A Vancouver City Council workshop meant to review and discuss the unlawful-camping ordinance sparked discussion of several issues related to living outside: lack of restrooms and storage facilities, the status of the day center and criminalization of homelessness.
On a sleepy Wednesday in April, it’s bright and bustling in the dozen greenhouses at 78th Street Heritage Farm. Volunteers are scattered throughout the site working swiftly to propagate, count and pot plants in preparation for the annual Mother’s Day weekend sale.
Aidan Ryan plans to study finance at the University of San Diego, making his efforts to raise funds for local food banks a kind of entry-level lesson in finance. Rather than maximizing profit, the 17-year-old was trying to figure out how to maximize impact.
It’s said that volunteering and serving others makes people happy. Working in the dirt also boosts happiness. On Earth Day, there’s a chance to get a double dose of happiness, as there are several opportunities to volunteer improving some of Clark County’s natural areas.
One of Jonathon David Turner's wood-burning projects features cubes within cubes -- the sort of art piece you have to readjust your eyes to understand. It sits in a glass pedestal on the downtown library's first-floor atrium.
Apartment construction in the suburbs of Portland is the most active it’s been since 1996. After an intense two years of low vacancies and high rents, the influx of new units may slowly provide some relief to renters.
The number of people living outside in Clark County increased 18 percent in a year. During a single-day census of the homeless population on Jan. 26, case workers and volunteers counted 269 unsheltered people, including 80 children. It’s 41 more people than in last year’s count.