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Scott Hewitt

social issues & neighborhoods reporter


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Bits 'n' Pieces: They Might Be Puppets  

By Scott Hewitt April 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Those sock puppets sure can harmonize, sling impressive guitar solos — and make sickly excuses.

Nicholson Commons: Seeds of community

By Scott Hewitt April 11, 2014 7:11 p.m.

Mark Maggiora has started thinking of Clark County the way urban park planners do: in terms of five-minute strolls.

Vancouver Housing Authority consolidates properties

By Scott Hewitt April 7, 2014 6:45 p.m.

Over the past few years, the Vancouver Housing Authority has jettisoned dozens of small scattered sites and a handful of large older buildings that generated meager rental income but were expensive and difficult to maintain. The public housing agency says its plan is to realize some economies of scale by consolidating its residential real estate holdings into larger multifamily buildings.

Bits 'n' Pieces: From the 'Big One' to bigger one

By Scott Hewitt April 4, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready for "The Big One?"

What's Up With That? Overhead gadgets work traffic signals, don't photograph you

By Scott Hewitt April 2, 2014 6 a.m.

At Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 136th Avenue, I count five traffic signals. But there are at least five other items attached to the lighting standards. What are they?

The swales are alive with the sound of croaking  

By Scott Hewitt April 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Tilt an ear out your Felida window in the area south of Jefferson Middle School and you can't miss the soaring springtime aria of frog love.

Local leaders: 'Children Can't Wait'

By Scott Hewitt March 31, 2014 6 a.m.

Is Clark County child-friendly?

Wages lag behind rental rates in Clark County

By Scott Hewitt March 24, 2014 7:03 p.m.

Thirty-four percent of all Clark County residents — approximately 54,000 households — live in rental housing. But approximately half of those renters can’t afford the federally determined fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment here — not without spending too much of their income on housing, that is.

Deciphering the teen brain and behavior

By Scott Hewitt March 23, 2014 6 a.m.

YOYO, you know? So GOMB! I'm LHHIMB!

Fee for homeless will last to '19

By Scott Hewitt March 14, 2014 5:55 p.m.

In one of the final actions of the 2014 session, the Washington Legislature preserved and extended through June 30, 2019, the collection of a document-recording fee that provides millions of dollars for homeless services.

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