By Scott Hewitt March 5, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Jesus met people exactly where they were. He didn't sit in comfort and wait for them to find him. He visited the marketplace. He hit the streets.
By Scott Hewitt March 5, 2014 7:21 p.m.
Poverty activists and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance are planning to rally at the state Capitol Thursday in support of an expiring state law that they say has been a huge help in curtailing homelessness.
By Scott Hewitt March 3, 2014 10 a.m.
A crew from the Washington Conservation Corps will work throughout the month of March to spiff up the Weber Evergreen Arboretum, a historic property on Old Evergreen Highway. Volunteers from the community are welcome to join them March 15 for a work party.
By Scott Hewitt March 1, 2014 6 a.m.
When he was about 16 years old, Pamela Deane Stanek's son — "just a regular kid," she said — started acting alarmingly odd.
By Scott Hewitt February 28, 2014 7:20 p.m.
Hunger has soared on the west side of Vancouver since the beginning of the Great Recession, according to George Kaufer, president of the downtown food pantry FISH of Vancouver.
By Scott Hewitt February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
April Haydon’s quest to understand the big picture of public health has sent her from Wyoming to Corvallis, Ore., from Chile to Spain to Guatemala. And then, at last, to Clark County.
By Scott Hewitt February 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Narod the Magician can still defy gravity. He shows off for visitors how he can make a ring climb a rubber band in a way that seems impossible.
By Scott Hewitt February 14, 2014 8:08 p.m.
Oregon's slide means a Washington ride. Some residents of this north-side Columbia River Gorge town said Friday afternoon that they were already tired of an uninterrupted parade of eastbound 18-wheelers rumbling down First Street.
By Scott Hewitt February 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Lewis Hine Award winner Peggy Busick grew up in a small Midwestern town, where everybody had a strong sense of interdependency. Folks were hardworking and independent minded, she said — but they also knew that they had to hang together.
By Scott Hewitt February 5, 2014 8:36 p.m.
It's impossible to say there's a trend of increasing gun violence in Vancouver or across the nation, according to sociologist Clay Mosher, who analyzes crime trends and teaches criminology at Washington State University Vancouver.
By Scott Hewitt January 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Like the horse itself, the upcoming Year of the Horse will be hardworking. It'll be a good year, but it won't be easy. In the end, results should be "outstanding," said Roger Young.
By Scott Hewitt January 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Earlier this year, the state of Washington said I needed to get new license plates for my car, as they were by then 7 years old. I'd lived in Washington from the mid-1950s through the late 1970s, and it was never an issue then.
By Scott Hewitt January 18, 2014 6:10 p.m.
Longterm Georgia Congressman was King's friend during the civil rights era
By Scott Hewitt January 15, 2014 6:29 p.m.
The Vancouver Housing Authority wants to bring $11 million in renovations, including a new community center and an adjoining Boys & Girls Club, to its aging public housing neighborhood in Vancouver Heights. The Boys & Girls Club would serve many students at neighboring schools, not just kids who live at Skyline Crest.
By Scott Hewitt January 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Shelli Fanning, 46, who has Down syndrome, retires after a 23-year career as housekeeper at Red Lion at the Quay
By Scott Hewitt January 8, 2014 6 a.m.
It's all over now, daily news.
By Scott Hewitt January 8, 2014 6 a.m.
A prominent house on sensitive and heavily regulated land near the corner of Ellsworth and French roads is the subject of a long-running civil lawsuit with no end in sight. The city of Vancouver is the plaintiff.
By Scott Hewitt January 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Lynnae Ruttledge may know better than anybody alive how limiting the term "person with disabilities" is, and how far such a person can go in the world of work and influence.
By Scott Hewitt January 1, 2014 6 a.m.
What are these street markers that say "CCCP" for? Construction at the intersection? They have been here for months. Speculation about "CCCP" has people wondering about underground Soviet missile silos!CCCP are the Cyrillic letters we used to see on the sides of Soviet military hardware and spaceships. They stood for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), and folks who grew up during the Cold War could be forgiven for a little knee-jerk nerves when glimpsing the acronym.
By Scott Hewitt December 27, 2013 7:10 p.m.
Emily Benson is a normal, happy sixth grader — blessed with great spirits and big smiles, vital friendships and typically overactive thumbs. Over Christmas break she's been sleeping late, playing video games with her brother and listening to her iPod.
By Scott Hewitt December 25, 2013 2:56 p.m.
For Gary Wright, leading the Vancouver conference of St. Vincent de Paul is all about personal connections.
By Scott Hewitt December 20, 2013 11:51 p.m.
Hate to say it, but some folks find the Salvation Army's signature sound — that endlessly tinkling bell, as rung by some hopeful kettle maven — about as endearing as the 473rd chorus of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
By Scott Hewitt December 16, 2013 6:44 p.m.
Despite freezing temperatures, more volunteers turned out for the annual Interservice Walk & Knock food drive on Dec. 7 than organizers expected. There were 4,500 people scooping up food donations from snowy streets and icy porches that Saturday morning, Walk & Knock President Roxie Olsen said.
By Scott Hewitt December 11, 2013 6 a.m.
I drive past "Jefferson Davis Park" every day on my way to work at Ridgefield High School, where I teach English. Each year, I teach the memoir "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Patillo Beals, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who were threatened by a lynch mob while trying to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.; she was injured when acid was thrown in her face.
By Scott Hewitt December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Rob Figley may be gone, but all the good things he brought to Clark County keep percolating. You can still enjoy that special Figley flavor via Compass Coffee, which launched a commemorative "Figley's Blend" for Christmas.
By Scott Hewitt December 6, 2013 2:17 p.m.
Midtown Vancouver church ready for 25 additional homeless through Tuesday morning
By Scott Hewitt December 6, 2013 8:45 p.m.
Snow, ice won't slow down Clark County's biggest annual food drive
By Scott Hewitt December 2, 2013 10:50 p.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Nutrition and human development is what Stacy Pfeifer wants to study in school. But here's a more pressing task: the nutrition and development of her three young children, her husband and herself.
By Scott Hewitt November 27, 2013 2 p.m.
Maybe the cheerleaders don't show quite as much leg as they used to, but they sure wave their pompoms and clack their blue clackers with spirit. Maybe the players are slower getting up to the pitcher's line, but Rick Owen is there to cheer them on and then challenge them with his cries of "Hey batter, hey batter."
By Scott Hewitt November 27, 2013 6 a.m.
Here's our update of free Thanksgiving meals for the needy — or anyone looking for a little warmth and society along with their turkey.
By Scott Hewitt November 26, 2013 6 a.m.
CAMAS — Todd Williams was at the podium, making a top-level pitch to a firm considering his help with a complicated telecommunications system, when he sniffed something stinky.