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VANCOUVER: Around 1,500 people participated in the sixth annual Couve Clover Run that was forced to go virtual due to COVID-19.On March 22, people ran independently near their homes or around the community.

Couve Clover Run goes virtual

VANCOUVER: Around 1,500 people participated in the sixth annual Couve Clover Run that was forced to go virtual due to COVID-19.On March 22, people ran independently near their homes or around the community.

April 11, 2020, 6:02am Community

CLARK COUNTY — One week before the sixth annual Couve Clover Run was scheduled to happen, events with more than 250 people were ordered to cancel due to COVID-19. Read story

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

Vancouver-area motel set to provide beds for homeless with COVID-19

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

April 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Clark County has established 116 beds at a Vancouver-area motel for people without housing who need to quarantine or isolate due to the novel coronavirus. Read story

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

July 4 fireworks show canceled at Fort Vancouver National Site

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

April 8, 2020, 5:55pm Clark County News

COVID-19 is scotching yet another beloved community event: the 2020 fireworks spectacular at Fort Vancouver National Site. Read story

Cars fill the parking lots and line the streets surrounding the Clark County Food Bank to pick up food Tuesday afternoon. The food bank packed boxes and bags filled with food to give away to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County nonprofits struggle to meet needs amid pandemic

Cars fill the parking lots and line the streets surrounding the Clark County Food Bank to pick up food Tuesday afternoon. The food bank packed boxes and bags filled with food to give away to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Local charities are experiencing a lot of ups and downs as the COVID-19 pandemic slashes volunteer bases and cancels fundraising events. It’s all happening as demand for services rises. Read story

Paddle for Life’s dragon boat fundraiser off, but aid still sought

April 7, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Health

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paddle for Life's annual dragon boat fundraiser was canceled. Read story

Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County’s Mother’s Day plant sale canceled

April 7, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Out of concern for the safety of volunteers and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County canceled its popular Mother's Day weekend plant sale at the 78th Street Heritage Farm. It hopes to offer a sale this fall. Read story

Two Vancouver projects receive share of $15M in preservation grants, loans

April 2, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced Wednesday it would disburse $15.1 million in grants and loans from the Housing Trust Fund for 32 housing preservation projects, including two in Vancouver. Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards grants to fight virus

April 2, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced Wednesday its first round of charitable grants aimed at the COVID-19 crisis. Read story

John Beakley of Vancouver, who is homeless, panhandles for money and food along Main Street in Uptown Village on Thursday morning. Beakley, who is one of hundreds of people in Vancouver without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, said anything would help him at this point. "It can't get any worse. ... I hope I don't get it," he said.

Stay-at-home order new plight for homeless in Clark County

John Beakley of Vancouver, who is homeless, panhandles for money and food along Main Street in Uptown Village on Thursday morning. Beakley, who is one of hundreds of people in Vancouver without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, said anything would help him at this point. "It can't get any worse. ... I hope I don't get it," he said.

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

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered Washington residents on Monday to stay home, but what does his proclamation mean for people who don’t have homes? Read story

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

Open House Ministries plans to build apartments in downtown Vancouver

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

March 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Open House Ministries plans to build a 30-unit apartment building at West 12th and Jefferson streets in downtown Vancouver for people transitioning out of its family shelter. Read story