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Mike McCoy, owner of Snake Brand Products, demonstrates fly-casting techniques on the lawn outside his workshop. McCoy makes a patented line guide for fly rods that enables fishers to cast farther and more accurately.

Working in Clark County: Mike McCoy, owner of Snake Brand

Mike McCoy, owner of Snake Brand Products, demonstrates fly-casting techniques on the lawn outside his workshop. McCoy makes a patented line guide for fly rods that enables fishers to cast farther and more accurately.

August 20, 2018, 6:02am Business

Fly-fishing, for many, is a passion and an obsession. Read story

Dana Lukens, Emerald Kalama Chemical director of Global Logistics, works out of the company’s headquarters in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Dana Lukens, director of Global Logistics at Emerald Kalama Chemical

Dana Lukens, Emerald Kalama Chemical director of Global Logistics, works out of the company’s headquarters in Vancouver.

August 6, 2018, 6:05am Business

Have you ever looked at the back of a bottle of soda and wondered what on earth the long, hard-to-spell-or-pronounce words listed in the ingredients were? Read story

Compliance specialist and Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Paulson is pictured at his office at the Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex in Vancouver on Thursday. Paulson recently won the BPA’s Administrator´s Award for Achievement in Equal Opportunity Employment or Diversity for his efforts in rekindling a disability awareness group. He contracted polio, which damaged nerves in his legs, when he was a 6-month-old baby in Bombay, India.

Working in Clark County: Aaron Paulson, compliance specialist with BPA

Compliance specialist and Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Paulson is pictured at his office at the Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex in Vancouver on Thursday. Paulson recently won the BPA’s Administrator´s Award for Achievement in Equal Opportunity Employment or Diversity for his efforts in rekindling a disability awareness group. He contracted polio, which damaged nerves in his legs, when he was a 6-month-old baby in Bombay, India.

July 30, 2018, 6:05am Business

Aaron Paulson isn’t just a guy crunching numbers behind tall cubical walls. Read story

Doula Sherilee Valenta works with clients Greg Pratt and his wife, Lindsey Pratt, in their east Minnehaha home as they prepare for the late August birth of their baby.

Working in Clark County: Doula Sherilee Valenta, doula and owner of Baby Nest Birth Services

Doula Sherilee Valenta works with clients Greg Pratt and his wife, Lindsey Pratt, in their east Minnehaha home as they prepare for the late August birth of their baby.

July 23, 2018, 6:00am Business

As the open screen door let in warm summer air, birth doula Sherilee Valenta told a very-pregnant Lindsey Pratt as they stood in the kitchen over the counter: “Stick out your booty.” Read story

Hunter Decker, a forester with Clark County Public Works, poses for a press photo at Camp Bonneville. He spends some days out at Camp Bonneville and others working with the public and permitting issues.

Working in Clark County: Hunter Decker, forester, Clark County Public Works

Hunter Decker, a forester with Clark County Public Works, poses for a press photo at Camp Bonneville. He spends some days out at Camp Bonneville and others working with the public and permitting issues.

July 16, 2018, 6:03am Business

Amid the trees that cover more than half of the 6 square miles that make up Camp Bonneville, one might find Hunter Decker carefully tying a pink ribbon to the trunk of a Douglas fir. Read story

Daniel Jensen, an Amazon Flex independent contractor, delivers packages in Vancouver on Thursday morning.

Working in Clark County: Daniel Jensen, Amazon Flex driver

Daniel Jensen, an Amazon Flex independent contractor, delivers packages in Vancouver on Thursday morning.

July 9, 2018, 6:02am Business

Amazon Flex is the (relatively) new kid on the gig-economy block, and one local man isn’t shying away from the newfangled means of package delivery to bring in some extra cash to supplement his retirement. Read story

Mean Gene Fireworks owner Gene Marlow talks with customers at one of his fireworks stands on opening day.

Working in Clark County: Gene Marlow, Mean Gene’s Fireworks

Mean Gene Fireworks owner Gene Marlow talks with customers at one of his fireworks stands on opening day.

July 2, 2018, 6:02am Business

A pair of young girls were ogling a pack of “Ladybug” fireworks — red and black polka-dotted balls in colorful packaging. Nearby, a father and daughter were pushing his cart that was nearly toppling over with fireworks from Mean Gene’s tent at 6506 N.E. Highway 99 in Hazel Dell. Read story

Carol “C.J.” Andrew, owner of C.J.’s Dog Training uses rewards as a way to train dogs in her classes, versus punishment techniques such as shock collars and choke chains.

Working in Clark County: Carol J. Andrew, owner, C.J.’s Dog Training

Carol “C.J.” Andrew, owner of C.J.’s Dog Training uses rewards as a way to train dogs in her classes, versus punishment techniques such as shock collars and choke chains.

June 18, 2018, 6:02am Business

Carol “C.J.” Andrew’s love for pups started out with a boxer-breed dog named Skipper, who she got for Christmas back in 1948. Read story

Jason Granneman, school resource officer at Hockinson High School and deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, keeps an eye on activities in the school from the second floor. In addition to developing initiatives at the high school, Granneman serves as a member a statewide Mass Shooting Task Force formed earlier this year.

Working in Clark County: Jason Granneman, school resource Officer at Hockinson High School

Jason Granneman, school resource officer at Hockinson High School and deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, keeps an eye on activities in the school from the second floor. In addition to developing initiatives at the high school, Granneman serves as a member a statewide Mass Shooting Task Force formed earlier this year.

June 11, 2018, 6:02am Business

Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Granneman didn’t sit idle when he learned that a student at Hockinson High School in Brush Prairie, where he is a school resource officer, made threats to “shoot up the school” last month. Read story

Julie Ward, a paraeducator at Woodburn Elementary School in Camas, helps students learn to read on Thursday. She spends about 25 percent of her days helping students with reading and 75 percent working with students on mathematics.

Working in Clark County: Julie Ward, paraeducator, Woodburn Elementary

Julie Ward, a paraeducator at Woodburn Elementary School in Camas, helps students learn to read on Thursday. She spends about 25 percent of her days helping students with reading and 75 percent working with students on mathematics.

June 4, 2018, 6:02am Business

Not everyone gets to work in their dream job. Plans change, priorities shift, life happens — the list goes on. The hope, though, is always that at the very least, we land doing something we enjoy. Read story