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Morning Press: Heng guilty in Sifton Market murder; Camas woman faces murder; Kaiser strike

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Heng found guilty of murder, arson at Sifton Market

Mitchell Heng dissolved into tears and collapsed to the floor outside the courtroom Thursday evening after a Clark County jury found him guilty of killing a clerk and setting fire to Sifton Market in January 2017.

As a shackled Heng sobbed uncontrollably, two corrections deputies helped him up and, with one at each side, assisted Heng out of the courthouse.

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Camas woman faces murder allegation in death of husband

A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband Sunday night at their Camas residence told investigators “he attacked me and said he was going to kill me,” court records show.

However, the couple’s teenage children said their parents were having marital issues and that their mother had asked them to leave the house that evening,

State health officials investigating Vancouver woman’s death after root canal

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating a report of the death of a Vancouver woman that occurred after she received treatment at Wright & Beatty Endodontics in Vancouver.

Julie Graham, a public information officer for DOH, said the investigation has been authorized as a priority, but she said there isn’t a known timeline for the investigation’s conclusion.

Clark County housing market stays hot

The Clark County housing market continued a hot streak in August, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service — although the rate of new listings didn’t quite keep pace with sales.

A total of 856 closed sales were reported for the month, a 3 percent increase compared with 831 reported in July and a 4.9 percent increase compared with August 2018. It was the highest number of closings reported in the month of August since 2005, according to the report.

Kaiser Permanente workers to strike Oct. 14

More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers will hold a weeklong nationwide strike beginning Oct. 14, in response to what the group characterized as Kaiser’s unfair labor practices. More than 6,600 workers are expected to be impacted in Oregon and Washington.

The strike is being organized by a group called the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. The coalition includes the Oregon and Southwest Washington branch of the Service Employees International Union, SEIU Local 49, which represents about 4,500 Kaiser workers.


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