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy had shot and killed someone at the scene, but the news release omitted details about who was killed.
- Circumstances unclear, but Clark County sheriff’s deputy fired a shot
- Update: Investigators: Off-duty Vancouver officer was shot by Clark County sheriff’s deputy
- Related: Robbery suspect stabbed off-duty Vancouver officer before police shooting
- Update: Clark County deputy who killed off-duty Vancouver officer identified
- Related: Vancouver police chief: Officer Donald Sahota will be ‘sorely missed’
Protests at Washougal High School continued on Wednesday, as a few dozen students held a demonstration outside to express opposition to the state’s indoor masking requirement.
A video that went viral on Twitter and sparked national attention on Wednesday showed a senior at the school informing fellow students and school officials of their intent to peacefully protest the requirement without causing additional trouble. The original poster on Twitter said the videos were obtained from a local group on Telegram, an online messaging service similar to WhatsApp.
Eileen Quiring O’Brien announced Wednesday she is stepping down as chair of the Clark County Council.
Quiring O’Brien said she will remain on the council as the District 5 representative until March 1. Councilor Karen Bowerman was elected by the board to take the role as chair until the end of Quiring O’Brien’s term in December 2022.
The Waterfront Renaissance Trail provides a beautiful view of Oregon’s shore across the Columbia River’s gentle ripples, yet some say an abandoned recreational vehicle obstructs the serenity the scene is meant to provide.
The vehicle parked along the path has broken windows, a missing wheel and is dependent on a jack to stay upright. It shows no indication of moving.
Camas-area residents eager to see environmental cleanup work being done at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill site will likely need to settle for “later rather than sooner.”
Alan Hughes, a principal geologist with the Vancouver-based Maul Foster & Alongi consulting group, told a community advisory group that while the timing of cleanups can vary greatly, “I think we all need to get into the mindset that it’s going to take a lot of time for this to happen.”