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Angellina Ricker, 23, fixes the rain cover around the tent she shares with her boyfriend in downtown Vancouver in early January. Ricker became homeless after aging out of the foster care system in Clark County. She now speaks out against the vulnerabilities to human trafficking that homeless and foster youth face.

Hundreds in Washington go missing from foster care

Angellina Ricker, 23, fixes the rain cover around the tent she shares with her boyfriend in downtown Vancouver in early January. Ricker became homeless after aging out of the foster care system in Clark County. She now speaks out against the vulnerabilities to human trafficking that homeless and foster youth face.

January 29, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

As young adults age out of the U.S. foster care system, some inevitably fall through society’s cracks, becoming homeless shortly after leaving state care. But others aren’t accounted for in that data: Thousands of kids nationwide go missing from state care every year, putting them in danger of exploitation and… Read story

Goal of Zach’s Law: Educate Washingtonians about cold-water shock

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

On an unusually warm spring day in March 2021, Centralia teen Zachary Rager jumped from the Chehalis River Bridge into the river below. It was something he and his friends had done many times before, but this time it would cost Rager his life. Read story

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

Washington bills aim to slow rent increases

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Two parallel rent-stabilization bills have hit the legislation table this year. Introduced by state Reps. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, and Alex Ramel, D-Bellingham, House Bills 1388 and 1389 aim to ensure reasonable and predictable rent hikes in Washington. Read story

Weather Eye: Clear skies, warming air mass will arrive this week

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

The modified arctic front was rushing down the Columbia River Gorge as I wrote this column late Saturday afternoon. Read story

You Can Help

January 29, 2023, 5:58am Business Briefs

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The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

Vancouver church wants all children to have happy birthdays

The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

January 28, 2023, 8:45pm Churches & Religion

Life for hundreds of children in Clark County in foster care or whose families are homeless is hard enough. But imagine the pain of a child in that world when no one marks his or her birthday. Read story

A police car at night with its emergency lights on.

Man dies in fight at Salmon Creek motel

A police car at night with its emergency lights on.

January 28, 2023, 12:16pm Clark County News

A man died in a fight Friday night at the Sunnyside Motel in Salmon Creek. A suspect was arrested. Read story

Michael Perozzo of Vice Beer lends a hand as cans of "Not Getting Any Younger" are packaged on Wednesday morning. Grocery store sales can be risky for craft brewers, since locked in prices leave no opportunity to make adjustments for increasing costs, eating into an already small profit margin.

Clark County’s craft brewers adjust to keep beer, profits flowing

Michael Perozzo of Vice Beer lends a hand as cans of "Not Getting Any Younger" are packaged on Wednesday morning. Grocery store sales can be risky for craft brewers, since locked in prices leave no opportunity to make adjustments for increasing costs, eating into an already small profit margin.

January 28, 2023, 6:05am Business

Clark County’s craft brewers are bucking a nationwide trend of increasing costs and declining sales, but they’re still being forced to rethink their business plans and are taking a cue from coffee shops as a possible future path. Read story

Desks sit inside the Mullen-Polk Foundation's Family Resource Center at the nonprofit headquarters in downtown Vancouver. The center will help connect individuals and families to resources throughout the community to help get their basic needs met.

Mullen-Polk Foundation opens Family Resource Center in Vancouver

Desks sit inside the Mullen-Polk Foundation's Family Resource Center at the nonprofit headquarters in downtown Vancouver. The center will help connect individuals and families to resources throughout the community to help get their basic needs met.

January 28, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

The Mullen-Polk Foundation, looking to help support a greater portion of the community, opened the doors this week to its very own Family Resource Center. Read story

From the Newsroom: We had a pretty good week

January 28, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Forgive me if I brag a little bit this week, but I thought we produced some very good journalism. Here are some of my favorites: Read story