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Planned Parenthood recently rolled out telemedicine as a way to accommodate the need for more visits. Patients can video chat with clinicians rather than have an in-person visit.

Working in Clark County: Catherine Dole, assistant health center manager at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood recently rolled out telemedicine as a way to accommodate the need for more visits. Patients can video chat with clinicians rather than have an in-person visit.

November 11, 2019, 6:03am Business

The words “Planned Parenthood” stir a lot of emotions in the United States. Read story

Braille program specialist and coordinator Kandi Lukowski describes the number of volumes it takes to make up one textbook at the Washington State School for the Blind's Ogden Resource Center. The precalculus book sitting on the top of the boxes is transcribed into six boxes of Braille volumes beneath it. Some textbooks can take more than a year to transcribe.

Working in Clark County: Kandi Lukowski, Braille program specialist, coordinator at Ogden Resource Center

Braille program specialist and coordinator Kandi Lukowski describes the number of volumes it takes to make up one textbook at the Washington State School for the Blind's Ogden Resource Center. The precalculus book sitting on the top of the boxes is transcribed into six boxes of Braille volumes beneath it. Some textbooks can take more than a year to transcribe.

November 4, 2019, 6:03am Business

The small office of three workers at the Ogden Resource Center is mostly quiet. Read story

William Zalpys clears away moss buildup on the side of the path at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Zalpys has led the cemetery district in the outskirts of Camas since April 2002. He wears many hats in his position, one of which includes groundskeeping, but not grave digging. Cemetery commissioners are elected to six-year terms. Zalpys' term ends in 2023.

Working in Clark County: William Zalpys, Fern Prairie Cemetery commissioner

William Zalpys clears away moss buildup on the side of the path at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Zalpys has led the cemetery district in the outskirts of Camas since April 2002. He wears many hats in his position, one of which includes groundskeeping, but not grave digging. Cemetery commissioners are elected to six-year terms. Zalpys' term ends in 2023.

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Business

CAMAS — On a sunny late October day, leaves whose lives had recently come to an end gently floated to the ground, finding a home on any one of Fern Prairie Cemetery’s 1,300 occupied graves. Read story

James Kice, manager of collections and operations at the Clark County Historical Museum, cleans a moonshine still that was found under a porch in the Rosemere neighborhood.

Working in Clark County: James William Kice, manager of collections, operations at Clark County Historical Museum

James Kice, manager of collections and operations at the Clark County Historical Museum, cleans a moonshine still that was found under a porch in the Rosemere neighborhood.

October 21, 2019, 6:02am Business

Remember when it was illegal to drink alcohol in the United States? The speakeasies, mobsters and robust black market? Read story

Jason Greeley-Roberts, an owner of the Clark County Scaregrounds, walks through an access corridor behind one of his haunts while checking on the actors in 2018. Scaregrounds takes place at Clark County Fairgrounds through Halloween.

Clark County haunted houses offer big scares, fun

Jason Greeley-Roberts, an owner of the Clark County Scaregrounds, walks through an access corridor behind one of his haunts while checking on the actors in 2018. Scaregrounds takes place at Clark County Fairgrounds through Halloween.

October 18, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

What frightens you? Zombies? Ghosts? Aliens? Vampires? Read story

Diana Kirkpatrick opened Center Stage Clothiers in January 2018 after dreaming of doing so for decades. Previously working a not-so-creative job as a secretary for many years, she cashed out her individual retirement account to get it started. She calls the store a "God wink." "It just fell into place so wonderfully. It was a dream; I never thought it would happen," Kirkpatrick said.

Working in Clark County: Diana Kirkpatrick, owner and costume designer at Center Stage Clothiers

Diana Kirkpatrick opened Center Stage Clothiers in January 2018 after dreaming of doing so for decades. Previously working a not-so-creative job as a secretary for many years, she cashed out her individual retirement account to get it started. She calls the store a "God wink." "It just fell into place so wonderfully. It was a dream; I never thought it would happen," Kirkpatrick said.

October 14, 2019, 6:00am Business

The sun shined downtown Vancouver on a recent weekday, illuminating the windows of Center Stage Clothiers, a small costume and vintage shop on the corner of Main Street and East Mill Plain Boulevard. Read story

Debbie Proctor sweeps out dirt and pine needles from her bus after dropping off her last student from Green Mountain Elementary School in Woodland.

Working in Clark County: Debbie Proctor, bus driver and cafeteria worker for Green Mountain School District

Debbie Proctor sweeps out dirt and pine needles from her bus after dropping off her last student from Green Mountain Elementary School in Woodland.

September 30, 2019, 6:00am Business

Debbie Proctor starts her mornings at 6:15 a.m. with a pre-trip check of her No. 14 school bus. Read story

Bill Lamkin, a maintenance worker with Vancouver Public Works, checks his mirrors while driving a vacuum intake street sweeper through the DuBois Park neighborhood. Lamkin has worked for the city for the department for 12 years, rotating on and off sweeping jobs to other maintenance tasks.

Working in Clark County: Bill Lamkin, maintenance worker, Vancouver Public Works

Bill Lamkin, a maintenance worker with Vancouver Public Works, checks his mirrors while driving a vacuum intake street sweeper through the DuBois Park neighborhood. Lamkin has worked for the city for the department for 12 years, rotating on and off sweeping jobs to other maintenance tasks.

September 23, 2019, 6:02am Business

Have you ever awoken to the hiss and hum of a large, slow-moving machine outside your window? Read story

Joe Cryblskey, a Clark Public Utilities automated meter reading driver, uses a manual meter reader to look at customer usage, while covering his route in the Salmon Creek and Felida neighborhoods on Sept. 6. That particular meter was being taken apart for a new electrical panel, causing a failure reading for Cryblskey. Cryblskey said that he has to manually read about 10 meters throughout the day. Cryblskey, 34, has worked for the utility since he graduated high school.

Working in Clark County: Joe Cryblskey, automated meter reading driver at Clark Public Utilities

Joe Cryblskey, a Clark Public Utilities automated meter reading driver, uses a manual meter reader to look at customer usage, while covering his route in the Salmon Creek and Felida neighborhoods on Sept. 6. That particular meter was being taken apart for a new electrical panel, causing a failure reading for Cryblskey. Cryblskey said that he has to manually read about 10 meters throughout the day. Cryblskey, 34, has worked for the utility since he graduated high school.

September 16, 2019, 6:00am Business

It might be difficult to find someone out there whose knowledge of Clark County roads trumps Joe Cryblskey’s. Read story

Certified fitness instructor Amie Sowe, 25, leads a 50-minute African dance class at the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sowe has worked at the facility since 2016 and enjoys channeling love of her home country — The Gambia — into the class. “Here are some moves to help your back, or your balance. That’s how I molded it. Just to showcase me and who I am. This is me,” she said.

Working in Clark County: Amie Sowe, instructor at Touchmark Health & Fitness Club

Certified fitness instructor Amie Sowe, 25, leads a 50-minute African dance class at the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sowe has worked at the facility since 2016 and enjoys channeling love of her home country — The Gambia — into the class. “Here are some moves to help your back, or your balance. That’s how I molded it. Just to showcase me and who I am. This is me,” she said.

September 9, 2019, 6:00am Business

At 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, one could hear Amie Sowe’s voice carrying through the gym at Touchmark Health & Fitness Club. Read story