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Phillip Caddy of Portland, left, shops for the upcoming holiday as Cody Lawrentz of Blackjack Fireworks stocks shelves on Wednesday morning. Along with using fireworks safely, county officials urge residents to protect the environment by sweeping up all spent fireworks.

Clark County officials urge proper fireworks disposal after Fourth of July fun

Phillip Caddy of Portland, left, shops for the upcoming holiday as Cody Lawrentz of Blackjack Fireworks stocks shelves on Wednesday morning. Along with using fireworks safely, county officials urge residents to protect the environment by sweeping up all spent fireworks.

July 4, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Some people love them. Some people hate them. They’re noisy, can frighten pets and wildlife and be traumatic for some people. But no matter what, fireworks are as much a part of Fourth of July festivities as hot weather, trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Read story

Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need escape the heat wave at the church's cooling center in August 2023. The church is again among the sites offering those in need a respite from the excessive heat forecast for the Fourth of July weekend.

Cooling centers set to open in Clark County during heat wave

Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need escape the heat wave at the church's cooling center in August 2023. The church is again among the sites offering those in need a respite from the excessive heat forecast for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 3, 2024, 6:12pm Churches & Religion

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for Friday and Saturday for the emergency shelter system in Clark County. Read story

People watch as a helicopter bound for Camp Hope of Southwest Washington carries a new water tank  through the air Wednesday at Lewisville Regional Park near Battle Ground.

Helicopter delivers three 6,000-gallon water tanks to Clark County youth camp

People watch as a helicopter bound for Camp Hope of Southwest Washington carries a new water tank  through the air Wednesday at Lewisville Regional Park near Battle Ground.

July 3, 2024, 5:59pm Clark County News

New water tanks arrived airborne Wednesday to fix an aging water system at a youth camp on rugged Clark County-owned property. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 said a fire near Hazel Dell Community Park on Tuesday would have been much bigger had the field not been recently mowed.

Health officials emphasize firework safety ahead of holiday

Clark County Fire District 6 said a fire near Hazel Dell Community Park on Tuesday would have been much bigger had the field not been recently mowed.

July 3, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

Fourth of July brings barbecues, family gatherings and fireworks displays. As the holiday weekend approaches, health officials emphasize the importance of fire caution in preventing fire-related accidents and injuries. Read story

Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

Low-income senior apartments with all-inclusive care planned in Felida

Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

July 2, 2024, 3:19pm Business

Sixty-five units of housing for extremely low-income seniors and Clark County’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly will be built in Felida. Read story

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

Clark County Council District 3 candidates discuss county growth plan and their proposals if electedvideo icon

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

July 2, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The Clark County Council District 3 seat currently held by Karen Bowerman will be filled next year by either Chuck Keplar, John Jay or Wil Fuentes. Read story

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the point in time count Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024. The point in time count shows how the county reports data on homelessness levels to the federal government.

Total number of homeless in Clark County up 5%, Point in Time Count reports

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the point in time count Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024. The point in time count shows how the county reports data on homelessness levels to the federal government.

July 1, 2024, 2:22pm Clark County News

Clark County’s homelessness crisis is worsening, according to new data released Monday. Read story

Homes wait to be moved to their final location Friday on O Street in Vancouver. Community Roots Collaborative is creating a pod of seven 730-square-foot tiny homes for people exiting homelessness.

Housing projects in Vancouver designed to help more than 100 people exiting homelessness under construction

Homes wait to be moved to their final location Friday on O Street in Vancouver. Community Roots Collaborative is creating a pod of seven 730-square-foot tiny homes for people exiting homelessness.

July 1, 2024, 6:04am Business

As the weather heats up this summer, so is development of more affordable housing units in Vancouver. Read story

Susan Parrish waters freshly planted flowers at her home in Woodland. Parrish moved into the home last November after a decade of navigating the rental market.

Is the American dream of owning a home dead in Clark County? For some, it is

Susan Parrish waters freshly planted flowers at her home in Woodland. Parrish moved into the home last November after a decade of navigating the rental market.

June 29, 2024, 6:14am Business

Susan Parrish positions a cluster of violet petunias in a planter, before placing them next to a sunbed she found on Facebook Marketplace. Her new house is finally starting to feel like home. Read story

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

Officials throughout Clark County say they have no plans to step up camping enforcement following Supreme Court decision

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

June 28, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials said Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a Grants Pass law banning camping will have no impact on the city’s approach to homelessness, according to a statement Friday. Read story