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Donnie Rousey, 14, left, eats dinner with Mark Traxler, who is homeless and lives in Washougal, during Refuel Washougal's free weekly meal at the Washougal Community Center.

East Clark County takes community approach to homelessness

Donnie Rousey, 14, left, eats dinner with Mark Traxler, who is homeless and lives in Washougal, during Refuel Washougal's free weekly meal at the Washougal Community Center.

February 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — “Everybody has to be somewhere,” Laura Ellsworth told the crowd gathered Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas in Camas. Read story

State budget proposals look to increase spending on homelessness

February 24, 2020, 2:21pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — At the start of the 60-day legislative session last month, lawmakers in both parties said homelessness needed to be a focus in the supplemental budget. Read story

An abandoned campsite is seen Monday afternoon in the woods of north Hazel Dell.

Clark County officials closer to solidifying policy on homeless camp items

An abandoned campsite is seen Monday afternoon in the woods of north Hazel Dell.

February 10, 2020, 8:41pm Clark County News

More than three years after a lawsuit forced them to reconsider the issue, Clark County officials are inching closer to an established policy over removing property from homeless camps. Read story

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team officer, left, talks with Karalee Grunwald and her cat, Chyzeball, during the 2020 Point in Time count in Vancouver's Leverich Park. Grunwald said she's been homeless since June and was recently cited for unlawful camping.

Annual Point in Time count gauges homeless population, connects people with services

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team officer, left, talks with Karalee Grunwald and her cat, Chyzeball, during the 2020 Point in Time count in Vancouver's Leverich Park. Grunwald said she's been homeless since June and was recently cited for unlawful camping.

January 30, 2020, 8:14pm Clark County News

“No law enforcement today,” Officer Tyler Chavers said as he approached a man and his tent alongside Burnt Bridge Creek. Read story

People come and go from the Vancouver Navigation Center in Vancouver.

Vancouver Navigation Center operator search still on

People come and go from the Vancouver Navigation Center in Vancouver.

January 30, 2020, 6:15am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has extended the deadline for proposals from organizations looking to run the Navigation Center, the city’s day shelter that provides basic services to people without homes. Read story

Community Roots Collaborative, a local nonprofit seeking to alleviate homelessness, works on renovations to the old Fruit Valley railway switch house in Vancouver on Monday. The building will house four tenants for $450 a month starting in March.

Renovated railhouse, 21 tiny homes heart of Fruit Valley project

Community Roots Collaborative, a local nonprofit seeking to alleviate homelessness, works on renovations to the old Fruit Valley railway switch house in Vancouver on Monday. The building will house four tenants for $450 a month starting in March.

January 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

An 1870s-era railway switch station undergoing renovations is nearly ready for tenants, the first piece of a planned development in Fruit Valley aimed at people who have been homeless. Read story

Dimitri Coles, left, speaks with Katelyn Benhoff and Blake Hauser, outreach case managers with Share on Jan. 24 during the annual Point in Time Count.

Single-day census of homeless slated for Thursday

Dimitri Coles, left, speaks with Katelyn Benhoff and Blake Hauser, outreach case managers with Share on Jan. 24 during the annual Point in Time Count.

January 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Every January, the Point in Time count looks to provide a snapshot of homelessness in Clark County and other communities across the country. This year, the single-day census of the homeless population will happen Thursday. Read story

New temporary fencing around the Navigation Center's patio has restricted the flow of people in and out of the facility, allowing for better control over visitors.

Vancouver homeless resources manager steps down

New temporary fencing around the Navigation Center's patio has restricted the flow of people in and out of the facility, allowing for better control over visitors.

January 23, 2020, 5:36pm Clark County News

Jackie St. Louis, Vancouver’s first homeless resources manager, is leaving his position. Read story

From left, House Speaker Designate Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, take part in the AP Legislative Preview, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Lawmakers: Inslee’s homelessness plan unlikely to passvideo icon

From left, House Speaker Designate Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, take part in the AP Legislative Preview, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 9, 2020, 12:10pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Top lawmakers said Thursday that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to use hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s emergency budget reserve to combat Washington’s homelessness crisis was unlikely to pass the Legislature. Read story

State legislators from Clark County reviewed a wide range of topics during the annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast on Friday morning at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, from left, state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, spoke during the breakfast.

Lawmakers differ on next steps for voter-approved $30 car tabs

State legislators from Clark County reviewed a wide range of topics during the annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast on Friday morning at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, from left, state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, spoke during the breakfast.

December 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Local legislators have different perspectives on Initiative 976, ranging from accepting the Nov. 5 statewide vote for $30 car tabs to taking a cautious approach during legal challenges to the measure’s constitutionality. Read story