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Stories by Carlos Fuentes

Columbian staff writer

Dignitaries release white doves Monday during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Dignitaries, crowd join Memorial Day observance at Fort Vancouver honoring fallen service members

Dignitaries release white doves Monday during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

May 29, 2023, 4:16pm Clark County News

The crisp morning weather gave way to bright sunshine just in time for the Memorial Day observance Monday at the Fort Vancouver parade grounds. Read story

Meredith McMackin holds a portrait of her son, Julian Woodall, in Woodall's memorial garden at the McMackin household in Vancouver. Woodall died 16 years ago while serving in Iraq as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Vancouver Gold Star mother: Son’s service was ‘ultimate test’

Meredith McMackin holds a portrait of her son, Julian Woodall, in Woodall's memorial garden at the McMackin household in Vancouver. Woodall died 16 years ago while serving in Iraq as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps.

May 29, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Meredith McMackin is familiar with the pangs of grief. As an art therapist and mental health counselor of more than five years, she spends her Monday afternoons co-leading a grief and loss support group in Vancouver. Read story

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill outside of Woodland sits above Cedar Creek. The mill, built in 1876 and restored in the 1980s, is operated by a group of about 10 volunteers. It is open to visitors every Saturday afternoon.

Cedar Creek Grist Mill keeps on turnin’

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill outside of Woodland sits above Cedar Creek. The mill, built in 1876 and restored in the 1980s, is operated by a group of about 10 volunteers. It is open to visitors every Saturday afternoon.

May 27, 2023, 7:16pm Business

John Clapp first volunteered at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill outside of Woodland in 1978. Forty-five years later, he has learned a thing or two about grinding wheat and other grains at the creek-powered mill, but perhaps none more important than one fact: Read story

Historic houses sit along Officers Row at the Fort Vancouver National Site. Many of the houses date back to the 19th century.

Panelists reflect on hard work, dedication required to rejuvenate Officers Row

Historic houses sit along Officers Row at the Fort Vancouver National Site. Many of the houses date back to the 19th century.

May 26, 2023, 3:43pm Clark County News

Officers Row in Vancouver hasn’t always been the historical landmark that it is known as today — just ask Pat Jollota. Read story

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

Vancouver City Council awards $4.23M to organizations that support affordable housing

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

May 23, 2023, 5:38pm Clark County News

More than $4.2 million will soon go toward four Vancouver organizations to support the city’s affordable housing and homelessness initiatives. Read story

The Vancouver City Council gave the first of two required approvals to extend a moratorium on new warehouse projects of greater than 250,000 square feet in May.

Vancouver takes first step toward extending warehouse moratorium

The Vancouver City Council gave the first of two required approvals to extend a moratorium on new warehouse projects of greater than 250,000 square feet in May.

May 23, 2023, 2:15pm Business

The Vancouver City Council Monday night took the first of two steps to delay construction of large-scale warehouses within city limits for an additional six months. Read story

The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Vancouver Police Department vacancies impact response to 911 calls

The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

May 23, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

One of the biggest effects of the vacancies has been longer response times to 911 calls, Vancouver Police Chief Jeff Mori said. Read story

Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Danielle Wass, right, talks with officers Brandon Riedel, center, and Brandon Esau on Thursday at the Public Safety and First Responder Career Fair at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore.

Vancouver Police Department boosts hiring efforts amid struggles to recruit, retain officers

Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Danielle Wass, right, talks with officers Brandon Riedel, center, and Brandon Esau on Thursday at the Public Safety and First Responder Career Fair at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore.

May 23, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

On a recent Thursday, three Vancouver police officers stood around a table at a law enforcement hiring fair near Portland. Read story

Sgt. James Kelly, left, and Cpl. Jamie Haske talk about the body-worn cameras Vancouver police officers began receiving two weeks ago. Department officials said each officer undergoes training on the agency's policy and hands-on instruction for operating the cameras prior to using the equipment.

More women show interest in policing careers, Vancouver sergeant says

Sgt. James Kelly, left, and Cpl. Jamie Haske talk about the body-worn cameras Vancouver police officers began receiving two weeks ago. Department officials said each officer undergoes training on the agency's policy and hands-on instruction for operating the cameras prior to using the equipment.

May 23, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

At the Thursday hiring fair, Vancouver police sergeant Danielle Wass said she was pleased with the amount of women who stopped by, saying that they are often intimidated by the job title. Read story

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver finalizes plan to allocate $3.5 million in housing funds

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

May 14, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has finalized its plan for using nearly $3.5 million in grants to support low-income residents and boost housing programs. Read story