Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Jan. 31, 2023

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Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Missing middle housing bills back on Legislature’s table

Two bills aimed to close the housing gap known as the “missing middle” are up for legislative review this year.
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Politics
An application has been filed with the city for a day care at 1705 S.E. 164th Ave. in east Vancouver, currently the site of Gustav's Pub & Grill.

Gustav’s restaurant might become day care

The east Vancouver home of the popular German restaurant Gustav’s may become a day care facility, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver.
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Ex-con held on $2M bail in Salmon Creek area motel killing

Prosecutors say a Vancouver man accused in a deadly attack at a Salmon Creek area motel had just been released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree assault.
Courts & Crime
Defense attorney Jacy Thayer, left, sits with defendant Stephanie "Sam" Westby at the opening of Westby's murder trial Monday at the Clark County Courthouse. Westby is accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an extramarital affair.

Camas woman claims self-defense in husband’s death

A Camas woman’s murder trial opened Monday with her attorney claiming she acted in self-defense when she shot her husband, whom she had confronted over having an extramarital affair.
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, drives to the basket on Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. The Blazers won 129-125.

Lillard scores 42 as Trail Blazers hold off Hawks 129-125

Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Anfernee Simons hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Atlanta Hawks…

Politics

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, after returning from an event in Baltimore on infrastructure.

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the…

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Man dies in fight at Salmon Creek motel

A man died in a fight Friday night at the Sunnyside Motel in Salmon Creek. A suspect was arrested.

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