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Here are some of the stories that were popular this week with Columbian readers.
Costco plans to build Ridgefield location near Interstate 5
Costco is planning to build a warehouse store in Ridgefield alongside Interstate 5, just north of Pioneer Street, according to new plans submitted to the city of Ridgefield.
The new Costco Wholesale, the third in Clark County, will generate $700,000 per year in local tax revenue and provide 300 to 400 jobs, according to a news release from the city of Ridgefield. Construction will start next year, according to the property’s co-developer Josh Oliva.
Clark County’s rising rents lead to despair
AMBOY — Jason Zellman and Luci Haning have no idea where they’re going to live next.
The couple live in a yellow single-wide home for $800 a month in Amboy, in the forest with a view of a mountain. The three of them, the couple and Haning’s child, have lived comfortably in the home for three years.
Tanker rolls, coats Mill Plain with black goo
A loaded tanker truck rolled over at the northbound onramp to Interstate 5 at Mill Plain Boulevard Monday, covering the roadway surface with black goo.
The rollover was reported about 5:45 p.m., according to the Vancouver Fire Department. When firefighters arrived they found a semi tractor-trailer rig with the tank trailer on its top, with black liquid pouring out.
Vancouver shooting leaves 2 dead, 2 injured
A shooting early Sunday morning at a large party in the Harney Heights neighborhood left two dead and two more injured, according to Vancouver police.
Officers responded at 1:20 a.m. Sunday to a house in 3600 block of East 11th Street, where more than 50 people were gathered for a party. Police found one person dead of gunshot wounds and two others injured. An ambulance rushed the wounded to a local hospital, where one died. A fourth person shot at the party arrived at the hospital by car. The two surviving gunshot victims are in serious condition, according to police.
- Police investigate early Sunday incident
- Update: Portland teens killed at Vancouver house party ID’d by Clark County Medical Examiner
Paddle boarder drowns at Frenchman’s Bar
A 30-year-old paddle boarder from Hillsboro, Ore., drowned in the Columbia River at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park about 4 p.m. Monday
Vancouver police said the man, whose name was not released, fell off his paddle board and was struggling to swim ashore when he disappeared under the water.