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Scott Hewitt

social issues & neighborhoods reporter


Recent Stories

FISH pantry buys downtown building

By Scott Hewitt January 23, 2015 6:29 p.m.

Miles of roadway and three annoying stair steps have long separated FISH of Vancouver, downtown's major weekday food pantry, from the efficient and people-friendly fulfillment of its mission. New real estate is about to change that.

Diverse group of volunteers plant trees on MLK Day of Service

By Scott Hewitt January 19, 2015 5:25 p.m.

What's reputedly the most gang-affected area in Clark County became the most volunteer-improved area on Monday morning.

Gandhi's grandson urges change from within

By Scott Hewitt January 18, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Great people like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. weren't born great. "They were born regular, ordinary people like all of us," said Arun Gandhi.

Vancouver conference discusses fight against sale of humans

By Scott Hewitt January 17, 2015 7:08 p.m.

In November 2013, Clark County law enforcement officials, always busy working with victims and potential victims of sex trafficking, decided to gather some data about the demand side. They posted some Internet ads hawking sex for sale and borrowed a couple of motel rooms for a sting.

Vancouver police chief acknowledges frictions at MLK breakfast

By Scott Hewitt January 17, 2015 6:28 p.m.

In the tense and uncertain history of race relations in America, a recent string of high-visibility killings of unarmed blacks by police and others has made this a particularly tense and uncertain moment.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Hockinson trio boil up new story for Hansel, Gretel

By Scott Hewitt January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

They're not three witches. But they have stirred up something scarily fascinating in their literary cauldron. Take a look next weekend, if you dare.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Gandhi's grandson to laud King at local church

By Scott Hewitt January 16, 2015 6 a.m.

The little boy was playing soccer when he got knocked to the ground. He jumped up in anger, ready to hurl a rock at the miscreant who'd committed the crime.

Bis 'n' Pieces: Performance exposes Sikh genocide

By Scott Hewitt January 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Here's a quick, horrible history lesson that will be new news to some: In 1984, the Sikh bodyguards of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated her in retaliation for a military assault on their holiest site, the Golden Temple, which had become the base of operations where Sikh separatists stockpiled weapons.

Help needed for MLK Weekend of Service

By Scott Hewitt January 9, 2015 6 a.m.

You can build a trail, clean up a park or a yard, paint a house or shelter, or help sell used library books. You can cap it all off with a celebration of hard work and volunteerism that raised an affordable home for a family that needed one.

Local Muslims worry that violence overseas taints them

By Scott Hewitt January 7, 2015 9:39 p.m.

Local Muslims definitely feel more vulnerable to hatred — and misunderstanding — every time there's news of violence by Islamic terrorists or the Islamic group that is trying to create its own state in Syria and Iraq.

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