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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.

State seeks input on proposed behavioral health facility in Vancouver

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.

June 24, 2020, 5:40pm Clark County Health

The Department of Social and Health Services is seeking public input by Aug. 28 on a proposed 48-bed secure behavioral health facility in Vancouver. Read story

Connie Kessinger, right, bows her head in prayer before the Thursday morning service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. As churches slowly reopen, the traditional Catholic Mass has shifted to adapt to COVID-19.

As houses of worship in Washington begin to reopen, Mass shifts and adapts to coronavirus

Connie Kessinger, right, bows her head in prayer before the Thursday morning service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. As churches slowly reopen, the traditional Catholic Mass has shifted to adapt to COVID-19.

June 23, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

After three months without Mass, the changes to services at St. Joseph Catholic Church are apparent before stepping inside. Blue crosses dot the sidewalk leading up to the front door where people line up six feet apart before being asked if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. 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.

East Vancouver Motel 6’s use as shelter for homeless people exposed to COVID-19 extended

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.

June 13, 2020, 1:49pm Clark County News

A temporary 116-room homeless shelter at Motel 6 in east Vancouver will remain open through the end of October. Read story

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, talks to reporters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington families that qualify will get meal-aid bump in July

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, talks to reporters, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 11, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Washington families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can receive up to $399 per child next month in one-time food benefits. Read story

Matthew Young of Vancouver Elite Outreach, left, joins fellow demonstrators Wednesday as they rallied for black lives outside Evergreen High School.

Rally for black lives draws people to east Vancouver

Matthew Young of Vancouver Elite Outreach, left, joins fellow demonstrators Wednesday as they rallied for black lives outside Evergreen High School.

June 10, 2020, 5:37pm Clark County News

About 50 people gathered Wednesday afternoon in front of Evergreen High School in a rally for black lives. Read story

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

Extension of eviction moratorium in Washington buys time for Clark County renters

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

June 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

With Washington's eviction moratorium recently extended through Aug. 1, local renters who are struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic are breathing a sigh of relief. Read story

Amy Reynolds, deputy director of Share, looks over one of the newly renovated rooms at Share Orchards Inn. The shelter received new metal bed frames to help prevent bed bugs, which have been an issue in the past.

Family shelter Share Orchards Inn prepares to reopen

Amy Reynolds, deputy director of Share, looks over one of the newly renovated rooms at Share Orchards Inn. The shelter received new metal bed frames to help prevent bed bugs, which have been an issue in the past.

June 3, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Since the family shelter Share Orchards Inn closed for remodeling in July 2019, a lot has changed both inside and outside the shelter. It will reopen soon with a new look and new practices around COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read story

A flag promoting the All In WA relief effort flies Wednesday atop the Space Needle in Seattle. Southwest Washington is participating in the statewide campaign aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ted S.

Southwest Washington gets in on All In WA drive

A flag promoting the All In WA relief effort flies Wednesday atop the Space Needle in Seattle. Southwest Washington is participating in the statewide campaign aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ted S.

May 30, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Southwest Washington joined the statewide philanthropic campaign All In WA aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's homeless assistance response team officer, left, talks with Shawn Fernandez during the 2020 Point in Time count near Leverich Park on Jan. 30.

Point in Time count finds more unsheltered people in Clark County

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's homeless assistance response team officer, left, talks with Shawn Fernandez during the 2020 Point in Time count near Leverich Park on Jan. 30.

May 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Although a survey found that the overall number of homeless people dropped 4 percent this year in Clark County, it found more people living without shelter. Read story

Charlie Raetz, from left, a longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal, offers communion to Camas resident Tanya Fritz with the help of Pastor Robert Barber on Sunday morning. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a small church in Washougal, offered its first drive-in church service that also included music, a message and cookies to-go for those in attendance.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal offers first drive-in service

Charlie Raetz, from left, a longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal, offers communion to Camas resident Tanya Fritz with the help of Pastor Robert Barber on Sunday morning. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a small church in Washougal, offered its first drive-in church service that also included music, a message and cookies to-go for those in attendance.

May 26, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

WASHOUGAL — Posters that said “welcome to drive-in church” hung from the eaves of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and flapped in the wind. People pulled into the parking lot and sat on the trunks or hoods of their cars or set out lawn chairs as the 10:30 a.m. service was… Read story