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The Vancouver City Council is considering action that would help protect and retain mobile home parks, like Vancouver Mobile Terrace, in the city.

Vancouver City Council considers zoning district to protect city’s mobile home parks

The Vancouver City Council is considering action that would help protect and retain mobile home parks, like Vancouver Mobile Terrace, in the city.

July 16, 2024, 5:37pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is considering more short-term zoning changes to increase the city’s housing options, most notably a mobile home park zoning district that would help preserve the less-expensive homes. Read story

Worship team volunteer David Leitz sets out a sign to welcome guests to the Living Hope Church cooling center Monday afternoon as temperatures climbed to triple digits outside.

Council for the Homeless issues hot weather alert for Tuesday

Worship team volunteer David Leitz sets out a sign to welcome guests to the Living Hope Church cooling center Monday afternoon as temperatures climbed to triple digits outside.

July 15, 2024, 3:09pm Clark County News

With the National Weather Service in Portland predicting temperatures in the 90s, the Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for Tuesday. Read story

Defense attorney Christie Emrich, center, speaks during a July 1 ceremony at Recovery Cafe as staff prepare to move the court farther east on Fourth Plain Boulevard.

Clark County’s Community Court ‘way different from regular court’, sees success in helping the homeless

Defense attorney Christie Emrich, center, speaks during a July 1 ceremony at Recovery Cafe as staff prepare to move the court farther east on Fourth Plain Boulevard.

July 13, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Jacob Anderson isn’t sure when he lost hope. He had big dreams of being an artist and a therapist like the one who helped him through hard times in junior high. But somewhere along the way, the plan fell apart. Read story

Housing Hotline supervisor Guy Hardy, left, passes papers to interim CFO Beth Oliver during a Council for the Homeless meeting at Vancouver Housing Authority. Homeless service providers, such as Council for the Homeless, are struggling with retention and recruitment.

‘The need has increased and our staffing hasn’t’: Providers of services to homeless people in Clark County struggle

Housing Hotline supervisor Guy Hardy, left, passes papers to interim CFO Beth Oliver during a Council for the Homeless meeting at Vancouver Housing Authority. Homeless service providers, such as Council for the Homeless, are struggling with retention and recruitment.

July 11, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Clark County’s homeless population is growing rapidly but the number of homeless service providers aren’t. Burnout and lower pay compared with other industries make retention and recruitment a struggle, say managers of these nonprofits. Read story

Andrew R. Roberts makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, accused in a fatal hit-and-run in the parking lot of an east Vancouver park.

Man appears in court, accused of driving RV over another man, killing him at Vancouver park

Andrew R. Roberts makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, accused in a fatal hit-and-run in the parking lot of an east Vancouver park.

July 10, 2024, 7:03pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $750,000 for a man accused of running over and killing another man with his motor home Tuesday after a fight in the parking lot of LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park. Read story

Luella Roberson, 32, of Vancouver makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court after being accused in a fatal hit-and-run.

Bail set at $500,000 for Vancouver woman in hit-and-run that killed a man near a Vancouver WinCo

Luella Roberson, 32, of Vancouver makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court after being accused in a fatal hit-and-run.

July 10, 2024, 4:30pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $500,000 for a Vancouver woman accused in a Monday hit-and-run that killed a man sitting under a tree by WinCo on Northeast Andresen Road. Read story

Volunteer Keith Dewing, left, and David Leitz prepare coolers of ice water for guests at the Living Hope Church cooling center Monday afternoon.

Heat wave threatens Clark County’s homeless community; outreach workers deliver water, supplies

Volunteer Keith Dewing, left, and David Leitz prepare coolers of ice water for guests at the Living Hope Church cooling center Monday afternoon.

July 8, 2024, 6:14pm Clark County News

For many Clark County residents, the past few days of triple-degree temperatures have been an annoyance. For those who are homeless, they’ve been life threatening. Read story

Horseback riders participate in the Fourth of July parade Thursday in Ridgefield.

Small town, big celebration: Ridgefield Fourth of July parade is a destination for thousands

Horseback riders participate in the Fourth of July parade Thursday in Ridgefield.

July 4, 2024, 6:26pm Clark County News

Though Ridgefield’s population has grown by a third since 2020, its Fourth of July Festival is a reminder that small-town traditions and community still run deep within the growing city, organizers say. Read story

Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

Low-income senior apartments with all-inclusive care planned in Felida

Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

July 2, 2024, 3:19pm Business

Sixty-five units of housing for extremely low-income seniors and Clark County’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly will be built in Felida. Read story

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

Officials throughout Clark County say they have no plans to step up camping enforcement following Supreme Court decision

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

June 28, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials said Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a Grants Pass law banning camping will have no impact on the city’s approach to homelessness, according to a statement Friday. Read story