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WSU School of Medicine creating ‘homegrown doctors’

February 6, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

Growing up with a mom who owned her own practice as a primary care physician, Athena Hoppe has fond memories of sitting at the dinner table listening to stories about… Read story

Naturespace volunteers celebrate Vancouver’s literal roots

February 4, 2023, 8:45pm Clark County News

Countryside Park’s tree line serves as a portal between two distinct realms coexisting within 2 acres. Read story

Bridgeview Resource Center, an entity of Vancouver Housing Authority, gets $260K

February 4, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Bridgeview Resource Center, a Vancouver Housing Authority nonprofit entity, will receive $264,314 to continue helping low-income families become financially independent. Read story

Jacob Crabtree, left, Bianca Flores and Keilene Brown are Enspire Arts' 2022-23 scholarship recipients and arts ambassadors.

Scholarships from Clark County nonprofits boost young artists

Jacob Crabtree, left, Bianca Flores and Keilene Brown are Enspire Arts' 2022-23 scholarship recipients and arts ambassadors.

February 2, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

In a growing area like this one, it’s pretty typical for performers to volunteer their services. They’re motivated by ambition and joy, not by profit. And when it comes to student actors, parents often must pay registration or other fees before their kids can appear in plays staged by local… Read story

More than three months after a fire at Fox Pointe apartments, resident Wilma Pomeroy's one-bedroom unit still has no electricity or hot water. Plywood was put over her front door after firefighters kicked it in.

Low-income residents of Fox Pointe Apartments in Vancouver left without housing options after fire

More than three months after a fire at Fox Pointe apartments, resident Wilma Pomeroy's one-bedroom unit still has no electricity or hot water. Plywood was put over her front door after firefighters kicked it in.

February 2, 2023, 6:01am Business

In late October, Wilma Pomeroy was gearing up for a Friday night doing laundry at Fox Pointe apartments in Vancouver’s Bagley Downs neighborhood when another tenant set the building on fire. She grabbed a change of clothes, pajamas and her phone and got out as fast as she could. Read story

Veterans forums set Wednesday at Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver

January 31, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Health

The state Veterans Affairs Department is hosting a veterans town hall and a women veterans forum on Wednesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver. Read story

The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

Vancouver church wants all children to have happy birthdays

The birthday kit assembly event Saturday at River City Church in Vancouver was supposed to go from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but because of the 60 volunteers who showed up -- more than double the expected number -- the work was done before 10 a.m.

January 28, 2023, 8:45pm Churches & Religion

Life for hundreds of children in Clark County in foster care or whose families are homeless is hard enough. But imagine the pain of a child in that world when no one marks his or her birthday. Read story

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Lawsuits target Vancouver Public Schools, ex-janitor convicted of 137 counts of voyeurism

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

January 26, 2023, 5:05pm Clark County News

Two lawsuits were filed Thursday against Vancouver Public Schools and James Mattson, a former school janitor who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday in the state’s largest-ever voyeurism case. Read story

Vancouver's Land Bridge, photographed from above when it was new in 2008.

Bridge to forgotten voices: Confluence publishes field guide to explore Vancouver landmark

Vancouver's Land Bridge, photographed from above when it was new in 2008.

January 26, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

What do you think the banks of the Wimahl River — now generally known as the Columbia — looked and sounded like to explorers Lewis and Clark over 200 years ago? And what do you think the same site might look like 200 years from now? Read story

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund. City residents will vote on the fund's future in Vancouver's Feb. 14 special election.

Is Vancouver tax part of affordable housing solution?

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund. City residents will vote on the fund's future in Vancouver's Feb. 14 special election.

January 26, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

In Vancouver’s special election on Feb. 14, residents will determine the future of the city’s Affordable Housing Fund by voting on Proposition 3, a property tax increase that would sustain the fund for 10 more years. As voters consider their positions, The Columbian answered 10 common questions that community members… Read story