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The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

Now that Washington’s drug possession law has been struck down, swamped legal system faces massive do-over

The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

March 22, 2021, 6:02am Courts & Crime

Reverberations are spreading from a state Supreme Court opinion that last month struck down Washington’s decades-old drug possession statute as unconstitutional, sending ripple effects through a legal system that’s grappling with how to remedy past harm while facing an unprecedented backlog of criminal cases created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

Calls for Clark County Judge Zimmerman’s resignation grow

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

March 19, 2021, 3:28pm Clark County News

Embattled Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman plans to let an investigation into his conduct run its course, a local attorney said Friday. Read story

Tammi Bell answers questions about the killing of her son, Kevin Peterson, Jr., by police in Clark County, during a press conference at the Aero Club Banquet Room in Vancouver on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.

Peterson’s parents call Zimmerman’s remarks ‘slap in the face’

Tammi Bell answers questions about the killing of her son, Kevin Peterson, Jr., by police in Clark County, during a press conference at the Aero Club Banquet Room in Vancouver on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.

March 18, 2021, 7:19pm Clark County News

Kevin Peterson Jr.’s father condemned a Clark County judge Thursday for making disparaging remarks about his son but declined to say whether the judge should resign or be removed. Read story

Kevin Peterson, Sr. answers questions about the killing of his son, Kevin Peterson, Jr., by police in Clark County, during a press conference at the Aero Club Banquet Room in Vancouver on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.

Family of Kevin Peterson Jr. files tort claim against Clark County

Kevin Peterson, Sr. answers questions about the killing of his son, Kevin Peterson, Jr., by police in Clark County, during a press conference at the Aero Club Banquet Room in Vancouver on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.

March 18, 2021, 4:00pm Clark County News

A law firm representing the family of Kevin Peterson Jr. announced Thursday it has filed a tort claim for wrongful death against Clark County, alleging that a deputy shot Peterson in the back as he ran away. Read story

A vehicle went off the road and flipped at 16200 N.W. Lower River Road. One occupant fled the scene on foot.

Law enforcement respond to two mental health crises in Vancouver

A vehicle went off the road and flipped at 16200 N.W. Lower River Road. One occupant fled the scene on foot.

March 18, 2021, 12:15pm Clark County News

Vancouver police officers and other law enforcement agencies responded to two calls involving people in mental health crises Wednesday.  Read story

Judge Darvin Zimmerman presides over Mental Health Court in 2010. Zimmerman has been a judge in Clark County for more than 20 years.

Zimmerman heard cases of Black man deputies shot in February traffic stop

Judge Darvin Zimmerman presides over Mental Health Court in 2010. Zimmerman has been a judge in Clark County for more than 20 years.

March 18, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman never saw Kevin Peterson Jr. in his judicial capacity, but he presided over several cases for another Black man killed by police. Read story

Man who worked at a senior living facility in Vancouver sentenced

March 17, 2021, 5:50pm Clark County News

A 47-year-old man who worked at a senior living facility in Vancouver was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison on a charge of indecent liberties, stemming from him being discovered partly disrobed and exposed in a patient's room. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Vancouver man, 21, accused of secretly taking nude photos of girls

A close-up photo of police lights by night

March 17, 2021, 5:48pm Clark County News

A 21-year-old Vancouver man faces a slew of charges, including extortion and possessing sexually explicit images of minors, for allegedly taking nude photos of girls without their knowledge and then harassing them for more photos. Read story

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Man struck by truck in east Vancouver

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March 17, 2021, 5:19pm Clark County News

An unidentified man ran across an east Vancouver road Tuesday night and was struck by a pickup truck. Read story

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

Clark County Superior Court strips Zimmerman of power over its cases

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

March 17, 2021, 3:20pm Clark County News

The legal community and local officials continued to turn on District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman on Wednesday after comments he made last week about the death of a Black man came to light. Read story