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Hospital reps urge Clark County Board of Health to support vaccines, masking

January 26, 2022, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are still struggling to meet the demands brought on by the pandemic, and specifically the surge in omicron cases. That was the message physicians and officials from… Read story

Man who killed 2, including Vancouver man, gets life in prison

January 26, 2022, 5:11pm Clark County News

A man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in Oregon for fatally shooting two people, including a Vancouver man, in November 2018. Read story

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School  on Nov. 17.

Clark County schools’ COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School  on Nov. 17.

January 26, 2022, 4:56pm Clark County Health

Clark County schools are maintaining the sky-high COVID-19 rates seen in recent weeks, according to new data. Read story

Malcolm Reed, left, dressed as the tooth fairy, signs "thank you" to a student on Tuesday, following Delta Dental of Washington's "The Tooth Fairy Experience" presentation at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver. Excited students were given gift bags with dental health items after the event.

Washington School for Deaf students embrace lessons from the tooth fairy

Malcolm Reed, left, dressed as the tooth fairy, signs "thank you" to a student on Tuesday, following Delta Dental of Washington's "The Tooth Fairy Experience" presentation at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver. Excited students were given gift bags with dental health items after the event.

January 26, 2022, 6:08am Clark County Health

Kids typically get paid a visit from the tooth fairy in the nighttime, right? Read story

One set of housing recommendations is specific to Highway 99, which would exempt some affordable housing projects from certain design standards and would apply new development standards instead.

Clark County housing advisory group outlines options

One set of housing recommendations is specific to Highway 99, which would exempt some affordable housing projects from certain design standards and would apply new development standards instead.

January 25, 2022, 6:45pm Clark County News

Tuesday was the county Housing Options Study and Action Plan advisory group’s final meeting before making its recommendations to the Clark County Council and planning commission. The group has identified 51 near- and long-term recommendations, each of which are divided into four categories: housing options, affordable housing, programs and partnerships,… Read story

Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

Clark County restaurant profits sink as omicron surges

Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

January 25, 2022, 6:43pm Business

Steve Valenta has spent 10 years pouring his life’s savings, his energy and his care into his Mighty Bowl restaurant in downtown Vancouver — to great success. But it’s not enough. His restaurant is running out of money. Read story

Man suffers burns to hands in barn fire north of Washougal

January 25, 2022, 4:33pm Clark County News

A man suffered burns to his hands after the outbuilding he was staying in caught fire Tuesday morning north of Washougal. Read story

A truck driver travels north on the Interstate Bridge.

Vancouver council steps up timeline for I-5 Bridge planning

A truck driver travels north on the Interstate Bridge.

January 25, 2022, 4:21pm Clark County News

Discussions between the Vancouver City Council and Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Program staff are soon to be underway as they assess design alternatives before summer — a major step in the multiyear bridge project. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools had to close the COVID-19 testing site outside the Jim Parsley Center on Tuesday because of lack of staffing.

Staffing shortages affect Vancouver Public Schools’ COVID-19 test site

Vancouver Public Schools had to close the COVID-19 testing site outside the Jim Parsley Center on Tuesday because of lack of staffing.

January 25, 2022, 4:20pm Clark County Health

Vancouver Public Schools closed its COVID-19 testing center at the Jim Parsley Center Complex in Vancouver at noon Tuesday due to a staffing shortage. Read story

The Vancouver Fire Department battled an apartment fire in the Ogden neighborhood on Monday night.

Vancouver firefighters battle third-floor apartment blaze

The Vancouver Fire Department battled an apartment fire in the Ogden neighborhood on Monday night.

January 25, 2022, 7:18am Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the Ogden neighborhood Monday night after witnesses reported dense smoke coming from a unit. Read story