Morning Press: Two killed in Lucia Falls Road crash; Public Health offers guidance to schools; Slumberkins growing

Morning Press: Two killed in Lucia Falls Road crash; Public Health offers guidance to schools; Slumberkins growing

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

Clark County Sheriff’s Office IDs two men who died in Lucia Falls Road crash

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people who died Tuesday when a pickup went off Northeast Lucia Falls Road and crashed into a tree.

James E. Jones, 45, of Battle Ground and passenger Collan C. Riley, 26, of Vancouver were believed to be driving west on the two-lane road when the Ford F-150 Jones was driving went off the pavement and onto the right shoulder, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

Vancouver man faces vehicular homicide in crash that killed motorcyclist

A Vancouver man with two prior arrests for drunken driving, most recently in May, had allegedly been drinking when he turned into the path of a motorcyclist, killing the man, late Wednesday afternoon in the Minnehaha area.

The victim was identified in court records as Mark C. Holm. His age and city of residence were not included in the document.

Evergreen Public Schools, teachers union at odds over reopening

Plans to reopen schools have created tension between Evergreen Public Schools and its teachers union, adding labor strife to the challenges of returning students to the classroom.

Evergreen Public Schools on Tuesday informed its staff that teachers will be expected to report back to buildings by Sept. 21 to meet with small groups of high-needs students while continuing to teach most students online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Clark County Public Health offers new reopening guidance to schools

Clark County Public Health released new guidance Thursday on school reopening, offering more clarity for families eager to see their children return to the classroom.

Clark County must experience moderate transmission rates of the coronavirus for three weeks of reports before local public health and school officials will recommend reopening, according to a news release from Educational Service District 112.

Vancouver’s Slumberkins No. 270 on list of fastest-growing firms in U.S.

Vancouver-based educational children’s brand Slumberkins has more than doubled its revenue every year since its founding, and if the past five months are any indication, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to alter that trajectory.

The company is ranked No. 270 on Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America, published last week. The list cites Slumberkins’ 1,657 percent revenue growth over three years. Sales have kept pace during the pandemic, and co-CEOs Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen said the situation has also sped up the brand’s expansion into new online media channels.

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