Morning Press: Dollar Tree fined; Burgerville closure; Washington is No. 1

first_imgWill the warm weather return? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:Dollar Tree in Vancouver fined $503,200 for unsafe conditionsThe state Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday a $503,200 fine against a Dollar Tree store in Vancouver, alleging unsafe conditions. It’s one of the largest fines the agency has ever issued.The agency accuses the store at 6700 N.E. 162nd Ave. of having blocked emergency exit routes, unsafe ladder use and improper stacking of merchandise among the numerous safety hazards.Fine for blocking emergency exits, unsafe ladder use one of the largest ever issued by L&IBeaverton Burgerville to close, Vancouver chain announcesBurgerville announced Wednesday it would close its central Beaverton, Ore., restaurant June 16.The Vancouver-based company has leased the space at 11900 S.W. Canyon Road since July 1, 1969.“After careful evaluation, (the company) has determined that the building is near the end of its useful life,” the company said in a news release. “Due to ecological considerations and wetlands conservation, a major remodel of the location is not possible.”Surrounding conditions prevented remodel of restaurant that started in 1969, company saysOne seriously injured in head-on crash in WashougalOne person was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collision involving three vehicles in Washougal.last_img read more