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Morning Press: Rey Reynolds placed on leave; power outage; Joe Kent running again

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Former sheriff candidate, Vancouver police Officer Rey Reynolds placed on leave

Former Clark County sheriff candidate Rey Reynolds is on administrative leave from his position with the Vancouver Police Department, pending four internal affairs investigations since September.

Reynolds, a corporal, was placed on leave Dec. 21, following two separate investigations opened Dec. 20, according to police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. Reynolds has two more investigations that remain open, filed Oct. 24 and Sept. 8.

Joe Kent to run for 3rd District seat in 2024

Republican Joe Kent announced today he will run in 2024 to represent Southwest Washington in Congress after having just lost his bid to secure the same seat in November.

According to his statement, Kent’s decision to vie for the position stems from his criticisms related to Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Stevenson, and her voting record to date.

La Center School Board hears civil rights complaint about pronoun usage

A civil rights complaint regarding teachers’ ability to ask students their preferred pronouns took center stage at the La Center School Board meeting on Tuesday.

The complaint, which was filed by a group of staff, students and community members on Nov. 22, came after district Superintendent Peter Rosenkranz requested in a Nov. 10 staff email that teachers not ask students for their pronouns, only their preferred name.

Car crash knocks out power to thousands in Clark County

A vehicle crash knocked out power to thousands of Clark Public Utilities customers in Clark County shortly after midnight Tuesday.

The utility said on Twitter about 1 a.m. that crews were working to fix the outage caused by a vehicle accident.

Vancouver man competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

Vancouver resident Yogesh Raut said he has tried to land a spot on the quiz show “Jeopardy!” so many times he’s lost track.

He finally got his chance in an episode set to air at 7 p.m. Wednesday on KATU-TV. He will compete against today’s winner and Andrew Whatley, an academic administrator from Chicago.

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