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Morning Press: Traffic snarls commute; armchair treasure hunters; police HQ

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

Major I-205 crash in Portland snarls traffic all over Clark County

Traffic was a mess Thursday morning following a major crash on southbound Interstate 205 in Portland and subsequent less serious crashes in Vancouver that compounded the problem.

“It was just a lot of stuff going on all at one time,” said Michael Southwick, a Washington State Department of Transportation traffic operations manager and an engineer.

Armchair treasure hunting has rich rewards for Vancouver couple

Deidra White was skeptical of her husband’s hobby.

“I was like, ‘You’re crazy,’ ” she recalled.

That is, until Dustin White won a prize. Then she started to think he was on to something. A mere nine years after they married in 2007, she joined him in his favorite pastime of armchair treasure hunting.

Vancouver police eye former call center for new headquarters

The city of Vancouver is in negotiations to purchase a new headquarters for the police department.

According to an abruptly updated agenda for Monday’s city council meeting, the headquarters for the Vancouver Police Department may soon move to a vacant, 45,000-square-foot building at 521 Chkalov Drive. Until 2017, the building had served as a call center for Wells Fargo.

Affordable apartments site planned in east Vancouver

A developer has submitted a preliminary application to build a 124-unit affordable apartment complex in east Vancouver.

The project, titled Columbia Gardens Apartments, would be located at the southeast corner of Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 16th Street, a short distance east of Interstate 205.

Vancouver native celebrates baby born after uterus transplant

In the weeks after having her first child, Kayla Edwards has been interviewed by USA Today, Time magazine, the “Today” show and “Tamron Hall,” a daytime talk show on ABC named after its host.

That most recent interview came last week on stage, with a live audience, while Hall asked the Vancouver native questions with her baby sitting soundly asleep in her arms. That display proves that Edwards’ daughter, 1-month-old Indy Pearl Edwards, is truly as “chill” as Edwards, 28, says she is.


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