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A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

Clark County Jail gets $270K from opioid suit to fund addiction treatment for inmates

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

May 31, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Health

The Clark County Opioid Abatement Council awarded almost $1 million in grants Wednesday to nine organizations that provide drug prevention, treatment programs and recovery services in 2024. Read story

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

After tense exchange, Clark County Council reconsiders money for Vancouver homeless shelter

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

May 30, 2024, 5:44pm Clark County News

After a tense exchange with Vancouver officials Wednesday, the Clark County Council rescinded last week’s decision to reject the city’s request for quick help paying for a 150-bed homeless shelter. Read story

Beds, a toilet and sink sit inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

Clark County Jail to bill Medicaid for medications for alcohol and opioid use disorder

Beds, a toilet and sink sit inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

May 30, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

The Clark County Jail will be able to bill Medicaid for specific inmate services for the first time starting in July 2025. The Washington State Health Care Authority will give the county a maximum of $2.5 million to implement the services. Read story

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

Sprinkling generosity: Vancouver woman bakes and donates cakes for end-of-life celebrations and ‘heavenly birthdays’

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

May 28, 2024, 6:07am Business

In a routine she’s mastered, Jenn Hubbard diligently coats a cake with pink frosting, pipes intricate lines and finishes it with sprinkles of edible glitter around the edges. Read story

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care workers in Clark County push to unionize

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

May 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Unionization efforts across the health care field continue to increase in Clark County and beyond as workers steadily organize to secure more workplace protections. Read story

Real estate experts encourage buyers not to let high interest rates scare them out of the housing market.

Clark County experts: Time to buy a home is now, before dip in interest rates increases competition

Real estate experts encourage buyers not to let high interest rates scare them out of the housing market.

May 25, 2024, 6:02am Business

High interest rates are making it harder for people to buy homes in Clark County’s already hot market. But buyers shouldn’t wait for interest rates to drop, real estate agents and mortgage brokers working in Clark County say. Read story

The city of Ridgefield wants to add another roundabout on Pioneer Street at 50th Place, near this one at Royle Road.

Ridgefield City Council approves ordinance for eminent domain proceedings in roundabout project

The city of Ridgefield wants to add another roundabout on Pioneer Street at 50th Place, near this one at Royle Road.

May 24, 2024, 5:12pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield City Council took an unusual step Thursday when it unanimously approved an ordinance to begin eminent domain proceedings. The city has been in negotiations to purchase property at the intersection of Pioneer Street and the planned roadway of 50th Avenue, but those negotiations have been unsuccessful. Read story

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

Clark County Council rejects quick action to help Vancouver pay for 150-bed homeless shelter

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

May 24, 2024, 8:05am Clark County News

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver’s request for quick help to pay for a 150-bed homeless shelter. Read story

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

Cantwell, Murray announce $75M to improve fish habitats, including $1.9M to Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

May 23, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray announced Wednesday nearly $75 million will flow to projects removing fish passage barriers and improving fish habitat in Washington. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive $1.9 million for a fish passage project on Ostrander Creek in Cowlitz County. Read story

Director Stephen Gyllenhaal, left, and Dan Pallotta attend the premiere of &ldquo;Uncharitable&rdquo; on Sept. 21 in New York. The new documentary puts the long-running debate in the nonprofit sector over the role of overhead back in the spotlight.

‘Uncharitable’ screening prompts discussion of nonprofits in Southwest Washington, Oregon

Director Stephen Gyllenhaal, left, and Dan Pallotta attend the premiere of &ldquo;Uncharitable&rdquo; on Sept. 21 in New York. The new documentary puts the long-running debate in the nonprofit sector over the role of overhead back in the spotlight.

May 22, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

It is time to change our thinking when it comes to philanthropy, leaders across the nonprofit sector say. Read story