Morning Press: Clark County Detective Killed; fatal accident; mask recommendations

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Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Vancouver

A Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed Friday night in an incident at an apartment complex in east Vancouver, triggering a wide-ranging law enforcement response and a manhunt which led to several arrests.

The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. at The Pointe Apartments, in the 3500 block of Northeast 109th Avenue and just east of Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Vancouver Police, Clark and Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Offices, and AMR converged at the scene.

Teenager dies, three injured in car crash on Tuesday in southeast Battle Ground

A 17-year-old boy died and three others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles Tuesday in southeast Battle Ground, according to the Battle Ground Police Department.

The accident was reported around 4:50 p.m. at the southeast intersection of Eaton Boulevard and Southeast 23rd Avenue, according to a police department bulletin.

Clark County Public Health: Hide Indoors, Vaccinated or Not

In the face of increasing COVID-19 cases, Clark County public health is Recommend that everyone, regardless of their immunization status, resume wearing indoor masks to help prevent the spread of disease.

Public health made its announcement this afternoon following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly transmissible delta variant is spreading rapidly nationwide.

Kirkland Tower at Waterfront Vancouver to open this fall

More than three years after construction began, The Waterfront Vancouver’s largest development to date enters the home stretch of construction. Kirkland Tower started taking pre-sale reservations for condos earlier this month, and the Indigo Hotel and adjacent hotel are slated to open in the fall.

Builder Kirkland Development’s 40-unit condo tower and 138-room hotel are both the first of their kind for the waterfront; all previous buildings featured various mixtures of apartments, business offices, and retail and catering spaces.

Clark County’s only long-term mental health facility closes

Clark County’s only long-term mental health care facility will close soon, and people in need of residential treatment here will have nowhere to go.

Elahan Place, a 32-bed long-term rehabilitation and treatment center run by Columbia River Mental Health Services, has stopped accepting patients and will use its building for other services, spokesperson Brittini Lasseigne said.

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