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Aynsley, from left, and his wife, Nicci, watch 15-month-old Everett play with a race car set at the Silva residence in Vancouver. The Silvas received an emergency room hospital bill with a $4,178 charge they were not expecting from PeaceHealth while Nicci Silva was pregnant.

Surprise – it’s $4,178 more: Couple struggle with unexpected hospital bill, hope for more transparency from systems

Aynsley, from left, and his wife, Nicci, watch 15-month-old Everett play with a race car set at the Silva residence in Vancouver. The Silvas received an emergency room hospital bill with a $4,178 charge they were not expecting from PeaceHealth while Nicci Silva was pregnant.

June 27, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Health

Nicci Silva was five months pregnant when she began having heart palpitations on a late October night in 2022. She and her husband, Aynsley, didn’t think twice before visiting the nearest urgent care clinic. Read story

The Clark County Jail opened in 1984.

Late-night releases from Clark County Jail leave people on streets with nowhere to go

The Clark County Jail opened in 1984.

June 27, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

People are sometimes released from the Clark County Jail late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. Read story

Workers monitor electricity production at Avangrid's green energy sites across the country Tuesday from the company's National Control Center in Vancouver. The company produces energy for millions of homes across the country.

Avangrid sends 9,000 megawatts of green energy across the U.S.; its control center is in Vancouver

Workers monitor electricity production at Avangrid's green energy sites across the country Tuesday from the company's National Control Center in Vancouver. The company produces energy for millions of homes across the country.

June 27, 2024, 6:08am Business

As some continue to question whether green technologies can translate into well-paying jobs, Avangrid, a sustainable energy company, has steadily been proving they can. The company, based in Orange, Conn., has brought jobs to Clark County. Read story

Councilor Diana Perez speaks with constituent Jan Kelly of Vancouver at the Vancouver City Council's second community forum of the year.

Traffic and homelessness dominate conversation at Vancouver City Council forum

Councilor Diana Perez speaks with constituent Jan Kelly of Vancouver at the Vancouver City Council's second community forum of the year.

June 25, 2024, 2:18pm Clark County News

Homelessness and changes to McGillivray Boulevard were top of mind for residents attending the city of Vancouver’s second community forum of the year Monday night at the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. Read story

Clark College biology professor Steven Clark takes a bee survey Monday at one of Clark College&rsquo;s bee gardens. The college became a Bee Campus USA affiliate in 2023.

Professor takes stock of bees at Clark College’s bee campus

Clark College biology professor Steven Clark takes a bee survey Monday at one of Clark College&rsquo;s bee gardens. The college became a Bee Campus USA affiliate in 2023.

June 25, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

The Fourth of July isn’t the only time Clark County residents get to see a dazzling display of color. The wildflowers at Clark College’s bee gardens are in full bloom. From the scarlet red of ornamental poppies to the stark white and lemon yellow of daisies to the vivid blues,… Read story

Mount St. Helens rises in the distance beyond Vancouver Lake on Friday. The lake&rsquo;s wide, shallow waters are a perfect breeding ground for algae.

Clearer vision for algae plan: County meets with stakeholders to discuss fending off toxic blooms at lakes

Mount St. Helens rises in the distance beyond Vancouver Lake on Friday. The lake&rsquo;s wide, shallow waters are a perfect breeding ground for algae.

June 24, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Health

Summer is here which means the cyanobacteria — better known as blue-green algae — often found in Clark County lakes won’t be far behind. The algae blooms typically appear in the warmer months of July, August and September and are responsible for periodic closures that can last from a few… Read story

Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver. A so-called bridge shelter in the city will hold up to 150 people experiencing homelessness.

Site of homeless facility is uncertain but 150-bed ‘shelter is happening’ regardless, city of Vancouver says

Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver. A so-called bridge shelter in the city will hold up to 150 people experiencing homelessness.

June 22, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

In the next year or so, the city of Vancouver will create a shelter with 150 beds for people experiencing homelessness — that’s not up for debate when people are dying in the street, city officials say. Read story

Brandi Towner, vice president of the Furry Friends board, shares some love with Oakley on Thursday afternoon.

Kitten season ramps up in Clark County including at Vancouver cat shelter Furry Friends

Brandi Towner, vice president of the Furry Friends board, shares some love with Oakley on Thursday afternoon.

June 21, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

Animal shelters have a name for this time of year: kitten season. As the weather turns warm, more kittens are born. The chaos has already hit cat shelter Furry Friends. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

Clark County focuses on climate planning; public meetings to focus on resilience, equity

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

June 21, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County’s climate planning efforts are in the spotlight this week. Read story

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad conductor Brad Johnston rides a car while working near St. Johns Road in 2023. For the past 18 months, the Friends of Clark County and Friends of Central Vancouver have been organizing opposition to the rail operator.

Two groups work to educate Clark County residents on environmental issues around county’s short railroad

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad conductor Brad Johnston rides a car while working near St. Johns Road in 2023. For the past 18 months, the Friends of Clark County and Friends of Central Vancouver have been organizing opposition to the rail operator.

June 20, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Some call them environmental champions. Others have less complimentary names. For the past 18 months, members of Friends of Clark County and Friends of Central Vancouver have been on a mission to educate residents about issues surrounding the county-owned short line railroad. Read story