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A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

Washington reports highest number of new COVID cases

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

December 31, 2021, 8:34am Health

The Washington State Department of Health has reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Read story

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

Mini-initiative on ‘discriminatory’ mask, vaccine mandates heads to Clark County Council

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

December 30, 2021, 2:27pm Clark County News

Now that signatures have been verified, a mini-initiative asking the Clark County Council to pass an ordinance banning discriminatory mandates, such as mask and vaccine mandates, will next head to the council for review. Read story

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New Clark County COVID-19 cases up 84 percent in one week

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December 30, 2021, 12:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases this week, the second-highest number of new cases recorded in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

Clark Public Utilities gives out $3.4M in aid

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

December 29, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

This month, Clark Public Utilities doled out $3.4 million to customers financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who are 30 days or more past due on their utility payments. Read story

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Washington reports record number of COVID infections

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December 28, 2021, 1:06pm Health

The Washington Department of Health has reported a new record number of cases tallied in a single day. Read story

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccination dose, while carrying a baby in tow, as part of a National Night Out event hosted by Melrose Action on Aug. 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccination dose, while carrying a baby in tow, as part of a National Night Out event hosted by Melrose Action on Aug. 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.

December 26, 2021, 6:02am Health

The pandemic has created a hostile environment for pregnant people and their babies. Read story

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

What you need to know about omicron and COVID in Washington

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 26, 2021, 6:00am Editor's Choice

With COVID-19 cases on the rise nationwide and many people ready to travel to meet loved ones for the holidays or get some sun during a much anticipated winter break, you seem to have a lot of questions. Crosscut can help. Read story

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Clark County reports nine new COVID-19 deaths as new cases accelerate

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December 23, 2021, 2:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported nine more deaths from COVID-19 and 811 new cases, as cases accelerated and deaths declined over the last week. Read story

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December 21, 2021, 4:36pm Clark County Health

A special meeting of the Clark County Board of Health on Tuesday morning was far from routine. Around 80 angry parents, area residents and even high school students called in to comment on the recommendations issued by Public Health last week that led to a pause on high school wrestling… Read story

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

Delta still dominant COVID strain in Washington, but officials worry

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

December 21, 2021, 1:58pm Health

Washington health officials said Tuesday at least 400 cases of the new COVID-19 variant had been confirmed, but that omicron hasn’t yet overtaken delta cases in the state. Read story