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A kitten emerges from his cage  at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in July.

Humane Society in Vancouver closes for adoptions

A kitten emerges from his cage  at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in July.

March 18, 2020, 9:17am Clark County Life

Clark County’s two humane societies are making changes to pet adoption policies and other services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Legal groups seek moratorium on evictions in Clark County

March 16, 2020, 8:16pm Clark County News

Northwest Justice Project’s Vancouver office and the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program are urging Clark County Superior Court judges to adopt a moratorium on evictions. Read story

Javier KM prays in the mostly empty nave of The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County churches suspend, limit services as virus tests faithful

Javier KM prays in the mostly empty nave of The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver.

March 13, 2020, 6:04am Churches & Religion

As the church bells rung announcing the 12:10 p.m. Mass at The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, the lights were turned down and the priest left the sanctuary. A handful of people prayed silently in near-empty pews. Read story

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker helps Lila Goldfarb, 11, find her place reading the Megillah. Third- and fourth-year Hebrew students took turns reading the text.

Drag queens enliven Clark County synagogue’s celebration of ‘Jewish Halloween’

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker helps Lila Goldfarb, 11, find her place reading the Megillah. Third- and fourth-year Hebrew students took turns reading the text.

March 10, 2020, 6:51pm Churches & Religion

Congregation Kol Ami sparkled more than usual Monday night during its Purim celebration. Read story

Mike Gorman, of Vancouver, practices fire dancing at during the new moon drum circle at Wattle Tree Place in Vancouver.

Wattle Tree Place in Vancouver attracts those seeking community, spirituality

Mike Gorman, of Vancouver, practices fire dancing at during the new moon drum circle at Wattle Tree Place in Vancouver.

March 8, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

Embers, the odor of sage and thumping rhythms drifted into the Saturday night sky. The full moon peered at a group singing in unison around a fire pit. Read story

Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

Census advocates in Clark County say count us in

Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

March 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Ophelia Noble was immediately suspicious when she got a letter from the government in the spring of 2010 asking about her family. Read story

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

Outreach an important part of 2020 census in Clark County

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

March 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Historically, not all groups have been counted equally by the United States Census. Read story

Volunteer Barbara Samuels disinfects the counter at FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver on Tuesday. The food bank is taking extra precautions to keep everything clean in response to the coronavirus.

Clark County Public Health waits on coronavirus results for 8 residents

Volunteer Barbara Samuels disinfects the counter at FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver on Tuesday. The food bank is taking extra precautions to keep everything clean in response to the coronavirus.

March 3, 2020, 5:48pm Clark County Health

FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver began taking extra steps this week to protect volunteers and clients from the novel coronavirus. Read story

Alysia Meness of Vancouver chats with veterinarian Dr. Lauren Overman as Jalissa, her 7-year-old Chihuahua mix, is examined by a team from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington at the Open House Ministries free pet clinic Thursday in downtown Vancouver.

Groups partner to offer pet care at Open House Ministries in Vancouver

Alysia Meness of Vancouver chats with veterinarian Dr. Lauren Overman as Jalissa, her 7-year-old Chihuahua mix, is examined by a team from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington at the Open House Ministries free pet clinic Thursday in downtown Vancouver.

February 27, 2020, 4:51pm Clark County News

Cats and dogs without homes received free veterinary care Thursday during a pet wellness clinic at Open House Ministries. The faith-based homeless shelter provider partnered with WellHaven Pet Health and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington to offer the service. Read story

The Rev. Tom Warne marks a cross on the forehead of Jan French in observance of Ash Wednesday during Warne's ashes-to-go service on Ellsworth Road in front of Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver.

On Ash Wednesday, Vancouver pastor meets penitent at roadside

The Rev. Tom Warne marks a cross on the forehead of Jan French in observance of Ash Wednesday during Warne's ashes-to-go service on Ellsworth Road in front of Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver.

February 26, 2020, 7:13pm Clark County News

The Rev. Tom Warne doesn’t tire of walking out to Southeast Ellsworth Road in Vancouver every Ash Wednesday to offer passersby ashes to go. Read story