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Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has announced she’ll introduce a more expansive bill that would remove the opt-out for immunizations other than the MMR shot for public school children.

Sen. Cleveland plans stricter vaccine bill, removes opt-out for more than MMR

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has announced she’ll introduce a more expansive bill that would remove the opt-out for immunizations other than the MMR shot for public school children.

January 31, 2019, 4:04pm Clark County Health

Nearly a week after Washington lawmakers introduced legislation that would eliminate the state’s personal exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination, Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, has announced she’ll introduce a more expansive bill that would remove the opt-out for other immunizations. Read story

Representative Paul Harris, Ranking Member, House Education Committee, left, and Representative Monica Stonier, Vice-Chair, House Education Committee, speak to the Washington State Board of Education at Educational Service District 112 on Nov. 7.

House Bill targets vaccine exemptions

Representative Paul Harris, Ranking Member, House Education Committee, left, and Representative Monica Stonier, Vice-Chair, House Education Committee, speak to the Washington State Board of Education at Educational Service District 112 on Nov. 7.

January 30, 2019, 7:14pm Clark County Health

In response to a measles outbreak that has spread from Clark County to King County and Oregon, legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit children from being exempted from vaccinations for the disease out of personal or philosophical reasons. Read story

Cindi Fisher stands outside of the Clark County Courthouse holding a sign she’s used at protests for better mental health care.

Vancouver mom concerned about state of mental health care

Cindi Fisher stands outside of the Clark County Courthouse holding a sign she’s used at protests for better mental health care.

January 28, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

Since November, Cindi Fisher has regularly made the trip from Vancouver to Lakewood, just outside of Tacoma, to visit her son, Siddharta. On a recent visit, Fisher said, she shared a meal with him at Old Country Buffet, took him to a local park and left him with some money. Read story

Jamie Hansen and her son Ryan, 15, talk about their experience with high medical bills at their home in La Center.

Health care sticker shock: La Center family faced $100K medical bill

Jamie Hansen and her son Ryan, 15, talk about their experience with high medical bills at their home in La Center.

January 24, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Health

Jamie Hansen might be on record for one of the shortest round trips from Clark County to Canada. Read story

The Clark County Council watches Gary Medvigy take his oath of office after being appointed the newest member of the council Tuesday at the Public Service Center.

Clark County Council picks Medvigy for open seat

The Clark County Council watches Gary Medvigy take his oath of office after being appointed the newest member of the council Tuesday at the Public Service Center.

January 22, 2019, 7:05pm Clark County News

Citing his extensive background in law and military service, the Clark County Council voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to appoint Gary Medvigy to the open seat on the council. Read story

A truck passes a sign for Livingston Mountain Quarry as it enters the facility east of Vancouver on April 26, 2019.

Livingston Quarry given a stop-work order

A truck passes a sign for Livingston Mountain Quarry as it enters the facility east of Vancouver on April 26, 2019.

January 20, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

The Washington Department of Natural Resources has issued a stop-work order to Clark County and a company it contracts with to operate a quarry that’s long been the subject of public complaints. Read story

On Tuesday night, the Clark County Republican Party’s central committee nominated airline pilot and transportation activist John Ley, from left, retired California Superior Court Judge Gary Medvigy and Republican Party activist Brook Pell to fill the open seat on the council.

Councilors to question candidates to fill Quiring’s seat Tuesday

On Tuesday night, the Clark County Republican Party’s central committee nominated airline pilot and transportation activist John Ley, from left, retired California Superior Court Judge Gary Medvigy and Republican Party activist Brook Pell to fill the open seat on the council.

January 18, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County Council may be whole again as soon as next week. Read story

Dogs and their owners walk along a path at Ike Memorial Dog Park. A new animal control officer will be added at the park this year.

DOGPAW dog parks try to find their spot in Clark County

Dogs and their owners walk along a path at Ike Memorial Dog Park. A new animal control officer will be added at the park this year.

January 16, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Eileen Cervantes remembers the off-leash parks in Santa Clara, Calif., where she used to take Bailey, her son’s Corgi mix. Read story

Liz Cline, from left in foreground, Katia Delavar and Jim Karlock tally votes for the top three nominees to fill the empty county council seat while witnesses watch during the Clark County Republican Party Central Committee’s meeting.

Clark County GOP nominates 3 to fill Quiring seat

Liz Cline, from left in foreground, Katia Delavar and Jim Karlock tally votes for the top three nominees to fill the empty county council seat while witnesses watch during the Clark County Republican Party Central Committee’s meeting.

January 15, 2019, 10:05pm Clark County News

The Clark County Republican Party settled on the top three candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Clark County Council. Read story

Tom Mielke, from left, accepts a plaque acknowledging his work on the Clark County Council in December 2016 with then-Chair Marc Boldt nearby. Mielke's name is on a list of candidates, released by the local GOP, seeking to complete the term of Republican county Councilor Eileen Quiring, the new council chair.

Mielke, 10 others file for Quiring’s seat

Tom Mielke, from left, accepts a plaque acknowledging his work on the Clark County Council in December 2016 with then-Chair Marc Boldt nearby. Mielke's name is on a list of candidates, released by the local GOP, seeking to complete the term of Republican county Councilor Eileen Quiring, the new council chair.

January 14, 2019, 6:56pm Clark County News

Former Republican Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke is trying to get his old job back. Read story