Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

Linkedin Pinterest
An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.

Census staff knocking on doors in Clark County, where self-response rate is high

An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.

August 16, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Last week, census workers began knocking on the doors of households that have not responded to the 2020 census. Read story

Michele Houston, left, and Cindy Genschorck distribute fliers about an upcoming meeting to discuss the recent rent increase notices at Hazel Dell RV Park. For some residents, the rent increase of $170 is nearly 30 percent more than they have been paying.

Residents concerned about Hazel Dell RV Park pad rent increase

Michele Houston, left, and Cindy Genschorck distribute fliers about an upcoming meeting to discuss the recent rent increase notices at Hazel Dell RV Park. For some residents, the rent increase of $170 is nearly 30 percent more than they have been paying.

August 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Residents at Hazel Dell RV Park are concerned about a recent notice stating that monthly pad rents would go up to $750 in September. For some, this is a rent increase of $170, or nearly 30 percent. Read story

Pastor Brian Norris, in black shirt and cap, leads a prayer before serving a meal at Living Hope Church, where a temporary homeless encampment was set up in early May. It provides shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the pandemic.

Vancouver’s homeless find themselves ‘kind of stuck’ during pandemic

Pastor Brian Norris, in black shirt and cap, leads a prayer before serving a meal at Living Hope Church, where a temporary homeless encampment was set up in early May. It provides shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the pandemic.

August 8, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Bella Lynch feels more worn down these days without the emotional and mental support of her family, especially her grandmother. She misses being able to visit with her and help with her flower beds. Read story

(The Columbian files)

CARES Act to send nearly $5.5 million in rent assistance to Clark County

(The Columbian files)

August 3, 2020, 5:44pm Clark County News

Nearly $5.5 million in rent assistance is coming to Clark County to help lower income tenants weather the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. 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

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a moratorium on evictions in mid-March. It was extended in July to Oct. 15.

Washington works to launch rental aid program

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a moratorium on evictions in mid-March. It was extended in July to Oct. 15.

July 28, 2020, 6:15am Clark County News

A statewide moratorium on evictions meant to prevent a wave of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic was recently extended to Oct. 15. 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

Caution tape surrounds one side of the Motel 6 at 221 Northeast Chkalov Dr. in April. The site is now being used as a homeless shelter and quarantine site.

Webinar looks at coronavirus, homelessness in Clark County

Caution tape surrounds one side of the Motel 6 at 221 Northeast Chkalov Dr. in April. The site is now being used as a homeless shelter and quarantine site.

July 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

A Tuesday webinar examined homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said that as cases rise, certain populations — including those who are homeless — are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read story