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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.

Morning Press: Benton lawsuit; The Sedgwick; COVID deaths; Det. Brown killing; Swiss Pie

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

Helene Abbott, left, helps her daughter, Josephine Abbott, 14, as she prepares for a portrait at her home. Josephine has become the first female Eagle Scout in Southwest Washington.

Vancouver Eagle Scout, 14, first female to earn rank in region

Helene Abbott, left, helps her daughter, Josephine Abbott, 14, as she prepares for a portrait at her home. Josephine has become the first female Eagle Scout in Southwest Washington.

September 17, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Josephine Abbott was once on the outside looking in as part of a Vancouver family deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Read story

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Clark County food experts say: Think outside the lunch box

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September 17, 2021, 6:01am Business

Let’s admit it: The pandemic made us forget how to pack a lunch. Now that school and work are in person, we’re digging for container tops and trying to figure out what to put in all those little plastic boxes. Read story

Andra Spencer, left, and John Spencer, show a recent harvest of fruit from their Washougal Get To-Gather retail farm stand on Sept. 2.
The 915 Broadway building in downtown Vancouver is for sale for $7.5 million.

Iconic downtown 915 Broadway building on market

The 915 Broadway building in downtown Vancouver is for sale for $7.5 million.

September 14, 2021, 6:05am Business

The iconic 915 Broadway building in downtown Vancouver is for sale for $7.5 million, showing how much local property is gaining value. Read story