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Vancouver historian and former city councilmember Pat Jollota, 85, relaxes at her home in west Vancouver.

Pat Jollota, Vancouver and Clark County legend

Vancouver historian and former city councilmember Pat Jollota, 85, relaxes at her home in west Vancouver.

April 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

When Pat Jollota first saw downtown Vancouver in the mid-1970s, it had almost everything it needed, she said. Read story

Vancouver Shakespearean Stephanie Crowley vowed that the show must go on during the pandemic.

Vancouver Shakespearean playing footsie with ‘Titus Andronicus’

Vancouver Shakespearean Stephanie Crowley vowed that the show must go on during the pandemic.

April 15, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Here’s an example of just how creative — and desperate — some thespians can get when a pandemic curtails their performances and sends them home in gloom: Shakespearean sock puppets on video. Read story

WSU Vancouver offers forum about Ukraine

April 8, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver and FVRLibraries will present a free online panel discussion, “The War in Ukraine,” at 6 p.m. Monday. Read story

Tom Hanks and Henry Gibson discover terrible secrets in  "The Burbs" in the satirical 1989 horror-comedy.
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Dandelions in the yard? Clark County should learn to love them

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April 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Dandelions are so colorful, so cheerful — even delicious and nutritious. Why, then, does our culture label them landscaping enemy No. 1? Read story

Volunteer Peter Wonderly spells out a message in May 2020 after Magenta came up with the idea of renting out its Main Street marquee to generate a little income for the theater during a lengthy coronavirus pause.

20 years of Magenta Theater in Vancouver

Volunteer Peter Wonderly spells out a message in May 2020 after Magenta came up with the idea of renting out its Main Street marquee to generate a little income for the theater during a lengthy coronavirus pause.

March 31, 2022, 6:06am Clark County Life

Sets are up, lights and sound are ready and actors are eager to hit the stage in “Vintage Hitchcock,” Magenta Theater’s spring return to live performance after several long, suspenseful pandemic waits. Read story

"March and early April are a great time of year for wildflowers in the eastern Gorge," said Ren?e Tkach of Friends of the Columbia Gorge. This April view of wildflowers carpeting vast Columbia Hills State Park, the easternmost park in the Gorge, shows why.

Adventure blossoms in the Columbia River Gorge — with a little planning

"March and early April are a great time of year for wildflowers in the eastern Gorge," said Ren?e Tkach of Friends of the Columbia Gorge. This April view of wildflowers carpeting vast Columbia Hills State Park, the easternmost park in the Gorge, shows why.

March 20, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Wildflowers aren’t the only seasonal visitors that start popping up in abundance all over the Columbia River Gorge at this time of year. The others are tourists — lots and lots of tourists. More than 3 million visit the Gorge annually, according to nonprofit group Friends of the Columbia Gorge,… Read story

"Kayaktivists" interfere with river traffic at the Port of Vancouver to block shipments of oil pipeline equipment.

‘Necessity’ defense: Vancouver featured in documentary about oil trains and activism

"Kayaktivists" interfere with river traffic at the Port of Vancouver to block shipments of oil pipeline equipment.

March 17, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Vancouver plays a pivotal supporting role in a new documentary film about oil trains and the activists who have worked hard to stop them from rolling along the Columbia River. Read story

As the family sits down to a Sunday dinner in February, Maryam Azizpour serves her daughter, 6-year-old Murwarid, homemade chicken and qabili palau. That's the national dish of Afghanistan, made with rice, meat, carrots, raisins and spices. "Your country is like your mother, and you cannot forget your mother," Maryam said.

From Kabul to Clark County: Small steps into a new world for Afghan family

As the family sits down to a Sunday dinner in February, Maryam Azizpour serves her daughter, 6-year-old Murwarid, homemade chicken and qabili palau. That's the national dish of Afghanistan, made with rice, meat, carrots, raisins and spices. "Your country is like your mother, and you cannot forget your mother," Maryam said.

March 14, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Before Maryam Azizpour and her family reached Clark County, they landed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Along with 5,000 other Afghan refugees, they underwent interviews, document processing, health checks and vaccinations. Read story

Members of the Azizpour family — refugees from Kabul, Afghanistan — are restarting their lives in Clark County. “Every morning is a surprise,” said Maryam Azizpour, 30, second from right. With Maryam at the family’s Hazel Dell rental are her daughter Marwa Azizpour, 10, far left; father Mohammad Ismail Rezayee; daughter Murwarid Azizpour, 6; brother Sajad Ibrahimi; and mother Sediqa Rustami.

From Kabul to Clark County: Afghan refugees’ quest is a return to normal

Members of the Azizpour family — refugees from Kabul, Afghanistan — are restarting their lives in Clark County. “Every morning is a surprise,” said Maryam Azizpour, 30, second from right. With Maryam at the family’s Hazel Dell rental are her daughter Marwa Azizpour, 10, far left; father Mohammad Ismail Rezayee; daughter Murwarid Azizpour, 6; brother Sajad Ibrahimi; and mother Sediqa Rustami.

March 13, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Months after Maryam Azizpour and her family undertook a nightmarish journey through the violent streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, and fled the country, they’re still adjusting to peace and quiet in the U.S. Read story