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Fees, deposits barriers for renters in Clark County

March 4, 2024, 6:05am Business

Sara Oberrecht has a quiet apartment in Battle Ground and a full-time job at Legacy Health working from home. But all that could be gone by Tuesday. Read story

Housed, but hanging on by thread: Vancouver family struggles as they watch neighbors end up homeless

March 2, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

A tan duplex in a quiet Vancouver cul-de-sac tells the harrowing story of the city’s housing affordability crisis. Read story

A copy of poet and author Jae Nichelle&rsquo;s book &ldquo;God Themselves&rdquo; sits on a table Thursday at the Firstenburg Student Commons at Washington State University Vancouver. At the end of her performance, Nichelle gave away a free copy of her book to a student.

Black poet, author raises her voice at WSU Vancouver workshop and slam

A copy of poet and author Jae Nichelle&rsquo;s book &ldquo;God Themselves&rdquo; sits on a table Thursday at the Firstenburg Student Commons at Washington State University Vancouver. At the end of her performance, Nichelle gave away a free copy of her book to a student.

March 1, 2024, 3:09pm Clark County News

Poet and author Jae Nichelle doesn’t just write her words down on a page. She transforms them into a performance. Read story

Andrea, no last name given, who works as a stripper in Seattle area clubs, poses for a portrait at her apartment, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle. Andrea is among those fighting for bills to pass in the state Legislature that would expand statewide protections to workers, like having a security guard at each club, keypad codes to enter dressing rooms and de-escalation training.

‘Stripper bill of rights’ passes Legislature: Measure addresses dancers’ safety, clears way for alcohol sales

Andrea, no last name given, who works as a stripper in Seattle area clubs, poses for a portrait at her apartment, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle. Andrea is among those fighting for bills to pass in the state Legislature that would expand statewide protections to workers, like having a security guard at each club, keypad codes to enter dressing rooms and de-escalation training.

February 29, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

The state Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill dubbed the “stripper bill of rights.” If signed by the governor, not only will the legislation strengthen protections for strippers, it also clears the way for Washington strip clubs to serve alcohol. Read story

The Tooth Fairy, center, is all smiles Wednesday at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Hazel Dell. Tooth Fairy Jasmine, portrayed by Jasmine Lomax, is one of seven fairies who travel across the state and teach students about the importance of oral health.

Tooth Fairy gives Sarah J. Anderson Elementary students a reason to smile

The Tooth Fairy, center, is all smiles Wednesday at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Hazel Dell. Tooth Fairy Jasmine, portrayed by Jasmine Lomax, is one of seven fairies who travel across the state and teach students about the importance of oral health.

February 28, 2024, 9:22pm Clark County Health

When kids lose a tooth, they leave it under their pillow and hope the Tooth Fairy pays them a visit during the night. Or at least that’s how it usually goes. Read story

The city of Vancouver will issue a request for proposals next month for the first three sites in its Heights District Development project.

Heights District project could start construction in 2026; Vancouver close to asking for proposals

The city of Vancouver will issue a request for proposals next month for the first three sites in its Heights District Development project.

February 28, 2024, 6:02am Business

Construction on apartment buildings that will rise where Tower Mall once stood in Vancouver’s Heights neighborhood could start as soon as 2026, city councilors learned at a workshop Monday night. Read story

Homeless Persons&rsquo; Memorial Day attendees light candles Dec. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. Between mid-December and late January eight homeless people died. Last year, 43 people experiencing homelessness or who are connected to the unhoused community died.

Eight homeless people have died in Vancouver since mid-December, city hopes emergency declaration will speed response

Homeless Persons&rsquo; Memorial Day attendees light candles Dec. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. Between mid-December and late January eight homeless people died. Last year, 43 people experiencing homelessness or who are connected to the unhoused community died.

February 27, 2024, 8:23pm Clark County News

Every eight days between mid-December and late January, a person experiencing homelessness in Vancouver died. Read story

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

City forgives $15,000 of loan Share Vancouver stopped paying on in 2010

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

February 27, 2024, 2:18pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council on Monday forgave $15,000 of a $25,000 loan that homeless organization Share received in 1999. Still, some councilors voiced concerns about why Share stopped making payments on the loan in 2010. Read story

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HomeShare Clark County, WA wants to pair renters with senior citizens who own homes

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February 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Cue “The Golden Girls” theme song: To combat the housing crisis, a Clark County group wants to pair seniors with people seeking a place to live. Read story

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

Residents in Hazel Dell mobile home park dealt losing hand after rent control bill dies in Washington Legislature

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

February 27, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Several residents of a Hazel Dell senior mobile home park gambled that rent stabilization legislation would pass — and lost. Read story