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A Waste Connections driver collects recycling in Vancouver in September 2018.

Residential trash services canceled due to smoke

A Waste Connections driver collects recycling in Vancouver in September 2018.

September 11, 2020, 10:40am Clark County Health

Waste Connections Washington has canceled local residential trash pickup today due to the hazardous air quality, which impacts driver safety. Read story

Brent McCarthy, from left, and Marissa Matthews, play on the pier Thursday at The Waterfront Vancouver with their son Xavier, 2. The family lives outside of Salem, Ore., and evacuated Tuesday to escape the smoke and fire risk. Matthews has cancer and is extra sensitive to the smoke, so although their area was still on level 2 evacuation, they decided to leave early to stay safe.

Clark County’s air quality continues to worsen because of wildfires

Brent McCarthy, from left, and Marissa Matthews, play on the pier Thursday at The Waterfront Vancouver with their son Xavier, 2. The family lives outside of Salem, Ore., and evacuated Tuesday to escape the smoke and fire risk. Matthews has cancer and is extra sensitive to the smoke, so although their area was still on level 2 evacuation, they decided to leave early to stay safe.

September 10, 2020, 6:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County entered hazardous air-quality territory late Thursday as wildfire smoke traveling from other areas enveloped Southwest Washington. Read story

Wildfire smoke settles in around the Interstate 5 Bridge late Wednesday. Air quality conditions are rated as unhealthy throughout Southwest Washington.

Air quality at near hazardous levels in Vancouver

Wildfire smoke settles in around the Interstate 5 Bridge late Wednesday. Air quality conditions are rated as unhealthy throughout Southwest Washington.

September 10, 2020, 12:45pm Clark County Health

Air quality has fallen to very unhealthy levels throughout Southwest Washington as wildfire smoke settles into the area. Read story

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Clark County reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

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September 10, 2020, 11:24am Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in data released Thursday by public health officials. Read story

Medical student Megan Short works with a patient while communicating via smartphone during a telemedicine clinic at the Vancouver-based Free Clinic of Southwest Washington in August. The clinic brought back in-person appointments this month.

Telemedicine here to stay, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington says

Medical student Megan Short works with a patient while communicating via smartphone during a telemedicine clinic at the Vancouver-based Free Clinic of Southwest Washington in August. The clinic brought back in-person appointments this month.

September 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington reopened to in-person care this month, but the clinic has implemented some key changes to its model of patient care. Read story

Confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group as of Sept. 8.

Clark County adds 21 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group as of Sept. 8.

September 9, 2020, 11:53am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 21 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths on Wednesday as demographic data shows people in their 20s accounted for an increasingly larger share of new infections. Read story

Clark County adds 82 new COVID-19 cases, one new death over holiday weekend

September 8, 2020, 11:33am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 82 new COVID-19 cases and one new death Tuesday in an expanded tally from the Labor Day weekend. Read story

Hundreds gather on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Interstate 5 Bridge on Sept. 4, 2017, joining hands and celebrating their recovery from addiction. This year's event is being held virtually.

Hands Across the Bridge sets virtual celebration

Hundreds gather on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Interstate 5 Bridge on Sept. 4, 2017, joining hands and celebrating their recovery from addiction. This year's event is being held virtually.

September 5, 2020, 1:11pm Clark County Health

Hands Across the Bridge is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the first time in 19 years that thousands of people won’t gather on the Interstate 5 Bridge on Labor Day to celebrate recovery from substance abuse. Read story

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Clark County new daily, weekly COVID-19 cases rise

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September 4, 2020, 12:14pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Friday. The seven-day total of new cases rose by just over 21 percent this week after two weeks of declines. Read story

Alec Marshall poses in front of a hard-shell hyperbaric chamber at In Light Hyperbarics. The chamber is called "Moby Dick" because it looks like a big, white whale.