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Dec. 4, 2023

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Morning Press: I-5 Bridge plan votes; scooters in Battle Ground; Dot Donuts

By , Columbian Web Editor

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Here are some of the stories that were popular this week with Columbian readers.

Vancouver City Council approves early I-5 Bridge plan

The Vancouver City Council, Port of Vancouver and C-Tran voted Monday and Tuesday to approve the early draft of a plan to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge.

The approval of the modified locally preferred alternative is an early step in a long process for the project, and the plans are subject to change as the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program seeks more review, paving way for revision.

Clark County animal shelters struggle as adoptions fall, more owners seek to re-home pets

Local animal shelters are filling up as adoptions decrease.

Adoptions have slowed by 40 percent since November 2020, said Andrea Bruno, president of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The average length of stay at the shelter has grown from 11 to 16 days.

Bird electric scooters landing in Battle Ground

Later this summer, Battle Ground will join the very short list of cities in Clark County to offer e-scooter rentals and will be the first city in the county to allow “dockless” e-scooter rentals.

Unlike traditional bike and scooter rentals like Zoot Scoot in Vancouver, these e-scooters won’t have to be returned to a specific location, just left within a designated operating zone.

Battle Ground bank manager accused of stealing $1M from elderly, vulnerable customers

A former Battle Ground bank manager is accused of stealing more than $1 million from elderly and vulnerable customers.

Brian Davie, 43, was arrested Friday in Yakima on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. He was scheduled to appear today in U.S. District Court in Yakima.

Working in Clark County: Stan and Nyla Wilson, owners of Dot Donuts

School is out and summer is in full swing, meaning kids and adults alike are on the hunt for Clark County’s most delicious summer treats. For those who find themselves waking up with a sweet tooth most mornings, one of the sweetest breakfasts in town can be found at Dot Donuts.

Dot Donuts, 1825 S.E. 164th Ave., No. 103, is owned and operated by longtime east Vancouver residents and husband-and-wife duo, Stan and Nyla Wilson.

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