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Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to close restaurants and bars in Washington for an indefinite period of time was a surprise to many. But, as the River Maiden T-shirt says, “Couvies Never Say Die.” Local businesses have scrambled to come up with ways to continue to feed their hungry customers and support their staff during these unusual times.
We can’t claim it’s comprehensive, but we’ve made a list of some locally owned places where you can get takeout. (Restaurants, give us a shout. We will update this list on columbian.com.)
Vancouver Mall will temporarily close starting Thursday due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The mall had already been on reduced hours, and some of its biggest retailers temporarily shut their doors earlier this week.
According to Vancouver Mall General Manager Tracy Peters, the mall’s parent company, Centennial Real Estate, made the decision Tuesday to temporarily shutter all of the malls in its portfolio.
With consumers snatching up every roll of toilet paper available, public agencies may face problems from residents flushing toilet paper substitutes.
The city of Vancouver says wastewater treatment providers nationwide are bracing for potential sewage blockages and overflows from an uptick in residents flushing napkins, anti-bacterial wipes and other items because of the coronavirus.
A 38-year-old man who lived at a transitional housing apartment complex in Vancouver was found guilty Wednesday of killing two of his neighbors and trying to kill another.
A Clark County Superior Court jury convicted Dustin L. Zapel of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder. Jurors also returned a special verdict, finding that Zapel was armed with a deadly weapon when he committed the crimes.
Bail for a man accused in the slaying of transgender Vancouver teenager Nikki Kuhnhausen was increased Tuesday after the prosecution provided new information about the defendant’s potential flight risk.
Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson increased David Y. Bogdanov’s bail from $750,000 to $2 million.