While edging away from the volcano, you had to make sure to avoid the tsunami. Those were just some of the disasters that challenged more than 200 young problem-solvers at Salmon Creek Elementary School over the weekend.
Felida — The Felida Baptist Church community worked in an assembly line this month to pack 1,661 shoe boxes with gifts for children in need along the Pacific Rim. It took about three hours for 260 volunteers to pack the boxes on Nov. 16, praying for each one along the way. Operation Christmas Child is sponsored each year by Samaritan's Purse. Its National Collection Week was Nov. 18 to 25.
The holiday tradition of Salvation Army bell ringers had a different rollout in Clark County on Thursday, with the first annual "Kettle Kick Off" featuring mayors and other civic leaders at Fred Meyer stores.
Starting Jan. 1, people who don't live in the city will pay a few more dollars a month to break a sweat at Vancouver recreation centers or rent one for a party, while city residents either won't see an increase or will save a few bucks.
As the forklift lurched toward a nearby truck, its prongs began to slide between two foam blocks loaded on the trailer. An unmistakable squeak followed, like Styrofoam being jammed into a cardboard box.
After a bit of pounding or sawing, somebody in an orange T-shirt would walk out the front door and toss a little more of Rocco Tedesco's house into a big trash bin. Sitting in his wheelchair, Tedesco watched it all with understandable satisfaction. Each armload of discarded drywall or 2-by-4s gets him a little closer to an accessible home.
It might be difficult for the average American to understand the problem of sex trafficking, or to notice it when it’s happening, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said during a visit Monday night to Washington State University Vancouver.
Two more single-family home subdivisions in unincorporated Clark County — a 36-acre project with eight “cluster lots” and a nine-lot housing development — are in the preliminary review process through the county’s Community Development Department.