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Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber senior business developer Kimberly Quiroz, from left, student representative and Franklin High School sophomore Brianna Quiroz, and scholarship coordinator Norma Palacios talk to attendee Diane Calderon on Friday, during a small business event at Cascade Park Library in Vancouver.

Vancouver event at Cascade Park Library shows resources abound for small-business entrepreneurs

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber senior business developer Kimberly Quiroz, from left, student representative and Franklin High School sophomore Brianna Quiroz, and scholarship coordinator Norma Palacios talk to attendee Diane Calderon on Friday, during a small business event at Cascade Park Library in Vancouver.

March 29, 2024, 6:20pm Business

Budding entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses gathered Friday at the Cascade Park Library in east Vancouver for a two-hour resource fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania. Read story

Clark County Jail Work Center expansion slated; could add up to 64 beds

March 29, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

A local design firm has begun the permitting process to build a new medium-security housing facility at the Clark County Jail Work Center site that could create up to 64 additional beds. Read story

People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

Key economic figures mixed, but expert calls indicators for Clark County’s economy positive

People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

March 28, 2024, 6:06am Business

Rising energy bills, grocery prices and interest rates have led to Clark County residents’ dinner-table speculation about the state of the local economy. Building, labor, spending and inflation figures are mixed, although an expert says these key indicators seem generally positive. Here is a look at some of the local… Read story

Tyler Clary, Vancouver water engineering program manager, discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in January.

What to know about PFAS or ‘forever chemicals’ in some Vancouver, Clark Public Utilities’ water sources

Tyler Clary, Vancouver water engineering program manager, discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in January.

March 27, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

There’s an old adage that nothing lasts forever, except perhaps true love and diamonds. Now we can add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, to that short list. In recent years, both the city of Vancouver and Clark Public Utilities have discovered PFAS, more commonly known as “forever chemicals,” in… Read story

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

Clark County Jail gains naloxone vending machine

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

March 26, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Clark County Jail Services and its partners have installed a naloxone vending machine in the jail’s public lobby. Read story

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

‘We’re still a long way off’: Vancouver closing gap between housing, residents’ needs; more work to be done

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

March 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

A new report shows a slight increase in availability of low-income housing in the Vancouver-Portland metro area. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Our rain gauges will get filled up for the rest of March

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

March 23, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

Let’s begin by reviewing last month’s rainfall around the area from your friends and neighbors: Bob Starr, Cougar, 12.15 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 5.58 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 3.89 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 6.11 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.04 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 3.69 inches; Irv St.… Read story

Tony Tommasini, from left, Doug Kreuzer and Kari Dupler of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership conduct an amphibian study as part of the fish habitat restoration efforts at the East Fork Lewis River on Monday.

Clark County to buy 125 acres along East Fork Lewis River as part of habitat restoration project

Tony Tommasini, from left, Doug Kreuzer and Kari Dupler of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership conduct an amphibian study as part of the fish habitat restoration efforts at the East Fork Lewis River on Monday.

March 22, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Land along East Fork Lewis River includes nine abandoned pit mines, ponds, marshes, wetlands Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez to host small-business resource fair

March 22, 2024, 5:55am Business

A small-business resource fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, is coming to Vancouver next week. Read story

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery on 192nd in Camas.

Vancouver’s Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery confirms systems hack

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery on 192nd in Camas.

March 21, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery confirmed its computer systems were compromised in early February, according to a statement posted on its website. Read story