After months of discussing the affordable housing crisis, the Vancouver City Council took its first look Monday at specific numbers for a proposed property tax that would generate $6 million a year for seven years to support the city’s very low-income families.
Stripped bare, the effort to build the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver is about money. Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos. intend to make plenty of it, and they promise the community will get plenty too.
The union representing teachers at Evergreen Public Schools announced Thursday that it is organizing local participation in a walk-in event to call attention to the needs of public schools. Community members are invited to participate.
Royce Pollard hasn't counted the signatures yet on the referendum petitions circulating the community, but from what he's heard, "very few people are saying no," the former Vancouver mayor said Thursday.
The FBI says it has received reports that local citizens are receiving telephone calls falsely claiming to be from its small office in downtown Vancouver. Using downloadable software, the scammers are able to make the victims’ caller ID falsely display “FBI” or the local office’s actual telephone number, 360-695-5661.