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Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

Give More 24! raises $3.6 million for Southwest Washington causes

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

September 23, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

The annual Give More 24! online giving marathon concluded Thursday, exceeding its goal of raising $3.5 million in donations. In the end, the campaign raised over $3.6 million from over 6,000 donors to support 216 nonprofits around Southwest Washington. Read story

Hope Village resident Jimmy John Howland sits by his favorite mural at Hope Village, the city's second Safe Stay Community. The mountainous landscape featured in the mural reminds him of Trillium Lake, where he used to go with his dad when he was younger.

Murals brighten up Vancouver Safe Stay Community Hope Village

Hope Village resident Jimmy John Howland sits by his favorite mural at Hope Village, the city's second Safe Stay Community. The mountainous landscape featured in the mural reminds him of Trillium Lake, where he used to go with his dad when he was younger.

September 23, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Nonprofit organization Fourth Plain Forward, through a partnership with the Clark County Mural Society and the city of Vancouver, is installing local art to beautify the city’s second Safe Stay Community for people experiencing homelessness. Read story

Grassa recently opened on Vancouver's waterfront.

Grassa in Vancouver worth the wait

Grassa recently opened on Vancouver's waterfront.

September 23, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Grassa, a casual spot known for fresh pasta doused in flavor-packed sauces, just opened on Vancouver’s waterfront. Read story

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

C-Tran CEO Donaghy airs I-5 Bridge replacement plan worries

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

September 22, 2022, 6:03am Business

C-Tran’s CEO Shawn Donaghy recently raised concerns about a breakdown in communication between the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program and C-Tran. Read story

Clark College student Dinara Dursun works at the school's financial aid office. Dursun, a sophomore at Clark, said she's been finding it increasingly difficult to get financial assistance this year.

Clark College students feel brunt of financial aid cuts: ‘Where’s that $1,000?’

Clark College student Dinara Dursun works at the school's financial aid office. Dursun, a sophomore at Clark, said she's been finding it increasingly difficult to get financial assistance this year.

September 22, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

As of August, officers in Clark College’s financial aid office said they were seeing a 29 percent reduction in Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants in comparison with last year. Read story

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Miles Terrace, 1503 Esther St., on Friday. The event included speakers and a tour of the new facility.

Vancouver to ask voters to renew Affordable Housing Fund

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Miles Terrace, 1503 Esther St., on Friday. The event included speakers and a tour of the new facility.

September 20, 2022, 4:42pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver will ask voters in 2023 to renew the Affordable Housing Fund, its largest community resource addressing low-income housing, before it expires that same year. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver seeks staff help to refine its climate strategies

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

September 20, 2022, 2:59pm Clark County News

After months of consuming detailed analyses exploring leading-edge climate strategies, the Vancouver City Council is hoping to see a plan come back for an adoption vote. Read story

Sallie Reavey, co-owner of the Briar Rose Inn, adjusts a sign for her bed and breakfast Wednesday. She says she might have to sell the inn if a Safe Stay Community is established across the street.

Vancouver City Council approves license agreement for possible downtown Safe Stay Community

Sallie Reavey, co-owner of the Briar Rose Inn, adjusts a sign for her bed and breakfast Wednesday. She says she might have to sell the inn if a Safe Stay Community is established across the street.

September 19, 2022, 10:11pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council approved a temporary license agreement Monday to consider converting a vacant downtown lot into a Safe Stay Community, causing further upset among neighboring businesses who have been outspoken against the effort. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

September 18, 2022, 6:02am Business

Clark County Business Briefing Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Week ahead looks dry, with cooler highs

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

September 18, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

We talked about that weather system dropping down our coastline in Thursday’s column. That is exactly what it is doing. We had a few impulses of moisture that tried to make it inland Friday and Saturday but officially got only a trace in Vancouver. Read story