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Friends of Trees helps Vancouver toward goal of planting 1,500 new trees in 2022

January 15, 2022, 5:01pm Clark County News

Central Vancouver grew a little greener on Saturday, as volunteers with Friends of Trees spent the morning planting more than 75 trees in yards across the area. Read story

Vancouver man gets two years in friend’s overdose

January 15, 2022, 4:33pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for selling a friend drugs that caused his fatal overdose. Read story

From left: Willie Hurst and Katelyn Benhoff, outreach case managers with Share, speak with Mitch and Patrick S., who declined to provide their last names, on Jan. 24, 2019, while performing the annual Point in Time count, a census of the homeless population.

Legislation aims for more accurate count of homeless

From left: Willie Hurst and Katelyn Benhoff, outreach case managers with Share, speak with Mitch and Patrick S., who declined to provide their last names, on Jan. 24, 2019, while performing the annual Point in Time count, a census of the homeless population.

January 15, 2022, 3:25pm Clark County News

Each January, agencies and nonprofits work together to conduct a single-day census of homeless individuals. Better known as the Point in Time count, the data collection is required by both the state Department of Commerce and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read story

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

Clark County health officials offer guidelines for what to do if you think you have omicron

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

January 15, 2022, 6:09am Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are slammed with people testing positive for COVID-19, and public health officials worry that they will soon be overwhelmed. Read story

Jeana Fink of the Greater Vancouver Chamber lends a hand as Cathy Weeks of Vancouver picks up her Savor the Couve meal order at The Diner. Each week during the 16-week event, volunteers distribute food based on a weekly theme to folks who have purchased a Savor the Couve meal.

Clark County restaurants, nonprofits enjoy boost from Savor the Couve

Jeana Fink of the Greater Vancouver Chamber lends a hand as Cathy Weeks of Vancouver picks up her Savor the Couve meal order at The Diner. Each week during the 16-week event, volunteers distribute food based on a weekly theme to folks who have purchased a Savor the Couve meal.

January 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

Patrons pulled up to The Diner in Vancouver on Thursday evening, not to eat at the restaurant but to pick up one of 150 curated meals from Savor the Couve. The multiweek event has supported local establishments since the pandemic began. Read story

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From the Newsroom: My side job as a local pollster

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January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

As I think I have told you before, I view one of my job duties as “fill in the gaps as needed.” That might mean writing a simple story if a reporter is not available, or helping the section editors with editing stories and giving the reporters some feedback. I… Read story

Ballots out next week in Feb. 8 special election

January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections office will begin mailing ballots for the Feb. 8 Special Election on Jan. 21. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters living in Vancouver city limits or within Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Mount Pleasant or Ridgefield school district boundaries. Read story

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Morning Press: Voodoo in Vancouver; COVID cases hit schools; playground fire

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January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week: Read story

Master Composter Recycler training set

January 15, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering free training for anyone interested in becoming a program volunteer. Read story

Processional planned for firefighter funeral will disrupt traffic

January 14, 2022, 4:50pm Clark County News

A processional for retired Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter-paramedic Joe Killian, who recently died from cancer, will disrupt some traffic Tuesday morning in the Salmon Creek, Felida and Hazel Dell areas. Read story