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By Jerry Jones
Gazette Editor 

The girl who was pushed


August 23, 2018

The wonders of television news programming surfaced again last week with "the girl who was pushed off the bridge."

The episode rocketed to the national news level when a cell phone video showed a young girl hesitating about leaping off a bridge and then being pushed.

Jordan Holgerson, 16, sustained five cracked ribs and a punctured lung when she hit the Lewis River in the Vancouver area, and Taylor Smith, the girl who allegedly pushed her, has been charged in Clark County with reckless endangerment.

The intent here is not to dimish the impact the episode has had on either of the parties...

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