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Other Papers Say: Biden wrong; pandemic not over

September 26, 2022, 6:01am Columns

President Joe Biden is flat-out wrong if he thinks the pandemic is over. Although the trendlines are pointing downward, the United States still registers around 360 deaths per day from the coronavirus and a seven-day average of 55,000 new infections, with 13,700 people currently hospitalized. Those numbers are a far… Read story

Survey results: More Cowlitz County teens classified as obese following pandemic

September 26, 2022, 3:59pm Northwest

More children were classified as obese nationally, statewide and locally following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent studies and surveys. Read story

FILE - Britain's then-Prince Charles addresses a Commonwealth Leaders' Reception, at the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. Now that he's monarch, King Charles III -- one of Britain's most prominent environmental voices -- will be have to be more careful with his words.

Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain’s ‘green’ king

FILE - Britain's then-Prince Charles addresses a Commonwealth Leaders' Reception, at the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. Now that he's monarch, King Charles III -- one of Britain's most prominent environmental voices -- will be have to be more careful with his words.

September 22, 2022, 3:00pm Nation & World

On a blustery November day last year Britain's future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should "act with all despatch, and decisively” to confront a common enemy. Read story

FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination in Fayetteville, Ga., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Years ago, the government set out to determine if aluminum in vaccines could be driving growing rates of allergies and asthma in children. A federally funded study released Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, has found a possible link between aluminum and persistent asthma. But experts say the study has several shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations.

Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination in Fayetteville, Ga., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Years ago, the government set out to determine if aluminum in vaccines could be driving growing rates of allergies and asthma in children. A federally funded study released Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, has found a possible link between aluminum and persistent asthma. But experts say the study has several shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations.

September 27, 2022, 9:29am Health

A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. Read story

This 1966 microscope photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a tissue sample with the presence of numerous, corkscrew-shaped, darkly-stained, Treponema pallidum spirochetes, the bacterium responsible for causing syphilis. U.S. health officials on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, are calling for a new push to prevent sexually transmitted diseases -- spurred in part by a 26 percent increase in syphilis cases last year.

‘Out of control’ STD situation prompts call for changes

This 1966 microscope photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a tissue sample with the presence of numerous, corkscrew-shaped, darkly-stained, Treponema pallidum spirochetes, the bacterium responsible for causing syphilis. U.S. health officials on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, are calling for a new push to prevent sexually transmitted diseases -- spurred in part by a 26 percent increase in syphilis cases last year.

September 19, 2022, 10:34am Health

Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26 percent rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts. Read story

Legacy Health offers free monkeypox vaccine clinic Saturday in Vancouver

September 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

Legacy Health is offering a free monkeypox vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness, 1000 S.E. Tech Center Drive, Suite 120, Vancouver. Read story

Elementary school principal Bertine Bahige of Gillette, Wyoming, arrived in the U.S. in 2004 as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He says he is concerned about how integrating into U.S. culture will affect the mental health of refugees, particularly children.

Many refugees dealing with trauma face obstacles to mental health care

Elementary school principal Bertine Bahige of Gillette, Wyoming, arrived in the U.S. in 2004 as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He says he is concerned about how integrating into U.S. culture will affect the mental health of refugees, particularly children.

September 24, 2022, 9:46am Nation & World

As a young boy living in what was then Zaire, Bertine Bahige remembers watching refugees flee from the Rwandan genocide in 1994 by crossing a river that forms the two Central African nations’ border. Read story

FILE - This 2009 colorized microscope image made available by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a sickle cell, left, and normal red blood cells of a patient with sickle cell anemia. A study of U.S. children with sickle cell disease found fewer than half get a needed screening for stroke, a common complication. And only about half or fewer get a treatment that can help with pain and anemia, the study found. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, and called for more screening and treatment.

Study: Too few kids with sickle cell get stroke screen, care

FILE - This 2009 colorized microscope image made available by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a sickle cell, left, and normal red blood cells of a patient with sickle cell anemia. A study of U.S. children with sickle cell disease found fewer than half get a needed screening for stroke, a common complication. And only about half or fewer get a treatment that can help with pain and anemia, the study found. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, and called for more screening and treatment.

September 20, 2022, 1:57pm Health

Too few U.S. kids with sickle cell anemia get a needed screening for stroke, according to a study released Tuesday. Read story

With overdoses rising, a push for syringe service programs

September 22, 2022, 10:47am Politics

Experts say the spike in overdoses and diseases related to sharing needles means it’s time to revoke a longtime ban restricting federal funds for syringe exchanges. But lawmakers in both parties remain resistant to allowing taxpayer dollars to go to clean needles and syringes for drug use. Read story

Pandemic’s end ‘in sight,’ but COVID isn’t going away. What’s that mean for the future?

