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Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

Working in Clark County: Felita Luna, community victim liaison for the Department of Corrections

Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

July 25, 2020, 6:00am Business

COVID-19 hasn’t reduced Felita Luna’s caseload. Read story

Grace Anderson, a tailor in Battle Ground, wishes more people would sew. "I don't know if they have the patience for it. I've been trying to encourage my granddaughter to start sewing. She has a machine. But she's like 'Ah, I don't know.' They have other priorities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Grace Anderson, tailor at Grace’s Sewing Shop

Grace Anderson, a tailor in Battle Ground, wishes more people would sew. "I don't know if they have the patience for it. I've been trying to encourage my granddaughter to start sewing. She has a machine. But she's like 'Ah, I don't know.' They have other priorities," she said.

July 18, 2020, 5:24am Business

Like many other businesses suffering during the pandemic, Grace’s Sewing Shop saw business nearly flatline during March and April. Read story

Jack Thompson, 5, of Kingston chats with his mom before taking off on his bike with a new friend from the adjacent campsite at Battle Ground Lake State Park in June. The campground is now open with some distancing restrictions in the group areas. Jack's mom, Leah, said their family had reservations at other campsites but they were canceled due to closures with the pandemic.

In Pacific Northwest, camping on rise amid coronavirus

Jack Thompson, 5, of Kingston chats with his mom before taking off on his bike with a new friend from the adjacent campsite at Battle Ground Lake State Park in June. The campground is now open with some distancing restrictions in the group areas. Jack's mom, Leah, said their family had reservations at other campsites but they were canceled due to closures with the pandemic.

July 12, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Mother Nature couldn’t care less about the pandemic. Summer arrived just the same. Many of us in the Pacific Northwest have grown tired of staring longingly out the window. We find ourselves wondering if it might be safe to get outside and enjoy camping. Read story

Madison Riethman, a communicable disease epidemiologist for Clark County Public Health, is pictured at work. She said the pandemic has raised awareness about her profession. "What's interesting about COVID-19 is that it has raised the awareness of epidemiology," Riethman said.

Working in Clark County: Madison Riethman, epidemiologist, Clark County Public Health

Madison Riethman, a communicable disease epidemiologist for Clark County Public Health, is pictured at work. She said the pandemic has raised awareness about her profession. "What's interesting about COVID-19 is that it has raised the awareness of epidemiology," Riethman said.

July 11, 2020, 6:03am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has put public health front and center in the world’s issues. Read story

Sally Tomlinson, 67, art history professor at Clark College, is pictured at her home in Vancouver as a vintage poster from legendary band, The Doors, top left, is seen overhead. Tomlinson, who resides in Vancouver, has written essays on rock posters. "I see it as my job to make people comfortable with art," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Sally Tomlinson, art history professor at Clark College

Sally Tomlinson, 67, art history professor at Clark College, is pictured at her home in Vancouver as a vintage poster from legendary band, The Doors, top left, is seen overhead. Tomlinson, who resides in Vancouver, has written essays on rock posters. "I see it as my job to make people comfortable with art," she said.

June 27, 2020, 5:09am Business

Sally Tomlinson had always taught a hybrid of online and in-person art history classes at Clark College. Read story

People in Business

June 21, 2020, 6:00am Business

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Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

Working in Clark County: Hillary Betzen, speech-language pathologist with Battle Ground Public Schools

Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

June 20, 2020, 5:00am Business

Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rough ride for many people and professions. Read story

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

Working in Clark County: Devin McFeron, stylist at Finesse Beauty Bar

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

June 13, 2020, 5:00am Business

If there’s one thing many people have been vocal about missing during the pandemic, it’s haircuts. Read story

Clark County Class of 2020: graduation ceremonies and celebrations

June 7, 2020, 5:29am Clark County News

With traditional commencement ceremonies upended by the novel coronavirus, local schools are doing what they can to honor the Class of 2020 in a rapidly changing world. Here is what local schools had planned. Information was current as of June 2. Read story

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

Working in Clark County: Garrett Wellman, foreman landscaper, Woody’s Custom Landscaping

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

May 30, 2020, 5:04am Business

What started out as a summer gig when he was 16 has turned into a full-time career for Garrett Wellman, now 21. Read story