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Lawsuit: Elderly woman dies after ambulance workers drop her

Nov. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 92-year-old Vancouver, Washington woman who died after ambulance workers who were transporting her allegedly dropped her onto a sidewalk has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court...

Woman: Sister injured in 2017 Las Vegas shooting has died

Nov. 19, 2019 11:20 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The sister of a woman injured in the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas Strip hotel says the woman has died. KPTV reports that Kim Gervais was left paralyzed by bullets Oct. 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured hundreds. Dena Sarvela...

Inslee, Brown meet to revive I-5 bridge replacement

Nov. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an agreement Monday to work together to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge that connects their two states. The Columbian reports that the governors’ action reinvigorates a goal to replace the twin spans, which opened...

Woman: Sister injured in 2017 Las Vegas shooting has died

Nov. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The sister of a woman injured in the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas Strip hotel says the woman has died. KPTV reports that Kim Gervais was left paralyzed by bullets Oct. 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured hundreds. Dena Sarvela...

Oregon, Washington governors to talk Interstate Bridge

Nov. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and Washington will meet Monday in Vancouver to show their commitment to restarting the long-discussed project to replace the Interstate Bridge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Govs. Kate Brown and Jay Inslee have both expressed interest in reviving the...

Burgerville settles credit card hack lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Burgerville has an initial agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit against them over a hack that potentially exposed thousands of customers' credit and debit card information. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Vancouver, Washington-based restaurant chain was one of over 100...

Rai advocates push for Northwest bullet train

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

Last week's vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets. But Pacific Northwest rail advocates are undeterred in pursuing their vision of a bullet train connection between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. Microsoft hosted a high-power meeting of state...

Pipeline protesters at Port of Vancouver

Nov. 5, 2019 12:50 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Protesters at the Port of Vancouver, Washington, are blocking a shipment of pipeline meant for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. KOIN reports that Tuesday morning at least five people climbed up and chained themselves on the dock where the shipment is to be loaded off...

Oregon mushroom hunter found dead in Washington

Oct. 31, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

CARSON, Wash. (AP) — A 78-year-old Oregon man who was reported missing this month east of Vancouver, Washington, has been found dead. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Richard Sugai went mushroom hunting along U.S. Forest Road 60, about 10 miles north of Carson, along with family members Oct. 19. Sugai, of...

Audit: Vancouver discipline rates higher for minorities

Oct. 24, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An investigation by the state attorney general's office found that Vancouver Public Schools' discipline practices keep a higher proportion of students of color and students with disabilities out of school than their white and nondisabled peers. A June 25 letter from the Attorney...