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Vancouver City Council to return to online meetings

September 7, 2021, 5:40pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council has joined the Clark County Council in returning to online public meetings as COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in the region. Read story

City of Vancouver to manage cultural landmarks

September 6, 2021, 3:03pm Clark County News

Vancouver is expanding its Parks and Recreation Department to encompass the city’s cultural assets and is now formally called Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. 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

Crews are converting the former Howard Johnson hotel into Bertha Cain Baugh Place, a future shelter for the homeless, near the Vancouver Mall. The city council approved a code update on Monday to remove language that previously differentiated between hotels and shelters for zoning purposes.

Vancouver City Council’s unanimous vote eliminates final hurdle for homeless shelter

Crews are converting the former Howard Johnson hotel into Bertha Cain Baugh Place, a future shelter for the homeless, near the Vancouver Mall. The city council approved a code update on Monday to remove language that previously differentiated between hotels and shelters for zoning purposes.

August 19, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to update the city’s Commercial and Transient Lodging Use language, removing a clause that previously appeared to differentiate between homeless shelters and other lodging operations, such as hotels. 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

Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Earl Bowerman were leading in vote totals in the primary for Vancouver mayor on election night.

McEnerny-Ogle has big lead in early returns for Vancouver mayor

Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Earl Bowerman were leading in vote totals in the primary for Vancouver mayor on election night.

August 3, 2021, 10:15pm Clark County News

Vancouver voters whittled down the hopefuls for mayor and city council Tuesday night, selecting opposing candidates that will pose clear ideological contrasts in November’s general election. Read story

A cyclist passes signs for the upcoming election along Northwest Lakeshore Avenue on the afternoon of July 22.

Clark County voters, Election Day is today

A cyclist passes signs for the upcoming election along Northwest Lakeshore Avenue on the afternoon of July 22.

August 3, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Today is Election Day, and voters need to get their ballots postmarked today or submit them in a ballot drop box no later than 8 p.m. Read story