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Clark County in medium risk category for COVID-19 for first time since March

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June 30, 2022, 1:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, ending a two-week run of gradual increases that has put the county at a medium level of risk of disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

Volunteers Susan and Phil Harding serve eggs, waffles and sausages to participants in the Hot Meals program at the Share House on Tuesday morning. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the program served roughly 3,000 meals a month. Now, it serves about 9,000 meals a month, and more volunteers are needed to keep up. "Share says all the time that they couldn't do it without volunteers," Phil Harding said.

Share’s Hot Meals program returns to in-person dining after nearly 2½-year hiatus caused by pandemic

Volunteers Susan and Phil Harding serve eggs, waffles and sausages to participants in the Hot Meals program at the Share House on Tuesday morning. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the program served roughly 3,000 meals a month. Now, it serves about 9,000 meals a month, and more volunteers are needed to keep up. "Share says all the time that they couldn't do it without volunteers," Phil Harding said.

June 30, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The smell of waffles, syrup and sausages wafted from Share House in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning as a line of people — many of them experiencing homelessness — formed outside. Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust details summer grant winners

June 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its Spring 2022 Grants Report, which outlines $32.5 million in charitable giving around the Pacific Northwest, including 29 grants totaling $12 million in Washington. Read story

Dr. Ozone Gautam, left, looks over his bio while joining fellow members of a new Internal Medicine Residency Program at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. "Everyone has been so welcoming, inside and outside of the hospital," Gautam said. "I'm settling in well.

Legacy Health, Vancouver Clinic launch internal medicine residency program

Dr. Ozone Gautam, left, looks over his bio while joining fellow members of a new Internal Medicine Residency Program at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. "Everyone has been so welcoming, inside and outside of the hospital," Gautam said. "I'm settling in well.

June 28, 2022, 10:17am Clark County Health

Legacy Health has launched a new internal medicine residency program in partnership with the Vancouver Clinic that will provide a comprehensive medical education focused on developing highly skilled primary care internists. Read story

Protestors march around Esther Short Park on Friday, June 24, 2022, during a rally and march in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that protected abortion access nationwide.

Clark County health care providers voice support for abortion rights

Protestors march around Esther Short Park on Friday, June 24, 2022, during a rally and march in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that protected abortion access nationwide.

June 24, 2022, 8:21pm Clark County Health

Despite the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Washington and Oregon still have some of the strongest abortion protections in the country, and abortion services are still available at Planned Parenthood clinics across the two states. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 cases rise slightly; 7 new deaths push total to 837

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June 23, 2022, 4:46pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increased slightly this week. New hospitalizations decreased this week, but hospital occupancy remains high. Read story

Clark County Public Health has issued a swim beach warning at Vancouver Lake after routine testing showed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. E. coli bacteria can cause serious gastrointestinal illness when water is accidentally swallowed. The lake also has a bloom of blue-green algae.

Public Health lifts Vancouver Lake closure, removes Battle Ground Lake advisory for E. coli

Clark County Public Health has issued a swim beach warning at Vancouver Lake after routine testing showed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. E. coli bacteria can cause serious gastrointestinal illness when water is accidentally swallowed. The lake also has a bloom of blue-green algae.

June 23, 2022, 10:55am Clark County News

Clark County Public Health has lifted a closure at Vancouver Lake put in place earlier this month after routine testing found elevated levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. Public Health has also lifted the E. coli warning for the Battle Ground Lake swim beach. Read story

An artist's rendition of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's expanded emergency department as seen from the west. The expansion will include an updated entry with adjacent parking and increased parking space for cars and ambulances.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to expand emergency department

An artist's rendition of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's expanded emergency department as seen from the west. The expansion will include an updated entry with adjacent parking and increased parking space for cars and ambulances.

June 23, 2022, 6:01am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will soon expand the size of its emergency department. Read story

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E. coli cancels rowing event at Vancouver Lake

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June 21, 2022, 6:05pm Clark County Health

A rowing event that was expected to draw more than a thousand people to Vancouver last weekend was canceled due to E. coli concerns. Read story

Unlike much of the country, the Pacific Northwest has had a long stretch of cooler-than-normal weather this month, and after months of heavy rain, many people are excited for some fun in the sun.

Clark County to see warm weather, hot weekend, weather service says

Unlike much of the country, the Pacific Northwest has had a long stretch of cooler-than-normal weather this month, and after months of heavy rain, many people are excited for some fun in the sun.

June 21, 2022, 4:39pm Clark County News

Warmer weather is finally here, and right on time for the first day of summer Tuesday. Read story