September 19, 2022, 12:40pm Northwest

A recent news conference with global health officials on the world’s outlook for COVID-19 seemed like the news we’ve all been waiting for — that the end is “in sight” for the pandemic. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rate dips

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September 22, 2022, 2:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections decreased slightly this week, as did rates of new hospitalizations, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths rise slightly

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September 15, 2022, 3:59pm Clark County News

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rose slightly this week, but the county remains in the low-risk category for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on its current number of cases, hospitalizations and overall hospital occupancy. Read story

A waiter carries beer in one of the beer tents on the opening day of the 187th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Oktoberfest is back in Germany after two years of pandemic cancellations, the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses.

Germany’s Oktoberfest returns after 2-year hiatus

A waiter carries beer in one of the beer tents on the opening day of the 187th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Oktoberfest is back in Germany after two years of pandemic cancellations, the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses.

September 17, 2022, 5:38pm Latest News

The beer is flowing at Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest for the first time since 2019. Read story

Lester Harris cleans chairs and tables as part of his job at the Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen.

Employees have the upper hand after the ‘great resignation,’ but for how long?

Lester Harris cleans chairs and tables as part of his job at the Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen.

September 12, 2022, 6:00am Business

Even before the pandemic, finding and keeping employees to work as job and community coaches for The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region could be challenging. Read story

Seton Catholic sophomore Alexis Leone stands for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Seton Catholic High School. Leone is the All-Region girls cross country runner of the year.

Seton Catholic’s Alexis Leone wins Meriwether CC Classic

Seton Catholic sophomore Alexis Leone stands for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Seton Catholic High School. Leone is the All-Region girls cross country runner of the year.

September 16, 2022, 10:54pm Prep Sports

Seton Catholic junior Alexis Leone won the Meriwether Cross Country Classic on Friday at Hillsboro, Ore., coming in with a time of 17 minutes, 46.8 seconds on the 5,000-meter course at Meriwether National Golf Club. Read story

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2022, in New York. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street on Monday, Sept. 19, as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve.

U.S. stocks rise ahead of expected interest rate hike by Fed

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2022, in New York. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street on Monday, Sept. 19, as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve.

September 19, 2022, 2:16pm Business

A choppy day of trading on Wall Street ended with stocks closing higher Monday as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve. Read story

FILE - A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain during a rally and march in Aurora, Colo., June 27, 2020. A Colorado judge on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 responded to a request by a coalition of news organizations to release an amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a 2019 encounter with police, by ruling the report be made public only after new information it contains is redacted.

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

FILE - A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain during a rally and march in Aurora, Colo., June 27, 2020. A Colorado judge on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 responded to a request by a coalition of news organizations to release an amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a 2019 encounter with police, by ruling the report be made public only after new information it contains is redacted.

September 23, 2022, 2:15pm Nation & World

A Black man died after a police encounter in a Denver suburb in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report publicly released Friday. Read story

George Naylor looks over organic apples grown on his farm, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, near Churdan, Iowa. Naylor, along with his wife Patti, began the transition to organic crops in 2014. The demand for organics has increased so fast that the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month committed up to $300 million to help farmers switch from conventional crops.

More consumers buying organic, but U.S. farmers still wary

George Naylor looks over organic apples grown on his farm, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, near Churdan, Iowa. Naylor, along with his wife Patti, began the transition to organic crops in 2014. The demand for organics has increased so fast that the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month committed up to $300 million to help farmers switch from conventional crops.

September 22, 2022, 3:00pm Business

In the 1970s when George Naylor said he wanted to grow organic crops, the idea didn't go over well. Read story

Meet Mary Wakefield, the nurse administrator tasked with revamping the CDC

September 11, 2022, 6:37am Health

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Facing a barrage of criticism for repeatedly mishandling its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently monkeypox, the agency has acknowledged it failed and needs to change. Read story

This undated image provided by Siga Technologies shows the drug TPOXX. The drug may be effective at treating monkeypox. U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug currently available against monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation to the virus could render the medication ineffective.

U.S. warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

This undated image provided by Siga Technologies shows the drug TPOXX. The drug may be effective at treating monkeypox. U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug currently available against monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation to the virus could render the medication ineffective.

September 15, 2022, 3:00pm Health

U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug available to treat monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation in the virus could render the pills ineffective. Read story