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Walk & Knock volunteers collect over 88,000 pounds of food for area’s hungry

December 4, 2021, 10:09pm Clark County News

Bundled-up volunteers braved the cold rain as they collected nonperishable foods and toiletries early Saturday at 10 food drive locations throughout Clark County as a part of Walk & Knock/Drive… Read story

Washington confirms first 3 cases of omicron variant

December 4, 2021, 7:44pm Health

The first three cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in Washington state, officials said Saturday. Read story

A person takes COVID-19 test at mobile testing site near Grand Central Terminal on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in New York. The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S.

More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge

A person takes COVID-19 test at mobile testing site near Grand Central Terminal on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in New York. The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S.

December 4, 2021, 5:41pm Latest News

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. Read story

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Clark Public Utilities opens assistance program for families struggling with utility bills

Clark Public Utilities.

December 4, 2021, 3:23pm Clark County News

Clark Public Utilities will open a new assistance program Monday for families struggling to pay their electric bills. The program will distribute $5 million of relief until the funds are all given away or until March 15, 2022. Read story

Reported extensive damages to a Battle Ground home in garage fire

December 4, 2021, 2:38pm Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 3 responded to a structure fire in northeast Battle Ground at 510 N.E. Third Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Friday. Read story

FILE - This May 13, 2020, file photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County early in the coronavirus pandemic at the Salt Lake County Health Department, in Salt Lake City. The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines.

Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches U.S.

FILE - This May 13, 2020, file photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County early in the coronavirus pandemic at the Salt Lake County Health Department, in Salt Lake City. The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines.

December 4, 2021, 2:15pm Latest News

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines. Read story

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a video conference to address participants in a congress of the United Russia party marking the 20th anniversary of the party founding, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a video conference to address participants in a congress of the United Russia party marking the 20th anniversary of the party founding, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

December 4, 2021, 1:56pm Latest News

MOSCOW — Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Read story

James, left, and Jennifer Crumbley are shown during the video arraignment of their son, Ethan Crumbley in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday, Dec. 3, 20201 against the Crumbleys whose 15-year-old son is accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school.

Bond set at combined $1M after Michigan parents enter pleas

James, left, and Jennifer Crumbley are shown during the video arraignment of their son, Ethan Crumbley in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday, Dec. 3, 20201 against the Crumbleys whose 15-year-old son is accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school.

December 4, 2021, 1:22pm Latest News

PONTIAC, Mich. — A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building. Read story

A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Indianapolis. A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the country. That has led to frazzled workers and even temporary pharmacy closures.

U.S. drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Indianapolis. A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the country. That has led to frazzled workers and even temporary pharmacy closures.

December 4, 2021, 1:15pm Business

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Read story

Seton Catholic junior Stefanie Valent-Musleh, front, and other students load Walk & Knock food donations. Last year, Seton Catholic wasn't able to participate in the event. "We're embracing it this year, and we're so excited to be a part of it," said Vice Principal Dan Chase while helping students load the donations into cars.

Seton Catholic students collect 1,000 pounds of food for Knock & Walk

Seton Catholic junior Stefanie Valent-Musleh, front, and other students load Walk & Knock food donations. Last year, Seton Catholic wasn't able to participate in the event. "We're embracing it this year, and we're so excited to be a part of it," said Vice Principal Dan Chase while helping students load the donations into cars.

December 4, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

After school on Friday, Dec. 3, a group of students from Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School delivered more than 1,000 pounds of food to the Clark County Food Bank. Read story