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Top Stories: PDX shooting, PA’s license revoked, ‘City Hall’ camp cleaned out

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: November 18, 2023, 6:03am

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

Suspect in custody after shots fired at Portland airport; no injuries reported

A Kennewick woman was arrested Tuesday night, accused of firing shots near a security checkpoint at Portland International Airport.

The woman exited a restroom about 11:10 p.m. near the pre-security area for the D and E gates and fired a handgun into the air, according to a statement from the Port of Portland.

Washougal physician assistant’s license permanently revoked; Scott Miller failed to respond to board

A health law judge has permanently revoked the license of Washougal physician assistant Scott C. Miller, according to the Washington Medical Commission.

The commission said in a press release that it received the judge’s default order on Oct. 25. It said Miller’s license was revoked based on what it said was his nonresponse to the board’s charges on Aug. 18.

Clark County homes are larger on average than Portland’s; extra square footage is driving up prices

Homes in Vancouver are much larger on average than similarly priced homes in Portland. It’s an attractive quality of Vancouver for buyers looking for a home in the region, but it’s also driving up home prices.

According to RentCafe, a website for finding housing for rent, houses in Vancouver average 1,663 square feet, 56 percent larger than Portland’s 1,068-square-foot average. Apartment sizes in Vancouver are 22 percent larger on average than Portland’s.

One of the cleaner and safer homeless camps, ‘City Hall camp’ to be removed to make way for Vancouver development

One of Vancouver’s most visible encampments — dubbed the “City Hall camp” by some locals due to its proximity to the building — will be largely removed Thursday to make way for development on the site.

City officials handed out papers telling people living in the camp they have to be gone by Wednesday night. A handful of people who are set to live in the city’s third Safe Stay Community, called 415 West, will stay until the pallet shelter community opens Nov. 20 five blocks north of City Hall.

Pedestrian in dark clothes killed in crosswalk in early morning crash on Mill Plain in Vancouver

A pedestrian wearing dark clothing, but in a marked crosswalk, was killed Monday morning near the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and V Street.

The crash occurred about 6 a.m., before dawn. Vancouver police investigated and reported the pedestrian was crossing Mill Plain in a crosswalk from the south. The vehicle was traveling west, and the driver was unable to stop in time after spotting the pedestrian.