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August 17, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Who better to offer advice to women receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? The Columbian is looking for breast cancer survivors to offer tips and advice to those who are receiving the diagnosis or undergoing treatment. These words of wisdom — whether essential items… Read story

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

Clark County’s COVID vaccination rate lags behind state

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

August 16, 2021, 2:46pm Clark County Health

Clark County vaccination rates continue to climb but still lag behind state averages, according to the latest data from county and state health agencies. Read story

Dr. Shannel Adams, OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist, will welcome patients at the Pacific Northwest location of the Vios Fertility Institute later this month.  "I've always been drawn back to home specifically because I think the Pacific Northwest is a unique area with a very special patient population and great, kind people who are open to many things," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Shannel Adams, OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist

Dr. Shannel Adams, OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist, will welcome patients at the Pacific Northwest location of the Vios Fertility Institute later this month.  "I've always been drawn back to home specifically because I think the Pacific Northwest is a unique area with a very special patient population and great, kind people who are open to many things," she said.

August 14, 2021, 6:00am Business

Dr. Shannel Adams is Vancouver’s newest fertility doctor — so new, in fact, that the building she will be practicing at hasn’t officially opened yet. Read story

A sign encourages students and staff to wear their masks in a hall at Heritage High School in March.

Clark County health officials urge masks indoors

A sign encourages students and staff to wear their masks in a hall at Heritage High School in March.

August 13, 2021, 3:36pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health officials are urging everyone to wear face coverings indoors and get vaccinated as a new wave of COVID-19 infections washes over the region. Read story

The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon DEQ predict air quality will be in the “moderate” or the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” for Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties beginning Friday.

Officials warn of unhealthy air quality through the weekend in Clark County

The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon DEQ predict air quality will be in the “moderate” or the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” for Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties beginning Friday.

August 13, 2021, 2:41pm Clark County Health

Officials are warning of expected elevated levels of air pollution from smog and wildfire smoke for Clark County through the weekend, on top of the triple-digit heat wave. Read story

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Clark County reports 964 COVID cases, 4 deaths

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August 12, 2021, 1:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 964 new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday afternoon — an increase of more than 50 percent over last week.  Read story

With temperatures as high as 105 expected this week, cooling centers have opened around Clark County.

Cooling centers open doors as heat moves into Clark County

With temperatures as high as 105 expected this week, cooling centers have opened around Clark County.

August 10, 2021, 1:07pm Clark County Health

With temperatures in Clark County and around the Northwest expected to exceed 100 degrees this week, cooling centers are opening to help residents who may need to get out of the heat. Read story

Healing labyrinth offered at PeaceHealth

August 10, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth’s Hope Bereavement team is constructing a 27-foot labyrinth to help families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one. 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

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