Governor signs off on new medical marijuana rules

By Lauren Dake and Sue Vorenberg April 24, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Friday that will regulate the state's medical marijuana system and create a voluntary patient database of users.

8 more Clark County vets get housing vouchers

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Eight additional Clark County veterans will get places to call home, following a new round of federal housing vouchers.

Hospice waits for OK to open in Salmon Creek

By Gordon Oliver April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

It's taken a long time, and it will take just a bit longer, but the Community Home Health and Hospice at 3102 N.E. 134th St. in Salmon Creek is about to open its doors.

Proposed e-cigarette restrictions include exception for vape shops

By Marissa Harshman April 22, 2015 7:03 p.m.

The Clark County Board of Health is poised to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices but made one concession after listening to public testimony.

Whooping cough, chickenpox cases rising in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman April 21, 2015 3:33 p.m.

Public health officials are urging immunizations as several vaccine-preventable diseases make a resurgence in Clark County and across the state.

Touchmark offers presentation for Alzheimer’s caregivers

April 21, 2015 3:23 p.m.

Touchmark at Fairway Village is offering a free presentation for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

COPD lung diseases have no cure; symptoms can be controlled

By Marissa Harshman April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

A year and a half ago, Tiffany Aplet was a frequent visitor to the hospital emergency room.

County to consider passing e-cigarette ordinance

By Marissa Harshman April 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarette use in public places where tobacco products are banned.

JROTC cadets attempt to break 5K record

April 18, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Prairie High School Air Force Junior Reserved Officers' Training Corps is teaming up with JROTC cadets from Oregon City and Reynolds high school to celebrate the 99th JROTC anniversary with a 5K run at 9 a.m. April 25 at Camp Withycombe, 15300 S.E. Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Ore.

PeaceHealth names new senior vice president

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 5:38 p.m.

PeaceHealth said Friday that Dan Hein is its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

Dispose of medications at free event April 25

April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

VANCOUVER — Clark County residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications next weekend at several collection sites.

Yacolt farm voluntarily recalls raw milk, cream in listeria scare

By Marissa Harshman April 15, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt is recalling raw milk and cream products after routine testing revealed listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Home care workers plan Vancouver rally over wages

By The Columbian April 14, 2015 7:02 p.m.

Vancouver home-health care workers will rally Wednesday in hopes of convincing Washington lawmakers to increase the minimum wage.

Agency to recognize award winners

By The Columbian April 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The Clark County Board of Health will recognize its 2015 Public Health Community Award winners at its meeting April 22.

High-schooler receives public health award

By The Columbian April 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The Washington State Public Health Association has named a Columbia River High School senior a 2015 Health Champion