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Morning Press: Mill Plain road work; Salvation Army store closes; Clark College contract

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

Vancouver OKs contract for Mill Plain improvement project

The Vancouver City Council approved a $3.65 million road work contract at its meeting Monday evening, advancing a project aimed at improving traffic flow on Mill Plain Boulevard west of Interstate 205.

The stretch of road — one of the most heavily traveled in the city, with an average of 39,000 cars daily — will see several upgrades.

Waterfront Vancouver Jorge’s gets a new name; downtown location gets reprieve

The future Jorge’s Latin American restaurant at The Waterfront Vancouver is about to enter the build-out phase, and the milestone is accompanied by a change in name: The restaurant will be called DosAlas Latin Kitchen & Tequila Bar.

The name isn’t the only thing that’s been overhauled in the six months since owner Jorge Castro first revealed that he planned to move his existing downtown restaurant, Jorge’s Tequila Factory, to a second floor space overlooking the Grant Street Pier.

Salvation Army Thrift Store in Vancouver closing Jan. 18

Due to a lack of profit, the Salvation Army Thrift Store in east Vancouver will close its doors Saturday, according to a Monday news release.

The store, at 11808 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., will continue accepting donations until March 26. Employees who do not find positions at other Salvation Army locations will receive severance pay based on years of service. They will also get outplacement service to help find new jobs, according to the press release.

Armed man robs Washougal Burger King

Police say an armed man robbed a Burger King in Washougal on Monday night.

The unidentified suspect fled on foot before officers arrived at the fast-food restaurant at 103 C St. shortly before 10 p.m., said Washougal Police Department Detective Kate Tierney.

Clark College faculty union OKs contract in 257-9 vote

Clark College’s faculty union voted to ratify its contract Wednesday afternoon, drawing 15 months of bargaining and a three-day strike to a close.

The Association for Higher Education, which represents the college’s approximately 400 full- and part-time faculty, voted 257 to 9 in favor of the contract that had been tentatively approved the night before with the Clark College Board of Trustees. 



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