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This week in Clark County history, June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024, 5:34am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story

The Pacific apartment building stands Wednesday in Vancouver. The building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

Community Foundation launches loan program to help nonprofits build affordable housing

The Pacific apartment building stands Wednesday in Vancouver. The building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

June 13, 2024, 4:41pm Clark County News

After 40 years of serving the region through local giving, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington will invest in the community in a new way starting this fall. Read story

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

43-year-old ID’d as man fatally shot by Vancouver police Saturday near the waterfront

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

June 13, 2024, 4:20pm Clark County News

A 43-year-old Vancouver man was identified as the person fatally shot by Vancouver police Saturday near the waterfront, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and Commissioner Dave Miller of the Criminal Justice Training Commission walk past the logo for Clark County&rsquo;s law enforcement academy in east Vancouver on opening day in January.

Vancouver law enforcement training center eases waitlists for corrections officers; first class graduates in July

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and Commissioner Dave Miller of the Criminal Justice Training Commission walk past the logo for Clark County&rsquo;s law enforcement academy in east Vancouver on opening day in January.

June 13, 2024, 3:48pm Clark County News

A new class of recruits will graduate from the Southwest Washington Regional Training Center in July, but this time, they’ll be corrections officers. Read story

Former President Donald Trump arrives to the Capitol Hill Club, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot

Former President Donald Trump arrives to the Capitol Hill Club, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

June 13, 2024, 3:00pm Latest News

 Donald Trump made a triumphant return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, his first with lawmakers since the Jan.6, 2021 attacks, embraced by energized House and Senate Republicans who find themselves reinvigorated by his bid to retake the White House. Read story

Firefighters are using the Lakeshore Trail along Lake Chelan to access parts of the Pioneer Fire. Smoke from the fire is visible in the background.

Fire report: New blaze flares up on Hanford Reservation

Firefighters are using the Lakeshore Trail along Lake Chelan to access parts of the Pioneer Fire. Smoke from the fire is visible in the background.

June 13, 2024, 1:52pm Latest News

MOSES LAKE — A wildfire kindled suddenly Wednesday morning on the Hanford Reservation, and was estimated at 150 acres at a little after 2 p.m., according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Dubbed the Cold Creek Fire, the blaze about 24 miles northwest of Richland was caused by human activity,… Read story

A general view of Wall Street in New York, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Stock market today: Hopes for AI and rates nudge Wall Street to records, even as most stocks fall

A general view of Wall Street in New York, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

June 13, 2024, 1:44pm Business

Most U.S. stocks slipped Thursday, but hopes for coming cuts to interest rates and Wall Street’s continued frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology nudged indexes to more records. Read story

FILE - Two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash., May 17, 1999. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. The United States on Thursday, June 13, 2024 granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999.

Washington’s Makah Tribe could once again harpoon whales as U.S. waives conservation law

FILE - Two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash., May 17, 1999. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. The United States on Thursday, June 13, 2024 granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999.

June 13, 2024, 1:38pm Latest News

The United States granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver Thursday that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999 and sets the stage for renewed clashes with animal rights activists. Read story

FILE - FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker speaks at a news conference at FAA headquarters in Washington, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Whitaker, the nation’s top aviation regulator, said Thursday, June 13, 2024, that the Federal Aviation Administration should have been more aware of manufacturing problems inside Boeing before a panel blew off a 737 Max during a flight in January.

The head of the FAA says his agency was too hands-off in its oversight of Boeing

FILE - FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker speaks at a news conference at FAA headquarters in Washington, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Whitaker, the nation’s top aviation regulator, said Thursday, June 13, 2024, that the Federal Aviation Administration should have been more aware of manufacturing problems inside Boeing before a panel blew off a 737 Max during a flight in January.

June 13, 2024, 1:33pm Business

The top U.S. aviation regulator said Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration should have been more aware of manufacturing problems inside Boeing before a panel blew off a 737 Max during an Alaska Airlines flight in January. Read story

The manager of Salmon Creek American Legion Post 176, known for the Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Huey Medivac helicopter mounted outside, is facing theft charges for transferring more than $150,000 from Legion accounts to her personal account. The Huey was moved to the Vancouver VA campus.

Vancouver woman stole $153K from Salmon Creek American Legion Post, according to state gambling commission

The manager of Salmon Creek American Legion Post 176, known for the Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Huey Medivac helicopter mounted outside, is facing theft charges for transferring more than $150,000 from Legion accounts to her personal account. The Huey was moved to the Vancouver VA campus.

June 13, 2024, 1:25pm Clark County News

A Vancouver woman is facing theft and fraud charges after investigators say she stole more than $150,000 from Salmon Creek American Legion Post 176, according to the Washington State Gambling Commission. Read story