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Battle Ground preps for budget process

October 19, 2021, 4:44pm Clark County News

The city of Battle Ground is preparing for the budget battle now that City Manager Erin Erdman has submitted her staff’s 2022 recommendations to the city council. Read story

Want to help plan a city? Vancouver panel seeks volunteers

October 3, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Vancouver’s Planning Commission is seeking volunteers who are interested in community planning, urban design or housing policies to fill three seats on its seven-member board. Read story

A homeless encampment is pictured in northeast Vancouver. The city is taking steps toward establishing "supportive campsites" providing sanitation and other services.

Vancouver taps Outsiders Inn to run homeless campsites

A homeless encampment is pictured in northeast Vancouver. The city is taking steps toward establishing "supportive campsites" providing sanitation and other services.

September 29, 2021, 8:00pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council unanimously voted Monday to contract with Outsiders Inn, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, to operate campsites for homeless people. Read story

Guests walk past a sandwich board that alerts people to the COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Vancouver Farmers Market on Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

Nice weather brings out patrons to Vancouver Farmers Market, but caution is in the air

Guests walk past a sandwich board that alerts people to the COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Vancouver Farmers Market on Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

September 4, 2021, 8:37pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market showed the first signs of an approaching autumn on Saturday, from the bursting end-of-season heirloom tomatoes that overflowed from produce stands to bouquets of chrysanthemums and dahlias in fiery shades of orange and yellow. Read story

The City of Vancouver entrance sign is seen at the corner of Sixth and C streets in downtown Vancouver.

City council to revisit Stronger Vancouver

The City of Vancouver entrance sign is seen at the corner of Sixth and C streets in downtown Vancouver.

September 2, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Stronger Vancouver. Now that’s a name we’ve not heard in a long time. Read story

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

Vancouver: No plan to mandate vaccines for city employees

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

August 25, 2021, 6:11am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is not considering implementing policies that would require that its employees receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, a city spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. Read story

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

Vancouver reviews operators for supported campsites

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

August 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A committee of Vancouver residents and city staff is reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city’s new supported campsites, marking a concrete step forward in Vancouver’s changing approach to alleviating homelessness. Read story

Vancouver is seeking contractors for a $28 million upgrade to Water Station 5. City leaders are planning for crews to break ground by the end of the year. Vancouver's Fire Station 3 is next to the water facility.

Cost to renovate Vancouver water station estimated at $28 million

Vancouver is seeking contractors for a $28 million upgrade to Water Station 5. City leaders are planning for crews to break ground by the end of the year. Vancouver's Fire Station 3 is next to the water facility.

August 12, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A plan to renovate a vital water station in central Vancouver will cost an estimated $28 million, according to Public Works Director Jennifer Belknap Williamson. Read story

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

Vancouver police struggling to hire and retain enough officers, chief says

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

August 9, 2021, 9:56pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is struggling to hire and retain enough officers due in part to the current political climate, according to VPD Chief James McElvain. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

City of Vancouver working on plan to reduce carbon emissions before 2050

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

At Vancouver City Hall, work is underway to develop a new plan to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. On that front, the city is not alone — across the Pacific Northwest, comparable municipalities like Spokane, Tacoma and Bend, Ore., have passed or are working on their own version… Read story