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Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

Working in Clark County: Roy Flores, Clark County Grounds maintenance specialist

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

September 5, 2020, 5:08am Business

When one hears the words “local sports” in the pandemic, two other words come to mind: not happening. Read story

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

Working in Clark County: Rick Giles, hearing aid specialist at Hearing by Design

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

August 22, 2020, 5:33am Business

As people mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 15 percent of adults in the United States who report troubled hearing may face a unique challenge: not being able to read lips through masks. Additionally, masks can muffle sounds for someone with hearing loss, according to the Washington state… Read story

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

Vancouver teen a boy in Girl Scouts

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

August 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

A teenager in a YouTube video waits for the off-screen interviewer, Casey Ellson, to start asking questions. Read story

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

Working in Clark County: Andrew Muth, lead in the Small Parts Department at Marks Design & Metalworks

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

August 1, 2020, 5:33am Business

Andrew Muth can remember the first moment he was able to hear his car’s turn signal. Read story

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

People in Business Read story