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(The Columbian)

Morning Press: Warren Forrest murder trial; Second Safe park?; affordable housing tax Q&A

(The Columbian)

January 28, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

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

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez addresses the crowd at the town hall, where she emphasized her approach in Congress as a voice for rural, middle-class communities.

Gluesenkamp Perez appointed to House agriculture and small business committees

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez addresses the crowd at the town hall, where she emphasized her approach in Congress as a voice for rural, middle-class communities.

January 27, 2023, 6:45pm Clark County News

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez was selected Thursday to serve on the House of Representatives agriculture and small business committees. Read story

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Jury in Warren Forrest murder trial hears recording of accused speaking of motivation for attacks

(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

January 27, 2023, 5:24pm Clark County News

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest told a parole board in 2014 his crimes in the 1970s weren’t about killing, they were about acting out his sexual desires, jurors heard Friday afternoon as testimony in his murder trial continued. Read story

Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

Battle Ground High School aims to improve student mental health

Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

January 27, 2023, 5:17pm Clark County News

In the nearly two years since classes have reopened following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the state have reported seeing students’ mental and emotional health worsen. Battle Ground High School principal Charbonneau Gourde isn’t shy to admit just how those challenges, at times, left school staff exhausted… Read story

A recently planted tree sits tied to support posts at Bagley Park.

Vancouver to revise urban forestry plan as it aims for equity, climate goals

A recently planted tree sits tied to support posts at Bagley Park.

January 27, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

In recent years, Vancouver has become abundantly dotted with trees so young they need supportive stakes to encourage their skybound posture, avoiding any potential for crookedness. Read story

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

Columbia River Mental Health Services programs help youth dealing with mental health issues

Youth House staff member Maranda Heckler sits for a portrait below artwork created by clients who are part of the Options or Healthy Transitions programs at Clark County Youth House. Heckler is a case manager and a certified peer counselor with the Healthy Transitions Program, where she uses her own lived experience to offer support to youth struggling with their mental health.

January 27, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

In high school, Cameron began to realize that they were struggling with their mental health. Life at home was difficult, and they did not feel recognized for the accomplishments they made. Read story

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest, left, sits with his defense lawyer, Sean Downs, as the image of Martha Morrison is projected onto the screen during opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

Witnesses in Warren Forrest trial recount finding victim’s body

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest, left, sits with his defense lawyer, Sean Downs, as the image of Martha Morrison is projected onto the screen during opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

January 26, 2023, 6:51pm Clark County News

It was the early morning of Oct. 12, 1974, when three men set out to hunt in Dole Valley in eastern Clark County. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man accused of beating man with cinder block

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

January 26, 2023, 6:02pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of beating another man with a cinder block so badly he was in the ICU for several days and needed a metal plate inserted in his skull. Read story

The Barbers hairstylists Debi Norman, right, and Lynell Felix, left, cut the hair of Alicia Haddix, second from right, and Arthur Walton, on Thursday as part of Project Homeless Connect at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The event brings multiple services under one roof for a day to help out those experiencing homelessness.

Point in Time Count provides snapshot of homelessness in Clark County

The Barbers hairstylists Debi Norman, right, and Lynell Felix, left, cut the hair of Alicia Haddix, second from right, and Arthur Walton, on Thursday as part of Project Homeless Connect at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The event brings multiple services under one roof for a day to help out those experiencing homelessness.

January 26, 2023, 5:31pm Clark County News

The faint hues of morning light snuck through pockets of crumbling darkness early Thursday morning, spotlighting 13 groups of volunteers on a mission to count those who spent the night on Vancouver streets. Read story

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Lawsuits target Vancouver Public Schools, ex-janitor convicted of 137 counts of voyeurism

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

January 26, 2023, 5:05pm Clark County News

Two lawsuits were filed Thursday against Vancouver Public Schools and James Mattson, a former school janitor who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday in the state’s largest-ever voyeurism case. Read story