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Where is the care? Nursing home, assisted living facility staffing shortage hits Clark County

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January 23, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

The long-term care industry is facing the worst staffing shortages among all health care providers nationwide, and Clark County is being impacted. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Omicron COVID-19 variant straining Clark County hospitals

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

January 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Clark County. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

Hospital admissions surge 62.7 percent in Clark County as COVID-19 cases rise

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

January 20, 2022, 3:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a surge in hospital admissions this week as the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to push new cases to unprecedented highs. Read story

Burgerville customers can Warm Hearts

January 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Burgerville is participating in Clark Public Utilities’ Operation Warm Heart this year, a program designed to help families in crisis pay their electric heating bills. It is the seventh year Burgerville has participated in the program. Read story

Columbia Land Trust's executive director, Glenn Lamb, will retire sometime in the coming year.

Columbia Land Trust director to retire this year

Columbia Land Trust's executive director, Glenn Lamb, will retire sometime in the coming year.

January 19, 2022, 5:54pm Clark County News

Glenn Lamb, Columbia Land Trust’s executive director of 32 years, will be stepping down from the position this year, according to a statement released Wednesday. Columbia Land Trust is a Vancouver-based nonprofit dedicated to land conservation in the Northwest. Read story

Holly, a husky puppy, stares out from her kennel at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal.

Donations pour in at Clark County animal shelters during Betty White Challenge

Holly, a husky puppy, stares out from her kennel at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal.

January 19, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

On Sunday night, Kari-Lyn Jakubs, the director of I Paw’d It Forward, a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides lost and found pet services in Clark County, made a post on social media after learning about a viral grassroots campaign that encouraged people to donate to local animal rescues and shelters in… Read story

Ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Jackson Young Jr. speaks via remote call at the iUrban Teen's 12th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the Vancouver Hilton.

Civil rights icon Andrew Young speaks at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Vancouver

Ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Jackson Young Jr. speaks via remote call at the iUrban Teen's 12th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the Vancouver Hilton.

January 17, 2022, 6:08pm Clark County News

Civil rights icon Andrew Jackson Young Jr. spoke on Monday at an event in Vancouver in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Young was originally scheduled to visit Vancouver for the holiday, but the 89-year-old decided to deliver a live virtual message from his home in Georgia due to… Read story

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Four Vancouver police officers involved in Jan. 9 fatal shooting in east Vancouver identified

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January 17, 2022, 5:32pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department identified four officers Monday who were involved in the fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man on Jan. 9 at an east Vancouver mobile home park. Read story

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

Clark County health officials offer guidelines for what to do if you think you have omicron

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

January 15, 2022, 6:09am Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are slammed with people testing positive for COVID-19, and public health officials worry that they will soon be overwhelmed. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Clark County emergency rooms report drastic increase in patients

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

January 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Officials at Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center have a request: Don’t visit the emergency room if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms or if you need a walk-in COVID-19 test. Read story