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Brandon Miller, who spent part of his childhood in homeless shelters, decided to provide play equipment at Share's Valley Homestead shelter in west Vancouver for his Eagle Scout service project.

Scary turn on day of service

Brandon Miller, who spent part of his childhood in homeless shelters, decided to provide play equipment at Share's Valley Homestead shelter in west Vancouver for his Eagle Scout service project.

April 23, 2016, 6:05am Clark County Life

There have been many Eagle Scout stories over the years -- stories of hard work, diligence and good deeds. Brandon Miller's is one of these, but maybe one that could have an asterisk printed next to it. Read story

Ken Twergo of The Low Vision Store demonstrates how a video magnifier can help people with poor vision read the newspaper easier Tuesday afternoon.

Working in Clark County: Ken Twergo, low vision specialist

Ken Twergo of The Low Vision Store demonstrates how a video magnifier can help people with poor vision read the newspaper easier Tuesday afternoon.

April 18, 2016, 5:59am Business

Ken Twergo has done a lot of things in his life, but he says none were as rewarding as his business, The Low Vision Store, where he offers products such as reading machines, magnifiers and computer software to aid people with macular degeneration and other vision-loss conditions. He and his… Read story

Don Sutton of The Sharp Shop, a home-based business, sharpens a drill bit in east Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Don Sutton, blade sharpener

Don Sutton of The Sharp Shop, a home-based business, sharpens a drill bit in east Vancouver.

April 11, 2016, 10:45am Business

When he's not tooling around the Northwest on his CanAm motorcycle, Don Sutton is working on tools for area carpenters, builders and other professionals who need sharp, precise implements at his business, The Sharp Shop. Many of the items he sharpens are high-figure ones such as drill bits, saw blades,… Read story

DeeDee Hatler, co-owner of Dress Code, works in her store Wednesday in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: DeeDee Hatler, co-owner, Dress Code Uniforms

DeeDee Hatler, co-owner of Dress Code, works in her store Wednesday in Vancouver.

April 4, 2016, 6:00am Business

Professional scrubs have come a long way from the limited dull blue or stark white offerings from years ago. Walk into Dress Code Uniforms and behold a sea of colors and patterns available to professionals, even stretch scrubs that flex with you. The shop's customers come from the health care,… Read story

Tyler Hammack is the operations manager at Tough Top Awnings in Vancouver, which manufactures awnings for RVs.

Working in Clark County: Tyler Hammack, operations manager, Tough Top Awnings

Tyler Hammack is the operations manager at Tough Top Awnings in Vancouver, which manufactures awnings for RVs.

March 28, 2016, 6:08am Business

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV sales will continue to benefit from baby boomers entering retirement. That rings true to what Tyler Hammack, operations manager of Tough Top Awnings, sees at his business. "Last year we broke a record -- 4,000 awnings. We've been seeing a 30 to… Read story

6 things to know if you’re a new visitor at Easter services

March 26, 2016, 6:08am Churches & Religion

Local churches expect a spike in attendance on Easter and Christmas, when folks known among faith communities as CEOs (Christmas and Easter only) visit sanctuaries across the nation. Read story

Joni Vilhauer opened Modao Resale in 2012 after a career in fashion and interior design.

Working in Clark County: Joni Vilhauer, resale boutique owner

Joni Vilhauer opened Modao Resale in 2012 after a career in fashion and interior design.

March 21, 2016, 5:53am Business

Clark County native Joni Vilhauer had 11 years of experience in women's fashion and a 30-year dream of operating her own resale boutique. With encouragement from mentors and acquaintances in the business, she opened Modao Resale in Hazel Dell in 2012, offering like-new and on-trend fashions and accessories. After the… Read story

Gary Gross, meadmaster at his meadery, Ethereal Meads in Battle Ground, says he started making mead as a hobby after tasting it at his son's wedding.

Working in Clark County: Gary Gross, meadmaster

Gary Gross, meadmaster at his meadery, Ethereal Meads in Battle Ground, says he started making mead as a hobby after tasting it at his son's wedding.

March 7, 2016, 6:05am Business

Chances are, you probably have never tried mead, a honey-based fermented beverage laced with fruit flavors. It's not widely known except to those who remember it from ancient literature. But one at a time, customers who taste Gary Gross' meads are being won over at tastings and local pubs. "Once… Read story

Clark County business briefing

March 6, 2016, 5:55am Business

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Hypnotherapist Terry Conner, pictured in her Vancouver office, helps people resolve conflicts.

Working in Clark County: Terry Conner, certified clinical hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapist Terry Conner, pictured in her Vancouver office, helps people resolve conflicts.

February 29, 2016, 6:02am Business

All of hypnotherapist Terry Conner's jobs have somehow related to working with people and helping them resolve conflicts. When she experienced hypnotherapy to help her stop smoking, Conner discovered a desire to use her people skills coupled with a drive to help people find peace with themselves and their behaviors.… Read story