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Stories by Nika Bartoo-Smith

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LEADOPTION Pam and George Fich keep in step along the Vancouver Waterfront. Daily exercise helped him lose 70 pounds on doctor's orders.

For ‘Weight Loss King of Washington,’ less is more

LEADOPTION Pam and George Fich keep in step along the Vancouver Waterfront. Daily exercise helped him lose 70 pounds on doctor's orders.

December 29, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Every day, weather permitting, George and Pam Fich go on a brisk walk at the waterfront or along the trail behind their house. One particular afternoon in mid-December, the couple walked along the waterfront as George, 70, proudly wore the crown and sash he was awarded in the spring for… Read story

A motorist navigates a pool of standing water underneath the Interstate Bridge on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2022.

Power outages persist in Clark County after ice, wind storms

A motorist navigates a pool of standing water underneath the Interstate Bridge on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2022.

December 28, 2022, 2:24pm Clark County News

Despite heavy rain and strong winds, Clark Public Utility crews worked through the night Monday and Tuesday to restore power to the thousands of residents left in the dark due to the storm. Read story

A downed tree branch blocks the street along Southeast 119th Avenue on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2022.

Wind, rain hit Clark County with thousands of power outages and standing water on roads

A downed tree branch blocks the street along Southeast 119th Avenue on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2022.

December 27, 2022, 1:50pm Clark County News

Severe weather continues to rage on throughout Clark County and officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date on weather warnings to stay safe. Read story

Vancouver resident Aston Astonishment picks up Christmas gifts while assisted by volunteer Jon Sholer at The Salvation Army on Thursday morning. The Salvation Army assisted 800 local families and nearly 2,000 children this Christmas.

Salvation Army Vancouver Corps ensures a merry Christmas

Vancouver resident Aston Astonishment picks up Christmas gifts while assisted by volunteer Jon Sholer at The Salvation Army on Thursday morning. The Salvation Army assisted 800 local families and nearly 2,000 children this Christmas.

December 23, 2022, 5:53pm Clark County News

Cars lined the parking lot of The Salvation Army Vancouver Corps and stretched down Northeast 112th Avenue on Thursday as volunteers and staff worked to make sure families had presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Read story

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COVID rates down in Clark County ahead of holiday weekend

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December 22, 2022, 4:04pm Clark County Health

As holidays begin and winter weather settles in, respiratory viruses continue to overwhelm emergency departments in Clark County. Read story

CDM Caregiving Services client Aaron Roth looks over the assortment of presents in the Christmas store with the help of volunteer Diana Schafer. The Christmas store is open for two weeks each December for CDM patients to do their Christmas shopping for free.

CDM Caregiving Services store is a present in itself

CDM Caregiving Services client Aaron Roth looks over the assortment of presents in the Christmas store with the help of volunteer Diana Schafer. The Christmas store is open for two weeks each December for CDM patients to do their Christmas shopping for free.

December 21, 2022, 4:59pm Clark County Health

Browsing through the Christmas store at CDM Caregiving Services, Julie Russell found a hand-knitted afghan to give to her mom and dad and a warm scarf for her son this Christmas. Read story

Humane Society for Southwest Washington staff member Megan Cowden greets two of the 18 dogs from Yreka, Calif.

18 rescued dogs come home for the holidays in Clark County

Humane Society for Southwest Washington staff member Megan Cowden greets two of the 18 dogs from Yreka, Calif.

December 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Just in time to be adopted for the holidays, 18 dogs, including one expecting puppies, were successfully rescued by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Read story

The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteer bell ringers as it seeks to gather enough donations to serve needy people year-round.

Salvation Army Vancouver Corps needs volunteers to help it meet holiday goals

The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteer bell ringers as it seeks to gather enough donations to serve needy people year-round.

December 20, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Lyle Coblentz remembers the Christmas his mother told him and his siblings that the family could not afford gifts. But on Christmas morning, they woke up to presents — The Salvation Army had heard about the family and made sure they had gifts and food to celebrate. Read story

Shelly Austin, from left, chats with her daughter, Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health employee Sarah Larkins, and Jeff Austin at the grand opening celebration for Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health's new offices in Salmon Creek.

Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health are holders of hope

Shelly Austin, from left, chats with her daughter, Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health employee Sarah Larkins, and Jeff Austin at the grand opening celebration for Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health's new offices in Salmon Creek.

December 19, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

When helping a youth experiencing a mental health crisis get to a better head space, Patrick Dixson brings out his African drum and guides the young person through creating rhythm. Another strategy he uses is to bring out his boxing gloves and pads to help guide the youth through a… Read story

Washington Healthplanfinder offers enrollment to Jan. 15

December 17, 2022, 5:13am Clark County News

There is still time to enroll or change your Washington Healthplanfinder health insurance plan even though Dec. 15 was the last date to enroll for it to begin Jan. 1, 2023. Washingtonians can enroll or change their plan until Jan. 15 for the new plan to start Feb. 1. Read story