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Morning Press: Trusty Brewing; Amazon warehouse; Ukrainian immigrants; County COVID rates; Safe Stay Community

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In case you missed them, here are some of our top stories of the week.

Downtown Vancouver’s Trusty Brewing Co. for sale

Downtown Vancouver’s Trusty Brewing Co. is for sale. Owner Anja O’Neil said she is caring for a family member with health issues and can’t “give my business the attention it deserves.”

O’Neil listed the business for sale in January and has had several interested parties seeking to purchase the business, which rents its space at 114 E. Evergreen Blvd. O’Neil said she’s looking for a buyer with a passion for making craft beer and is looking for a seamless transition.

Plans indicate Amazon warehouse coming to Vancouver

Amazon customers may soon be getting their packages delivered from Vancouver.

Planning documents newly submitted to the city of Vancouver propose a large parking lot for vans adjacent to a proposed warehouse building, which would be built on land that was purchased by Amazon last fall. The move seems to indicate that the world’s second-largest retailer is indeed building a warehouse and distribution center in the area.

Ukrainian immigrants in Clark County fear for homeland

As the Russian government moves into Ukraine, local Ukrainian immigrants fear for the freedoms of their friends and family.

“Every one of us does have a connection with our relatives,” said Paul Demyanik. “We know truth not from the television or internet; we are calling and writing to our relatives.”

Pastor recalls Soviet rule, worries for relatives’ safety

Clark County COVID-19 case rate falls sharply this week

Clark County reported a sharp drop in its COVID-19 disease activity rate this week as the omicron surge continues to ebb.

The COVID-19 activity rate, which measures new cases per 100,000 population over 14 days, decreased from 1,017 per 100,000 last week to 527.4 as of Thursday, a 48 percent drop. Any rate above 200 is considered high by health officials.

Vancouver outlines plans for 2nd Safe Stay Community for homeless

Vancouver city staff and local service providers outlined Tuesday their initiative to provide an additional transitional housing community, furthering their goal of providing security and stability to the area’s homeless population.

During the virtual community input session, staff discussed their plan to add a second Safe Stay Community on city-owned property at 4915 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., site of the former Golden Skate.

Former Golden Skate location chosen for housing

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