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Diana Finn spreads a quilt over her sleeping mat at the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards on Monday.

Clark County’s winter shelters perform double duty during pandemic

Diana Finn spreads a quilt over her sleeping mat at the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards on Monday.

November 8, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

Those who are homeless as the weather turns cold and wet this year confront a tough choice. Staying outside is dangerous — already this year; a man in his 70s died of hypothermia — but seeking shelter means risking exposure to a potentially deadly virus. Read story

Severe weather alert Sunday for homeless

November 6, 2020, 5:52pm Churches & Religion

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for Sunday night that prompts shelters to expand capacity. Read story

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on residents of a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver in July.

Clark County, Vancouver establish homelessness policy group

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on residents of a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver in July.

October 29, 2020, 3:20pm Clark County News

A joint policy advisory group on homelessness recently approved by the Clark County Council and Vancouver City Council could meet for the first time next month. Read story

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, is challenging Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for the 17th Legislative District state Senate seat.

Smith, Wilson have contrasting visions in 17th District racevideo icon

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, is challenging Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for the 17th Legislative District state Senate seat.

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

On homelessness, COVID-19 and systemic racism, the candidates for state Senate in the 17th Legislative District paint contrasting visions for getting Washington on the right track. Read story

Police investigate the shooting of William Abbe at the intersection of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road on April 28.

Vancouver homeless community saddened, unsurprised by finding in police shooting

Police investigate the shooting of William Abbe at the intersection of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road on April 28.

October 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

An advocate for Vancouver’s homeless community said Friday that the people he works with are saddened but not surprised prosecutors found the fatal police shooting of William Abbe lawful. Read story

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

Sikh community feeds homeless at Living Hope Church in Vancouver

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

September 20, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the local Sikh community began to ask how they could help in a tangible way. Pawneet Sethi made some calls and connected with Pastor Brian Norris at Living Hope Church. Read story

This July 24, 2020, photo shows a homeless encampment near a canal in El Centro, Calif. As support services have dwindled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some homeless people in Imperial County have resorted to bathing in irrigation canals. Homelessness looks different in different parts of the U.S., especially in rural agricultural regions such as Imperial County.

Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19

This July 24, 2020, photo shows a homeless encampment near a canal in El Centro, Calif. As support services have dwindled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some homeless people in Imperial County have resorted to bathing in irrigation canals. Homelessness looks different in different parts of the U.S., especially in rural agricultural regions such as Imperial County.

August 30, 2020, 6:00am Business

At the beginning of the pandemic, Tiffany Cordaway’s biggest struggle was finding a place to shower. She worked two jobs in northern California, disinfecting medical equipment during the day and caring for an elderly couple overnight. When she finally clocked out, she just wanted to clean off. Read story

Pastor Brian Norris, in black shirt and cap, leads a prayer before serving a meal at Living Hope Church, where a temporary homeless encampment was set up in early May. It provides shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the pandemic.

Vancouver’s homeless find themselves ‘kind of stuck’ during pandemic

Pastor Brian Norris, in black shirt and cap, leads a prayer before serving a meal at Living Hope Church, where a temporary homeless encampment was set up in early May. It provides shelter, showers, snacks and restrooms to people without homes during the pandemic.

August 8, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Bella Lynch feels more worn down these days without the emotional and mental support of her family, especially her grandmother. She misses being able to visit with her and help with her flower beds. Read story

Friends of Clark County's virtual discussion focused on land use and affordable housing in Clark County.

Friends of Clark County to put more emphasis on affordable housing

Friends of Clark County's virtual discussion focused on land use and affordable housing in Clark County.

July 30, 2020, 6:52pm Clark County News

A local environmental group that has fought urban sprawl for decades appears ready to focus more of its attention on affordable housing. 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