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Stories by Carlos Fuentes

Columbian staff writer

A hiker takes in a scenic view as springtime sunshine illuminates rushing water while it pours over the rocky cliffs of Lucia Falls. Forecasters predict the sunshine will stay around for the rest of the week with summerlike temperatures over the weekend.

Clark County officials urge caution as temperatures soar into 90s

A hiker takes in a scenic view as springtime sunshine illuminates rushing water while it pours over the rocky cliffs of Lucia Falls. Forecasters predict the sunshine will stay around for the rest of the week with summerlike temperatures over the weekend.

May 12, 2023, 5:23pm Clark County News

This Mother’s Day weekend is shaping up to be one of the warmest on record, with temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Read story

Vancouver kids Addy Bugge, 3, from left, joins Elizabeth White Eyes, 7, and Kai Sabanovic, 6, to beat the heat in the water feature at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Forecasters predict cooler weather on the way.

Vancouver water features on as heat wave nears

Vancouver kids Addy Bugge, 3, from left, joins Elizabeth White Eyes, 7, and Kai Sabanovic, 6, to beat the heat in the water feature at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Forecasters predict cooler weather on the way.

May 11, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has turned on the water play features at multiple parks in time for what promises to be a very hot weekend. Read story

Wendi Steinbronn, interim assistant chief for the Vancouver Police Department and chief of the Washougal Police Department, tackles desk work in her Vancouver office Tuesday afternoon.

Washougal chief steps in at Vancouver Police Department

Wendi Steinbronn, interim assistant chief for the Vancouver Police Department and chief of the Washougal Police Department, tackles desk work in her Vancouver office Tuesday afternoon.

May 10, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

In April, the Vancouver Police Department reported 22 job vacancies, including several open upper-management roles. Read story

Terminal 1 area at the Waterfront Vancouver continues to be developed, as seen, April 7, 2021. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, recently requested $5 million from the House Appropriations Committee for the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 Redevelopment Project.

Perez seeks $44M for 15 projects around the region

Terminal 1 area at the Waterfront Vancouver continues to be developed, as seen, April 7, 2021. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, recently requested $5 million from the House Appropriations Committee for the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 Redevelopment Project.

May 7, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, recently requested $44 million from the House Appropriations Committee for 15 major projects around Southwest Washington. Read story

Cypress Reed, 7, smiles inside the house he just built Tuesday during a Play Project event at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington Gloria and Clinton John Clubhouse. Columbia Play Project and Boys and Girls Clubs are hosting a Play Project fundraiser as part of GiveBIG, a statewide nonprofit fundraising event.

Southwest Washington nonprofits raise $1.2 million during GiveBig

Cypress Reed, 7, smiles inside the house he just built Tuesday during a Play Project event at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington Gloria and Clinton John Clubhouse. Columbia Play Project and Boys and Girls Clubs are hosting a Play Project fundraiser as part of GiveBIG, a statewide nonprofit fundraising event.

May 4, 2023, 7:06pm Clark County News

Southwest Washington nonprofits received $1.2 million in a two-day fundraiser that drew donations from roughly 2,500 individuals to the area. Read story

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver to add $140.2M to 2023-24 budget

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

May 4, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is working to increase its 2023-24 budget by $140.2 million. Read story

Nonprofit organizations in Clark County and around the state are counting down to GiveBig — a fundraising drive over 48 hours on May 2-3.

Give More 24! doubles down with GiveBIG

Nonprofit organizations in Clark County and around the state are counting down to GiveBig — a fundraising drive over 48 hours on May 2-3.

April 30, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is teaming up with more than 130 nonprofits in the area for a 48-hour fundraising campaign this week. Read story

Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington dissolving

April 27, 2023, 5:55am Business

The Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington, which provides support and professional opportunities for nonprofits in the area, is dissolving its programs. Read story

A sign along Columbia Street asks for public input on recent projects in downtown Vancouver. Other signs seek greater public involvement in the city's Fourth Plain for All program.

Vancouver seeks input on Fourth Plain project

A sign along Columbia Street asks for public input on recent projects in downtown Vancouver. Other signs seek greater public involvement in the city's Fourth Plain for All program.

April 26, 2023, 5:31pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has launched a feedback form for residents to share their thoughts, concerns and questions about the city’s $25 million Fourth Plain for All project. Read story

A renewed labor contract between the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver Command Guild guarantees 6 percent pay raises for the city’s top-ranking police officers this year.

Top Vancouver police officers to receive 6 percent raises

A renewed labor contract between the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver Command Guild guarantees 6 percent pay raises for the city’s top-ranking police officers this year.

April 26, 2023, 1:43pm Clark County News

A renewed labor contract between the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Command Guild guarantees 6 percent pay raises for the city’s top-ranking police officers this year. Read story