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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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 in Vancouver 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.
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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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Robert Stevenson, 65, of La Center died when the boat he was in capsized on Sunday.

La Center man dies in Sunday boating accident on the North Fork of the Lewis River

A 65-year-old La Center man was killed after the small boat he was in capsized Sunday on the North Fork of the Lewis River.


The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Everett, Wash. Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when it delivers the jumbo jet to cargo carrier Atlas Air. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft, but it has been rendered obsolete by more profitable and fuel-efficient models.

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday: It’s delivering its final 747 jumbo jet.


FILE - A worker with the Pebble Mine project digs in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma, Alaska, July 13, 2007. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a decision Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, that would block plans for the proposed Pebble Mine, a copper and gold project in southwest Alaska.

Feds use rare veto to block Alaska copper, gold mine plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday effectively vetoed a proposed copper and gold mine in a remote region of southwest Alaska that is coveted…

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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…


President Joe Biden arrives at the construction site of the Hudson Tunnel Project, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in New York. Biden is traveling to New York City to showcase a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River.

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson…

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Angellina Ricker, 23, became homeless after aging out of the foster care system in Clark County. She now lives at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver in a tent she shares with her boyfriend.

‘Slipping through the cracks’: From foster care to homelessness

Angellina Ricker doesn’t know when she became so terrified of the world. She describes herself as a social butterfly as a little girl, the child…

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