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Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

Vancouver police struggling to hire and retain enough officers, chief says

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain speaks with an audience member during a forum on the department’s use-of-force policies in September 2019 evening at Clark College’s Foster Hall.

August 9, 2021, 9:56pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is struggling to hire and retain enough officers due in part to the current political climate, according to VPD Chief James McElvain. Read story

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

Clark County virus data shows who is getting sick

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

August 9, 2021, 6:48pm Clark County Health

Who’s seriously ill with COVID-19 in Clark County? Read story

Cheyanne Peters, 6, splashes water toward her mom while giggling on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Esther Short Water Feature. Temperatures are expected to climb into the triple digits for the next three days.

Triple-digit temps expected in Clark County again starting Wednesday

Cheyanne Peters, 6, splashes water toward her mom while giggling on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Esther Short Water Feature. Temperatures are expected to climb into the triple digits for the next three days.

August 9, 2021, 1:55pm Clark County News

Vancouver is facing rising temperatures later this week, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an Excessive Heat Watch that starts Wednesday afternoon and continues through Saturday. The warning is especially important for vulnerable populations and those spending time outdoors. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington announces vaccine mandate for state workers, health care

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 9, 2021, 1:27pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by Oc. 18 or will lose their jobs, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday. Read story

A disposable body bag and buckets of ice are prepared for a cold-water immersion of a patient, as shown in a case report from Stanford University School of Medicine. (Dr.

A chilling cure: Facing killer heat, ERs use body bags to save lives

A disposable body bag and buckets of ice are prepared for a cold-water immersion of a patient, as shown in a case report from Stanford University School of Medicine. (Dr.

August 8, 2021, 4:30pm Editor's Choice

As a deadly heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest in June, overwhelming hospital emergency rooms in a region unaccustomed to triple-digit temperatures, doctors resorted to a grim but practical tool to save lives: human body bags filled with ice and water. Read story

Biotech company CytoDyn, headquartered at 1111 Main Street, pictured, said in March that it was about to start testing a coronavirus treatment drug. The company says it expects clinical trial results by the end of July.

CytoDyn suing group of investors

Biotech company CytoDyn, headquartered at 1111 Main Street, pictured, said in March that it was about to start testing a coronavirus treatment drug. The company says it expects clinical trial results by the end of July.

August 8, 2021, 6:05am Business

Vancouver-based CytoDyn is suing a group of investors that attempted to take control of its board of directors, according to CytoDyn’s claims. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

City of Vancouver working on plan to reduce carbon emissions before 2050

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

At Vancouver City Hall, work is underway to develop a new plan to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. On that front, the city is not alone — across the Pacific Northwest, comparable municipalities like Spokane, Tacoma and Bend, Ore., have passed or are working on their own version… Read story

Brent McCarthy, left, and Marissa Matthews, right, play on the Vancouver Waterfront pier with their son Xavier, 2, on Sept. 10, 2020. The family evacuated from their home just outside of Salem, Ore., two days earlier to escape the smoke and fire risk. Longer and hotter fire seasons increase the likelihood of smoke finding its way to Vancouver.

Stay safe when air is hazardous in the Northwest

Brent McCarthy, left, and Marissa Matthews, right, play on the Vancouver Waterfront pier with their son Xavier, 2, on Sept. 10, 2020. The family evacuated from their home just outside of Salem, Ore., two days earlier to escape the smoke and fire risk. Longer and hotter fire seasons increase the likelihood of smoke finding its way to Vancouver.

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Smoky weather can be difficult to predict, but there are ways to prepare for it and to keep yourself safe when it arrives. Read story

Swimmers play on a floating log at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

Check out ‘wild swimming’ at four Clark County swimming holes

Swimmers play on a floating log at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

August 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

There’s a moment at the start of each summer when I fully immerse myself in water at one of my favorite swimming holes. I feel such utter joy that it makes me laugh out loud. It’s a sensation that’s like being embraced and set free all at once. Read story

Sixth-grader Adriana Campbell, 11, jots down her name as she starts to work on her first assignment during the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 at Freeman Elementary School in Flint, Mich. " Schools have begun reopening in the U.S. with most states leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require masks.

Washington doubles down on school masks, other precautions ahead of school year

Sixth-grader Adriana Campbell, 11, jots down her name as she starts to work on her first assignment during the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 at Freeman Elementary School in Flint, Mich. " Schools have begun reopening in the U.S. with most states leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require masks.

August 7, 2021, 1:22pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE —With only about three weeks left before school starts, Washington school districts, including Seattle, are gearing up for another year of masks, social distancing and contact tracing as most children return to the classroom — some, for the first time in 18 months. Read story