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Carter Campbell, 8 months, from left, joins his mom, Breeanna Campbell, as she creates a colorful tie-dye shirt with the help of Julie Tappan, independent living skills resource specialist, at the YWCA on Tuesday evening. The summer celebration was for young people who are participating in YWCA Clark County's Independent Living Skills program. These youth have all aged out of the foster care system and are learning to live on their own.

Paycheck Protection Program helps Clark County nonprofits stay afloat

Carter Campbell, 8 months, from left, joins his mom, Breeanna Campbell, as she creates a colorful tie-dye shirt with the help of Julie Tappan, independent living skills resource specialist, at the YWCA on Tuesday evening. The summer celebration was for young people who are participating in YWCA Clark County's Independent Living Skills program. These youth have all aged out of the foster care system and are learning to live on their own.

July 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County nonprofits using the Paycheck Protection Program say the loans stabilized or even saved their organizations. Yet while the federal funding allowed vital services to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations remain concerned about their future financial health. Read story

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington announces first set of 2020 Focus Grants

July 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington announced Thursday its first set of 2020 Focus Grants benefiting 22 organizations serving Southwest Washington. The $501,862 in grants included $351,862 directed to Clark County organizations. Read story

Goodwill reopens last Clark County store

July 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette has announced that its store and donation site at 14300 N.E. 20th Ave. in Salmon Creek will reopen today. Read story

Fans needed to cool homebound seniors

July 23, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Each summer Meals on Wheels People seeks fans for homebound seniors in the Portland-Vancouver area who are struggling to keep cool in homes without air conditioning. Read story

Caution tape surrounds one side of the Motel 6 at 221 Northeast Chkalov Dr. in April. The site is now being used as a homeless shelter and quarantine site.

Webinar looks at coronavirus, homelessness in Clark County

Caution tape surrounds one side of the Motel 6 at 221 Northeast Chkalov Dr. in April. The site is now being used as a homeless shelter and quarantine site.

July 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

A Tuesday webinar examined homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said that as cases rise, certain populations — including those who are homeless — are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read story

Protests about racial bias have erupted in all areas of American life - including Vancouver's nonprofit, community theater. Magenta Theater's founder and artistic director has quit, and this is the message that went up over the front door at the end of June.

Allegations of bias upend leadership at Vancouver’s Magenta Theater

Protests about racial bias have erupted in all areas of American life - including Vancouver's nonprofit, community theater. Magenta Theater's founder and artistic director has quit, and this is the message that went up over the front door at the end of June.

July 5, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

A few weeks ago, any underlying history of racial tension at Magenta Theater was just that: underlying, simply simmering. Read story

Patrick Quinlan, from left, and Linda Karschney of Living Hope Church chat with Mandi Holper as she settles in for the evening with her dog, Baby, at a temporary homeless encampment outside the church on May 5.

Vancouver-sanctioned homeless camp granted extension

Patrick Quinlan, from left, and Linda Karschney of Living Hope Church chat with Mandi Holper as she settles in for the evening with her dog, Baby, at a temporary homeless encampment outside the church on May 5.

July 5, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver’s first sanctioned homeless camp, a temporary tent encampment at Living Hope Church, will remain open through the end of July. Read story

You Can Help

July 4, 2020, 6:04am Community

Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate is hosting multiple one-hour online informational sessions for interested volunteers or community members who want to learn more about the program. Read story

Letter carriers donate $10,000 to Clark County Food Bank

July 4, 2020, 6:02am Community

MINNEHAHA — The National Association of Letter Carriers Local Branch 1104 weren’t able to hold their usual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this year, usually held on the second Saturday in May, due to COVID-19, but they were still able to make a $10,000 donation from their general fund. Read story

Evergreen Education Association donates to community groups

June 20, 2020, 6:05am Community

CENTRAL VANCOUVER — Members from the Evergreen Education Association recently donated to local community organizations in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story