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"It was a day of celebration for non-Indians at the dam, but a day of immense sadness for ...

“How do you fit a river this big into a book this small?”

It may look beautifully serene to a day visitor, but the Columbia River is actually the site of historical and ongoing conflict between tremendous forces.
Clark County Life
Therapist Lauryn Sanders, left, and peer specialist Reinhardt Ryan ride in Columbia River Mental Health Services' van.

Columbia River Mental Health Services offers homeless health care to go

Columbia River Mental Health Services has launched its Mobile Health Team, a program that strives to eliminate barriers to accessing mental health services, drug and alcohol screenings, and basic medical…
Clark County News
Seton Catholic High School students Cami Price, left, and Lara Carrion accept donations at a Drive & Drop food drive at Hudson's Bay High on Saturday. Price and Carrion were among a larger group of local National Honor Society students volunteering at the various drop off locations.

Walk & Knock volunteers collect over 88,000 pounds of food for area’s hungry

Bundled-up volunteers braved the cold rain as they collected nonperishable foods and toiletries early Saturday at 10 food drive locations throughout Clark County as a part of Walk & Knock/Drive…
Clark County News
Julian Gomez, 5, left, works with teacher Sandy Becker, red mask, as he learns the letters of the alphabet at Jack and Jill House on Thursday morning. The day care is one of Clark County's 86 licensed child care centers.

Clark County, Southwest Washington child care in crisis

In early 2020, Educational Service District 112 was serving more than twice the number of students in its child care and early education centers than it is today.
Clark County News

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A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Vancouver firefighters extinguish outbuilding fire in Hudson’s Bay neighborhood

Firefighters extinguished an outbuilding fire Sunday morning in Vancouver's Hudson's Bay neighborhood. 


Dr. Bridget Carnahan, clinic manager stands in the lobby at Field Trip Health where patients are treated the drug ketamine to assist in therapy for mental illness and depression is opening up this month in Seattle.

Ketamine clinics emerge to treat mental illness in Northwest

In a spalike clinic overlooking Lake Union with moss walls and floor pillows, Bridget Carnahan treats patients for mental illness with blindfolds, noise-canceling headphones, talk…


Registered nurse Hannah Cvancara has been disqualified from miliray service due to a previous amputation -- despite passing all the Navy's physical requirements.

Washington nurse’s dream is to join the Navy, and she can pass the physical test. But the Navy says they can’t accept people with a prosthetic leg

A leather wallet with anchors stenciled into the fabric, a phone clock telling time in 24-hour format and Navy keychains.

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Volunteers go door to door with vaccination information material in Lawley, South Africa, during a visit of local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against COVID-19 Friday Dec. 3, 2021. South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

How did omicron mutate, and how could it evade antibodies? Fred Hutch scientist Trevor Bedford answers our questions

Little is known about omicron, the newest variant of the coronavirus that was first detected in southern Africa and has rapidly spread to other countries.…


Until her death, Maria Pambrun Barclay (1826-1890) lived a life unique among the early Washington pioneer women. She broke a prearranged marriage, spoke French and English, and her mixed Indigenous and European heritage let her bridge the two cultures.

Clark County History: Maria Barclay

In 1841, Pierre-Chrysologue Pambrun arranged for Cornelius Rogers to wed his 15-year-old daughter. Pambrun was the chief trader at the Hudson Bay Company’s Fort Nez…

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Sophia Huang Xueqin, who investigated China???s earliest #MeToo cases, and labor activist Wang Jianbing. Huang is in detention in Guangzhou on charges of "inciting subversion of state power," friends and family say.

They helped Chinese women, workers, the forgotten and dying. Then they disappeared

Wang Jianbing visited dying construction workers. Sophia Huang Xueqin investigated China's earliest #MeToo cases. Fang Ran wanted to empower factory workers in the south.

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Your Vote: A guide to voting in Washington

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In Our View: All I want for Christmas is improved media literacy

Jayne: Pearl Harbor still resonates

Camden: Fix redistricting process

Other Papers Say: Omicron a worry, not crisis yet

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