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Kayla Sample holds a root beer as she takes a break outside her camper. She sits next to a stack of papers that includes her housing research and mission statement for Operation Can You See Us, a homelessness organization she aims to start.

Vancouver resident recounts her journey with the foster care system and homelessness

Kayla Sample holds a root beer as she takes a break outside her camper. She sits next to a stack of papers that includes her housing research and mission statement for Operation Can You See Us, a homelessness organization she aims to start.

October 24, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Kayla Sample knows what it’s like to feel invisible. A 35-year-old woman born and raised in Vancouver, Sample has not had a stable place to call home since she entered the state’s foster care system as a little girl. Read story

The homepage of Washington Trust Bank, watrust.com.

Washington Trust Bank looking to expand in Southwest Washington

The homepage of Washington Trust Bank, watrust.com.

October 22, 2022, 8:46pm Business

Washington Trust Bank, a Spokane-based full-service community bank, has hired local banking executive Erik Selden to expand the company’s footprint into Southwest Washington. Read story

Local children help Vancouver and Clark County officials cut the ceremonial ribbon at Saturday's grand opening for the city's new Fire Station 11.

Vancouver’s new Fire Station 11 opens

Local children help Vancouver and Clark County officials cut the ceremonial ribbon at Saturday's grand opening for the city's new Fire Station 11.

October 22, 2022, 6:01pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 5 celebrated the grand opening of the city’s new Fire Station 11 on Saturday. The station will help serve residents in the Orchards-Sifton area of the county. Read story

Fire Information Officer Natalie Weber speaks to members of the media Friday. A map showing the updated boundaries of the Nakia Creek Fire hangs behind her.

Nakia Creek firefight reaches final stages; air quality improves in Clark County

Fire Information Officer Natalie Weber speaks to members of the media Friday. A map showing the updated boundaries of the Nakia Creek Fire hangs behind her.

October 21, 2022, 3:48pm Clark County News

The Nakia Creek Fire was 30 percent contained and 100 percent lined as of Friday morning, thanks in large part to the long-awaited first fall rain. Read story

Clark County gets breath of fresh air as AQI improves for region

October 21, 2022, 8:25am Clark County Health

Air quality improved overnight, with almost all of Clark County and the Portland-metro area back in the healthy range. Read story

ESD 112 director of 25 years to step down

October 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Former ESD 112 board chair Dr. Richard Graham resigned from his seat as a board member after 25 years of service, the district announced in a press release Thursday morning. Read story

Clark County Assessor’s Office starts property revaluations

October 21, 2022, 5:59am Clark County News

Clark County residents may soon notice appraisers from the Clark County Assessor’s office in their neighborhoods. Read story

Marcus Kauffman of the Oregon Department of Forestry, left, passes fire crews as they work at the Nakia Fire on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

All Nakia Creek Fire evacuation orders lifted

Marcus Kauffman of the Oregon Department of Forestry, left, passes fire crews as they work at the Nakia Fire on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

October 20, 2022, 12:20pm Clark County News

All evacuation warnings were lifted Thursday as the Nakia Creek Fire reached 23 percent containment. Read story

Thick smoke from the Nakia Fire clogs the air, as seen from the Camas Creek Watershed on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

Air quality in Clark County remains unhealthy

Thick smoke from the Nakia Fire clogs the air, as seen from the Camas Creek Watershed on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2022.

October 20, 2022, 7:29am Clark County Health

Air quality throughout Clark County and much of Western Washington and Oregon continues to be poor, with smoke covering much of both states from the Nakia Creek Fire and other wildfires in the Cascades. Read story

Containment of the Nakia Creek Fire grew to 12 percent on Tuesday night.

Nakia Creek Fire evacuation zones shrink as weather aids firefighting

Containment of the Nakia Creek Fire grew to 12 percent on Tuesday night.

October 19, 2022, 2:05pm Clark County News

Increased containment on the Nakia Creek Fire prompted officials to shrink evacuation zones Wednesday morning, despite the fire’s slight growth overnight to nearly 1,900 acres. Read story