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Morning Press: Waterfront anniversary; vaping and young users; grocery workers agreement

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

Waterfront Vancouver celebrates first anniversary of grand opening

One year ago, an estimated 15,000 people gathered to celebrate the debut of Vancouver Waterfront Park and Grant Street Pier, the central features of The Waterfront Vancouver development.

The development’s first two restaurants had opened a few days prior, but for all practical purposes the Sept. 29 event marked the official opening of The Waterfront Vancouver, a years-in-the-making project to reconnect the city to the Columbia River and transform an abandoned industrial zone into a bustling urban residential and business hub.

“I think we created the top destination in town,” said Barry Cain, president of lead Waterfront developer Gramor Development of Tualatin, Ore. “I think this is it; we did it.”

Read the full story: Waterfront Vancouver celebrates first anniversary of grand opening

Vaping industry may be following tobacco’s path enticing young users

Aunna Elm recalled being shocked after attending a presentation by the Camas School District last school year. The presentation laid out that while fewer kids were smoking conventional cigarettes, more are turning to e-cigarettes or vaping devices.

“It’s like Joe Camel all over again,” Elm said, referring to the cartoon advertising mascot that was used to market cigarettes to kids.

Read the full story: Vaping industry may be following tobacco’s path enticing young users

Grocery workers union reaches tentative agreement

Following more than two days of negotiations in Portland, a union representing thousands of Fred Meyer workers reached a tentative agreement with employers.

The details of the agreement will not be released until ratification meetings are held, according to a statement from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.

Read the full story: Grocery workers union reaches tentative agreement

T is for thief: Letter goes missing from waterfront park sign

A letter has gone missing from Vancouver Waterfront Park. Specifically, the letter T.

Someone first called Vancouver Parks and Recreation about a week ago to report that the first T in the waterfront park sign was missing, said Melody Burton, marketing and communications manager.

Read the full story: T is for thief: Letter goes missing from waterfront park sign

Clark Asks: What happened to the totem pole at the old Totem Pole Restaurant?

Turns out, there were multiple totem poles at Totem Pole Restaurant. It shuttered in 1998 after 70 years in operation, making it at the time the oldest eatery in Clark County.

One of the poles is still in the region, standing in the living room of a Woodland couple. Another, the largest, is still in Washington. What about the others?

Read the full story: Clark Asks: What happened to the totem pole at the old Totem Pole Restaurant?


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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