Panelists at The Columbian's 2019 Economic Forecast event all offered a reasonably cheerful short-term assessment of the economy, pointing to a variety of indicators that suggest that even though growth may slow a bit, a recession is not imminent.
Repairing and refinishing car wheels is usually a behind-the-scenes job. At local specialist company WheelKraft NW, the staff usually work at the company’s Hazel Dell garage or out of the back of one of the company’s mobile service trucks.
Erik Paulsen has been appointed as the next city councilor for Vancouver. Unlike the last vacancy opening for which Paulsen was also a finalist, the council only needed one round of nominations to make a selection.
BATTLE GROUND — Maple Grove School will be a kindergarten through fourth-grade campus next fall. That comes after a divided vote by the Battle Ground Public Schools board of directors Monday night to convert the school in order to tackle overcrowding throughout the district’s south end.
Brian C. Toombs, 28, appeared Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court to face an allegation of attempted first-degree domestic violence murder. He stands accused of stabbing his mother Friday night at their home in the Wildwood neighborhood of Vancouver.