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Stories by Lauren Ellenbecker

Columbian staff writer

The Washington Department of Ecology announced late last year it will increase air monitoring networks in areas where overburdened communities face the brunt of air pollution – including a chunk of residents in Vancouver.

More data will help Vancouver make sense of report saying area is among hardest hit by air pollution

The Washington Department of Ecology announced late last year it will increase air monitoring networks in areas where overburdened communities face the brunt of air pollution – including a chunk of residents in Vancouver.

January 12, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

Addressing Vancouver’s air pollution begins with collecting data about how much there is. Read story

Deena Pierott, Found of nonprofit iUrban Teen to speak at MLK celebration

NAACP Vancouver Branch to host Martin Luther King Jr. event for public

Deena Pierott, Found of nonprofit iUrban Teen to speak at MLK celebration

January 11, 2024, 6:08am Churches & Religion

NAACP Vancouver Branch will host a community celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, accomplishments and legacy Saturday. Read story

Drivers in Salmon Creek navigate soggy streets while passing a light blanket of snow Wednesday morning. Southwest Washington saw varied snowfall from barely more than a trace in lowland Vancouver to accumulations in areas at higher elevation in Cowlitz County.

Vancouver preps for more snow; using salt solution on roadways has benefits, environmental drawbacks

Drivers in Salmon Creek navigate soggy streets while passing a light blanket of snow Wednesday morning. Southwest Washington saw varied snowfall from barely more than a trace in lowland Vancouver to accumulations in areas at higher elevation in Cowlitz County.

January 11, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

With freezing temperatures predicted again this weekend, municipal vehicles are ready to coat streets with a homemade concoction of water and sodium chloride to help keep drivers safe. Read story

One of Travis London&rsquo;s murals depicts a human hand reaching for three bear cubs on one of downtown Washougal&rsquo;s oldest buildings.

Washougal native Travis London’s murals are scattered across Clark County, a way to fight for the environment

One of Travis London&rsquo;s murals depicts a human hand reaching for three bear cubs on one of downtown Washougal&rsquo;s oldest buildings.

January 11, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

A lamp cast a warm glow in the corner of Travis London’s small studio, where one of his works in progress perched on an easel. The painting depicts a wide-eyed elk tilting its head upward with transmission towers emerging from its antlers. Read story

Clark County Public Health seeks Green Award nominees

January 11, 2024, 5:57am Business

Clark County Public Health is accepting nominations for its 2024 Green Awards. Read story

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Organizations in Clark County offer volunteer opportunities

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January 10, 2024, 6:09am Churches & Religion

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of social justice by making Jan. 15 a day to celebrate Clark County’s spirit of volunteerism by, well, volunteering. Read story

State Department of Ecology fines Washougal waste transfer facility $25,000 for violations

January 10, 2024, 6:06am Business

The Washington Department of Ecology fined a Washougal waste transfer facility for repeatedly violating dangerous waste regulations. Read story

Clark County Public Health accepts nominations for 2024 Green Awards

January 10, 2024, 5:56am Business

Clark County Public Health is accepting nominations for its 2024 Green Awards. Read story

National forests in Washington, Oregon waive fees on MLK Jr. Day

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

Most day-use sites in Washington and Oregon national forests will be free Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read story

(Courtesy of City of Vancouver)

‘Forever chemicals’ decline in Vancouver water but officials unsure why

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January 9, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The city of Vancouver’s latest sampling results show that “forever chemicals” have lessened in its drinking water — though officials are unsure why. Read story