Every year, Clark County Public Health officials perform more than 3,000 routine restaurant inspections. Rarely, those inspections reveal significant problems that cause health officials to immediately shut down businesses. While the closures garner plenty of public attention, most restaurant inspections are uneventful. Health officials typically find only minor problems or catch risky behavior before it leads to a food-borne illness outbreak.
By Camille Chandler for The Columbian
January 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Now that the holiday celebrations and pumpkin pies are behind us, it's time to return our families to some semblance of healthy eating. Most of us have a pretty good idea what that is — and isn't. But those holiday eating habits are awfully hard to give up cold turkey. Going from months of feasting with abandon to total deprivation could spark rebellion around the table. So I suggest a gentler and more fun approach.
PORTLAND — Alex Campbell's room is quiet. The natural light from the Portland sky illuminates the room. Handmade get-well cards sit on a shelf across from his bed. Those, he points out, were made by his friends at Salmon Creek Elementary School, where Alex is in fourth grade.