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Scott Hewitt

social issues & neighborhoods reporter


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24-hour charity drive begins in Clark County

By Scott Hewitt September 18, 2014 10:22 a.m.

A 24-hour window, “Give More 24,” began at 7 a.m. today in Clark County. By the time the day is over, there will be serenades, celebrity hopscotch, outdoor bowling and dunk tanks, and, organizers hope, a influx of donations to local charitable groups and causes.

Author slams stigma surrounding addiction

By Scott Hewitt September 17, 2014 10:01 p.m.

After journalist David Sheff's heartbreaking memoir about his son's struggles with addiction — and with the American health care system — came out in 2008, the author started getting letters.

What's Up With That? Watch for stopping school buses, then check the type of road

By Scott Hewitt September 17, 2014 6 a.m.

What's Up With That? Stopping for school buses

Food pantry aids hungry WSUV students

By Scott Hewitt September 13, 2014 6 a.m.

A 2012 financial aid system glitch at Washington State University that delayed the disbursement of millions of dollars in grants and loans also revealed just how needy some students really are. Many of the same students who relied on that money to pay for tuition and other expenses told school officials about being forced to make some very hard choices.

'Sesame Street' actor, writer discusses complexity of parenting in fundraising talk for YWCA

By Scott Hewitt September 10, 2014 9:31 p.m.

Sonia Manzano grew up loving television. "But I never saw anyone who looked like me" on the small screen, said the native of New York's South Bronx, whose family hailed from Puerto Rico. For that matter, she said, she didn't see blacks or any other minority groups — and certainly no women in leadership roles — on the TV of her childhood.

All are invited to suicide awareness event

By Scott Hewitt September 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The death of one of the happiest-seeming clowns the world ever knew has focused attention on suicide in recent weeks.

Habitat for Humanity looks to get word out to public

By Scott Hewitt September 9, 2014 7:40 p.m.

Most people know that Habitat for Humanity is that charitable homebuilder that President Jimmy Carter made famous — and that puts residents to work building their own homes.

'Give More 24!' a full, fun day for giving

By Scott Hewitt September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Every day can be a day to give to charity. But if you want to maximize your effectiveness as a donor, make an online gift sometime during the 24-hour window that begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Battle Ground dahlia grower is a blooming success

By Scott Hewitt September 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Even for a repeat winner like Max Ollieu, facing thousands — literally thousands — of beautiful dahlia blooms is seriously daunting.

Abuse survivor thanks all who help

By Scott Hewitt September 5, 2014 7:15 p.m.

There were no laws, no precedents, nothing to protect Dave Pelzer from abuse when he was a child. There was only a culture of privacy and silence, of everyone knowing their place.

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