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Claudette Derricotte discusses the issues of a potential rent increase at her manufactured home in Cascade Park Estates with her husband, Bobby. "I wanted to understand why," she said.

Cascade Park Estates residents face uncertain future as rents to rise in new year

Claudette Derricotte discusses the issues of a potential rent increase at her manufactured home in Cascade Park Estates with her husband, Bobby. "I wanted to understand why," she said.

December 3, 2020, 6:02am Business

Residents at Cascade Park Estates in east Vancouver received a notice on Sept. 29 that their rent would go up by $95 on Jan. 1 or as soon as possible after Washington’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases ends. Read story

Council for the Homeless issues severe weather alert

December 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for tonight, which prompts the opening of additional shelter spaces. Read story

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families’ food box program extended through June

December 2, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families will keep distributing food boxes for families in need through June 2021. Read story

Ridgefield seeks input on housing strategies

December 1, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Ridgefield Community Development is surveying residents as part of an effort to improve duplex, triplex and townhouse development standards in Ridgefield. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority, which counts Vista Court apartments among its properties, approved it’s 2021 budget.

Vancouver Housing Authority approves $60.2 million budget for 2021

Vancouver Housing Authority, which counts Vista Court apartments among its properties, approved it’s 2021 budget.

November 27, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the agency’s 2021 budget, which includes $60.2 million in operating expenses. Read story

Ali Laskowski, events coordinator at the Clark County Food Bank, puts food into a tote box. The food bank will be one of eight drop-off sites for this year's Walk & Knock food drive on Dec. 5.

Walk & Knock, Clark County’s largest annual food drive, to collect through drop sites

Ali Laskowski, events coordinator at the Clark County Food Bank, puts food into a tote box. The food bank will be one of eight drop-off sites for this year's Walk & Knock food drive on Dec. 5.

November 26, 2020, 6:30am Clark County News

During Walk & Knock this year, there will be no knocking and not much walking. Clark County’s largest annual food drive benefiting the Clark County Food Bank asks people to drive and drop off donations Dec. 5 at designated places around the area. Read story

Jason Frizzell of J & J Roofing and Construction helps hang thousands of Christmas lights in the branches of a tree at the southeast corner of Esther Short Park on Monday morning. There will be no community lighting ceremony of the Vancouver Christmas tree this year because of COVID-19 concerns, but residents are welcome to drive by the tree to celebrate the season.

Christmas tree lights up in Esther Short Park

Jason Frizzell of J & J Roofing and Construction helps hang thousands of Christmas lights in the branches of a tree at the southeast corner of Esther Short Park on Monday morning. There will be no community lighting ceremony of the Vancouver Christmas tree this year because of COVID-19 concerns, but residents are welcome to drive by the tree to celebrate the season.

November 23, 2020, 4:17pm Clark County News

A big tree in Esther Short Park will still shine bright for the holidays, but the Rotary Club of Vancouver pulled the plug on its annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Read story

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people today.

Free Thanksgiving meals available again this year in Clark County

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people today.

November 21, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

As officials ask families to forgo the usual large get-togethers this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a typical Thanksgiving gathering is out of reach for many. For others, a traditional turkey dinner is out of reach financially as people have lost employment or lack a home and kitchen. Read story

Volunteer Tim Aufmuth processes an Electronic Benefits Transfer card Saturday at the Vancouver Farmers Market's information booth. Customers can redeem their food benefits at the information booth and get a $20 match for fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the market through the SNAP Market Match program.

SNAP Market Match at Vancouver Farmers Market takes off

Volunteer Tim Aufmuth processes an Electronic Benefits Transfer card Saturday at the Vancouver Farmers Market's information booth. Customers can redeem their food benefits at the information booth and get a $20 match for fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the market through the SNAP Market Match program.

November 11, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Despite being closed for six weeks during the pandemic and seeing about a quarter of its usual visitors, the Vancouver Farmers Market saw more customers using food benefits. Read story

Crews gear up for demolition Monday morning at the former New Heights Church in downtown Vancouver. Much of the 108-year-old church's building materials will be salvaged and repurposed.

Demolition at former New Heights Church underway

Crews gear up for demolition Monday morning at the former New Heights Church in downtown Vancouver. Much of the 108-year-old church's building materials will be salvaged and repurposed.

November 10, 2020, 6:31am Business

Demolition has begun on a 108-year-old downtown Vancouver church whose loose brick facade had become a hazard to passersby. The fate of the soon-to-leveled block is uncertain. Read story