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Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

Founder of nonprofit Thrive2Survive keeps sister’s memory alive with Sonya Fund

Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

December 28, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

Charles Hanset carries his sister’s legacy with him every day. She died of an overdose in 2014. He had her name, Sonya, permanently inked into the skin on the side of his neck. Read story

Jimmy Howland of Vancouver, who had his leg amputated in 2020, navigates the small ramp he built for his unit at Hope Village in Vancouver.  At top, a  man has his vitals checked at the Evergreen Crossing respite medical clinic in Portland.

Hurt and homeless with no place to heal: Could a successful Oregon program be a model for Clark County?

Jimmy Howland of Vancouver, who had his leg amputated in 2020, navigates the small ramp he built for his unit at Hope Village in Vancouver.  At top, a  man has his vitals checked at the Evergreen Crossing respite medical clinic in Portland.

December 23, 2023, 6:14am Clark County Health

When complications from a blood clot forced amputation of Jimmy Howland’s leg, it might have led to a chance for him to get into housing. Instead, the hospital ushered him into a reluctant relative’s home to fully recover. Read story

A nurse walks by a mural by Portland-based artist John Vance on Tuesday at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Art for pediatrics: Portland artist transforms unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

A nurse walks by a mural by Portland-based artist John Vance on Tuesday at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

December 20, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

The surgical services unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is getting a kid-friendly upgrade this winter. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

Gov. Jay Inslee optimistic about his proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

December 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee is “cautiously optimistic” that state legislators will approve his proposed 2024 supplemental budget released Wednesday. Inslee met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday to discuss the specifics of the budget. Read story

Diana James, 72, experienced a brain bleed in Portugal seven months ago that left her in a coma. James just returned to the states on Monday.

Vancouver woman returns home after medical crisis abroad

Diana James, 72, experienced a brain bleed in Portugal seven months ago that left her in a coma. James just returned to the states on Monday.

December 13, 2023, 4:44pm Clark County Health

Vancouver resident Diana James this week returned to the United States after being stuck in a Portugal hospital for the past seven months. Read story

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

New van allows Columbia River Mental Health Services team to aid those in need along Fourth Plain

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

December 9, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

A Vancouver agency is offering an alternative to police response for people experiencing mental health crises along the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story

Five people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Orchards, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Take care of yourself, check on neighbors after tragedies

Five people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Orchards, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

December 4, 2023, 5:44pm Clark County Health

Tragedies within a community can elicit a wide range of emotions from residents. Read story

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Washington lawmakers look at shielding people from surprise ambulance costs

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December 1, 2023, 3:05pm Health

People in Washington often face high costs for ambulance rides, despite not having a choice about the service, an October state Office of the Insurance Commissioner report found. Read story

Pet Peace of Mind is a national nonprofit that also operates out of Vancouver. The programs assist hospice patients with pet upkeep and in some cases re-homing after a patient has died.

Hospice patients, pets focus of Pet Peace of Mind, which has Vancouver branch

Pet Peace of Mind is a national nonprofit that also operates out of Vancouver. The programs assist hospice patients with pet upkeep and in some cases re-homing after a patient has died.

November 30, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Health

Belinda Walker’s mother had her two Havanese and Pomeranian dogs on her lap 24/7. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center offers lung-health event Wednesday

November 28, 2023, 5:57am Clark County Health

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is hosting a Mega Lungs Event on Wednesday in the Firstenburg Tower Lobby, 420 N.E. Mother Joseph Place. Read story