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May 24, 2022

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The Vancouver Police Department is implementing recommendations provided by an external organization that will improve their culture and policies surrounding officers' use of force.

DOJ: Vancouver police to improve services for deaf people

The U.S. Department of Justice and Vancouver Police Department reached a settlement Tuesday that requires the police department to improve its services for people who are deaf or hard of…
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Vancouver man indicted in connection with fentanyl overdose death

A federal grand jury has indicted a Vancouver man in connection with a fentanyl distribution scheme that led to the overdose death of a Portland teenager in March.
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Courts & Crime
The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man gets 21 days for threatening to ‘shoot up’ Vancouver Mall

A Vancouver man was sentenced last week to 21 days of community service for threatening on Twitter to “shoot up” the Vancouver Mall in 2019.
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Atlas Shives, 2, of Vancouver, from left, joins his parents, Brendon and Lucia Shives, as they pass the Esther Short Park playground area Friday afternoon. Playground construction is scheduled to begin in June.

Work on new Esther Short Park playground to start in June

Washington’s oldest public square will soon welcome its new playground after a fire left it scorched and dangerous for children to use.
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Minor injuries in fight outside of Hazel Dell business

Only minor injuries were reported after two people fought Monday morning near a business in Hazel Dell, with one person reportedly armed with a knife.

Business

Kelsey Hood of Pied Piper Pizza, left, takes a call as assistant manager Misty Sadlier serves up fresh pizza on Thursday afternoon.

East Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza plays a new verse

After 50-plus years of providing Vancouverites a place to eat pizza, play video games and celebrate in their banquet rooms, Ray and Cheryl Eggert have…

Northwest

Several Canada goose goslings in Oregon have tested positive for Avian flu.

Avian flu epidemic reaches wild birds in Oregon

Avian flu has been detected in wild birds in Oregon.

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Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors will begin their third season on June 1 with an exhibition game against Cowlitz at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors baseball, West Coast League both elevate

Heading into the 2022 season, the Ridgefield Raptors are no longer the new birds on the block.

Politics

FILE - Minneapolis police stand outside the department's 3rd Precinct on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing on Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death. That's according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the matter. The executive order includes changes to policies on use of force and restrictions on the flow of surplus military hardware to local police.

Biden to sign police order on Floyd anniversary: AP sources

With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday,…

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"I don't want to set the expectation that if a camp is being cleared that it will never set up again in a particular location, because that likely won't be the case, because we still don't have enough shelter space for people," said Jamie Spinelli. Until enough shelter space is available, the city of Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team will focus on keeping camps smaller and cleaner. Camps will no longer be allowed to block streets or sidewalks.

Vancouver starts removing, cleaning homeless camps

In early April, large homeless encampments could be found throughout Vancouver. Roughly 40 campers clustered near the Share House in west Vancouver, and about 25…

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