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Morning Press: I-84 closure; Camas racism allegation; church arson

By , Columbian Web Editor

Rain? Snow? Who knows? Check out the local weather forecast before you head outside.

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

I-84 closed between Troutdale and Hood River due to landslides

SEATTLE — The latest storm to hit the Pacific Northwest brought flood warnings, the shutdown of a major mountain pass, school closures and icy roads Thursday.

A landslide closed Interstate 84 in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River in Oregon on Thursday morning.

Camas schools investigate alleged racist taunts at girls basketball game

The Camas School District is investigating allegations of racist taunting at a high school girls basketball game last month.

The investigation follows a complaint by Eric Knox, girls basketball head coach at Portland’s Benson High. He said his team, which is predominantly Black, was subjected to taunts and racist slurs from the Camas student section during a game on Dec. 10.

2 teens get 24 hours community service in fire that destroyed old Cherry Grove Church

Two teenagers were sentenced to 24 hours of community service Wednesday morning, six months after sparking a fire that burned down the old Cherry Grove Church and home of a Battle Ground man.

Marty Wirtanen, now 18, and Bryden Johnston, 17, each pleaded guilty in Clark County juvenile court to first-degree reckless burning. They were both originally charged with first-degree arson, which carried a sentencing range of 8½ to nearly 11 weeks in a juvenile facility, court records show.

Demand for vinyl comes full circle at Vancouver record store

Vinyl is a fully immersive experience, says Joel Mulligan.

“You’re not just hitting play on a playlist and walking away. Along with listening to the music, you have to actually touch it. You pick it up. You flip sides. You’re looking at the cover art or reading the credits on the back or whatever they put there,” said the owner of Everybody’s Music in downtown Vancouver. “It really just draws you in more than the other mediums, I think.”