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This week in Clark County History, May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

100 years ago Read story

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It&rsquo;s unclear how things will change at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Southwest Washington under Legacy Health&rsquo;s merger with Oregon Health &amp; Science University.

OHSU, Legacy Health systems announce agreement to merge into OHSU Health

Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files
It&rsquo;s unclear how things will change at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Southwest Washington under Legacy Health&rsquo;s merger with Oregon Health &amp; Science University.

May 30, 2024, 5:56pm Business

Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health systems signed a binding, definite agreement to merge into OHSU Health, the two health systems announced Thursday. Read story

National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation to host volunteer orientation

May 29, 2024, 5:43pm Clark County Health

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation is hosting a volunteer orientation June 18. Read story

A pedestrian takes in a view of the Bonneville Dam from the Washington side of the Columbia River on Tuesday morning. The dam generates power distributed by Bonneville Power Administration.

BPA projects $280M loss: Drought, extreme weather hit Bonneville Power Administration revenues

A pedestrian takes in a view of the Bonneville Dam from the Washington side of the Columbia River on Tuesday morning. The dam generates power distributed by Bonneville Power Administration.

May 29, 2024, 6:08am Business

Bonneville Power Administration, which supplies about half of Clark County’s electricity through Clark Public Utilities, is projecting a $280 million net loss this year due to drought and extreme weather. Read story

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

‘Parents’ bill of rights’ legislation includes vague language, could lead to discrimination, says lawsuit

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

May 29, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

A group of parents, equity organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington are suing the state to prevent the implementation of a conservative-backed measure, known as the “parents’ bill of rights,” the Legislature approved earlier this year. Read story

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

Sprinkling generosity: Vancouver woman bakes and donates cakes for end-of-life celebrations and ‘heavenly birthdays’

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

May 28, 2024, 6:07am Business

In a routine she’s mastered, Jenn Hubbard diligently coats a cake with pink frosting, pipes intricate lines and finishes it with sprinkles of edible glitter around the edges. Read story

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care workers in Clark County push to unionize

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

May 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Unionization efforts across the health care field continue to increase in Clark County and beyond as workers steadily organize to secure more workplace protections. Read story

Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts gather to help raise the American flag at the beginning of Monday&rsquo;s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site parade grounds.

‘We are a force of unity’: Clark County community gathers for Memorial Day Remembrance event

Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts gather to help raise the American flag at the beginning of Monday&rsquo;s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site parade grounds.

May 27, 2024, 3:26pm Clark County News

In this time of marked civic strife and disunity, a few things can still bring all Americans together. Read story

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

Washington Saves fills gap for private-sector employees without a 401(k); plan set to launch in 2027

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

May 27, 2024, 6:05am Business

Most people who have retirement savings set their money aside in a 401(k) or similar tax-deferred accounts. But 401(k)s are not available to everyone. Read story

Gas prices in Washington are typically higher than the rest of the country going into the Fourth of July.

Gas prices falling in Clark County and nationally as travel increases for holiday weekend

Gas prices in Washington are typically higher than the rest of the country going into the Fourth of July.

May 25, 2024, 6:12am Business

Here’s good news for travelers headed into Memorial Day weekend: Gas prices are on the decline. Read story