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Here are some of the top stories on columbian.com this week:
Former sheriff’s nominee, Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds has been placed on leave
Former Clark County sheriff’s nominee Rey Reynolds is on administrative leave from his position with the Vancouver Police Department pending four internal investigations since September.
According to police spokeswoman Kim Kapp, Reynolds, a corporal, was placed on leave on December 21 after two separate investigations were launched on December 20. Reynolds has two other investigations that are pending and were filed on October 24 and September 8.
Joe Kent is running for the 3rd Circuit seat in 2024
Republican Joe Kent announced today that he will run for office in 2024 to represent Southwest Washington in Congress, having just run lost his bid to secure the same seat in November.
He said Kent’s decision to run for the position was based on his criticism of Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Stevenson, and her previous voting record.
La Center School Board Hears Civil Rights Complaint Over Pronoun Use
A civil rights lawsuit Teachers’ ability to ask students about their preferred pronouns was the focus of Tuesday’s La Center School Board meeting.
The complaint, filed Nov. 22 by a group of staff, students and parishioners, came after District Superintendent Peter Rosencrantz petitioned in a Nov 10 staff emails that teachers do not ask students for their pronouns, only their preferred name.
A car accident shuts down thousands in Clark County
A vehicle accident knocked out power to thousands of Clark Public Utilities customers in Clark County just after midnight Tuesday.
The utility said on Twitter around 1 a.m. that crews were working to fix the outage caused by a vehicle accident.
The Vancouver man competes in Jeopardy!
Vancouver resident Yogesh Raut said he was trying to land a spot on the quiz show “Danger!” so many times he lost track.
He finally got his chance in an episode that aired Wednesday at 7 p.m. on KATU-TV. He will face off against today’s winner and Andrew Whatley, an academic administrator from Chicago.