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Clark County reports 28 new COVID-19 deaths, a record number

Clark County reported 28 new deaths due to COVID-19 this week, the most reported in a seven-day period since the pandemic began.
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Health
An excavator works Wednesday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Improvements are being made to East Fifth Street and a new parking lot is being added as part of a project scheduled for completion in September.

Work underway to improve parking, accessibility at Fort Vancouver

Workers last week began removing hazardous and invasive trees and shrubs and concrete slabs at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in preparation for construction to increase its accessibility.
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In 2012, the Vancouver NAACP chapter sponsored the researching and writing of a book, “First Families of Vancouver’s African American Community,” that told those stories.

Clark County Historical Museum event explores recent Black history in Vancouver

One of Vancouver’s many claims to historical fame is the mighty shipbuilding effort here during World War II that drew many African Americans from the Jim Crow South and sparked…
Life
Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School  on Nov. 17.

Clark County schools’ COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Clark County schools are maintaining the sky-high COVID-19 rates seen in recent weeks, according to new data.
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A screenshot from the Clark County Board of Health meeting on Jan. 26.

Hospital reps urge Clark County Board of Health to support vaccines, maskingvideo icon

Clark County hospitals are still struggling to meet the demands brought on by the pandemic, and specifically the surge in omicron cases. That was the…

Business

Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

Clark County restaurant profits sink as omicron surges

Steve Valenta has spent 10 years pouring his life’s savings, his energy and his care into his Mighty Bowl restaurant in downtown Vancouver — to…

Northwest

A sign tells customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis.

Washington: 3 flu-related deaths amid moderate flu activity

Three people have died in Washington after testing positive for the flu amid flu activity that has risen to moderate levels in the state, state…

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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.

Doncic’s triple-double leads Mavericks to win over Blazers, 132-112

Luka Doncic had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, and the Dallas Mavericks led wire-to-wire in a 132-112…

Politics

FILE - Supreme Court Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Stephen Breyer talk prior to a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 1, 2006.

Breyer: A pragmatic approach searching for a middle ground

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has the air of an absent-minded professor, once joking in court that his wife put directions in his pocket to…

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Benson girls basketball coach Eric Knox, upper right, confronts the Camas student section during a game Dec.

Inappropriate remarks likely made at Camas basketball game, probe finds

An independent investigation into alleged racist remarks made by Camas High School students at a December girls basketball game concluded inappropriate comments likely were used,…

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