European court: Obesity can be considered a disability

5:10 p.m. December 18
Ruling pressures employers to make accommodations

Obesity can be considered a disability if it hinders job performance, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a case with broad implications for employers across the 28-nation European Union.

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Vancouver man, doctor fight against breast cancer

4:30 p.m. December 14
New tool aims to use polymers to make impalpable tumors palpable

Jarrett LeClaire and his wife, Irene, were newlyweds trying to start a family when Irene discovered a small tumor in her right breast.

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Dog gives ailing Battle Ground teen new leash on life

6 a.m. December 15
Battle Ground teen who lost lower leg after being hit by car receives service canine, helping him cope with depression

Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.

Laina Harris

Two-thirds of Clark County adults are overweight or obese. Laina Harris of Camas is one of those adults. At her heaviest, Harris weighed 420 pounds. Today, she's more than 100 pounds lighter and armed with the resolve to lose more weight. This occasional series follows her journey.


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