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Scott Hewitt

social issues & neighborhoods reporter


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WSUV students to facilitate listening tour on housing

By Scott Hewitt February 26, 2015 7:49 p.m.

At a time when decision-making in Clark County and Southwest Washington seems increasingly fractious and angry, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and Washington State University Vancouver are making a display of problem solving through respectful civil discourse and listening to people.

Vancouver steps in direction of tenant protections

By Scott Hewitt February 23, 2015 7:24 p.m.

Twenty days' notice to vacate a rental for no reason in particular — except that the landlord wants you to leave — seems like "cruel and unusual punishment," Vancouver City Councilman Larry Smith said Monday afternoon. "It's very harsh. It bugs the daylight out of me."

Vancouver eyes affordable housing remedies

By Scott Hewitt February 22, 2015 6:29 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council will hold a one-hour workshop to start exploring affordable housing issues and remedies — what can be done to build more and to protect vulnerable tenants from displacement — beginning at 4 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th Street.

On front lines of mental health crisis

By Scott Hewitt February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Peggy McCarthy believes in healing of all sorts — from highly scientific Western medicine to the ancient Asian body — and spirit-stretching of yoga and meditation.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Washougal singer takes prize, heads for New York

By Scott Hewitt February 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Singing came as naturally to Anne Maguire as life on the Skamania farm where she grew up.

Church offers 'Ashes to Go' on Ash Wednesday

By Scott Hewitt February 18, 2015 5:37 p.m.

The Rev. Tom Warne isn't too surprised that people are so surprised by "Ashes to Go."

Subsidized housing wait lists to open

By Scott Hewitt February 9, 2015 6:23 p.m.

It's a sign of the times that the Vancouver Housing Authority is hoping that people looking for subsidized housing will hurry up and wait.

Meyer Memorial Trust makes final gift in Clark County

By Scott Hewitt February 9, 2015 4:53 p.m.

As part of a strategic refocusing effort, the Oregon-based Meyer Memorial Trust announced Monday that it will stop donating money to charities and causes in Clark County.

Norwood, friend of Vancouver trees, dies

By Scott Hewitt February 5, 2015 8:51 p.m.

One of the very last things Jean Norwood ever did was help keep Vancouver beautiful. In December, she saw to it that the Vancouver Women's Club, of which she was a longtime member, donated $5,000 to an arboretum on Old Evergreen Highway that's always in need of help.

Solutions to county's affordable housing crisis sought at meeting

By Scott Hewitt February 4, 2015 10:04 p.m.

Wanted: tolerant landlords and eager advocates who recognize that there really is an affordable housing crisis underway in Clark County.

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