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From left: Firefighter-paramedic Tucker Reynolds, chef Earl Frederick, Hope Bereavement Hospice Outreach Supervisor Colleen Storey, Fire Capt. Tom Schell and firefighter Andrey Yelizavetskiy pose for a photo Monday outside of Clark College shortly after cooking meals for 17 hospice families.

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals for hospice families in Clark, Cowlitz counties

From left: Firefighter-paramedic Tucker Reynolds, chef Earl Frederick, Hope Bereavement Hospice Outreach Supervisor Colleen Storey, Fire Capt. Tom Schell and firefighter Andrey Yelizavetskiy pose for a photo Monday outside of Clark College shortly after cooking meals for 17 hospice families.

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

On Monday morning, firefighters, students and volunteers bustled about in the Clark College cafeteria and kitchen. The smell of home cooking and fresh coffee hung in the air. Read story

Blue-green algae blooms have plagued Lacamas Lake this summer.

Public Health lifts blue-green algae advisories at Lacamas, Round lakes

Blue-green algae blooms have plagued Lacamas Lake this summer.

November 16, 2021, 8:34am Clark County Health

Cyanobacteria blooms at Round Lake and Lacamas Lake in Camas have dissipated, according to Clark County Public Health.  Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

Clark County hospitals recognized for high-quality care and safety

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

November 12, 2021, 6:07am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center both received A ratings in a recent hospital safety analysis conducted by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization that examines hospital quality and safety. Read story

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Clark County reports nine new COVID-19 deaths as case rate begins to fall

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November 10, 2021, 5:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 846 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths over six days in an abbreviated report Wednesday from Clark County Public Health. Case totals remain plateaued at a high rate. Read story

Kaiser Permanente office in Salmon Creek (The Columbian files)

Southwest Washington Kaiser workers set to strike Monday

Kaiser Permanente office in Salmon Creek (The Columbian files)

November 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Kaiser Permanente employees in Southwest Washington are set to strike Nov. 15 unless a deal is reached between union officials and Kaiser management. Read story

PeaceHealth seminar on lung cancer slated

November 9, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

Vancouver-based medical provider PeaceHealth will host a free webinar and question-and-answer session at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. Multiple physicians will discuss the importance of lung cancer screenings, different types and stages of lung cancer, treatment options and more. Read story

A sign for a proposed behavioral health facility is pictured in Salmon Creek on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2021.

Mental health facility planned near Salmon Creek sparks debate

A sign for a proposed behavioral health facility is pictured in Salmon Creek on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2021.

November 8, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Washington has a dire shortage of mental health providers and facilities, a shortage that has only grown worse with the coronavirus pandemic. To alleviate this shortage, the Legislature voted in 2021 to spend $500 million over the next two years to develop or improve behavioral health and substance use treatment… Read story

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Little change in Clark County COVID-19 numbers as cases, deaths plateau at high rate

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November 4, 2021, 1:41pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 caseload and death rate remained little changed over the past week, with 979 new cases and 15 new deaths, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.

Public Health says parents should be patient as COVID vaccine becomes available for kids 5-11

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.

November 4, 2021, 10:38am Clark County Health

Public Health officials are urging patience for parents wanting to get their children age 5-11 vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Read story

Evergreen, Vancouver school districts exceed state’s inoculation rate

October 28, 2021, 5:07pm Clark County Health

State schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced Thursday that nearly 90 percent of public K-12 employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read story