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Homelessness, teacher and health care strikes and I-5 Bridge topped news in 2023 in Clark County

The Columbian
Published: December 30, 2023, 6:14am
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Camas teachers and supporters join a districtwide strike outside Camas High School on Aug. 28. The strike postponed the first six days of school.
Camas teachers and supporters join a districtwide strike outside Camas High School on Aug. 28. The strike postponed the first six days of school. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

The long-simmering problem of homelessness boiled into a crisis in 2023, making it The Columbian’s top story of the year, up from the No. 3 spot in 2022.

About 9,000 people are believed to be homeless in Clark County, an increase of 43 percent between 2021 and 2022, according to the Homeless Crisis Response System.

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