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Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

City of Vancouver looks to redefine ‘affordability’ in housing

Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

November 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

The city of Vancouver is planning to revise a tax exemption program designed to incentivize affordable housing, requiring developers to meet a more stringent definition of “affordability” in order to qualify. Read story

Morning Press: Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting; plans for former HP campus; Walk & Knock

November 28, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week: Read story

From the Newsroom: Most races certain before certified

November 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

I received a handful of complaints after the general election from people who were upset that we had reported the results in the next day’s paper. Read story

Elisabeth Tizekker
Jeff Garmire runs along the Colorado Trail in August. A camera crew followed him during part of his 500-mile journey and captured enough footage to create a documentary. The trailer is coming next month, he said, and he plans on submitting it to some film festivals.

Vancouver-born ultramarathoner elevates 2020 by breaking Colorado Trail record

Elisabeth Tizekker
Jeff Garmire runs along the Colorado Trail in August. A camera crew followed him during part of his 500-mile journey and captured enough footage to create a documentary. The trailer is coming next month, he said, and he plans on submitting it to some film festivals.

November 28, 2020, 5:05am Clark County News

When Jeff Garmire set out to break the record for an unsupported traverse of the 500-mile Colorado Trail in August, he sought to avoid COVID-19 exposure by skipping the normal practice of stopping at towns along the way. Read story

Emergency crews are clearing a multiple-vehicle crash Friday night on Interstate 5 milepost 12 southbound, the second in the span of seven hours that closed multiple lanes each.

Second Friday evening I5 crash closes multiple lanes

Emergency crews are clearing a multiple-vehicle crash Friday night on Interstate 5 milepost 12 southbound, the second in the span of seven hours that closed multiple lanes each.

November 27, 2020, 9:19pm Clark County News

The crash happened at about 8:50 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. It's unknown if there are any injuries. Read story

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

Vancouver shoppers enjoy more low-key Black Friday

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

November 27, 2020, 7:16pm Business

Pam Stout and Sheri Kerr began their Black Friday at 6 a.m., heading to Fred Meyer for its annual sock sale, and the two shoppers found a vastly different experience with no crowds. Read story

All lanes of I-5 north close near La Center

November 27, 2020, 1:31pm Clark County News

Emergency crews closed all lanes of Interstate 5 north near the La Center exit at 12:38 p.m. Friday. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Man, 23, shot by Vancouver police officer during disturbance call

A close-up photo of police lights by night

November 27, 2020, 10:28am Clark County News

A Vancouver police officer shot a man during a disturbance call at a Fisher’s Landing East neighborhood home on Thanksgiving. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority, which counts Vista Court apartments among its properties, approved it’s 2021 budget.

Vancouver Housing Authority approves $60.2 million budget for 2021

Vancouver Housing Authority, which counts Vista Court apartments among its properties, approved it’s 2021 budget.

November 27, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the agency’s 2021 budget, which includes $60.2 million in operating expenses. Read story

Matt and Fran Gray of La Center keep in step with their dog, Riley, during a lunchtime stroll Nov. 20 at Horseshoe Lake Park in Woodland. The lake is located in both Clark and Cowlitz counties. It used to be part of the Lewis River but was cut off from the waterway when Highway 99, now Interstate 5, was constructed.

Clark Asks: Why is Horseshoe Lake in both Clark and Cowlitz counties?

Matt and Fran Gray of La Center keep in step with their dog, Riley, during a lunchtime stroll Nov. 20 at Horseshoe Lake Park in Woodland. The lake is located in both Clark and Cowlitz counties. It used to be part of the Lewis River but was cut off from the waterway when Highway 99, now Interstate 5, was constructed.

November 27, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

When Larry Kingsbury’s son decided to go kayaking at Horseshoe Lake in Woodland last summer, a quick online search of the popular recreation area uncovered a tidbit that struck the Clark County resident as an anomaly. Read story