Hospital Procedure Costs
For the first time, the federal government has released the prices hospitals across the country charge for the most common inpatient procedures. We've extracted data for hospitals in Washington and Oregon so you can search and compare costs in the region. National data was recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in an effort to make the health care system more affordable and accountable. To learn more about local hospitals and how costs may vary, read health reporter Marissa Harshman's story.
Election 2012 Maps
The Clark County Elections office recently certified results for the 2012 general election. We have mapped several of the more interesting races and ballot measures, providing a precinct-by-precinct view of how we voted in this county. You can see how we voted for President (alternative candidates too) and how we turned out to vote, but we've also broken out many of the ballot measures (state and local), races for the state legislature and county commissioner.
You can also see how Washington counties voted on the gubernatorial race, which is still too close to call, and two of the more controversial measures on the ballot, I-502 to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and R-74 to legalize same-sex marriage.
Washington Donors to Presidential Campaigns 2012
See who gives money to Obama or Romney in your neighborhood. Search the interactive database to find contributions from individuals donating to Obama and Romney presidential campaigns as of mid-October, 2012.
2012 Local School Test Scores
This database will allow you to see how local 10th graders fared in the 2012 High School Proficiency Exam, or HSPE. In grades 3 through 8, students took the Measurements of Student Progress, or MSP. Students in 10th grade this year took the End of Course test in place of the HSPE Science. You can view results for an entire school district or a school, see how a specific grade level performed at a specific school or compare how students in the same grade level scored in different schools or districts.
Karaoke in Clark County
Clark County Public Salaries
Track public salaries in Clark County with the help of this database compiled by The Columbian from 38 information requests. Each of the agencies and their top-paid 20 employees can be searched and compared.
State employee salaries
This database shows the earnings of all state employees for the years 2010 and 2011. Earnings include base salaries, bonuses, overtime and other additional payments. You can search by agency, name or job title.
How much are you paying for liquor in Clark County? We've listed the top 20 selling brands in Washington, how much they cost locally before June 1 and, with the readers' help, what they cost now after the June 1 privatization of liquor sales.
Safety violations in Clark County and Woodland schools
Learn about safety violations at your neighborhood school through a searchable database, interactive graphic and map.
2010-11 Clark County School Achievement
The Washington State Board of Education annually creates an achievement index for every school in the state. The index reflects how students fared on tests in reading, writing, math and science. It also considers extended graduation rates. This searchable database shows results by Clark County school district and by school.
2011 Causes of Death in Clark County
Nearly 3,000 Clark County residents died in 2010. The causes of death ranged from health issues like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s to human-caused deaths like accidents, suicide and homicide. The causes and total number of deaths varied by age. This searchable database breaks down the Clark County deaths by age and cause.
2011 Local School Ratings
This database will allow you to see how local 10th graders fared in the 2011 High School Proficiency Exam, or HSPE. In grades 3 through 8, students took the Measurements of Student Progress, or MSP. You can view results for an entire school district or a school, see how a specific grade level performed at a specific school or compare how students in the same grade level scored in different schools or districts.
Take a look at how Clark County and other communities in Washington have changed in the past decade with the help of some data released this year by the U.S. Census Bureau.