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Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

Vancouver: No plan to mandate vaccines for city employees

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

August 25, 2021, 6:11am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is not considering implementing policies that would require that its employees receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, a city spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. Read story

Fallen Clark County soldiers to be honored Saturday

August 24, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Local groups looking to honor fallen Clark County soldiers are resuming their series of events aimed at ensuring that the community remembers its lost military members. Read story

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

Vancouver reviews operators for supported campsites

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

August 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A committee of Vancouver residents and city staff is reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city’s new supported campsites, marking a concrete step forward in Vancouver’s changing approach to alleviating homelessness. Read story

Vancouver Waterfront Park event to mark 9/11 20th anniversary

August 14, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

An event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack will be held at Vancouver Waterfront Park. Read story

Vancouver is seeking contractors for a $28 million upgrade to Water Station 5. City leaders are planning for crews to break ground by the end of the year. Vancouver's Fire Station 3 is next to the water facility.

Cost to renovate Vancouver water station estimated at $28 million

Vancouver is seeking contractors for a $28 million upgrade to Water Station 5. City leaders are planning for crews to break ground by the end of the year. Vancouver's Fire Station 3 is next to the water facility.

August 12, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A plan to renovate a vital water station in central Vancouver will cost an estimated $28 million, according to Public Works Director Jennifer Belknap Williamson. Read story

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Herrera Beutler relieved at passage of infrastructure bill

U.S. Rep.

August 10, 2021, 8:54pm Clark County News

A spokesperson for Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said the congresswoman was “relieved” to see that the version of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday “sticks to traditional infrastructure” like roads and broadband. Read story

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

Vancouver police struggling to hire and retain enough officers, chief says

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

August 9, 2021, 9:56pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is struggling to hire and retain enough officers due in part to the current political climate, according to VPD Chief James McElvain. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

City of Vancouver working on plan to reduce carbon emissions before 2050

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

At Vancouver City Hall, work is underway to develop a new plan to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. On that front, the city is not alone — across the Pacific Northwest, comparable municipalities like Spokane, Tacoma and Bend, Ore., have passed or are working on their own version… Read story

Jordan Higgins, from left, Kyra Tiaga and Ted Tiaga smile as they ride "Cliff Hanger" on Saturday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. While the fair was canceled this year, the Clark County Event Center is hosting several events in the Family Fun Series, including a carnival with rides and games. At top, inflatable aliens await the winners of the hammer game.

Fairgrounds host carnival rides and games as COVID-19 cancels main event again

Jordan Higgins, from left, Kyra Tiaga and Ted Tiaga smile as they ride "Cliff Hanger" on Saturday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. While the fair was canceled this year, the Clark County Event Center is hosting several events in the Family Fun Series, including a carnival with rides and games. At top, inflatable aliens await the winners of the hammer game.

August 7, 2021, 8:30pm Clark County News

This year’s pared-down version of a summer carnival at the Clark County Fairgrounds may not have featured any prizewinning livestock, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any animals to be found on the premises. Read story

Asphalt-type material washes into creek

August 7, 2021, 5:39pm Clark County News

An unexpected runoff of asphalt-type material washed into Burnt Bridge Creek near St. James Road and state Route 500 following rain on Friday. Read story