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Vancouver to revise urban forestry plan as it aims for equity, climate goals

January 27, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

In recent years, Vancouver has become abundantly dotted with trees so young they need supportive stakes to encourage their skybound posture, avoiding any potential for crookedness. Read story

Point in Time Count provides snapshot of homelessness in Clark County

January 26, 2023, 5:31pm Clark County News

The faint hues of morning light snuck through pockets of crumbling darkness early Thursday morning, spotlighting 13 groups of volunteers on a mission to count those who spent the night… Read story

Saddle Dam on Yale Lake, one of three large reservoirs on the North Fork of the Lewis River, will be retrofitted due to seismic concerns, leading to park closures and a temporary displacement of nearby elk habitats.

PacifiCorp Energy prepares for seismic retrofit of Yale Lake’s Saddle Dam

Saddle Dam on Yale Lake, one of three large reservoirs on the North Fork of the Lewis River, will be retrofitted due to seismic concerns, leading to park closures and a temporary displacement of nearby elk habitats.

January 26, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

An unassuming grassy slope at the southern edge of Yale Lake on the North Fork Lewis River plays a crucial role in preventing the 3,780-acre reservoir from pouring into the land below. Read story

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund. City residents will vote on the fund's future in Vancouver's Feb. 14 special election.

Is Vancouver tax part of affordable housing solution?

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund. City residents will vote on the fund's future in Vancouver's Feb. 14 special election.

January 26, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

In Vancouver’s special election on Feb. 14, residents will determine the future of the city’s Affordable Housing Fund by voting on Proposition 3, a property tax increase that would sustain the fund for 10 more years. As voters consider their positions, The Columbian answered 10 common questions that community members… Read story

One of Horizon Air's last Bombardier Q400 planes loads Portland-bound passengers Monday at Spokane International Airport. The final flight for customers is Thursday as the airline completes its transition to an all-E175 jet fleet.

Horizon Air phasing out its Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane fleet

One of Horizon Air's last Bombardier Q400 planes loads Portland-bound passengers Monday at Spokane International Airport. The final flight for customers is Thursday as the airline completes its transition to an all-E175 jet fleet.

January 25, 2023, 6:35pm Business

For two decades Horizon Air’s Bombardier Q400 turboprop fleet was the way passengers reached small airports around the Pacific Northwest. Now, the ubiquitous plane will take one last spin for customers Thursday as the airline phases out the plane and completes a transition to an all-E175 jet fleet. Read story

A motorist traveling north on Fort Vancouver Way passes two recreational vehicles parked near Clark College, an area that has become home for several people living in their vehicles.

Vancouver seeks site for new Safe Park as people living in vehicles prompt concerns

A motorist traveling north on Fort Vancouver Way passes two recreational vehicles parked near Clark College, an area that has become home for several people living in their vehicles.

January 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Last fall, Irma Lucero noticed a recreational vehicle parked outside a house she owns in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood. The vehicle sat on the street for about a month and a half. She never saw its owner, but it was clear to her that someone was living inside. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee joins a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Oct. 23. The project will offer 106 affordable housing units and is on track to open in summer 2023.

Survey: Homelessness, housing most important to Clark County residents

Gov. Jay Inslee joins a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Oct. 23. The project will offer 106 affordable housing units and is on track to open in summer 2023.

January 21, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County needs more affordable housing, according to residents. Read story

The median sale price for residential homes in Clark County continued falling last month, dropping from $514,000 in November to $479,900 in December, according to the most recent Regional Multiple Listing Service report.

Median sale price for Clark County homes falls

The median sale price for residential homes in Clark County continued falling last month, dropping from $514,000 in November to $479,900 in December, according to the most recent Regional Multiple Listing Service report.

January 18, 2023, 6:52pm Business

Potential homebuyers in Clark County face a difficult decision as the real estate market continues to normalize: Buy now or wait? Read story

A no-parking sign blocks an entrance to the empty lot that is the proposed location of the third Safe Stay site in downtown Vancouver.

Weather delays construction of downtown Vancouver’s Safe Stay homeless community

A no-parking sign blocks an entrance to the empty lot that is the proposed location of the third Safe Stay site in downtown Vancouver.

January 18, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

In an empty parking lot in downtown Vancouver, a fresh blanket of rain darkens a bed of loose gravel. The property houses sparse trees and a skirt of bushes along the edge. Read story

Gillnetters repair a net in Astoria, Ore. A bill before the Washington Senate would eliminate nontribal gillnetting on the lower Columbia River.

Days of gillnetting on lower Columbia River may be numbered

Gillnetters repair a net in Astoria, Ore. A bill before the Washington Senate would eliminate nontribal gillnetting on the lower Columbia River.

January 18, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Now equipped with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s support, long-awaited legislation to remove nontribal gillnets from the lower Columbia River may be a step closer to reality. Read story