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Morning Press: Body found; I-5 Bridge agreement; measles; really overdue library book

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

Washington, Oregon governors sign agreement to replace I-5 Bridge

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an agreement Monday morning to work cooperatively to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between their two states.

The two governors sat at a table at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at The Waterfront Vancouver, with the distinctive green bridge in the background, to reinvigorate the nascent process to replace the twin spans, which opened in 1917 and 1958.

Body found in east Vancouver

The discovery of a body Saturday morning in east Vancouver led to police classifying the death as suspicious.

The body, in bushes near the corner of Southeast 26th Drive and Southeast 172nd Avenue, was reported to the Vancouver Police Department just before 10 a.m.

Ridgefield High School guard allegedly asked girl for photos

A 32-year-old man who worked as a security guard at Ridgefield High School allegedly messaged a 16-year-old female student in an attempt to get her to send him photos.

Kevin M. Plue of Vancouver was sent a notice to appear in Battle Ground Municipal Court on Dec. 5 on two counts of stalking and a single count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Both charges are gross misdemeanors.

Measles case confirmed in Clark County

Clark County Public Health Director Dr. Alan Melnick warned an audience at Washington State University Vancouver last week about the possible return of measles, following an outbreak earlier this year.

On Wednesday, public health officials confirmed one case of measles in an unvaccinated child, marking the return of measles in Clark County.

Fort Vancouver school librarian receives book checked out 76 years ago

Elaine Wilk was a reader until the end, filling her home over the years with books stacked high in her personal library.

Purported American psychics Edward Cayce and John Edward caught her attention for a time. She devoured anything by Sherman Alexie, a Native American author who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. And as she neared the end of her life in 2011, it was art books, inspiration for the hours she spent with a palette of watercolors and a brush in her hand.

 


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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