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John Bruns and Heather Wendling look at a picture of their daughter, London. London died by suicide in September and the couple now spends their time raising awareness of teen suicide.

Pandemic, winter may add up to mental health crisis in Clark County

John Bruns and Heather Wendling look at a picture of their daughter, London. London died by suicide in September and the couple now spends their time raising awareness of teen suicide.

November 15, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

RIDGEFIELD — London Bruns’ parents don’t know exactly how to say what they want to say, but they mean to keep talking. Talking to the media, fellow parents, school groups, friends, strangers — anyone who will listen to their concerns about depression, suicide and the upcoming winter. Read story

Kim Schneiderman, the executive director of NAMI Southwest Washington, poses for a photo at the group's  location in Vancouver  in June 2019.

Staying healthy, happy during pandemic and beyond

Kim Schneiderman, the executive director of NAMI Southwest Washington, poses for a photo at the group's  location in Vancouver  in June 2019.

November 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

The coronavirus pandemic has added obstacles, but it hasn’t changed the things that make us happy and mentally healthy. Read story

Dean Tate's B-17 crash landed on a hill above Monchy-Humieres, France. Tate and two crew mates bailed out.

Camas writer pens true-life World War II adventure about American parachutists in France

Dean Tate's B-17 crash landed on a hill above Monchy-Humieres, France. Tate and two crew mates bailed out.

November 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Author Susan Tate Ankeny has been contacted and thanked recently by many military families she’s never met, she said. As far as she’s concerned, the real thanks are due to ordinary French citizens who risked their lives decades ago to save the American soldiers who were trying to save them. Read story

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

The trails less traveled in Vancouver

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

November 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The great thing about winter in Western Washington is how mild it stays. The coolness and dampness here are child’s play compared to in Craig Romano’s native New England. Read story

Protesters tag a wall with spray paint in downtown Vancouver on Friday night. Some windows also were smashed.

Arrests follow unrest in Vancouver after police shooting of Black man

Protesters tag a wall with spray paint in downtown Vancouver on Friday night. Some windows also were smashed.

October 31, 2020, 7:34pm Clark County News

Unrest roiled Hazel Dell and downtown Vancouver on Friday night as hundreds of demonstrators and counterdemonstrators marched in the streets and scuffled in the wake of the police shooting of a local Black man. More protests were planned for Saturday night -- but city officials closed Esther Short Park to… Read story

For maximum fun, get into the act at home with costumes and a haunted tent as the Washington State Parks Foundation live-streams a Friday night Halloween "camp-in" event.

Spooktacular fun at Washington State Parks Foundation camp-in

For maximum fun, get into the act at home with costumes and a haunted tent as the Washington State Parks Foundation live-streams a Friday night Halloween "camp-in" event.

October 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

If you want to provide your kids a full-on outdoor autumn experience with all the fixings — campfire and food, spooky stories and night sky gazing — while staying snug and safe indoors, the Washington State Parks Foundation has you covered Friday night. Read story

The student dancers with Dance Fusion Northwest will thrill visitors to the Doddridge familyis haunted Salmon Creek yard on Halloween night.

‘Thriller’ dancers come to Salmon Creek

The student dancers with Dance Fusion Northwest will thrill visitors to the Doddridge familyis haunted Salmon Creek yard on Halloween night.

October 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The students of Dance Fusion Northwest and the Doddridge family of Salmon Creek are teaming up for some delightfully scary — and socially distant — dance performances on Halloween night. Read story

Peace out. Hang loose. The coronavirus era has prompted people to repurpose their favorite funky greeting gestures to transmit this essential message across 6 feet of distance: Hello!

Out of ideas for physically distanced greetings? We’ve got a few

Peace out. Hang loose. The coronavirus era has prompted people to repurpose their favorite funky greeting gestures to transmit this essential message across 6 feet of distance: Hello!

October 27, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

The simplest human joy of all — the joy of meeting and greeting other humans — has gotten pretty complicated these days thanks to the highly contagious coronavirus. Outside-your-household handshakes, hugs and even friendly slaps on the back are out. The European style of kissing both cheeks? Fuggeddabowdit. Read story

In "The Dark Divide," David Cross stars as Southwest Washington naturalist Robert Michael Pyle as he takes a journey across the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Panel explores Gifford Pinchot in year of fires, film ‘The Dark Divide’

In "The Dark Divide," David Cross stars as Southwest Washington naturalist Robert Michael Pyle as he takes a journey across the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

October 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Our own nearby Gifford Pinchot National Forest has recently taken two turns in the spotlight, for very different reasons. Read story

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

Clark County families keeping Halloween safe, sweet

Jim and Ceci Mains' preparations for a pandemic-safe Halloween include 6-foot distance markers and a 20-foot candy slide at their home in west Vancouver.

October 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The treats haven’t changed, but it’s a much trickier world out there this fall. Look no further than the potential swapping of microscopic breath particles as people open their doors, shriek with fake fright and distribute candy to gasping, giggling youngsters. Read story