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Clark County Fire District 6 crews respond to a BNSF railcar venting argon as it sits on the line running adjacent to Lakeshore Avenue.

Crews respond to BNSF rail car venting gas

Clark County Fire District 6 crews respond to a BNSF railcar venting argon as it sits on the line running adjacent to Lakeshore Avenue.

February 2, 2019, 11:18pm Clark County News

A stretch of Lakeshore Avenue along the 7400 block was closed for about a half-hour Saturday morning in response to a situation involving hazardous materials. Read story

Man hospitalized after accidental gunshot

February 2, 2019, 11:17pm Clark County News

A 22-year-old was transported Saturday morning to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after being injured by an accidental gunshot. Read story

Dr. Joseph Kelly, left, chats with 9 year-old Samuel Pena, right, at a free children’s dental clinic held Saturday at Clark College.

Kids’ smiles brighten up Dental Day

Dr. Joseph Kelly, left, chats with 9 year-old Samuel Pena, right, at a free children’s dental clinic held Saturday at Clark College.

February 2, 2019, 7:24pm Clark County Health

How do you get 90 kids to all get through a dentist visit in one day? For the dental hygiene students who organized this year’s free children’s dental day at Clark College, the answer is simple: make it fun. Read story

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Another case of measles confirmed; no new sites

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February 2, 2019, 5:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County's measles outbreak has continued to rise with 43 confirmed cases and eight suspected cases as of Saturday afternoon. Read story

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

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

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

From left, House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, the ranking Republican on the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, chairwoman of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, take part in the Mental Health Reform Panel discussion Thursday during the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday.

Repairing mental health system high on lawmakers’ minds

From left, House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, the ranking Republican on the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, chairwoman of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, take part in the Mental Health Reform Panel discussion Thursday during the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday.

January 13, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Washington legislative session, lawmakers’ do-to lists only got longer. Read story

Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new bridge over Whipple Creek on Dec. 18. It is now open to traffic.

10th Avenue Bridge now open to drivers, cyclists, pedestrians

Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new bridge over Whipple Creek on Dec. 18. It is now open to traffic.

January 5, 2019, 7:36pm Clark County News

After over a year of construction, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can now use a new bridge spanning Whipple Creek outside of Ridgefield. Read story

Retired Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher is pictured at the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

Doug Lasher retires after more than three decades as Clark County treasurer

Retired Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher is pictured at the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

January 3, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

During the last week of his last term as Clark County treasurer, the walls and shelves in Doug Lasher’s second-floor office had been mostly cleared off. Read story