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Poverty in Clark County: Numbers don’t tell whole story

Oct 1, 2017

When the Census Bureau released data showing that the poverty rate had declined to 8.8 percent countywide — its lowest in more than a decade…

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County’s multifamily housing in a boom cycle

Sep 24, 2017

It makes sense to build apartments in Brush Prairie, says developer Sam Scheuble.

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Finding care isn’t child’s play in Clark County

Apr 23, 2017

As soon as Marlene Julye moved to Clark County, she started the search for child care.

Poverty in Clark County: Numbers don’t tell whole story

October 1, 2017, 6:00 AM

When the Census Bureau released data showing that the poverty rate had declined to 8.8 percent countywide — its lowest in more than a decade — it seemed like positive news. While it’s true that a lower poverty rate reflects a recovering economy and a decrease in unemployment, it doesn’t tell the full story of need.

County’s multifamily housing in a boom cycle

September 24, 2017, 6:03 AM

It makes sense to build apartments in Brush Prairie, says developer Sam Scheuble.

Finding care isn’t child’s play in Clark County

April 23, 2017, 6:02 AM

As soon as Marlene Julye moved to Clark County, she started the search for child care.

Talend CEO sees gains to come from big data

August 7, 2016, 6:01 AM

Data is everywhere, and every company struggles to some degree with managing, analyzing and figuring out how to find the best value within all the billions of pieces of information they deal with every day.

Crunch time on the Interstate 5 Bridge

June 26, 2016, 6:03 AM

Vancouver resident Mark Robinette picked just about the worst time on the worst day to drive across the Interstate 5 Bridge if he had wanted to avoid being the second driver involved in a five-car pileup.

Parking violators don’t pay up

August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM

Day after day, the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup is parked in a prime spot in downtown Vancouver.

Who’s making the big money?

July 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Firefighters and police dominated last year's list of the city of Vancouver's 20 highest-earning employees, many of whom racked up tens of thousands of dollars in overtime.

Clark County job growth remains ‘very strong’

April 20, 2015, 5:00 PM

Clark County's employment growth "remained very strong" in the 12 months ending in March, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,700 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.8 percent.

At Vancouver VA, 4.1% of wait times at least 31 days

April 8, 2015, 5:00 PM

At Vancouver's Veterans Affairs division, about 4.1 percent of medical appointments in a recent six-month span were delayed at least 31 days.

Clark County’s economy still ‘very strong’

March 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

Clark County's economy "continues to be very strong," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,200 jobs in the 12 months ending in January and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.4 percent.

Schools take on poverty

March 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

When a Clark County family with elementary school-aged children was living with no heat and broken windows, the school community pitched in to help.

2014 in Clark County saw dramatic jump in fatal crashes 

February 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

Traffic fatalities ended 39 lives last year in Clark County. The county's traffic deaths in 2014 were twice as high as they were in 2013, and higher than any other year in the last decade. The increase in traffic fatalities also bucks the statewide trend, in which the number of deaths has stayed more or less flat in recent years, said Staci Hoff, director of research at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Economic expansion in Clark County looks hot

December 23, 2014, 4:00 PM

Clark County's economy expanded in November "at a blistering pace," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 7,000 jobs over the year and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.9 percent.

Authorities on the prowl for auto thieves

December 13, 2014, 4:00 PM

When Rhonda Ouchida's co-worker at Urban Styles Salon and Spa said she didn't see Ouchida's car parked outside, the nail technician just laughed.

Clark County economy adds 5,800 jobs over 12 months

September 22, 2014, 5:00 PM

Clark County's economy expanded by 5,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in August, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, posting a growth rate of 4.2 percent and recording a preliminary unemployment rate of 7 percent.