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Clark County Public Health

Clark County sees 60 cases of whooping cough; most are among the unvaccinated

June 14, 2024, 3:20pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health has identified 60 cases of whooping cough in the county since the beginning of the year — four times more than at this point last year. Read story

Stay safe on the water this warm weekend: Clark County Public Health urges caution in area’s cold, fast-moving waters

May 11, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

It’s an unusually warm weekend for mid-May. The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny and could reach 89 degrees, with just the faintest of breezes cooling things off.… Read story

Salmon Creek flows near the Northwest 36th Avenue bridge April 26. Low rainfall totals and decreased snowpack levels could leave rivers and streams running dry this summer but likely won&rsquo;t affect Clark County&rsquo;s drinking-water supplies, which primarily come from groundwater sources.

Clark County likely won’t feel drought despite being covered in declaration

Salmon Creek flows near the Northwest 36th Avenue bridge April 26. Low rainfall totals and decreased snowpack levels could leave rivers and streams running dry this summer but likely won&rsquo;t affect Clark County&rsquo;s drinking-water supplies, which primarily come from groundwater sources.

May 6, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

and the rest of Washington — has seen its share of rainy days in the last month, drought conditions persist. On April 16, the state Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for nearly all of Washington, with some major metro areas excluded. The agency is making up to $4.5… Read story

Leah Perkel, from left, puts a serving spoon into a dish while Monica Zazueta prepares a plate. They attended Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle&rsquo;s Wednesday workshop that taught people how to safely serve food to homeless people. Participants brought recipes that work for large groups.

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle hosts class on properly cooking, serving food for homeless people

Leah Perkel, from left, puts a serving spoon into a dish while Monica Zazueta prepares a plate. They attended Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle&rsquo;s Wednesday workshop that taught people how to safely serve food to homeless people. Participants brought recipes that work for large groups.

May 2, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

When someone asked Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle if it was true you could only serve food to homeless people from a commercial kitchen, she knew she had to do something. Read story

The LA Fitness in Hazel Dell   (The Columbian files)

Pool at LA Fitness in Hazel Dell reopens after repairs made

The LA Fitness in Hazel Dell   (The Columbian files)

April 26, 2024, 7:41pm Business

Patrons of LA Fitness’ Hazel Dell location can finally celebrate the long-awaited reopening of the gym’s pool. Staff at the facility confirmed the pool reopened Tuesday. Read story

Clark County Green Business Program to host education event on sustainable food practices

April 17, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

The Clark County Green Business Program will host a free educational event for businesses to learn about sustainable food practices. Read story

Paul Hunter has wounds on his leg consistent with those caused by xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer. The presence of xylazine in Clark County&rsquo;s drug supply has almost doubled since November, according to Columbia River Mental Health.

‘Tranq’-laced fentanyl nearly doubles in Clark County and expert says it will only get worse

Paul Hunter has wounds on his leg consistent with those caused by xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer. The presence of xylazine in Clark County&rsquo;s drug supply has almost doubled since November, according to Columbia River Mental Health.

April 12, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

Paul Hunter’s legs are rotting. The wounds along his calves, skin and ankles are eating away at his freckled flesh. Every time he takes his socks off, the wounds rip open again. Read story

Steve and Cheryl Irvin pictured together.

Death certificate debacle: Communication, software, state rules cause delay after Vancouver woman’s husband dies

Steve and Cheryl Irvin pictured together.

April 10, 2024, 6:07am Business

When Cheryl Irvin’s 72-year-old husband died at their home near Vancouver from a heart attack Feb. 25, she expected to obtain his death certificate, cremate him and hold a memorial within a week. Instead, his body was refrigerated at a funeral home for a month. The memorial went forward with… Read story

This electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of norovirus virions. (charles d.

That ‘stomach flu’ could be norovirus, say Clark County health officials

This electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of norovirus virions. (charles d.

March 13, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Health

If you’ve recently been laid low with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and aches (or even two or three of those things), you might have had norovirus. Commonly called “stomach flu,” it’s unrelated to the virus that causes the flu. Read story

A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 8 in Washington.

State Department of Health to increase Narcan supplies in schools; Clark County districts await doses, details

A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 8 in Washington.

January 23, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health announced earlier this month it will provide naloxone to public high schools throughout the state to counter a spike in overdose deaths among youth. Read story