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Dozens of nurses gather outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center while taking part in an informational picket Thursday morning, April 18, 2024. Demonstrators, who said care was not impacted during the event, were fighting for safe staffing and fair wages.

PeaceHealth nurses ratify new contract with Vancouver hospital

Dozens of nurses gather outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center while taking part in an informational picket Thursday morning, April 18, 2024. Demonstrators, who said care was not impacted during the event, were fighting for safe staffing and fair wages.

June 7, 2024, 3:50pm Clark County Health

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver voted to ratify a new labor contract Thursday evening after 10 hours of voting. Read story

The city of Vancouver and Clark County are going back and forth over the process to get funding from the county for a homeless shelter.

Clark County Council again raises doubts about funding for Vancouver homeless shelter

The city of Vancouver and Clark County are going back and forth over the process to get funding from the county for a homeless shelter.

June 7, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is once again leaning toward making the city of Vancouver go through a lengthy committee process to acquire the funding it needs from the county to create a 150-bed homeless shelter. Read story

Blue skies and sunshine drew warm weather enthusiasts to the shoreline along the Columbia River near Columbia Shores Condominiums on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters predict the warm weather will stick around through the weekend.

Clark County heads toward warm weekend weather with temperatures in the 80s

Blue skies and sunshine drew warm weather enthusiasts to the shoreline along the Columbia River near Columbia Shores Condominiums on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters predict the warm weather will stick around through the weekend.

June 6, 2024, 6:22pm Clark County News

Clark County residents can finally retire their umbrellas, as warm temperatures, sunny skies and mellow winds are on the horizon for the weekend. Read story

The Port of Ridgefield's waterfront property stretches along Lake River.

Port of Ridgefield, fire districts finalize deal on tax program

The Port of Ridgefield's waterfront property stretches along Lake River.

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

The Port of Ridgefield has finalized a mitigation agreement with Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6 related to the port’s recently approved tax increment financing program. Read story

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center picket outside the hospital on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

PeaceHealth nurses will vote on contract that includes raises but doesn’t increase staffing levels

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center picket outside the hospital on Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

June 5, 2024, 12:02pm Business

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will vote Thursday on a contract that includes higher wages but does not increase minimum staffing requirements at the Vancouver hospital. Read story

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe received $1.7 million to build a 100-kilowatt solar array and battery energy storage system on administrative and clinic buildings from a state grant. The array will power the building and provide supplemental power for electric vehicle charging.

Cowlitz tribe among groups awarded millions from state for clean-energy projects

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe received $1.7 million to build a 100-kilowatt solar array and battery energy storage system on administrative and clinic buildings from a state grant. The array will power the building and provide supplemental power for electric vehicle charging.

June 4, 2024, 5:56pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Commerce awarded more than $47 million in clean-energy grants to Southwest Washington cities, counties, public utilities and recognized tribes in two separate rounds of awards late last week. Read story

Overdoses are the one of the leading cause of death for Washington mothers, according to PeaceHealth. The Bloom Program, a joint effort with Lifeline Connections, helps pregnant people recover from addiction.

Drugs among the leading causes of death among pregnant women in Washington; PeaceHealth Bloom Clinic hopes to change that

Overdoses are the one of the leading cause of death for Washington mothers, according to PeaceHealth. The Bloom Program, a joint effort with Lifeline Connections, helps pregnant people recover from addiction.

June 4, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Health

Drugs are one of the leading causes of death among pregnant women in Washington, according to a report from the state Department of Health. Read story

Artist Benji Todd looks over the new mural highlighting pedestrian safety he created in downtown Vancouver.

Safety is the word on the street at West 11th and Esther in downtown Vancouver

Artist Benji Todd looks over the new mural highlighting pedestrian safety he created in downtown Vancouver.

June 3, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

The intersection of Esther and West 11th streets in downtown Vancouver received a makeover recently — a colorful mural of blue and green hues to prompt drivers to slow down and watch out for neighbors. Read story

The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, right, appears lush from Cascade Locks with the Bridge of the Gods on Tuesday morning. Rain now doesn&rsquo;t mean we won&rsquo;t have wildfires later. &ldquo;We went from a &lsquo;normal fire season&rsquo; being 100,000 acres to the 10-year average we&rsquo;re working with right now, which is in the 400,000-acre range,&rdquo; said Kyle Thomas-Milward from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

‘Wildfire risk is growing in our area’: Fire agencies working now to protect Southwest Washington

The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, right, appears lush from Cascade Locks with the Bridge of the Gods on Tuesday morning. Rain now doesn&rsquo;t mean we won&rsquo;t have wildfires later. &ldquo;We went from a &lsquo;normal fire season&rsquo; being 100,000 acres to the 10-year average we&rsquo;re working with right now, which is in the 400,000-acre range,&rdquo; said Kyle Thomas-Milward from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

June 1, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

With rainy weather still in the forecast, it may seem like an odd time to be talking about wildfire. But that’s what Clark County fire districts and other agencies have been doing as they prepare for blazes that have become more common here. Read story

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver takes a break May 16 in front of the house she purchased with her mother that provides shelter for people dealing with mental health issues and chronic homelessness.

Neighbors want city of Vancouver to close home for mentally ill, chronically homeless

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver takes a break May 16 in front of the house she purchased with her mother that provides shelter for people dealing with mental health issues and chronic homelessness.

June 1, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Neighbors of a Fruit Valley home for mentally ill and chronically homeless people have banded together to try to convince the city of Vancouver to shut it down. They say the home’s unsupervised residents have become a nuisance. The owner of the home says the alternative for the residents is… Read story