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Clark County News

Eight of Clark County's nine school districts have seen turnover in superintendents since the 2019-2020 school year. Some, like Evergreen, have seen three in the top job in that stretch.

Education exhaustion: Clark County school districts see high superintendent turnover due to fatigue, uncertainty

Eight of Clark County's nine school districts have seen turnover in superintendents since the 2019-2020 school year. Some, like Evergreen, have seen three in the top job in that stretch.

July 11, 2024, 3:45pm Clark County News

Christine Moloney took over as the new Evergreen Public Schools superintendent last week, making her the district’s third head honcho since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

A crash on state Highway 14 west snarled traffic heading for I-205.

Morning commute traffic spills onto city streets as series of crashes clog Clark County freeways

A crash on state Highway 14 west snarled traffic heading for I-205.

July 11, 2024, 2:45pm Clark County News

Traffic was backed up all over Clark County this morning, with both Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 looking like parking lots during the morning commute. And drivers didn't get any relief as the day wore on. Read story

Robertson &amp; Olson Construction Superintendent Robert Baird, right, and Open House Ministries donor relations officer Jean Lacrosse stand in an unfinished apartment at OHM West, 1212 Jefferson St., expected to open this fall. At top, a rendering of OHM West, an affordable housing building for families in downtown Vancouver.

Open House Ministries plans new apartments for fall in downtown Vancouver

Robertson &amp; Olson Construction Superintendent Robert Baird, right, and Open House Ministries donor relations officer Jean Lacrosse stand in an unfinished apartment at OHM West, 1212 Jefferson St., expected to open this fall. At top, a rendering of OHM West, an affordable housing building for families in downtown Vancouver.

July 11, 2024, 6:08am Churches & Religion

Children’s laughter and squeals drifted from a courtyard at the Open House Ministries campus in Vancouver’s Esther Short neighborhood Wednesday. Read story

Housing Hotline supervisor Guy Hardy, left, passes papers to interim CFO Beth Oliver during a Council for the Homeless meeting at Vancouver Housing Authority. Homeless service providers, such as Council for the Homeless, are struggling with retention and recruitment.

‘The need has increased and our staffing hasn’t’: Providers of services to homeless people in Clark County struggle

Housing Hotline supervisor Guy Hardy, left, passes papers to interim CFO Beth Oliver during a Council for the Homeless meeting at Vancouver Housing Authority. Homeless service providers, such as Council for the Homeless, are struggling with retention and recruitment.

July 11, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Clark County’s homeless population is growing rapidly but the number of homeless service providers aren’t. Burnout and lower pay compared with other industries make retention and recruitment a struggle, say managers of these nonprofits. Read story

Clark County Councilor Glen Yung, from left, listens to fellow councilor Sue Marshall she speaks to the crowd while joined by councilor Michelle Belkot, right in white, during their swearing in ceremony at the Clark County Public Service Center on Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 2023.

‘We need to be pragmatic’: Clark County Council grapples with climate element in growth plan

Clark County Councilor Glen Yung, from left, listens to fellow councilor Sue Marshall she speaks to the crowd while joined by councilor Michelle Belkot, right in white, during their swearing in ceremony at the Clark County Public Service Center on Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 2023.

July 11, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

As Clark County councilors plan for the next 20 years of population growth, they’re also grappling with new requirements to address the causes and effects of climate change. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Temperatures still above average but record highs over

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

July 11, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver managed to set yet another record high temperature Tuesday with 103 degrees, surpassing the old record of 97 degrees in 1926. In addition, I mentioned in Tuesday’s column that on Monday, Vancouver tied the record high of 100 degrees set in 1905 as of 5 p.m. The thermometer managed… Read story

Clark County chapter of HomeShare to host info meetings

July 11, 2024, 5:58am Clark County News

The Clark County chapter of HomeShare will host meetings July 18 and Aug. 15 for residents interested in learning more about home sharing, taking in boarders or volunteering. Read story

Clark County expands outdoor burn ban

July 10, 2024, 7:21pm Clark County News

After the recent heat wave and extreme fire danger, recreational fires are prohibited throughout unincorporated Clark County, in addition to the general outdoor burning ban implemented July 5. Read story

Vancouver woman faces child rape charge in Cowlitz County

July 10, 2024, 7:05pm Clark County News

A Vancouver woman accused of raping a child under the age of 5 is scheduled to appear in a Cowlitz County courtroom Thursday to determine if the case heads to trial. Read story

Andrew R. Roberts makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, accused in a fatal hit-and-run in the parking lot of an east Vancouver park.

Man appears in court, accused of driving RV over another man, killing him at Vancouver park

Andrew R. Roberts makes a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, accused in a fatal hit-and-run in the parking lot of an east Vancouver park.

July 10, 2024, 7:03pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $750,000 for a man accused of running over and killing another man with his motor home Tuesday after a fight in the parking lot of LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park. Read story