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A 48-bed secure mental health facility may be built in the field next to Columbia River Mental Health Services in Vancouver's Bagley Downs neighborhood. The campus would consist of either two or three buildings.

Proposed Vancouver mental health facility receives positive feedback

A 48-bed secure mental health facility may be built in the field next to Columbia River Mental Health Services in Vancouver's Bagley Downs neighborhood. The campus would consist of either two or three buildings.

August 28, 2020, 5:21pm Clark County Health

A proposed 48-bed secure behavioral health facility in Vancouver has so far received primarily positive feedback from the community. Read story

A pedestrian strolls past a new, colorful mural on the east side of Van Vista Plaza Assisted Living in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Vancouver Housing Authority commissioned the painting as part of its ongoing renovation of the 60-unit apartment building for low-income seniors at 410 W. 13th St.

Mural takes wing at Van Vista Plaza Assisted Living

A pedestrian strolls past a new, colorful mural on the east side of Van Vista Plaza Assisted Living in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Vancouver Housing Authority commissioned the painting as part of its ongoing renovation of the 60-unit apartment building for low-income seniors at 410 W. 13th St.

August 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

A new mural on the east side of Van Vista Plaza Assisted Living depicts the state bird, the American Goldfinch, landing on the state flower, the Pacific rhododendron. Painting started Aug. 17 and wrapped up Sunday. Read story

Clark County Community Services has a new rent assistance program, which opened Monday.

Clark County rolls out emergency rent assistance program

Clark County Community Services has a new rent assistance program, which opened Monday.

August 25, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A $5.5 million assistance program intended to help Clark County residents struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic officially launched Monday. Read story

Luepke Center manager Dean Scelza chats with a client, who declined to give their name, while on delivery for Meals on Wheels People in March. Scelza was careful not to shake hands or come too close to those on his delivery route to keep both himself and his clients healthy.

Meals on Wheels People shifting some food distribution to Clark County

Luepke Center manager Dean Scelza chats with a client, who declined to give their name, while on delivery for Meals on Wheels People in March. Scelza was careful not to shake hands or come too close to those on his delivery route to keep both himself and his clients healthy.

August 19, 2020, 8:00pm Clark County News

The pre-made meals that Meals on Wheels People delivers to homebound seniors in Clark County will soon be prepared in Clark County. Read story

Michele Houston, from left, chats with Bill Wickens and Cindy Genschorck at Hazel Dell RV Park. Wickens has lived at the park for 13 years and said that with the rent increase, 75 percent of his monthly income will go to rent.

Rent increase at Hazel Dell RV Park rescinded

Michele Houston, from left, chats with Bill Wickens and Cindy Genschorck at Hazel Dell RV Park. Wickens has lived at the park for 13 years and said that with the rent increase, 75 percent of his monthly income will go to rent.

August 17, 2020, 12:54pm Clark County News

A proposed rent increase that would’ve impacted low-income residents at Hazel Dell RV Park was rescinded on Friday. Read story

A fence surrounds the old church at 400 W. Evergreen Blvd., where loose bricks could pose a hazard to pedestrians.

Ed Lynch Estate buys downtown Vancouver block, but plans unclear

A fence surrounds the old church at 400 W. Evergreen Blvd., where loose bricks could pose a hazard to pedestrians.

August 2, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A square block of downtown Vancouver containing offices and a former church and performing arts center could someday house a nonprofit organization. Read story

A participant adds extra color to her tie-dye shirt during the summer celebration at the YWCA on Tuesday.

YWCA Clark County celebration subdued amid gratitude

A participant adds extra color to her tie-dye shirt during the summer celebration at the YWCA on Tuesday.

July 24, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

YWCA Clark County’s summer celebration for its independent living skills clients was much more subdued than normal. Read story

Carter Campbell, 8 months, from left, joins his mom, Breeanna Campbell, as she creates a colorful tie-dye shirt with the help of Julie Tappan, independent living skills resource specialist, at the YWCA on Tuesday evening. The summer celebration was for young people who are participating in YWCA Clark County's Independent Living Skills program. These youth have all aged out of the foster care system and are learning to live on their own.

Paycheck Protection Program helps Clark County nonprofits stay afloat

Carter Campbell, 8 months, from left, joins his mom, Breeanna Campbell, as she creates a colorful tie-dye shirt with the help of Julie Tappan, independent living skills resource specialist, at the YWCA on Tuesday evening. The summer celebration was for young people who are participating in YWCA Clark County's Independent Living Skills program. These youth have all aged out of the foster care system and are learning to live on their own.

July 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County nonprofits using the Paycheck Protection Program say the loans stabilized or even saved their organizations. Yet while the federal funding allowed vital services to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations remain concerned about their future financial health. Read story

Esther Schrader adjusts her mask as she stands for a photo outside The Quarry in Vancouver.

Seniors in Clark County struggle to stay connected

Esther Schrader adjusts her mask as she stands for a photo outside The Quarry in Vancouver.

July 19, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Ted Page tried to enlarge the photos displayed on the tablet he held but couldn’t quite figure out how. Tap on it? Rotate the tablet? Read story

Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum, looks over one of the better known descendants of the Old Apple Tree. It's outside the museum in Uptown Village.

Although historic Old Apple Tree may be gone, descendants carry on heritage

Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum, looks over one of the better known descendants of the Old Apple Tree. It's outside the museum in Uptown Village.

June 30, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree may be dead, but its family tree goes on, with uncounted offspring growing around the area. Read story