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Natural light pours into a community room at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income apartment complex being developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority and city of Vancouver, as Mike Moran of Anning-Johnson Company lends a hand.

Vancouver weighs relaxed environmental standards to speed housing construction

Natural light pours into a community room at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income apartment complex being developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority and city of Vancouver, as Mike Moran of Anning-Johnson Company lends a hand.

April 25, 2023, 6:05pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is adopting loosened state environmental regulations for new residential developments to expedite housing construction. Read story

Clark County Public Health is warning the community about a recent increase in emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses.

Clark County opioid overdoses rise

Clark County Public Health is warning the community about a recent increase in emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses.

April 21, 2023, 5:14pm Clark County Health

Emergency rooms across Clark County have seen an increase in opioid overdose visits in the last week. Read story

Bill Marshall shows off a photo of himself in Cannes, France, during World War II in this 2018 photo.

WWII veteran, businessman Bill Marshall dies at 101

Bill Marshall shows off a photo of himself in Cannes, France, during World War II in this 2018 photo.

April 20, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

a businessman, veteran and philanthropist in the Vancouver community — died April 12 at his son’s home in Salem, Ore. He was 101 years old. Read story

Nez Perce War captivity recalled in Fort Vancouver ceremony

April 20, 2023, 5:13am Clark County News

The Nez Perce Indian Nation will present the Chief Redheart memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Read story

Sewer rehab work to close Sixth Street in downtown Vancouver

April 19, 2023, 5:21am Clark County News

A sewer rehabilitation project is going to shut down East Sixth St. in Vancouver between Esther Street and Columbia Street for three days in the next week. Read story

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A view of the proposed development from the Columbia River. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle pointed out that the renderings falsely suggest that construction will affect the river.

City of Vancouver moving forward on Renaissance Boardwalk project

Otak Architects
A view of the proposed development from the Columbia River. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle pointed out that the renderings falsely suggest that construction will affect the river.

April 18, 2023, 2:30pm Business

The city is moving forward on a project intended to revitalize Vancouver’s waterfront with a new mixed-use development and boardwalk on the east side of the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

The city of Vancouver's Community Court hearings will occur weekly at Recovery Café in Vancouver.

Vancouver launches solutions-based Community Court

The city of Vancouver's Community Court hearings will occur weekly at Recovery Café in Vancouver.

April 17, 2023, 2:51pm Clark County News

Vancouver launched a Community Court program Monday aimed at connecting offenders with resources to steer them away from the criminal justice system. Read story

Paula Person, from left, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, and Cale Baker prepare to go door to door to hand out education materials as a part of Project Safe Home in 2019.

Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office gets $201K FEMA grant

Paula Person, from left, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, and Cale Baker prepare to go door to door to hand out education materials as a part of Project Safe Home in 2019.

April 17, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

A federal agency is giving the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office a $201,000 grant for fire prevention and safety. Read story

Annual Clark County food drive seeks donations, volunteers

April 15, 2023, 5:28am Clark County News

The National Association of Letter Carriers is looking for donations and volunteers for its Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for Clark County on May 13. Read story

The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center sits on Northeast 134th Street in Salmon Creek. Community Home Health and Hospice announced Thursday that it will no longer serve patients at the facility starting today and will close soon after.

Community Home Health & Hospice closing Salmon Creek, Longview facilities

The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center sits on Northeast 134th Street in Salmon Creek. Community Home Health and Hospice announced Thursday that it will no longer serve patients at the facility starting today and will close soon after.

April 13, 2023, 3:38pm Business

Community Home Health & Hospice is shutting the doors on both of its hospice centers in Southwest Washington by the end of the month due to financial and logistical woes. Read story