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Andrea, no last name given, who works as a stripper in Seattle area clubs, poses for a portrait at her apartment, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle. Andrea is among those fighting for bills to pass in the state Legislature that would expand statewide protections to workers, like having a security guard at each club, keypad codes to enter dressing rooms and de-escalation training.

‘Stripper bill of rights’ passes Legislature: Measure addresses dancers’ safety, clears way for alcohol sales

Andrea, no last name given, who works as a stripper in Seattle area clubs, poses for a portrait at her apartment, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle. Andrea is among those fighting for bills to pass in the state Legislature that would expand statewide protections to workers, like having a security guard at each club, keypad codes to enter dressing rooms and de-escalation training.

February 29, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

The state Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill dubbed the “stripper bill of rights.” If signed by the governor, not only will the legislation strengthen protections for strippers, it also clears the way for Washington strip clubs to serve alcohol. Read story

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

City forgives $15,000 of loan Share Vancouver stopped paying on in 2010

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

February 27, 2024, 2:18pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council on Monday forgave $15,000 of a $25,000 loan that homeless organization Share received in 1999. Still, some councilors voiced concerns about why Share stopped making payments on the loan in 2010. Read story

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HomeShare Clark County, WA wants to pair renters with senior citizens who own homes

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February 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Cue “The Golden Girls” theme song: To combat the housing crisis, a Clark County group wants to pair seniors with people seeking a place to live. Read story

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

Residents in Hazel Dell mobile home park dealt losing hand after rent control bill dies in Washington Legislature

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

February 27, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Several residents of a Hazel Dell senior mobile home park gambled that rent stabilization legislation would pass — and lost. Read story

Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

Homeless Crisis: Rep. Paul Harris’ bill to use vacant state land for shelter doesn’t pass but prompts talks

Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

February 20, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has big plans to solve its homeless crisis — a 150-bed “bridge shelter,” a second Safe Park and a fifth Safe Stay. But those plans may be too big for Vancouver’s dwindling available public land. Read story

An Amazon prime delivery van parks Feb. 23, 2023, in front the Devil's Triangle near the Amazon Campus in South Lake Union, Seattle.

Bill before Washington Legislature would strip down rules for strip clubs

An Amazon prime delivery van parks Feb. 23, 2023, in front the Devil's Triangle near the Amazon Campus in South Lake Union, Seattle.

February 20, 2024, 6:06am Business

Clark County does not have a single strip club. In fact, it’s never had a strip club, as far as The Columbian can tell. Read story

This image provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 6 shows brands of cheese recalled due to a decadelong outbreak of listeria food poisoning that has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen. New lab evidence linked soft cheeses and other dairy products made by Rizo-Lopez Foods of Modesto, Calif., to the outbreak, which was first detected in June 2014.

National listeria outbreak hasn’t affected Clark County

This image provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 6 shows brands of cheese recalled due to a decadelong outbreak of listeria food poisoning that has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen. New lab evidence linked soft cheeses and other dairy products made by Rizo-Lopez Foods of Modesto, Calif., to the outbreak, which was first detected in June 2014.

February 17, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Clark County has no recorded cases tied to the national listeria outbreak that has killed two people and sickened 26 others in the United States, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Cheri Rhodes, gray beanie, joins Mike Moises, white glasses, and other members of their street family as a small fire provides a little warmth in the pouring rain at their downtown Vancouver encampment on a recent afternoon.

Street family gains support network, safety: ‘We all look out for each other’

Cheri Rhodes, gray beanie, joins Mike Moises, white glasses, and other members of their street family as a small fire provides a little warmth in the pouring rain at their downtown Vancouver encampment on a recent afternoon.

February 17, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Mike Moises sat around a fire with his family. They sank forks into a round, white cake. Read story

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Woman hits Washington State Patrol vehicle on I-5, injuring herself, trooper

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February 16, 2024, 4:47pm Clark County News

A 63-year-old woman crashed into a Washington State Patrol vehicle Friday afternoon in a work zone on southbound Interstate 5, injuring herself and a trooper. Read story

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Person killed after car crashes into tree east of Battle Ground Friday

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February 16, 2024, 2:40pm Clark County News

One person was killed Friday morning when they drove off the road and crashed into a tree east of Battle Ground. Read story