(Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
September 18, 2013
Becky Mauro of San Francisco, waves goodbye to staff at Spanky's consignment shop while accompanying friend Claudia Ross of Vancouver, who was attempting to sell clothing at the store on Wednesday. Years of economic stagnation has stretched household budgets painfully thin. Ross, who recently moved to the area from Southern California, says that the shop didn't take any of her clothes, but said they offered to donate them, which Ross initially intended on doing.