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Registered nurse Katlyn Ellyson works behind the counter in the triage milieu at Lifeline's new Crisis Wellness Center in Vancouver. The center will house a new triage and stabilization program to help people in an acute mental health crisis for up to seven days. It opens to patients Monday.

Triage center bridges mental health treatment in Clark County

Clark County will see a boost to its mental health care offerings Monday when local nonprofit Lifeline Connections opens a crisis triage and stabilization program at its Crisis Wellness Center…
The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Initial jobless claims in Clark County fall by 16%

Clark County’s initial unemployment claims fell by 16 percent last week from 1,362 to 1,147, signaling a minor recovery in the local economy but still a worrisome picture overall.
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Clark County adds one COVID-19 death, 13 new cases

Clark County Public Health confirmed one new death due to COVID-19 and 13 new cases Thursday afternoon.
The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office is dismissing the criminal case against Kelly C. Carroll, 61, of Battle Ground, who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by reopening her pet grooming business, because of newly discovered evidence.

City to dismiss case against pet groomer accused of defying stay-home order

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office, citing newly discovered evidence, is dismissing the criminal case against a woman who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by…
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Ilya Panasevich, 18, graduate of Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, takes center stage as he pauses to have his photograph taken during a drive-thru graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 at McKenzie Stadium on Wednesday morning. Panasevich was one of 147 graduates from HeLa High School this year, and one of about 1,900 in the Evergreen Public Schools district.

Circumstance dictates pomp of a different sort for Evergreen schools grads

High school seniors may have missed out on a traditional graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Evergreen Public Schools wasn’t going to see…


The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe reports strong growth in gross profit

Vancouver-based steel pipe manufacturer Northwest Pipe Co. released its second-quarter financial results Tuesday, showing strong growth in gross profit and little growth in net sales.


A waste receptacle is set on fire near the Portland Police Association building during a protest in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.

Protesters rally in Portland as mayor decries violence

Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and…

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