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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:
COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — Some of Kylie DaCunha’s earliest memories of her dad, slain Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota, are of him working as a police officer. Late-night call-outs were not uncommon in their household.
“Though the sacrifice of time with my father was hard to understand back then, I am so proud today of the career he had and the amount of good he did,” she said, acknowledging his ultimate sacrifice.
Drivers in Portland’s metro area could see trips tolled by 2024 or 2025, if Oregon’s plan to toll Portland’s interstate system is enacted.
Oregon’s Metro Council heard an update on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 205 Tolling Project at its meeting on Tuesday morning, while also working on a values, outcomes and actions document that the council expects to approve to help guide Portland’s impending tolling system.
RIDGEFIELD — A crowd of a few dozen Ridgefield High School students gathered at the school’s campus entrance on Wednesday morning after walking out of class to protest mask mandates set by the state.
Similar protests were reported in Amboy, Battle Ground and Hockinson.
The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to establish a contract with Living Hope Church to operate the city’s second Safe Stay Community.
Brian Norris, Living Hope associate pastor, said the organization has established rapport with the homeless population, which will be an asset for the church while operating the Safe Stay Community.
Jeffrey and Karen Pierson of Vancouver pleaded guilty to felony second-degree theft last week, after collecting workers’ compensation insurance benefits while continuing to work at their son’s Hazel Dell auto repair shop.
The couple will now have to repay the state nearly $140,000 and individually serve 240 hours of electronic home detention.