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.
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?
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.
By Scott Hewitt March 12, 2014 5:32 p.m.
Public hearing today; staff recommend OK with conditions
By Scott Hewitt March 12, 2014 6 a.m.
I love driving up state Highway 501 from Vancouver. Around Vancouver Lake and north of there is one of the most beautiful areas of Clark County. I would drive this road more if it also served a practical purpose, but heading north you are stopped by barricades in the road, and an old, dilapidated road continues. Being so close at that point, it seems it would make great sense to connect with the northerly part of state Highway 501 (Pioneer Street) or make some other connection into Ridgefield and/or Felida. Are there any plans to make such a connection?
By Scott Hewitt March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Picture the warm, friendly, comfortable weather in Hawaii. Ahhh. Now tilt your inner ear and listen to the natural musical accompaniment.
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.
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 8, 2014 6 a.m.
It's all over now, daily news.
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.