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Construction of The Springs Apartments is in progress along the Vancouver waterfront. Once complete, the developer will receive an eight-year exemption from property taxes on the building, which will have 180 market rate units.

Vancouver establishes affordable housing fund with money to come from developers that get tax exemption

Construction of The Springs Apartments is in progress along the Vancouver waterfront. Once complete, the developer will receive an eight-year exemption from property taxes on the building, which will have 180 market rate units.

October 5, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

This week, the city of Vancouver established a fund that will funnel millions of dollars from housing developers into the city’s affordable housing budget. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, speaks to the crowd at the Memorial Day observance.

Perez votes to remove House Speaker McCarthy

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, speaks to the crowd at the Memorial Day observance.

October 3, 2023, 7:34pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, voted with her party Wednesday afternoon to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position. Read story

A motorist drives past the intersection of Northeast 147th Avenue and Northeast 59th Street, the site of a future warehouse. Under potential Vancouver ordinances discussed Monday night, warehouse developers would have to follow more stringent environmental guidelines.

Vancouver City Council considers restrictions on large warehouses ahead of moratorium’s expiration

A motorist drives past the intersection of Northeast 147th Avenue and Northeast 59th Street, the site of a future warehouse. Under potential Vancouver ordinances discussed Monday night, warehouse developers would have to follow more stringent environmental guidelines.

October 3, 2023, 6:47pm Clark County News

Vancouver’s yearlong warehouse moratorium will expire on Dec. 6, and city staff are rapidly developing ordinances to specify what types of warehouses will be allowed in the city moving forward. Read story

Resurfacing work to close LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park playground in east Vancouver

September 30, 2023, 5:14am Clark County News

The playground at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park in east Vancouver will close on Monday, Oct. 2 for a resurfacing of the play area. Read story

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will likely close during a government shutdown.

Government shutdown would likely close Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will likely close during a government shutdown.

September 28, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Many of the roughly 3,800 federal employees who live in Clark County would keep working through a potential government shutdown, according to regional economist Scott Bailey. Read story

Councilor Bart Hansen listens to constituents at the community forum at the Luepke Center. Dozens of Vancouver residents attended the city's third community forum of the year.

Vancouver residents voice concerns on crime, zoning, homelessness, parking at community forum

Councilor Bart Hansen listens to constituents at the community forum at the Luepke Center. Dozens of Vancouver residents attended the city's third community forum of the year.

September 26, 2023, 7:10pm Clark County News

Homelessness. Potholes. Housing. Parking. Crime. Land use. Pollution. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, speaks to a crowd at Tidewater Barge Lines in Vancouver on Monday morning.

Perez, White House adviser laud $4.1M federal grant for Vancouver barge company

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, speaks to a crowd at Tidewater Barge Lines in Vancouver on Monday morning.

September 25, 2023, 7:28pm Business

Mitch Landrieu can give a speech. In his political tenure, he has served as the mayor of New Orleans, lieutenant governor of Louisiana, and currently serves as senior adviser to President Joe Biden. Read story

Lewallen kicks off 3rd Congressional District campaign

September 23, 2023, 5:14am Clark County News

Leslie Lewallen, the Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District next year, will kick off her campaign at 3 p.m. today at Natalia’s Diner in downtown Camas. Read story

Historic Trust of Vancouver seeks applications for Veterans Day parade

September 23, 2023, 5:13am Clark County News

The Historic Trust of Vancouver is accepting applications for its 35th Annual Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade, to take place Nov. 11 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The parade, which will start at 11 a.m., celebrates veterans of all service branches. The route begins at the east end… Read story

Equipment used to test for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS or "forever chemicals." in drinking water.

Vancouver OKs contract to design water treatment system for PFAS

Equipment used to test for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS or "forever chemicals." in drinking water.

September 19, 2023, 5:46pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is moving forward with plans to create a treatment system for toxic chemicals in the city’s water supply. Read story