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April 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Dental Commission charged dentist Brady Tucker Smith with unprofessional conduct after his treatment of several patients allegedly fell below the standard of care. Charges state that Smith didn’t complete patient records for patients receiving scaling and root planning services. Read story

6 Clark County groups receive grants totaling $983,000

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has selected six Clark County organizations to receive grants — totaling $983,000 — that will support local youth, according to a press release. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations down slightly after two-week plateau

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April 21, 2022, 3:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate increased this week although hospitalizations decreased slightly. Read story

Jimmy and Tina Phillips at their home in Vancouver. The couple met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in San Jose, Calif., in 1999. Over the years, they kept up a steady correspondence and they slowly fell in love. They reconnected in 2014 and married in 2015. In 2017, they moved to Vancouver from Florida. "He was the perfect gentleman," Tina said.

Fentanyl exacts tragic toll in Clark County

Jimmy and Tina Phillips at their home in Vancouver. The couple met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in San Jose, Calif., in 1999. Over the years, they kept up a steady correspondence and they slowly fell in love. They reconnected in 2014 and married in 2015. In 2017, they moved to Vancouver from Florida. "He was the perfect gentleman," Tina said.

April 21, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

Tina Phillips knows too well the pain and toll of addiction. Read story

Slight uptick in COVID cases in Clark County schools

April 21, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools are reporting 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, an increase from the 49 weekly cases that were last reported April 1. The Columbian halted its counting of cases in recent weeks as spring break presented pauses and inconsistencies in testing across the county. Read story

Jessica Mossman leads a classic cycling class Tuesday at CycleBar in Vancouver. Since the state mask mandate lifted in March, local gyms have begun seeing a boost in new and returning clients. "Some people coming into the studio are coming to look for a community," said CycleBar general manager Aly Hendershot.

Clark County gyms see positive spin as clients cycle back in

Jessica Mossman leads a classic cycling class Tuesday at CycleBar in Vancouver. Since the state mask mandate lifted in March, local gyms have begun seeing a boost in new and returning clients. "Some people coming into the studio are coming to look for a community," said CycleBar general manager Aly Hendershot.

April 20, 2022, 6:05am Business

Smaller gyms in Clark County that offer a sense of community and guided classes are seeing an increase in customers, especially with the mask mandate ending. Read story

Playground work begins at Felida Community Park April 25

April 20, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Works will begin construction of an inclusive playground and new overflow parking lot April 25 at Felida Community Park. The park will remain open during construction. Read story

Applicants sought for Public Health Advisory Council

April 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Clark County Board of Health is accepting applications for a newly created position on the Public Health Advisory Council. Applicants must live in the county and represent the Clark County Commission on Aging or the aging community. Read story

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

Changing climate an issue for Clark County farms, air, wildlife and rivers

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

April 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Northwest Organic Farms prides itself on supplying Clark County and Portland with various fruits and vegetables grown in its 5 acres of chemical-free soil. Read story

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

PeaceHealth proposes ambulatory care center in east Vancouver

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

April 16, 2022, 6:05am Business

PeaceHealth has proposed a four-story ambulatory care center for east Vancouver, according to pre-planning documents sent to the city. Read story