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Stories by Nika Bartoo-Smith

Columbian staff reporter

Funds sought for Marshall Park redesign

February 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

As Harper’s Playground edges closer to completing the reconstruction of the Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station at Marshall Park, the organization is $400,000 short of its $3.2 million goal. Read story

Clark County TeenTalk seeks new volunteers

February 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County TeenTalk is looking for new youth volunteers to help run the peer-to-peer support line. Read story

Ron Jefferson of Vancouver, who has spent years tracing his lineage back to enslaved ancestors, talks about his family's history at his home. Twelve years ago he joined ancestry.com -- now he has over 5,000 connections.

Vancouver man’s family tree a window into African American history

Ron Jefferson of Vancouver, who has spent years tracing his lineage back to enslaved ancestors, talks about his family's history at his home. Twelve years ago he joined ancestry.com -- now he has over 5,000 connections.

February 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Decorated with framed photos, timelines, Army medals and awards, Ron Jefferson’s “man cave” has become home to memorabilia from his past 12 years of research — creating a family tree that now has more than 5,000 connections on ancestry.com. Read story

Sherri McMillan, founder and president of WHY Community, said the organization provided an opportunity for 1,647 individuals to train for and participate in around 15 local runs and triathlons for free in 2022.

WHY Community sets goal of providing 2,000 free race entries

Sherri McMillan, founder and president of WHY Community, said the organization provided an opportunity for 1,647 individuals to train for and participate in around 15 local runs and triathlons for free in 2022.

February 24, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Health

WHY Community provided a free opportunity for 1,647 individuals to train for and participate in around 15 local runs and triathlons in 2022. Read story

Greater Vancouver Chamber announces finalists for Iris Award

February 24, 2023, 5:47am Clark County News

The Greater Vancouver Chamber announced finalists for the 2023 Iris Award — an award created in 1985, honoring women from Southwest Washington who are making a community impact through leadership, philanthropy and public service, according to a press release. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rate slightly down, hospitalizations up

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February 23, 2023, 4:10pm Clark County Health

Clark COVID-19 rate slightly down, COVID-19 hospitalizations up Read story

Proposed Vancouver opioid treatment site topic of public hearing

February 23, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services recently proposed establishing an opioid treatment program in Vancouver at 7105 N.E. 40th St. The Washington Department of Health will host a hearing for public comment at 4:30 p.m. on March 14. Read story

U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the virus.

Is the pandemic over? Clark County health officials say COVID likely here to stay

U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the virus.

February 21, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Health

While many aspects of life have gone back to pre-pandemic norms — we can go to the movies again, schools are reopened, most businesses no longer require a mask, and the nationwide public health emergency will be lifted on May 11 — COVID-19 has left lasting impacts on the community. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools plans to hire 14 mental health providers with help of $1.7 million grant

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

February 17, 2023, 5:19pm Clark County Health

Vancouver Public Schools will hire mental health providers for each of its secondary schools using a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the district announced Friday. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rate up slightly this week

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February 16, 2023, 2:12pm Clark County Health

Clark County COVID-19 rate rising this week Read story