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Morning Press: Vancouver shooting; PeaceHealth expansion; tech startups in Clark County

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Vancouver man to claim self-defense in driveway shooting; bail set at $500,000

A judge set a Vancouver man’s bail at $500,000 after he allegedly shot a man who he says damaged his truck with a shovel Tuesday morning in east Vancouver.

Jacob A. Cantrell, 33, appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 1. Cantrell said he’s claiming he shot the man in self-defense.

Vancouver woman accused of stealing $123K from Grin and Bear It Family Dental

A Vancouver woman is accused of stealing $123,000 from a Vancouver dental office where she worked as an office manager since 2015.

Bobbie A. Kay, 57, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree theft, forgery and first-degree identity theft. Judge Suzan Clark set her bail at $10,000, and she is scheduled to be arraigned July 1.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to expand emergency department

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will soon expand the size of its emergency department.

The Vancouver hospital launched a two-year construction project this week that will double the square footage of the existing emergency department, resulting in more rooms, modern amenities and a more private environment, according to a news release.

Tech startups thrive in Clark County

Oili is an app that’s like the Uber of oil changes: independent contractors get oil change requests on their device, drive where the requester is parked and change their oil on the spot.

The tech startup is joining the Clark County grove in the Pacific Northwest’s silicon forest; the county’s local population growth, tax incentives and access to greenery and scenery continue to make it a growing tech hub.

Camas woman dies near Spirit Falls in Skamania County

A Camas woman died Saturday after she fell into the water near Spirit Falls and couldn’t get out.

Skamania County sheriff’s deputies responded at 11:57 a.m. to a report of a dead person floating in the water near the Fish Hatchery at the inlet of the Little White Salmon River at Drano Lake, an agency news release states.

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