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Pablo Rodriguez, who escaped Cuba as a child with his family and is now experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, crosses the street while helping to clean litter, graffiti, signs and stickers downtown on a Monday afternoon. Rodriguez currently works part time at Vancouver's Downtown Association keeping the downtown area in top condition.

‘A learning experience’: U.S. Army veteran coming back from homelessness in Vancouver

Pablo Rodriguez, who escaped Cuba as a child with his family and is now experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, crosses the street while helping to clean litter, graffiti, signs and stickers downtown on a Monday afternoon. Rodriguez currently works part time at Vancouver's Downtown Association keeping the downtown area in top condition.

November 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Pablo Rodriguez has endured enough life battles to make anyone bitter. He escaped his home country of Cuba as a young boy, served in the Army for five years of active duty and slept on the streets of Vancouver after becoming homeless earlier this year. Read story

When you spot animal tracks, said Conley, analyze them closely and ask detailed questions: How large are they? How many digits are there? What direction do they seem to be headed?

‘Trackers’ hunt for animal clues along Columbia River in Vancouver

When you spot animal tracks, said Conley, analyze them closely and ask detailed questions: How large are they? How many digits are there? What direction do they seem to be headed?

November 19, 2022, 8:40pm Clark County News

It may have looked like a pleasant, sunny stroll through some riverside wetlands. In reality, Saturday morning’s outing was a crime-scene investigation, as 15 sharp-eyed folks participated in a city-sponsored “Following the Tracks” walk between Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center and the Columbia River. Read story

Gusty winds impact Vancouver metro area

November 18, 2022, 5:58am Clark County News

A wind advisory issued Thursday by the National Weather Service for Vancouver and the Portland metro area was in effect until 7 a.m. today. Read story

Vancouver Main Street project open house is Nov. 30

November 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Share your thoughts on Vancouver’s long-awaited face-lift to its Main Street corridor. Read story

Kris Henriksen of Teen Talk joins her dog, Hope, as she takes a break with compassion boxes for students in need at her Vancouver office. The boxes are decorated on the outside by volunteers and filled with items such as snacks, pamphlets, journals and inspiring messages.

Teen Talk’s young volunteers offer mental health support to Clark County teens

Kris Henriksen of Teen Talk joins her dog, Hope, as she takes a break with compassion boxes for students in need at her Vancouver office. The boxes are decorated on the outside by volunteers and filled with items such as snacks, pamphlets, journals and inspiring messages.

November 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

At 14, Erin Taylor become one of the original seven volunteers at Teen Talk, providing support to other youth via anonymous phone calls. Read story

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

Project to house Clark County’s homeless women veterans relaunches

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

November 16, 2022, 6:11am Clark County News

Nearly six years after Ron Fryer made plans to build Veterans Village, a development for homeless female veterans, the project is back on track. Read story

Rose Quarter project open for comments

November 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Public comment on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is open from Nov. 15 through Jan. 4, 2023. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

OSPI probe: Evergreen Public Schools’ special services staff violated restraint protocols

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

November 16, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

An investigation led by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction earlier this year found that special services staff in Evergreen Public Schools had violated several state protocols regarding the use and reporting of physical restraints on students at Sunset Elementary School. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver City Council to vote on $1.7 billion budget

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

November 15, 2022, 3:57pm Clark County News

On Monday, the Vancouver City Council approved the first reading of its proposed $1.7 billion 2023-2024 biennial budget — a 17 percent increase over the current year’s budget. Read story

Annual Korey’s Joy Drive begins Wednesday

November 15, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The eighth annual Korey’s Joy Drive, asking for donations of warm clothing and toys for Vancouver residents in need, begins Wednesday. Read story