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Ashanti Conde

Human remains found during search for missing Vancouver woman

Ashanti Conde

September 30, 2021, 5:38pm Clark County News

Law enforcement found human remains during a recent search for a Vancouver woman who has been missing since 2018. Read story

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Vancouver, police union agree on camera policy, pay raise

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September 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Vancouver police officers will welcome 2022 with a 2 percent raise in pay. The increase was part of a memorandum of understanding between the city and the Vancouver Police Officers’ Guild approved Monday by the city council. Read story

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes (The Columbian files)

Vancouver city manager Holmes gets 10% salary increase

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes (The Columbian files)

September 28, 2021, 5:55pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council on Monday unanimously approved a 10 percent pay hike for City Manager Eric Holmes. The raise, which is retroactive to June 1, puts Holmes’ salary at $293,091 plus benefits. Read story

Time running out on Vancouver water, sewer aid

September 28, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Vancouver utility customers who have fallen behind on their water or sewer bills are urged to reach out for help with payment plans or assistance now, before a statewide moratorium on disconnections for overdue bills ends Thursday. Read story

H & H Wood Recyclers, shown here in 2020, is among the sites participating in this year's leaf voucher program. But use as many leaves as you can as mulch before hauling the excess away.

Experts extol benefits of leaves to Clark County yards, gardens, compost

H & H Wood Recyclers, shown here in 2020, is among the sites participating in this year's leaf voucher program. But use as many leaves as you can as mulch before hauling the excess away.

September 28, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Nature keeps dropping little gifts upon us, and we keep grumbling and sweating while treating them like trash. Read story

Columbia Play Project performers Jeanne Bennett, from left, Mary Sisson and Maureen Montague make their way through downtown Vancouver during a fundraiser for Give More 24! on Thursday morning. The nonprofit is working to build a children's museum in Vancouver.

Give More 24! raises $3.3 million, breaking record

Columbia Play Project performers Jeanne Bennett, from left, Mary Sisson and Maureen Montague make their way through downtown Vancouver during a fundraiser for Give More 24! on Thursday morning. The nonprofit is working to build a children's museum in Vancouver.

September 24, 2021, 5:39pm Clark County News

When it comes to giving, it seems Southwest Washington is tough to beat. Give More 24! broke its own record this year by bringing in more than $3.3 million in donations for nonprofits in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties. Last year, the event raised $2.9 million. Read story

Greater Vancouver Chamber bestows 6 with awards

September 24, 2021, 6:02am Business

The Greater Vancouver Chamber honored six individuals or businesses with the 2021 Business & Leadership Awards during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday. Read story

Officer Brian Ruder hauls away a load of debris left by houseless people along the Columbia River in 2015. The Vancouver City Council passed an ordinance Monday night allowing camping during the day for nighttime-working houseless people, and also to begin the process of selecting "supportive campsites" around the city.

Vancouver City Council OKs day camping for homeless who work nights

Officer Brian Ruder hauls away a load of debris left by houseless people along the Columbia River in 2015. The Vancouver City Council passed an ordinance Monday night allowing camping during the day for nighttime-working houseless people, and also to begin the process of selecting "supportive campsites" around the city.

September 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council passed an ordinance Monday night allowing camping during the day for nighttime-working houseless people and to begin the process of selecting “supportive campsites” around the city that will offer sanitation and other services. Read story

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

Affidavit: Vancouver man tried to lure girl, 11

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

September 20, 2021, 5:13pm Clark County News

A 33-year-old Vancouver man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court, accused of attempting to lure a minor into his house.  Read story

Catch up on the news.

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Catch up on the news.

September 18, 2021, 6:02am Business

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story