Scott covers Neighborhood / Social Issues
New members, new structure intended to make group more stable
The Vancouver Farmers Market on Thursday appointed a couple of new board members, elected interim officers, worked out a procedure to vet additional board members and reviewed a draft of proposed bylaws changes.
Children were moved; where and how they are now is a matter of debate
New Vision Programs, a chain of foster homes for troubled children in Vancouver and Lacey as well as Clackamas and Milwaukie, Ore., has sued the state Department of Social and Health Services for pulling its kids out of its facilities without proper notice or explanation.
Ten children, nine pages. Actually, you could add Mom to the mix for an even 10. When Julie Curtiss was 15 years old in 1973 she was a legislative page for state Sen. Al Bauer, D-Vancouver. "I just remember it being a really good experience," she said. "I learned so much."
Is there any better Mother's Day gift than a cap and gown?
Suspect arrested; stabbing victim wounds "non-life-threatening"
A security guard was stabbed Saturday afternoon after confronting a theft suspect at the Grand Central Fred Meyer store.
State concerned about kids' safety; New Vision directors express shock
The state of Washington is removing young residents from two Vancouver group homes that cater to children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges -- those who have been "kicked out of foster care" because they were too hard to handle, according to one group home manager.
Numbers surge as recession-era aid ends
Homelessness is on the rise again.
Vancouver Food Co-op to sell Burgerville sandwiches; Neighbors Market shuns anything corporate
Downtown Vancouver boosters have long called for viable grocery options. A vital, thriving downtown core requires residents, they've argued — and residents require groceries.
You can help stamp out hunger. It doesn't even cost a stamp.
He visited Clark County Food Bank
If you love your local nonprofit agency, let the state senate know.