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Morning Press: Herrera Beutler on trade war; triumph, tragedy for Union High football; deaths under investigation

Highs in the 60s and 70s are in, and highs in the 80s and 90s are out. The cool-down over the weekend came with a little bit of rain. How much more awaits this week? Check our local weather coverage.

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:

Herrera Beutler stands by trade war with China

A few days after President Donald Trump imposed a new 15 percent tariff on many Chinese goods, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said Congress should give the president room to resolve the trade war on his own.

“I’m not totally sure where the president is going to go from this point. So I’m watching to see what I can do to mitigate the impacts,” Herrera Beutler said Wednesday.

“If it bleeds into next year, I don’t think we’re going to get the deal we hope we can get out of China,” she added. “I think he needs to work fast, and I think we need to give him a latitude to do that.”

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Union High football coach turns to team to help cope with tragedy

If the past 10 months of triumph and tragedy have shown Union High School football coach Rory Rosenbach anything, it’s that Rosenbach and his team need each other.

The family-first focus he’s created in a state championship program continues to help Rosenbach through the kind of pain no football victory could ever offset: losing a child.

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Police investigating deaths of two in Vancouver

Vancouver police are investigating the death of two people found inside a home in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood.

Police issued a statement Friday saying that officers were dispatched at 10:18 p.m. Thursday to a residence in the 8400 block of Mt. Olympus Avenue on a report of two injured people inside. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman dead inside the residence, according to police.

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Construction worker dies after fall at Vancouvercenter

A construction worker died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on Wednesday while working on the Vancouvercenter south tower project.

The project site is located at the corner of Washington and West Sixth Streets in downtown Vancouver. Workers are currently building the second floor of what will be a six-story apartment tower, which is being built by Vancouver-based Holland Partner Group.

The worker was an employee of Vancouver-based wood framing subcontractor Timberland Inc., according to Tim Church, spokesman for the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. The department was notified of the fatality and has opened an investigation, he said.

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Making foster care a family affair in Vancouver

Laura and Ron Darland head a group of foster families in east Vancouver. For the last year and a half, they’ve been among the first in Clark County to use a foster care model that rallies the support and community of surrounding foster families.

Private foster care agency Catholic Community Services began using the hub home model, otherwise known as the Mockingbird Family Model, at its Vancouver office in March 2018 and claims it addresses some major issues in the system, namely foster parent burnout and retention.

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Source: https://www.columbian.com

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