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Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

Critics: Affordable housing metric in Vancouver-Portland area unrealistic, unfair

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

November 5, 2022, 6:05am Business

If Washougal resident Saree Adams doesn’t pay a $389 rent increase at her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment beginning in December, she could become homeless, she said. Read story

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

Rising rents create a conundrum in Clark County

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

November 5, 2022, 6:01am Business

Saree Adams has lived at Washougal’s Rockwood Terrace, an affordable apartment complex funded through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, for 10 years. She has always paid her $976 rent on time and in full, she said. Read story

Raindrops hang on the side of a bus shelter as a passenger bundles up against the wind and rain Friday afternoon in downtown Vancouver. Stormy weather blanketed the area as an atmospheric river barreled into Washington and Oregon.

Clark County sees heavy rain; forecasters see chance of snow

Raindrops hang on the side of a bus shelter as a passenger bundles up against the wind and rain Friday afternoon in downtown Vancouver. Stormy weather blanketed the area as an atmospheric river barreled into Washington and Oregon.

November 4, 2022, 4:44pm Clark County News

As Clark County hunkered down Friday for an atmospheric river bringing buckets of rain and strong wind gusts, forecasters also warned of potential snowfall Monday morning turning the roads into a slushy mess. Read story

A vacant lot at West 11th Street and Daniels Street, a possible location for the third Safe Stay community, is seen from the front steps of Briar Rose Inn in downtown Vancouver.

City officials endorse downtown Vancouver Safe Stay Community site

A vacant lot at West 11th Street and Daniels Street, a possible location for the third Safe Stay community, is seen from the front steps of Briar Rose Inn in downtown Vancouver.

November 4, 2022, 2:30pm Clark County News

Vancouver city officials will recommend to the city council on Monday that a vacant downtown lot is a viable location for its third Safe Stay Community. If approved, designs will be finalized, and construction will begin. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Judge dismisses Vancouver man’s 2018 attempted murder charge

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

November 3, 2022, 4:01pm Clark County News

A judge dismissed charges, including attempted murder, against a Vancouver man who was accused in a 2018 gunfight in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood that apparently stemmed from a drug deal. Read story

ilani says its Stadium Sports Bar & Grill has the region's largest video wall integrated with the Listen Everywhere app, allowing guests to listen to games on their smartphones.

ilani opens first sports betting facility in Clark County

ilani says its Stadium Sports Bar & Grill has the region's largest video wall integrated with the Listen Everywhere app, allowing guests to listen to games on their smartphones.

November 3, 2022, 3:55pm Business

With the recent opening of its sportsbook, ilani has become the first sports betting facility in Clark County. Read story

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Pursuit of reckless Clark County pickup driver ends with pepperball munitions

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November 3, 2022, 10:12am Clark County News

A man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly driving recklessly through Orchards and Hockinson and refusing to stop for responding Clark County sheriff’s deputies. Read story

An Albertsons grocery store is seen in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 14, 2022. The attorneys general of California, Illinois and the District of Columbia are suing Albertsons in an effort to stop the grocery chain from paying a nearly $4 billion dividend to its shareholders, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (Sarah A.

Kroger-Albertsons merger: Sens. Murray, Cantwell say plan a threat to consumers

An Albertsons grocery store is seen in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 14, 2022. The attorneys general of California, Illinois and the District of Columbia are suing Albertsons in an effort to stop the grocery chain from paying a nearly $4 billion dividend to its shareholders, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (Sarah A.

November 2, 2022, 6:18pm Business

Criticism is mounting locally and around the state to the announced merger between Kroger, parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, and Albertsons, parent company of Albertsons and Safeway. Read story

A garage that was heavily damaged by an explosion, possibly from an accidental discharge of a firework, Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood. Two occupants were displaced.

Explosion heavily damages Vancouver home’s garage

A garage that was heavily damaged by an explosion, possibly from an accidental discharge of a firework, Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood. Two occupants were displaced.

November 2, 2022, 3:03pm Clark County News

Two people were displaced after an explosion, possibly caused by an accidental discharge of a firework, heavily damaged a home’s garage Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood. Read story

Washington's 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, speaks at a Sept. debate in Hazel Dell.

3rd Congressional District candidate Kent tied to firm not named by campaign

Washington's 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, speaks at a Sept. debate in Hazel Dell.

November 2, 2022, 6:08am Clark County News

A deeper dive into Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent’s 2021 wage and tax statement shows ties to another company not previously named by the campaign. Read story