Stories by Marissa
Two cats die in blaze
The brindle-colored dog firefighters rescued from a Vancouver home Friday likely had a name, but, given her morning, firefighters gave her a new one: Lucky.
Police recovered luggage allegedly stolen from the Portland airport at a Vancouver home Tuesday morning.
While many health experts hail state's new rules on pain medication, one local legislator says changes are needed
The state's new, tougher stance on opioid prescribing, although initially unpopular, now has many doctors and health officials hailing a better and safer system. The concerns that pain patients would be left in a world of hurt went unrealized, health officials say.
It tracks prescriptions for pain medications, promotes safety
A new state program has created new obstacles for people "doctor shopping" for pain medications.
In recent years, the nonprofit's funding, client base shrank
Columbia River Mental Health Services has eliminated 16 positions in an attempt to reduce the nonprofit's infrastructure and recoup financial losses.
Playing instrument a successful therapy, confidence booster for Vancouver 12 year old
Ask Ian Engelsman his musical inspirations, and he'll give you an earful.
Body requires time, rehydration after night of binge drinking
If your 2013 New Year's resolution is to be kinder to your body, you might want to start with your drink glass tonight.
Area schools haven't reported any outbreaks
This month, many Clark County residents received a Christmas gift they didn't want: the seasonal flu.
Devices made by Friends of the Carpenter
Stainless steel wire, a metal washer, a piece of polycarbonate plastic and a little bit of soy wax. That's all it takes to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by dirty water.
Camas-Washougal effort rewards activity with adults
The local group combating east county residents' growing waistlines is taking aim at another population: children.
Camas woman celebrates year of losing, determination renewed
Shopping for clothes can be tricky when you weigh 400 pounds.
Toys, treats await many four-legged family members
Little boys and girls aren't the only ones Santa will pay a visit to this Christmas.
Seasonal affective disorder more than the blues, but can be treated, experts say
The calendar flips from November to December. Daylight gets scarce as days get shorter. Sunshine is replaced with rain and clouds.
More local stores are selling tobacco to minors, state says
Retailers across the state are making it easier for youths to get their hands on tobacco products.
It also emphasizes self-esteem for women
The rhythmic beat of the music sets the pace.
As a teen, she made her life with cancer public to help others with disease
Liz Rowan vowed to fight. And fight, she did.
Blogger, family say they're healthier since focusing diet on meat, fruit, veggies
What began as a 30-day challenge has evolved into a new way of life for one Felida family.
Hotel pulls contract on word that sales are against state, federal law
The medical cannabis farmers market scheduled to take place Sunday in Vancouver has been canceled.
Organizers say local event would offer safe drug access
The medical cannabis farmers market scheduled to take place in Vancouver this Sunday has been canceled.
Doctor gave her six months to live; she died 23 days later
The cancer that took Caitlyn Lippolis' leg in June took her life Wednesday afternoon. After nine months of doctors, surgeries and chemotherapy, Caitlyn took her last breath just before 2 p.m.
She wasn't supposed to survive.
Thanks to some local dentists, kids won't be seeing him without teeth
A Vancouver man with aspirations to be Santa Claus has but one wish this Christmas: A full set of teeth.
Emails, texts to woman on county-issued laptop, mobile phone cited
A Clark County Public Health program manager was fired Tuesday for violating the county’s policy regarding the use of its electronic equipment and work time.
Rainfall sets record for date, causes dozens of problems
Downed power lines. Flooded streets. Hydroplaning cars. Monday's rain caused dozens of problems in Clark County.
The storm moving through Clark County is expected to drop another 2 to 4 inches of rain this afternoon and evening, with the heaviest rainfall coming just in time for the drive home
Rates in county are above 90 percent, compared to just 70 percent nationally
Physicians, nurses and public health officials are always the first to urge people to get a flu shot. But are they heeding their own advice?
Disease will continue to circulate, state health officials say
The whooping cough epidemic that spread across Washington state this year appears to finally be easing its record-setting pace.
Quieting one's mind can be accomplished in variety of ways
Mantra. Guided. Mindfulness. Yoga.
TV show will tell of parasite that put former Vancouver woman's unborn baby at risk
At 35 weeks pregnant, Kirsten Pevey learned she had more than just a baby living inside her body.
Police, firefighter layoffs can be avoided; taxes and utility rates may rise
The Vancouver City Council is moving forward with a 2013-14 budget that, through community collaborations, will save 13 firefighter and five police positions but will also increase property taxes and utility and garbage rates.
Four pounds. That’s all that separates Laina Harris, a woman weighing in the 300s, from being a woman weighing in the 200s.
Clark County families turn to community, websites for help as medical bills mount
Clark County families turn to community, websites for help as medical bills mount
12-year-old looks forward to recovery from bone cancer
In a matter of weeks, 12-year-old Caitlyn Lippolis went from running through the house to scooting across the floor.
As Halloween looms, experts say brushing vital after eating candy
This Halloween, dentists are offering Clark County's little goblins and ghouls some tricks to go along with the holiday treats.
County health officer says definitive cause will not be determined
New laboratory test results are providing little information about the origin of a salmonella outbreak linked to an east Vancouver restaurant.
It's getting to be that time of year, and doctors say prevention is what it's all about
Get ready. Flu season is near. But rather than fighting the fever, cough and body aches that accompany the flu virus, doctors recommend preventing the fight by arming yourself with a flu shot and good hygiene practices.
Prevent! Coalition will use $600,000 to help reduce abuse
Clark County's substance abuse prevention coalition will continue its efforts to reduce youth drug use and underage drinking for another five years, thanks to a $600,000 federal grant.
On the Border restaurant reopened Monday
Health officials are still trying to determine the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people — and counting.
As the Columbia River Crossing debate rages on, Clark County is moving forward with a bridge project of its own — albeit on a much smaller scale.
Oregon couple sickened after eating at On The Border
A Happy Valley, Ore., couple who contracted salmonella after dining at On the Border have filed a lawsuit against the east Vancouver restaurant.
On the Border was closed for nearly a week
Nearly a week after health officials closed an east Vancouver restaurant at the center of a salmonella outbreak, On the Border reopened Monday.
Restaurant reopens today after salmonella outbreak
Seven days after health officials closed an east Vancouver restaurant at the center of a salmonella outbreak, On the Border is set to reopen this afternoon.
Much of it lurks in common processed foods
When it comes to mealtime, most Americans need to hold the salt.
As many as 46 sickened after dining at On the Border
The salmonella outbreak count keeps climbing.
Cause of outbreak still unknown
The number of probable salmonella cases linked to Vancouver's On the Border restaurant is increasing, but health officials are still unsure of the source of the bacteria.
Health officials made decision on east Vancouver restaurant Tuesday morning
Clark County Public Health shut down an east Vancouver restaurant today in response to a salmonella outbreak.
Aim is to keep it away from landfills, youngsters
More than 800 pounds of unneeded medications are no longer sitting in Clark County residents' medicine cabinets.
Pink Pathways aims to ensure women have crucial support
Trudy Anderson determined her post-breast cancer pathway soon after her diagnosis in August 2011. She knew she had to use the life-changing diagnosis to change the lives of other women.
An international expert on active aging and a group of Vancouver seniors will team up in a workshop Tuesday on active aging.