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Morning Press: Heritage Farm, gun at Skyview, Cowlitz leader dies

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Clark County Council hears hazy future of 78th Street Heritage Farm

Finding a way to make Clark County’s 78th Street Heritage Farm financially solvent while increasing public access remains elusive.

The Clark County Council is continuing to work toward a solution. The council reviewed options for the farm presented by Clark County Public Works and WSU Clark County Extension at its May 18 meeting.

Man shoots at Vancouver store clerk after being denied service

A man shot at a convenience store clerk after being refused service early Sunday morning at the Plaid Pantry in downtown Vancouver, police said.

Vancouver police were called at about 12:30 a.m. for a reported disturbance with weapons at the store, 514 Washington St., emergency dispatch records show.

Boy arrested after staff find gun at Skyview, says Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested a boy Tuesday at Skyview High School after school employees reported finding a handgun in his jacket pocket.

The boy, who was not identified, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Washington police say drivers aren’t stopping for them

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol says drivers are increasingly refusing to stop for troopers – and other law enforcement agencies also say this is becoming a common occurrence.

The Northwest News Network reports that from January 1 to May 17 of this year, the agency logged 934 failure-to-yield incidents. While the patrol didn’t track this in the past, veteran troopers say there’s been a dramatic uptick in drivers fleeing traffic stops.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe leader David Barnett dies

David Barnett, general council chairman of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, died Saturday night from an apparent heart attack at his Shoreline home, the tribe announced Sunday.

“(Dave) Barnett dedicated his life to serving the Cowlitz people. He led with passion, deep generosity and an unending commitment to the Cowlitz Tribe. His legacy is one that touched the lives of many,” the tribe said in the news release.

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