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Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

Stearns ‘right person at right time’ to lead Pink Lemonade Project in pandemic

Pink Lemonade Project's new CEO Susan Stearns took the helm just as the coronavirus pandemic began.

October 6, 2020, 6:03am Breast Cancer

Susan Stearns took the helm at Pink Lemonade Project on March 2, just as the world was starting to fall apart. For the past six months, she’s navigated the Vancouver-based nonprofit through a pandemic and found new ways of connecting with people affected by breast cancer. Read story

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington gets $50K to aid pandemic work

September 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $50,000 grant to help it adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Land in east Vancouver earmarked for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity homes

September 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity announced Thursday it has purchased 1.39 acres of land at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on which to build nine homes for low-income families. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center service to give comfort in wake of child deaths

September 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center chaplains will host a Service of Remembrance on Oct. 10 to comfort local families grieving the loss of a child. Read story

Give More 24! sets new record for fundraising

September 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The final tally after Thursday's midnight-to-midnight giving marathon, Give More 24!, was $2,891,280. A total of 6,618 individual donors contributed to 225 regional nonprofits. Read story

. Oletha Wade Matthews shows her support during a speech calling for justice for Breonna Taylor before a car rally in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept.

Vancouver car rally honors Breonna Taylor

. Oletha Wade Matthews shows her support during a speech calling for justice for Breonna Taylor before a car rally in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept.

September 24, 2020, 7:36pm Clark County News

Around 20 vehicles gathered near the old Bethesda Church in Vancouver on Thursday evening to call for justice for Breonna Taylor. Read story

The Friends of Trees Garry Oak mascot films a live Facebook video to kick off Give More 24 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2020.

Give More 24! passes $2 million goalvideo icon

The Friends of Trees Garry Oak mascot films a live Facebook video to kick off Give More 24 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2020.

September 24, 2020, 2:05pm Clark County News

In 17 hours, Give More 24! blew past its goal of raising $2 million for Southwest Washington charities in a single day. The event raised a total of $2.89 million.  Read story

Candidates for Legislature invited to speak about disability issues

September 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Health

Candidates running for the state Legislature have been invited to participate in a series of forums focused on issues impacting people with disabilities. Read story

Second Chance Companions pet rescue organization has at least 75 kittens in foster care right now.

Clark County animal groups have oodles of kittens

Second Chance Companions pet rescue organization has at least 75 kittens in foster care right now.

September 20, 2020, 6:30am Clark County Life

Clark County’s cats are not social distancing. They’ve gotten very close indeed over the past several months, and now local shelters are overrun with kittens. This is what’s known as “kitten season”—the year’s warmest months, when cats are at their most amorous — and it is continuing apace. Read story

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

Sikh community feeds homeless at Living Hope Church in Vancouver

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

September 20, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the local Sikh community began to ask how they could help in a tangible way. Pawneet Sethi made some calls and connected with Pastor Brian Norris at Living Hope Church. Read story