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Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

November 21, 2020, 5:29am Business

In the 1970s, many Vietnamese refugees fled their war-torn country seeking safety in America. Among them were the parents of Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, 44, an assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing. Read story

Josh Rodriguez has worked as an electrician at Mr. Electric, a local franchise, for the last two years. He's a licensed journeyman in Washington. To work as an electrician in Washington, an individual must be certified by the state Department of Labor & Industries, including at least 8,000 hours working as a trainee under the supervision of a certified journey-level electrician.

Working in Clark County: Josh Rodriguez, electrician at Mr. Electric

Josh Rodriguez has worked as an electrician at Mr. Electric, a local franchise, for the last two years. He's a licensed journeyman in Washington. To work as an electrician in Washington, an individual must be certified by the state Department of Labor & Industries, including at least 8,000 hours working as a trainee under the supervision of a certified journey-level electrician.

November 14, 2020, 5:19am Business

The pandemic has instilled fear in many of us, but sometimes that fear can go beyond reason, such as the time Mr. Electric electrician Josh Rodriguez was sprayed with Lysol, without consent, upon entering the home of a customer. Read story

State Department of Transportation Incident Response worker Glen Wohlsein, 45, has worked for the agency for 20 years. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1993. "It's been a fun ride so far," he said.

Working in Clark County: Glen Wohlsein, incident response worker, WSDOT

State Department of Transportation Incident Response worker Glen Wohlsein, 45, has worked for the agency for 20 years. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1993. "It's been a fun ride so far," he said.

November 7, 2020, 5:02am Business

No doubt, you’ve seen them while cruising — or inching — along Interstate 5 during rush hour. They’re the white pickups with an orange stripe down the side and in bold, evergreen lettering: WSDOT. Read story

Daniel Monroe, 23, who works as a psychic medium in downtown Vancouver, wraps a couch in plastic that has been sanitized to protect against COVID-19 while preparing for an in-person client on a recent weekday. Monroe, who wears a mask during in-person sessions, also sees clients via Zoom.

Working in Clark County: Daniel Monroe, psychic medium

Daniel Monroe, 23, who works as a psychic medium in downtown Vancouver, wraps a couch in plastic that has been sanitized to protect against COVID-19 while preparing for an in-person client on a recent weekday. Monroe, who wears a mask during in-person sessions, also sees clients via Zoom.

October 24, 2020, 5:10am Business

Jobs that involve communicating with dead people and telling futures has a market size of $2 billion in America, according to the website IBISWorld. Nonetheless, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government’s main source for data about jobs, does not track any information about psychic services. Read story

Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

Working in Clark County: Jeff Walton, owner of Waltons Farms

Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

October 17, 2020, 5:25am Business

The beloved Halloween season is upon us, though this year it’s anything but familiar. Jeff Walton, owner at Waltons Farms pumpkin patch in Camas can attest to that. Read story

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist, Clark County Green Business Program

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

October 10, 2020, 5:04am Business

Sarah Keirns found her calling while watching an episode of “Sesame Street” “some time in the 1980s.” Read story

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

Cinema of Horrors at Clark County Event at the Fairgrounds

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

October 8, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Cinema of Horrors never actually showed movies. Its name comes from the old movie theater at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso where the walkthrough haunted house popped up each October for the past five years. Read story

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

Working in Clark County: Liz Borromeo, owner and dance instructor at Liz Borromeo Dance

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

October 3, 2020, 5:47am Business

Liz Borromeo describes herself as one of those kids who would go out in the front yard with a record player and perform an entire musical for the trees. Read story

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

Working in Clark County: Michael Guinett, firefighter at Fire District 3

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

September 26, 2020, 5:09am Business

The Pacific Northwest couldn’t seem to catch a break in September. Read story

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

Working in Clark County: Rachael Moody, PNW Weddings with Rachael

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

September 19, 2020, 6:04am Business

Rachael Moody had only just gotten her feet wet in the world of wedding planning in 2018, and 2020 was supposed to be the year she really got her business, PNW Weddings with Rachael, off the ground. Read story