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Top Stories: Riverview fires CEO; Ridgefield schools chief resigns; Vancouver tourism boost

By , Columbian Web Editor

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Here are the top stories on columbian.com this week:

Vancouver’s Riverview Bancorp fires its top executive

Riverview Bancorp announced Wednesday that its board has voted to terminate president and chief executive Kevin Lycklama effective Sept. 6.

The company, which is the parent company of Riverview Bank, disclosed in a federal regulatory filing Friday that Lycklama had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Ridgefield schools superintendent steps down

Ridgefield School District Superintendent Nathan McCann announced his resignation at Tuesday evening’s board of directors meeting.

“The Ridgefield School District Board of Directors and Superintendent Dr. Nathan McCann have determined that, through the fault of neither party, Dr. McCann’s significant skill, knowledge, and experience are not the best match for the present needs of the district,” read a district press release shared Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic fatalities jump in Clark County and Washington — driven by speed, alcohol, drugs, distraction

SALMON CREEK — As the cars whizzed by, radar clocked their speed: 43, 34, 41 mph.

Then a Honda Fit going 46 mph in a 35 zone passed by, and a static wail from the speed radar got higher — an auditory cue: The higher the speed, the higher the pitch — causing Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bethany Lau to lean slightly in, like a bird readying itself to swoop down to capture its prey.

Visit Vancouver WA wants to bring dozens of sports events to city, boost tourism

Vancouver has a reputation for hosting large-scale sporting events, including the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Cross Country Championships at Fort Vancouver and U.S. Rowing’s Junior and Master Northwest Championships at Vancouver Lake.

That sort of activity could be picking up soon.

Vancouver woman killed when car crashed into her house identified

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified 37-year-old Danielle A. Abrahams as the woman killed when a car crashed Thursday into her west Vancouver house.

Abrahams died from mechanical asphyxia after she was pinned under the car, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

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