Morning press: I-84 closed; Camas’ allegation of racism; arson in church

The investigation follows a complaint from Eric Knox, head coach of women’s basketball at Benson High in Portland. He said his predominantly black team were subjected to racist taunts and slurs by Camas’s student section during a game on December 10.

2 teens get 24-hour community service in fire that destroyed old Cherry Grove church

Two teenagers were sentenced to 24 hours of community service on Wednesday morning, six months after starting a fire that burned down the old Cherry Grove Church and a man’s home in Battle Ground.

Marty Wirtanen, now 18, and Bryden Johnston, 17, each pleaded guilty in Clark County Juvenile Court to reckless first-degree arson. They were both originally charged with first-degree arson, which resulted in a sentence range of 8½ to almost 11 weeks in a juvenile facility, court records show.

Demand for vinyl comes full circle at Vancouver record store

Vinyl is a totally immersive experience, says Joel Mulligan.

“You’re not just playing on a playlist and walking away. Besides listening to the music, you have to actually touch it. You pick it up. You change sides. You look at the cover or read the credits on the back or whatever they put in there, ”said the owner of Everybody’s Music in downtown Vancouver. “It really appeals to you more than other mediums, I think. “

Jerry B. Hatch