Portrait 2013

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County growing older and younger

With a lower cost of living than the rest of the metro area, Clark County is an enclave of middle-class family life.

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Spectacular summers make rainy season worth it

Residents of the Northwest’s wet side — west of the Cascade Range — like to say summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.

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By land, water or air, county rich in history

To reflect on local history, you might walk to a particular viewpoint where you can look to the sky, the water and the land. And fittingly enough, the historical reflections can include that viewpoint.

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Housing recovery finally begins in county

Clark County’s long-awaited housing recovery sputtered to life in 2012, spurred by new demand and dwindling supplies of available listings.

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County charities can depend on volunteers

On the first Saturday in December, thousands of people scour the streets of Clark County for food.

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Religious diversity growing in Clark County

People are always debating whether the swooping roof of Hazel Dell’s hilltop church is an ark or a dove.