By Scott Hewitt September 18, 2013 6 a.m.
The county recently put down gravel and tar on Southeast 17th Avenue, which turns into Coffey Road, which turns into Northeast 312th Avenue. The road used to have a double yellow line but they did not restripe it. It's really dark at night, and now you cannot see the road. When I asked about the stripe, they said this is one of several roads that won't get a stripe because of low traffic. It's a narrow country road, and it's still got a 50 mph speed limit. At night, without the stripe, it's hard to tell when you're on the road and when you're headed for the ditch. People are driving right down the center of the road because they can't see. Why can't we get a stripe on that road?
By Scott Hewitt September 19, 2013 2:16 p.m.
The world is going to be hearing a lot about the moringa tree in years to come. A couple from Vancouver is helping the moringa earn its place in the spotlight.
By Scott Hewitt September 6, 2013 6 a.m.
The apparently random East Minnehaha home invasion that led to the death of an inebriated intruder last summer was "the strangest case I've ever worked," said Clark County Sheriff's Office Detective Lindsay Schultz.
By Scott Hewitt September 4, 2013 6 a.m.
"There is a walking path in Cascade Park that connects Southeast McGillivray Boulevard to 11th Street. This particular path is badly in need of upkeep. Whose duty is it to cut branches, pull weeds, etc. along the path? This can be seen from the McGillivray entrance, and schoolchildren use it to connect to Wy'east Middle School."--Absolutely anonymousYour question, A.A., comes on the heels of a recent story about city sidewalks that made a point some find irritating: sidewalks are usually private property, yet the city has the power to tell private property owners how and when to maintain them, because they're dedicated to "public transportation," said public works spokeswoman Loretta Callahan.
By Scott Hewitt September 1, 2013 6 a.m.
A traditional four-movement symphony generally works like this: A big, commanding beginning is followed by a slow and solemn second movement. The third movement is a dance and the fourth is a boisterous race to a grand finale.
By Scott Hewitt August 22, 2013 10 a.m.
A local challenge grant should help bring the Fort Vancouver National Trust closer to its goal of buying and preserving the historic Academy building in downtown Vancouver.
By Scott Hewitt August 20, 2013 6 a.m.
It's just a novelty. It's never going to last. Or will it?
By Scott Hewitt August 11, 2013 6 a.m.
Jennie Kennedy cannot wait to hug you. You'd better just submit.
By Scott Hewitt August 9, 2013 10 a.m.
When Antonis Tilliros, a 17-year-old Greek Cypriot, told pals he was going to spend this summer making friends with Turkish Cypriot teenagers, they stopped being his pals. They bullied and threatened him and called him a traitor. "I almost got into a fistfight," he said.
By Scott Hewitt August 8, 2013 7:37 p.m.
At last, a day off from the fair. Finally, time to go enjoy the fair!
By Scott Hewitt August 7, 2013 6 a.m.
Driving by the intersection of Highway 99 and Northeast 134th Street in Salmon Creek, I couldn’t help but notice giant signs advertising two candidates for … Vancouver City Council? Uh, Vancouver? Really? Are these candidates a little unclear on the location of Vancouver’s city limits? Or are they maybe laying the groundwork for an annexation drive?
By Scott Hewitt August 6, 2013 7:32 p.m.
Doug Effinger's mission trip to an orphanage in Nicaragua in 2000 changed his life.
By Scott Hewitt August 4, 2013 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — When hunger is rising in cities and suburbs, you can be sure it's soaring in the countryside. "We are in dire straits," said Elizabeth Cerveny, executive director of the North County Community Food Bank. "Our client enrollment is escalating fast, and our summer donations are dropping."
By Scott Hewitt July 29, 2013 6 a.m.
Jesse Magaña rolled his wheelchair down the sidewalk, pointing out the bumps, cracks, overgrown weeds and settling spots where sections of concrete don't meet.
By Scott Hewitt July 25, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHOUGAL — A formerly faltering neighborhood has gotten a serious lift thanks to a small, formerly faltering nonprofit housing developer based in Vancouver. The formerly faltering developer has gotten a serious lift from a larger nonprofit developer, based in Portland.
By Scott Hewitt July 24, 2013 6 a.m.
Ever kick your kid out the door with no mission at all, other than to "just go play"?
By Scott Hewitt July 17, 2013 6 a.m.
Why is the Interstate 205 freeway segment from Mill Plain northbound to the Orchards exit in such a sorry state? It appears that an unsupervised apprentice was given the job of grinding down the surface of the freeway. When I travel on that section, my car suddenly pulls to the left or right because of all of the uneven ruts. This is a new modification that was made in the last few weeks, I believe. Someone is grinding down the surface and it is highly irregular rather than being smooth. I assume this is one step in a process?
By Scott Hewitt July 14, 2013 6 a.m.
how the customers exactly what they want. Dazzle them with something different. Be dependable and affordable. Be innovative and exciting. Welcome children and be like Disney. Or serve beer and wine and get funky, like Portland's McMenamins.
By Scott Hewitt July 11, 2013 4:58 p.m.
A few years back, during a summer school demonstration of a working solar oven constructed from cardboard and aluminum foil, Susan Finley noticed one little girl taking remarkably detailed notes.
By Scott Hewitt July 10, 2013 8:57 p.m.
A local repeat offender, with the longest criminal record one federal judge said he’s ever seen, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on Tuesday.
By Scott Hewitt July 3, 2013 9:08 p.m.
Frances Lyons' heart is as big as the whole United States Armed Forces. And her hands stay just as busy as the hands of her military heroes — except, she calls them "my babies."
By Scott Hewitt July 3, 2013 6 a.m.
"Is the sidewalk north of 99th Street finished? There is a gap between 99th Street and 102nd Street on 50th Avenue. Shouldn't it be continuous?"--Linda Stewart, Hazel DellIt should be, and it will be continuous, Linda. Not only that, but it'll be continuously walled.
By Scott Hewitt June 28, 2013 6 a.m.
Mike Murray's classroom at Skyview High School often felt like a NASA laboratory: busy with student-built, museum-quality models of spacecraft, mission control consoles and space shuttle flight decks.
By Scott Hewitt June 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Deborah Martin-Lemmon's new CD is as country as a tearful shot of whiskey in a broke-down Chevy.
By Scott Hewitt June 12, 2013 2:54 p.m.
Robert Schaefer’s fingerprints are all over Southwest Washington.
By Scott Hewitt May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
The Arc of Southwest Washington will host developmental disability expert David Pitonyak, Ph.D., on the evening of May 30 at Vancouver City Hall.
By Scott Hewitt May 18, 2013 9:25 p.m.
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.
By Scott Hewitt May 18, 2013 9:22 p.m.
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.
By Scott Hewitt May 17, 2013 6 a.m.
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."