Portland’s New Emergency Center

Posted by Mike Turner on January 30, 2014

Portland’s Emergency Coordination Center is the hub for emergency management teams during all crises big and small.

The 20 million dollar facility is one of the most seismically sound buildings in the state. In the event of a major crisis, such as an earthquake, weather-related event or terrorist attack, some 200 people could work out of the building.

The center abuts the …

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$1Million Bail Set for Suspect Hit and Run Driver

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 30, 2014

VANCOUVER — 27 year old Brandon Smith appeared quiet with head down during court proceedings this morning.  About a dozen family members were emotional during the short session. Smith is the suspect driver in the Hit and Run that killed to Vancouver mothers. Raisa Mosh and Irena Gardinant were walking in a crosswalk on Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive at 72nd …

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WSP Officer Accused of Sexual Abuse

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 30, 2014


A former Washington State Patrol lieutenant has been arrested on a warrant alleging multiple sex abuse offenses  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement last night.

Kenneth S. Garrison of Vancouver was arrested Wednesday night at the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Gresham.  Sgt. Kevin Allais with Clark County says a Portland area SWAT team and suburban Gresham …

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Vancouver Police Arrest Deadly Hit & Run Suspect

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 29, 2014

Around 5:00 pm Wednesday Vancouver Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Brandon C. Smith for his connection to a fatal hit and run on January 19th.  They say Smith agreed to come in with his attorney.

Smith has been booked in the Clark County Jail for 2 counts of vehicular Homicide and 3 counts of Hit & Run Vehicle/injury, plus 1 …

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Novick Gets Flocked

Posted by Mike Turner on January 29, 2014

City Commissioner Steve Novick’s office is flocked with Pink Flamingos courtesy of KXL’s Lars Larson. Though Novick recognizes that the term “Pinko” used by Larson may be a derogatory term, he’ll miss the new decorations that were soon picked up by the company that provides the service.