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Vancouver school board takes steps on equity

October 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution creating policy directives on equity and condemning racism at its Oct. 13 school board meeting. Read story

Meals on Wheels People seeks 500 volunteer chatters

October 20, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Meals on Wheels People seeks 500 volunteers to make calls to local homebound seniors on Thanksgiving as part of the nonprofit's Friendly Chats program. Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust details summer grant winners

October 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its Summer 2020 Grants Report, which outlines $12.2 million in charitable giving around the Pacific Northwest including 22 grants totaling $4.7 million in Washington. Read story

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

Elections workers collect first batch of ballots from Clark County drop boxes

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

October 17, 2020, 6:34pm Clark County News

Clark County Elections Office worker John Waterbury unlocked the ballot drop box at West 14th and Esther streets and murmured: "Wow." Read story

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

Gov. Inslee campaigns for Daniel Smith’s bid in 17th Legislative District

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

October 17, 2020, 5:33pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee and political newcomer Daniel Smith held a Facebook live event Saturday morning touting Smith’s campaign for senator in the 17th Legislative District. Read story

Contractors work a water main break at Columbia River High School in Vancouver on Oct. 16, 2020.

Water main break sends thousands of gallons into Columbia River High Schoolvideo icon

Contractors work a water main break at Columbia River High School in Vancouver on Oct. 16, 2020.

October 16, 2020, 8:16am Clark County News

Firefighters from Clark County Fire District 6 were called to a water main break on 99th Street shortly after midnight Friday that sent thousands of gallons of water rushing into Columbia River High School, according to a press release. Read story

City workers help a woman jump-start her RV at Leverich Park in Vancouver on Tuesday. The city gave people staying at the park help with gasoline, jump-starts and offered them a tow to the Safe Park Zone at Evergreen Transit Center.

Vancouver police, city staff ‘strongly encourage’ Leverich Park campers to leave

City workers help a woman jump-start her RV at Leverich Park in Vancouver on Tuesday. The city gave people staying at the park help with gasoline, jump-starts and offered them a tow to the Safe Park Zone at Evergreen Transit Center.

October 13, 2020, 6:53pm Clark County News

Vancouver police and city staff on Tuesday “strongly encouraged” people who were staying in Leverich Park to move. Read story

Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

Stearns ‘right person at right time’ to lead Pink Lemonade Project in pandemic

Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

October 6, 2020, 6:03am Breast Cancer

Susan Stearns took the helm at Pink Lemonade Project on March 2, just as the world was starting to fall apart. For the past six months, she’s navigated the Vancouver-based nonprofit through a pandemic and found new ways of connecting with people affected by breast cancer. Read story

Land in east Vancouver earmarked for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity homes

September 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity announced Thursday it has purchased 1.39 acres of land at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on which to build nine homes for low-income families. Read story

Give More 24! sets new record for fundraising

September 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The final tally after Thursday's midnight-to-midnight giving marathon, Give More 24!, was $2,891,280. A total of 6,618 individual donors contributed to 225 regional nonprofits. Read story