When Judith Ramirez immigrated to Vancouver from Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, she couldn't speak English. Her husband, Javier Gaeta, who is fluent in English, suggested his family speak only English at home for Ramirez and their children to become comfortable speaking their new language.
Esther Short — Community members gathered recently for a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of 132 children killed by the Taliban at a Pakistani school. The Islamic Society of Southwest Washington and members of other Clark County faith groups organized the peace vigil Saturday afternoon at Esther Short Park to bring attention to and mourn the killing of schoolchildren and teachers at the Army Public School in Peshawar on Dec. 16.
North Garrison Heights — Kids on Vancouver's Junior Joy Team and the Hough Elementary Leadership Team thanked hospital workers for their work Saturday to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Emergency Department.
Columbia Land Trust on Monday announced the conservation of more than 3,000 acres of forestland near Mount St. Helens, the latest phase in an ongoing effort by the organization to prevent development in the area.
The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to hire a consultant to help it develop a mixed-use building at its Terminal 1 waterfront property. The new structure would include space for Red Lion Hotels Corp., which now operates the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay at the port-owned site.