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Vancouver made homelessness response a ‘clear priority’ with emergency declaration

June 19, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

It’s been eight months since the Vancouver City Council declared homelessness to be a civil emergency. City officials say the decision has ramped up the city’s response. Read story

Boating season brings questions about maintenance of Columbia River, its tributaries

June 17, 2024, 3:42pm Clark County News

With the official start of summer Thursday, anglers, kayakers, boaters and other water enthusiasts will soon flock to the Columbia River for a little recreation and relaxation. But navigating the… Read story

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

Columbia River jetty repairs nearing completion

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

June 17, 2024, 3:16pm Clark County News

The nearly decadelong project to repair the jetty system at the mouth of the Columbia River is expected to draw to a close late next year. Read story

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

Columbia River Mental Health program fills medical gap, reaches out to homeless

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

June 17, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Health

Paul Hunter, a homeless former carpet layer, had legs so swollen he was having trouble walking. The wounds on his legs from drug use were turning black. It was only a matter of time before he’d end up in the hospital. Read story

Housing values in Clark County have grown at varying rates, depending on neighborhood.

Clark County real estate illustrates the rule: It’s all about location

Housing values in Clark County have grown at varying rates, depending on neighborhood.

June 14, 2024, 6:03am Business

Some say that if you close your eyes, click your heels three times and say, “Location, location, location,” a Clark County real estate agent will appear. Read story

Lumen Fidelis began overseeing the Hazel Dell motel property once occupied by Kasper Recovery Housing. Lumen Fidelis is seeking $130,000 from the Clark County Council to add a mobile laundry and kitchen facility to the site.

Nonprofit overseeing housing at former Value Motel seeks $130,000 from Clark County for amenities

Lumen Fidelis began overseeing the Hazel Dell motel property once occupied by Kasper Recovery Housing. Lumen Fidelis is seeking $130,000 from the Clark County Council to add a mobile laundry and kitchen facility to the site.

June 14, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

The nonprofit that now oversees recovery housing at the former Value Motel in Hazel Dell is asking the Clark County Council to consider $130,000 in funding to improve the site. Read story

The Pacific apartment building stands Wednesday in Vancouver. The building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

Community Foundation launches loan program to help nonprofits build affordable housing

The Pacific apartment building stands Wednesday in Vancouver. The building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

June 13, 2024, 4:41pm Clark County News

After 40 years of serving the region through local giving, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington will invest in the community in a new way starting this fall. Read story

Officer Cole Larson of the Vancouver Police Department confiscates a device for smoking fentanyl from a motorist while on patrol on April 4.

More Clark County street drugs include more than one illicit substance. Combination makes treatment more difficult

Officer Cole Larson of the Vancouver Police Department confiscates a device for smoking fentanyl from a motorist while on patrol on April 4.

June 13, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Health

An annual report published by addiction treatment provider Ideal Option found substance use involving two or more illicit drugs has remained prevalent in Washington, making treatment for patients far more complex. Read story

Clark County Green Neighbors community outreach coordinator Bethanie Collette looks over a garden at 78th Street Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell. The garden is just one of dozens visitors will learn about during Clark County Green Neighbors&rsquo; upcoming garden tour.

Clark County tour touts benefits of natural gardens, sustainable techniques

Clark County Green Neighbors community outreach coordinator Bethanie Collette looks over a garden at 78th Street Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell. The garden is just one of dozens visitors will learn about during Clark County Green Neighbors&rsquo; upcoming garden tour.

June 12, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about sustainable gardening practices, Clark County Green Neighbors has just the ticket. This year’s garden tour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23, is all about natural or sustainable gardening. The tour will feature nine gardens, some public and some private. Read story

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

Health experts: Syphillis is a prevalent infection in Clark County homeless camps

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

June 8, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Health

Syphilis has surged in Clark County in recent years, a trend reflected throughout the United States. It’s especially an issue for Clark County’s growing population of homeless people, who lack medical care and are more at risk of sexual assault, experts say. Read story