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Vancouver City Council chambers.

18 apply to fill Vancouver City Council vacancy

Vancouver City Council chambers.

December 31, 2018, 10:42am Clark County News

For the second time in 2018, the Vancouver City Council has solicited applicants to fill a vacancy. This round, 18 candidates have applied. Read story

Ed and Dollie Lynch donated 9 1/2 acres adjacent to their family home in Vancouver to be used as a park.

Proposed Vancouver park name draws protest

Ed and Dollie Lynch donated 9 1/2 acres adjacent to their family home in Vancouver to be used as a park.

December 11, 2018, 12:26pm Clark County News

A plan to name a new Vancouver park after local philanthropists has run into an unexpected complication based on something city officials never expected: the philanthropists’ last name. Read story

Street signs for the Southeast First Street and Southeast 170th Avenue.

Vancouver awarded $3 million for S.E. First Street construction

Street signs for the Southeast First Street and Southeast 170th Avenue.

December 7, 2018, 6:49pm Clark County News

Vancouver has been awarded $3 million from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to help fund construction on Southeast First Street between Southeast 164th and Southeast 177th avenues. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

Tribal distillery bill heads to Trump

Sen. Maria Cantwell, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep.

November 27, 2018, 9:12pm Clark County News

A bill intended to repeal an 1834 law preventing Native American tribes from owning and operating distilleries is headed to the president’s desk. Read story

Technician Lanell Jackson works on a police vehicle in the Equipment Services building at the Vancouver Operations Center. Operations Manager Tim Buck says the Equipment Services building is outdated and cramped. Currently, the firetrucks being serviced are housed at Vancouver Fire Department Station 5 because they are too large for this location.

New Vancouver Operations Center could be ready in 2023, cost $125M

Technician Lanell Jackson works on a police vehicle in the Equipment Services building at the Vancouver Operations Center. Operations Manager Tim Buck says the Equipment Services building is outdated and cramped. Currently, the firetrucks being serviced are housed at Vancouver Fire Department Station 5 because they are too large for this location.

November 26, 2018, 9:24pm Clark County News

By now, the Vancouver City Council knows the Vancouver Operations Center is, among other things, too small to effectively serve the community. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge regularly lifts during times of congestion to let river traffic pass through.

Herrera Beutler tackles I-5 Bridge lifts

The Interstate 5 Bridge regularly lifts during times of congestion to let river traffic pass through.

November 26, 2018, 5:31pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler formally asked the U.S. Coast Guard to review its drawbridge lift protocol for the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday, specifically concerning lifts during rush hour. Read story

Motorists pass Vancouver City Hall on a rainy morning.

City of Vancouver adopts $1.2 billion budget

Motorists pass Vancouver City Hall on a rainy morning.

November 21, 2018, 9:00am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver approved a two-year, $1.2 billion operating and capital budget Monday evening, which marked a 3.7 percent increase compared with the 2017-2018 budget. Read story

The Vancouver Navigation Center’s exterior was renovated, which included resurfacing the parking lot, painting, removing the building’s old sign and installing a fence with gate access.

Vancouver council backs new facilities siting ordinance

The Vancouver Navigation Center’s exterior was renovated, which included resurfacing the parking lot, painting, removing the building’s old sign and installing a fence with gate access.

November 19, 2018, 8:46pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is just two weeks away from repealing and replacing its Human Services Facilities Siting ordinance. The city council unanimously approved what was labeled “Option B” to move forward toward a public hearing Monday evening. Read story

K West Apartments, a 192-unit complex being built by DBG Properties, is the largest infusion of affordable housing to date that uses the city’s tax exemption program.

Vancouver reviews status of affordable housing

K West Apartments, a 192-unit complex being built by DBG Properties, is the largest infusion of affordable housing to date that uses the city’s tax exemption program.

November 19, 2018, 8:22pm Clark County News

Affordable housing in Vancouver is not yet easy to come by, but compared with the last few years, the market and resources are finally rebounding. Kind of. Read story

Fifty years after Ret. Marine 1st Sgt. John Lord, right, led his platoon through an ambush in the Vietnam War, he is presented with the Navy Cross by  Col. Jay Wylie at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Saturday.

Vietnam hero awarded the Navy Cross

Fifty years after Ret. Marine 1st Sgt. John Lord, right, led his platoon through an ambush in the Vietnam War, he is presented with the Navy Cross by  Col. Jay Wylie at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Saturday.

November 17, 2018, 10:46pm Clark County News

Fifty years after Ret. Marine 1st Sgt. John Lord led his unit through an ambush during the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Navy Cross for his efforts. Read story