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A wheelchair is pictured underneath the stairs as Melissa Worlein, who got coronavirus back in August and has since been struggling with long COVID, takes a break in between chores at her Vancouver home Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 2023.

Long COVID in Clark County: It’s what we don’t know

For the past six months, Melissa Worlein’s life has been dictated by a timer.
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Jenny Bevard stands in her wellness room that she created after being diagnosed with long COVID as a space to focus on both her mental and physical health.

Faces of long COVID: Two Vancouver women struggle with symptoms for months, years

In the beginning of 2020, Jenny Bevard, 45, was working as an emergency room tech in Clark County.
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The Meridian, a 46-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood, opened last summer for people exiting homelessness. Residents are encouraged, but not required, to use its on-site services.

Permanent supportive housing is one answer to Clark County homelessness

It took Troy Leichner a while to stop collecting things.
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These images show the city of Camas' redesigned Riverside Bowl Skatepark, set to open this summer. The Port of Camas-Washougal wants to develop a small commercial hub at the site.

Port plans commercial hub at Camas’ Riverside Bowl Skatepark

The Port of Camas-Washougal has launched an effort to develop a small commercial hub at the site of the city of Camas’ revamped Riverside Bowl Skatepark.
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Compressed air is forced into these large settling tanks so naturally occurring microbes can thrive and break down unwanted organic chemicals in the water.

How Vancouver’s wastewater goes from stinky to sanitary

If you tracked one drop of water through Vancouver’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, you’d find that it takes about eight hours to go from…


FILE - An Amazon logo appears on a delivery van, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 more jobs in the next few weeks, the company's CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on Monday, March 20, 2023. The job cuts would mark the second largest round of layoffs in the company's history, adding to the 18,000 employees the company said it would lay off in January.

His parents died. Then Amazon fired him for seeking time off, a worker’s suit alleges

An Amazon worker at a Bakersfield, California, warehouse alleges the company fired him last month for seeking time off to grieve his parents’ deaths, according…


Oysters and fishing are the two mainstays of the economy of Bay Center in southwest Washington. In this port area, crab boats that work the winter harvest unload their catch as they come back from harvest areas.

Crossing the perilous Willapa Bay bar holds a steep cost

To reach the ocean crabbing grounds from this Southwest Washington community, Mike Green must navigate his boat through the seas that churn across the mouth…

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Faizah Ford of Battle Ground hits the sand on her way to winning the girls triple jump at the Tiger Relays at Battle Ground High School on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Prep highlights: Skyview’s Ntekpere a triple winner at Tiger Relays

Skyview’s Emem Ntekpere won three events — the girls 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the high jump — to shine at the Tiger Relays track…


U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by traditional dancers as she arrives in Accra, Ghana, Sunday March 26, 2023. Harris is on a seven-day African visit that will also take her to Tanzania and Zambia.

In Ghana, Kamala Harris ‘excited about the future of Africa’

Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted by schoolchildren, dancers and drummers as she arrived Sunday in Ghana for the start of a weeklong visit to…

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Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no-contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm.

‘Person of interest’ in disappearance of Vancouver woman, girl charged in 2017 murder in Arkansas

The man charged in a drive-by shooting at his former girlfriend’s Vancouver apartment and implicated in her and her daughter’s disappearances is also accused of…

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Proposed legislation in Missouri calls for allowing felony charges against health care staffing agencies that substantially raise their prices during a declared emergency.

Temp nurses cost hospitals big during pandemic. Lawmakers are now mulling limits

To crack down on price gouging, proposed legislation in Missouri calls for allowing felony charges against health care staffing agencies that substantially raise their prices…


After World War II, several surplus Mustang F-51 fighters like this one were assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard. One spun into Vancouver Lake in 1951, nearly causing a news blackout. During the lake's dredging, olive-drab airplane parts were recovered thirty years later. Mysteriously they belonged to an Aircobra P-39.

Clark County History: Crashes into Vancouver Lake

Like its deeper, bigger cousin, the Pacific Ocean, shallow Vancouver Lake doesn’t give up dead airplanes easily. The depth of the Pacific embraces them, but…

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Stray dogs rest on the city stairs in Bajram Curri town, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northern of Tirana, Albania, Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Thousands of young Albanians have crossed the English Channel in recent years to seek a new life in the U.K. Their dangerous journey in small boats or inflatable dinghies reflects Albania's anemic economy and a younger generation's longing for fresh opportunities.

Eager young Albanians risk everything for new future in UK

Monika Mulaj’s son was in his second year of college in Albania, studying to become a mechanical engineer, when he resolved to make a daring…

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Jayne: Will capital gains also be our loss?

Baker: Treat the internet like rest of media

Westneat: What’s up with Wahkiakum?

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