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Karen Morrison, right, executive director of Odyssey World International Education Services, works with Abby Hollopeter, women&rsquo;s health advocate/researcher, in their downtown Vancouver office Monday morning.

CEO of Vancouver nonprofit sees ‘good things’ as Clark County makes strides to diversify leadership

Karen Morrison, right, executive director of Odyssey World International Education Services, works with Abby Hollopeter, women&rsquo;s health advocate/researcher, in their downtown Vancouver office Monday morning.

May 17, 2024, 6:04am Community Funded Journalism

A recent national study found diversity among nonprofit leaders has not increased in the past three years, but one Vancouver CEO is optimistic about strides toward diversity, equity and inclusion. Read story

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

Mt. View EyeCare in east Vancouver offers specialized care for special eye issues

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

May 15, 2024, 6:06am Business

Vancouver eye patient Paula Hinton suffered chemical burns to both of her corneas in 2021. Before she visited Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, she used specialty drops prescribed by a different doctor, but she could only see colors and shapes. Read story

$50,000 grant from Clark County Opioid Abatement Council will support naloxone vending machines

May 14, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Health

Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health has been awarded more than $50,000 from the Clark County Opioid Abatement Council to support its network of naloxone vending machines. Read story

Registered nurse Jennifer Anderson greets morning traffic while picketing outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

Washington nurses union files unfair labor practice charge against PeaceHealth

Registered nurse Jennifer Anderson greets morning traffic while picketing outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

May 10, 2024, 3:50pm Business

The Washington State Nurses Association has filed an unfair labor practice charge against PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on behalf of the 1,465 nurses the union represents at the Vancouver hospital. Read story

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for Saturday

May 10, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is slated for Saturday. Read story

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is sprouting rot and in need of repair.

Cedar Creek Grist Mill only open three hours on Saturdays; Woodland-area site needs volunteers

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is sprouting rot and in need of repair.

May 8, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

For the past three years, the wooden foundation of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill east of Woodland has been rotting due to excessive moisture from the creek below. Read story

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Two drivers injured in head-on collision on Highway 14 near Interstate 5 in Vancouver

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May 7, 2024, 8:12pm Clark County News

Two people were injured early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on state Highway 14 near Interstate 5 in Vancouver, according to a Washington State Patrol crash memo. Read story

Columbia Play Project is planning for a future children's museum in Clark County.

Columbia Play Project begins planning for children’s museum; cost estimated from $10M to $40M

Columbia Play Project is planning for a future children's museum in Clark County.

May 7, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

Columbia Play Project will launch the first phase of planning for a children’s museum in Clark County this summer. Read story

From left: Cascadia Tech Academy student Hannah Freimuth, 18, has her height and weight measured by classmate Leslie Vega, 17, as Unzila Alauddin, 17, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Mia Yanez, 18, on Friday afternoon. The medical assisting program at Cascadia Tech Academy allows students to gain clinical experience at local clinics and hospitals.

Vancouver’s Cascadia Tech lets students start medical careers straight out of high school

From left: Cascadia Tech Academy student Hannah Freimuth, 18, has her height and weight measured by classmate Leslie Vega, 17, as Unzila Alauddin, 17, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Mia Yanez, 18, on Friday afternoon. The medical assisting program at Cascadia Tech Academy allows students to gain clinical experience at local clinics and hospitals.

May 4, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Health

Seven students at Cascadia Tech Academy in Vancouver are among the first in the state eligible to become certified medical assistants right out of high school. Read story

A national report ranks Washington 33rd in the nation for preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds.

Washington 33rd in U.S. on preschool access, reinforcing assertions of Clark County education leaders

A national report ranks Washington 33rd in the nation for preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds.

May 2, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

A recent national study found Washington falls behind in preschool access compared with other states, reinforcing the assertion from local education leaders that the demand for early-learning programs has far outpaced funding. Read story