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The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

Vancouver Mall-area hotel to become homeless shelter

The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

January 8, 2021, 4:35pm Business

The Vancouver Housing Authority has plans to purchase the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Vancouver Hotel & Suites near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter for unhoused people. Read story

MAPLEWOOD: Volunteers Kitty Hibbs and Pat Wozniak adjust cardboard layers under raised beds.

Community garden will help families grow organic produce for free

MAPLEWOOD: Volunteers Kitty Hibbs and Pat Wozniak adjust cardboard layers under raised beds.

December 26, 2020, 6:00am Community

MAPLEWOOD — Volunteers with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver’s Green Team is building a community garden to alleviate a “food desert” in the Maplewood neighborhood. Read story

Shannon Holliday, manager at Carol's Corner Cafe, left, chats with Kathryn Tilkin of Hockinson, center, as the restaurant receives a generous holiday tip from Tilkin and her friends on Dec. 18. The group picked up a to-go order of 25 cinnamon rolls and left a holiday card with $3,100 to support the restaurant, which has been struggling due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Hockinson women donate $3,100 to help Carol’s Corner Cafe weather virus

Shannon Holliday, manager at Carol's Corner Cafe, left, chats with Kathryn Tilkin of Hockinson, center, as the restaurant receives a generous holiday tip from Tilkin and her friends on Dec. 18. The group picked up a to-go order of 25 cinnamon rolls and left a holiday card with $3,100 to support the restaurant, which has been struggling due to COVID-19 restrictions.

December 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A group of Hockinson women recently took the idea of supporting local restaurants to a new level as small businesses continue to grapple with COVID-19 restrictions. Read story

Police officers and officials congregate outside the building where a shooting reportedly happened on Tuesday, December 22, at the 505 building at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Colleagues mourn loss of woman, 20, killed in medical office murder-suicide

Police officers and officials congregate outside the building where a shooting reportedly happened on Tuesday, December 22, at the 505 building at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

December 23, 2020, 12:35pm Clark County News

Liliya Zagariya, a 20-year-old volunteer emergency medical technician with dreams of becoming a paramedic, was working at a Vancouver medical office Tuesday afternoon when a man walked in, shot her in the chest and then turned the weapon on himself. Read story

Two people embrace outside of the building where a shooting reportedly happened on Tuesday, December 22, at the 505 building at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Two people wounded in shooting near PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver

Two people embrace outside of the building where a shooting reportedly happened on Tuesday, December 22, at the 505 building at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

December 22, 2020, 5:25pm Clark County News

Two people were shot Tuesday afternoon inside a building at the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center campus in central Vancouver. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: The Christmas guests

December 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

All the Black Lives Matter protests and subsequent reading and studying I’ve done this year have brought to mind our houseguests of Christmas 1967. Read story

Clark College Foundation recognized for public relations work

December 19, 2020, 5:55am Community

CENTRAL PARK — Clark College Foundation received two merited honorable mention awards from The Public Relations Society of America’s Oregon chapter for its work on a podcast called “Beyond the Tragedy,” and a video, “Tracking COVID-19: Clark alumnus leads data source that’s powering the nation’s information.” Read story

Gene Biby, a native of Illinois, has worked as a professor of theater at Clark College for 10 years.

Working in Clark County: Gene Biby, Clark College theater professor

Gene Biby, a native of Illinois, has worked as a professor of theater at Clark College for 10 years.

December 12, 2020, 6:01am Business

Clark College theater professor Gene Biby says the theater community has one goal during the pandemic: to let people know they’re “not dead yet.” Read story

Educational Service District 112 launches therapeutic learning program

December 5, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

MEADOW HOMES — Educational Service District 112 recently launched a therapeutic learning program for students in Clark and Cowlitz counties. Called Spero, the program aims to support students in grades six through 12 who struggle with mental health and as a result, participating in school. Read story

You Can Help

December 5, 2020, 6:02am Community

Furry Friends needs a yard lead person and helpers to care for the yard at the Halfway House. Read story