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Report finds affordable housing increasingly out of reach in Clark County

(The Columbian files)

July 15, 2020, 6:04pm Clark County News

The amount of money renters must earn to afford a place to live in Clark County continues to rise, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Out of Reach report. Read story

A 2020 census letter (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Census adjusts amid pandemic

A 2020 census letter (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

July 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the recalculating and rescheduling of countless events — perhaps none bigger than the 2020 census. Read story

Patrick Quinlan, from left, and Linda Karschney of Living Hope Church chat with Mandi Holper as she settles in for the evening with her dog, Baby, at a temporary homeless encampment outside the church on May 5.

Vancouver-sanctioned homeless camp granted extension

Patrick Quinlan, from left, and Linda Karschney of Living Hope Church chat with Mandi Holper as she settles in for the evening with her dog, Baby, at a temporary homeless encampment outside the church on May 5.

July 5, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver’s first sanctioned homeless camp, a temporary tent encampment at Living Hope Church, will remain open through the end of July. Read story

Mark Roskam, who died unexpectedly on Father's Day, will be remembered for his work with homeless people at Open House Ministries.

Mark Roskam, champion of homeless people in Vancouver, dies at 63

Mark Roskam, who died unexpectedly on Father's Day, will be remembered for his work with homeless people at Open House Ministries.

July 3, 2020, 6:13pm Clark County News

Mark Roskam, a man who believed in God and that the homeless people he served could break the cycle of poverty, died suddenly on Father’s Day. He was 63. 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

The 2019 Vancouver Farmers Market saw record attendance. Both Vancouver and Clark County are seeing population growth that ranks among the highest in the state.

Vancouver ranks 2nd in population growth

The 2019 Vancouver Farmers Market saw record attendance. Both Vancouver and Clark County are seeing population growth that ranks among the highest in the state.

June 29, 2020, 6:50pm Clark County News

The COVID-19 pandemic did not hamper Washington's growth between April 2019 and April 2020, as the state added 109,800 people, a 1.5 percent increase, the office announced Monday. Read story

About a hundred community members march through the Vancouver Farmers Market to advocate and celebrate the Black queer and transgender community. Southwest Washington Communities United for Change founder and President Lexi Bongiorno said she wanted to create an opportunity for the community to celebrate Pride but also stay aligned and honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

March, gathering in downtown Vancouver celebrates Black LGBTQ lives

About a hundred community members march through the Vancouver Farmers Market to advocate and celebrate the Black queer and transgender community. Southwest Washington Communities United for Change founder and President Lexi Bongiorno said she wanted to create an opportunity for the community to celebrate Pride but also stay aligned and honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 27, 2020, 7:01pm Clark County News

People gathered Saturday afternoon in Esther Short Park to celebrate Black queer and transgender lives. About a hundred people marched around downtown and through the Vancouver Farmers Market. Read story

The Old Apple Tree, shown during the 2018 Old Apple Tree Festival, died recently at age 194.

Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree dies at age 194

The Old Apple Tree, shown during the 2018 Old Apple Tree Festival, died recently at age 194.

June 27, 2020, 10:53am Clark County Life

Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree died this weekend at the ripe age of 194. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority plans to purchase three tiny homes from Wolf Industries and put them on a vacant lot of land next to the authority's Fruit Valley units.

Vancouver Housing Authority sizes up plot for tiny homes in Fruit Valley

Vancouver Housing Authority plans to purchase three tiny homes from Wolf Industries and put them on a vacant lot of land next to the authority's Fruit Valley units.

June 27, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Vancouver Housing Authority plans to purchase three tiny homes to place on an underutilized lot in Fruit Valley and rent them out to low-income households. It would be the first project of its kind for the housing authority. Read story

The Rev. Lenny Duncan, a Black, queer preacher in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, plans to open a church in downtown Vancouver that is specifically anti-racist and LGBTQIA affirming. "Once I came to Vancouver, I felt really called by God to be here," he said.

Jubilee Collective’s Mission: Anti-racist, inclusive space in Vancouver

The Rev. Lenny Duncan, a Black, queer preacher in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, plans to open a church in downtown Vancouver that is specifically anti-racist and LGBTQIA affirming. "Once I came to Vancouver, I felt really called by God to be here," he said.

June 26, 2020, 6:03am Churches & Religion

The Rev. Lenny Duncan has impeccable timing considering current events. Read story