Poverty in Clark County: Numbers don’t tell whole story

Oct 1, 2017

When the Census Bureau released data showing that the poverty rate had declined to 8.8 percent countywide — its lowest in more than a decade…

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County’s multifamily housing in a boom cycle

Sep 24, 2017

It makes sense to build apartments in Brush Prairie, says developer Sam Scheuble.

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Finding care isn’t child’s play in Clark County

Apr 23, 2017

As soon as Marlene Julye moved to Clark County, she started the search for child care.

Scores: Schools miss No Child goals

August 27, 2014, 5:00 PM

Scores on standardized tests in public schools didn't fluctuate much when compared to the previous three years, state Superintendent Randy Dorn said Wednesday as his office released 2014 spring state testing results.

Summers see spike in motorcycle crashes

July 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

As the weather continues to get warmer, law enforcement sees more and more of one of the most gruesome kinds of crashes: those involving motorcycles.

Clark County’s economy added 5,100 jobs over the year

June 23, 2014, 5:00 PM

Clark County's economy remains on a path of brisk growth, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, generating 5,100 jobs year over year and posting an annualized growth rate of 3.7 percent.

Clark County home sales continue to improve

May 14, 2014, 5:00 PM

Homes sales, a factor driving Clark County's recovering economy, continued to show signs of improvement in April as buyers tussled over a shrinking supply of single-family homes listed for sale.

New data released on state’s health exchange enrollees

April 22, 2014, 5:00 PM

SEATTLE -- About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state's health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.

Clark County’s economy grows by 4,800 jobs

April 21, 2014, 5:00 PM

Clark County's economy expanded by 4,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in March.

Vancouver city attorneys lead way in pay increases

April 19, 2014, 5:00 PM

In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra's salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.

Pedestrians in peril 

March 29, 2014, 5:00 PM

Cody Robinson began his walk to LaborWorks early on March 13 so he'd have a better chance at getting a job that day through the temporary employment company.

1960 Miss Vancouver recalls meeting JFK

November 21, 2013, 4:00 PM

John F. Kennedy never visited Vancouver. Unlike rival Richard Nixon, who drew thousands of admirers for a speech in front of the Clark County Courthouse on Sept. 13, 1960, the Democratic presidential candidate didn't campaign here.

Local drivers fall in national report

August 28, 2013, 5:00 PM

Vancouver drivers are getting comparatively worse, according to one of the nation's largest providers of auto insurance. Allstate Insurance Company -- you know, the one with the "You're in Good Hands" motto -- released its ninth annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report this week.

County, state test scores gently up

August 26, 2013, 5:00 PM

Scores on standardized tests required of public school students showed a slight improvement in 2013 over 2012 statewide, according to the spring 2013 test results released Monday. Those trends are reflected in Clark County schools.

Clark County’s top earners

June 29, 2013, 5:00 PM

As chief executive officer of Clark Public Utilities, Wayne Nelson manages the second-largest public utility district in the state. The agency has the distinction of being the leanest utility statewide, with the lowest operations and maintenance cost per customer of any public or private utility and the highest number of customers per employee of any public utility.

Interactive map offers look at neighborhood crime

June 2, 2013, 5:00 PM

Check out our new interactive map showing which neighborhoods experienced the most crime last year.

Clark County wage woes

September 1, 2012, 5:00 PM

On this Labor Day weekend, Clark County's workers face many of the same problems as workers across the nation: stagnant wages, a need for more education and training to compete in a fast-changing job market, and a weakening hold on the middle-class lifestyle.

Late WSUV chancellor topped 2011 public salaries

June 30, 2012, 5:00 PM

The late chancellor at Washington State University Vancouver ranked as the highest-compensated public employee in Clark County in 2011 for the third time in four years.