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Morning Press: Barlow’s closes; gardening firm layoffs; mask mandate ends March 21

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Barlow’s closes its Waterfront Vancouver location

Barlow’s Public House at The Waterfront Vancouver has announced it closed permanently over the weekend, and a new restaurant called The Waterfront Taphouse is due to open in the spot as soon as late spring.

Hawthorne lays off 150 at Vancouver site

Hawthorne Gardening Co.’s west Vancouver facility has laid off 150 employees as part of a restructuring of the indoor gardening company.

The employees are currently not reporting to work, but are being paid through April 1 when the layoff officially goes into effect. The staff laid off were primarily in the company’s lighting manufacturing division.

Inslee: Washington to lift indoor mask mandate March 21

OLYMPIA — Washington’s statewide indoor mask mandate, one of the few left in the country, will lift in most places on March 21, including at schools and child care facilities, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.

And starting on March 1, vaccine verification or proof of a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required for attendance at large events.

Robbery suspect charged with murder in death of Vancouver police Officer Sahota

Clark County prosecutors on Tuesday filed a slew of new charges, including murder, against a robbery suspect who was being chased when Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota was shot to death.

Investigators have said Sahota died after being shot by a Clark County sheriff’s deputy in a case of mistaken identity. But prosecutors argue in court papers that Julio Segura, 20, of Yakima, caused Sahota’s death while committing or attempting to commit other crimes, including burglary, attempted kidnapping and assault.

Vancouver sees transit hub, commercial and mixed-use development for Evergreen, Grand corridor

A strategy to strengthen an aging commercial district in central Vancouver will move to a second hearing and public hearing, the Vancouver City Council decided Monday.

Council members unanimously approved the first reading of the Evergreen and Grand Commercial Corridors Strategy. The 46-page document provides an outline for the future direction of properties along lower Evergreen and Grand boulevards.

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