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Former Vancouver mayor Bruce Hagensen, left, explains an effort to repeal the raises recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council. The raises would go into effect in January, but opponents of the pay hike want to place a referendum on November's ballot to undo them.

With 10 days left, 2,000 names on petition

Former Vancouver mayor Bruce Hagensen, left, explains an effort to repeal the raises recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council. The raises would go into effect in January, but opponents of the pay hike want to place a referendum on November's ballot to undo them.

May 10, 2016, 5:49pm Clark County News

With 10 days until the deadline, organizers of a petition effort to retract the Vancouver city council’s recent pay hikes are more than halfway toward their goal of 4,000 signatures. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

Low-income Vancouver residents plead for housing aid

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

May 9, 2016, 9:48pm Clark County News

They told stories of living on disability payments, the futile search for cheaper housing and being forced to move when rents soared. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

Vancouver city councilors weigh in on pay increases

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

May 8, 2016, 6:05am Clark County News

The majority of Vancouver City Council members say they aren’t happy about their dramatic pay hikes, and some councilors believe the independent commission that awarded them needs oversight. Read story

Levy campaign advocates for affordable housing

May 7, 2016, 6:03pm Clark County News

Supporters of a proposed affordable housing property tax in Vancouver are launching their new “Bring Vancouver Home” campaign to advocate for passage of the levy, which they hope will be on November’s ballot. Read story

An aerial view of the Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino project under construction along the west side of Interstate 5 at Exit 16. Tribal leaders say they hope most jobs at the casino will go to tribal members and Southwest Washington residents.

Cowlitz schedule forum on casino, water plant, road work

An aerial view of the Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino project under construction along the west side of Interstate 5 at Exit 16. Tribal leaders say they hope most jobs at the casino will go to tribal members and Southwest Washington residents.

May 4, 2016, 7:52pm Clark County News

The Cowlitz Project is launching a series of community forums to share information about the development of the Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino resort, a $32 million improvement project for the nearby Exit 16 interchange on Interstate 5 to handle additional traffic, and construction of a $15 million water reclamation plant. Read story

Vancouver council distributes $2M in HUD funds

May 4, 2016, 7:45pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council distributed this week to local agencies $2.16 million in federal Housing and Urban Development funding aimed at improving the lives of community members who are low-income or live in low-income areas. Read story

Vancouver City Hall.

Vancouver sees numbers for proposed housing property tax

Vancouver City Hall.

May 2, 2016, 9:15pm Clark County News

After months of discussing the affordable housing crisis, the Vancouver City Council took its first look Monday at specific numbers for a proposed property tax that would generate $6 million a year for seven years to support the city’s very low-income families. Read story

Former Vancouver mayor Bruce Hagensen, right, explains an effort to repeal the raises recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council. The raises would go into effect in January, but opponents of the pay hike want to place a referendum on November's ballot to undo them.

Organizers say salary petition drive off to great start

Former Vancouver mayor Bruce Hagensen, right, explains an effort to repeal the raises recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council. The raises would go into effect in January, but opponents of the pay hike want to place a referendum on November's ballot to undo them.

May 2, 2016, 8:51pm Clark County News

Organizers of a petition effort to retract the big pay hikes recently awarded to Vancouver’s mayor and city council said last weekend’s signature gathering at the Vancouver Farmers Market went better than expected. Read story

Vancouver City Hall.

City owes 2 school districts money after failing to update impact fees

Vancouver City Hall.

April 29, 2016, 5:30pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver owes the Evergreen and Vancouver school districts nearly $1.6 million after neglecting to update its computer system for almost three months following a school impact fee increase in January. In addition, builders of Evergreen district homes were overcharged. Read story

County moves psychiatric hospital project forward

April 29, 2016, 5:03pm Business

A Clark County hearing examiner ruled Friday that a proposed $26.8 million psychiatric hospital project in Salmon Creek does or can meet county code standards and “will not be significantly detrimental” to people or property nearby, or to the county’s general welfare. Read story