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The sign for the former Kasper Recovery Housing, also known as Ironhorse Recovery, is no longer visible, as seen Monday morning.

Project Safe Haven fills former site of Kasper Recovery Housing in Hazel Dell; Kasper owner files lawsuit

The sign for the former Kasper Recovery Housing, also known as Ironhorse Recovery, is no longer visible, as seen Monday morning.

April 29, 2024, 8:34pm Business

A Vancouver nonprofit has taken over operations of the former Kasper Recovery Housing site in Hazel Dell, rebranding it as Project Safe Haven. Read story

Biden approves disaster declaration for Washington after January storms

April 29, 2024, 5:29pm Clark County News

President Joe Biden approved a federal disaster declaration on Sunday for several Washington counties following the January winter storms that caused widespread flooding, landslides, downed trees and power outages that affected over 100,000 people. Read story

Undocumented immigrants face challenges finding affordable housing, especially in Clark County.

Housing a top struggle for undocumented immigrants in Clark County

Undocumented immigrants face challenges finding affordable housing, especially in Clark County.

April 27, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Rent was going up again for the decaying Vancouver apartment where Isabel lived with her husband and two sons. And though it was difficult to pay, she knew her family would scrape together any amount of money to stay in their home. Read story

Energy Adviser: Water use changes can add up

April 27, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

With a disappointing snowpack in the mountains and a warm dry spring in the forecast, the Washington Department of Ecology recently declared a drought emergency for nearly the entire state. Read story

U.S. companies would no longer be able to bar employees from taking jobs with competitors under a rule approved by the FTC on Tuesday.

Vancouver Clinic: FTC’s ban of noncompete clauses is unhealthy

U.S. companies would no longer be able to bar employees from taking jobs with competitors under a rule approved by the FTC on Tuesday.

April 27, 2024, 6:02am Business

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday voted to ban noncompete agreements, which bar employees from leaving their jobs to work for competitors. Business groups then filed lawsuits to block the FTC’s move. At least one local business would like to see those efforts succeed. “Vancouver Clinic invests significant time and… Read story

Work is almost complete inside the renovated former Vancouver City Hall on Wednesday August 13, 2014.

Change coming to Clark County court system as it prepares for growth

Work is almost complete inside the renovated former Vancouver City Hall on Wednesday August 13, 2014.

April 26, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Clark County’s criminal justice hub in downtown Vancouver is slated to look different by the end of 2025 as the county prepares for growth in the court system. Read story

Clark County selects director of new public defense office

April 25, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

County officials announced Wednesday they selected Christopher Swaby as the county’s first director of public defense and chief public defender in the next step toward launching the new public defense office. Read story

Construction workers hold a piece of siding in place while building houses along Northeast 138th Avenue in east Vancouver.

Clark County Council pushes to provide more ‘middle housing,’ aiming to increase access to homeownership

Construction workers hold a piece of siding in place while building houses along Northeast 138th Avenue in east Vancouver.

April 18, 2024, 6:09am Business

As part of a long effort to create a greater variety of housing options with potential for smaller, more affordable homes, the Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to revise rules governing residential development. Read story

Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant&rsquo;s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1.

Summer jobs picture upbeat for Clark County teens

Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant&rsquo;s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1.

April 18, 2024, 6:05am Business

Teen employment in Clark County has been on the decline for years but not anymore — good news for teens wanting to earn some money this summer. Read story

A helicopter drops water on the Nakia Creek Fire in east Clark County on Oct. 12, 2022.

Clark County Council OKs agreement to use Camp Bonneville property for firefighting

A helicopter drops water on the Nakia Creek Fire in east Clark County on Oct. 12, 2022.

April 17, 2024, 6:25pm Clark County News

Clark County will again partner with the Washington Department of Natural Resources to help combat wildfires in the region as officials plan a season without Larch Corrections Center firefighters. Read story