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Emerald ash borer

Stomp out bad bugs before they get Clark County trees

Emerald ash borer

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Careful testing, strict containment and a coordinated, unified response are necessary if we’re going to fight off a looming public health threat — to trees. Read story

Rashida Willard (Contributed Photo)

‘Learning to Listen & Lead’ highlights Black life in Vancouver

Rashida Willard (Contributed Photo)

July 30, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

This might hurt a little, but that’s OK. You’ll survive and come out better in the end. Read story

Kathleen Johnson of Vancouver is happy to have her cockatiel, Billy, home safely in his cage after he flew the coop for six weeks.

Neighbors mobilize to aid Vancouver woman’s hunt for missing cockatiel

Kathleen Johnson of Vancouver is happy to have her cockatiel, Billy, home safely in his cage after he flew the coop for six weeks.

July 30, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Kathleen Johnson’s best friend and housemate has been key to helping her survive pandemic isolation, she said. Billy is friendly and colorful, full of energy and personality. He’s always been good for a song and dance, a chat and whistle, a ride around the house atop Johnson’s hair bun. Read story

Inventory at Briz Loan & Guitar is running thin as customers are buying guitars to keep busy during the pandemic, as seen in downtown Vancouver earlier this month.

Music & money strike the right chord at Briz Loan & Guitar

Inventory at Briz Loan & Guitar is running thin as customers are buying guitars to keep busy during the pandemic, as seen in downtown Vancouver earlier this month.

July 26, 2020, 6:05am Business

Matt Brislawn got schooled about the intersection of music and money when he was growing up in Vancouver. There was a single musical instrument store in town and everything it offered was new and pricey enough to be out of reach for eager, undercapitalized young musicians like him, he said. Read story

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon, was a surprise special guest at the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Clark College. Here he greets youths with the local League of United Latin American Citizens.

John Lewis visit to Vancouver in 2014 surprised prayer breakfast audience

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon, was a surprise special guest at the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Clark College. Here he greets youths with the local League of United Latin American Citizens.

July 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The purity in John Lewis’ heart and the kindness in his eyes inspire Deena Pierott to work for racial justice and educational equity every day, she said. Read story

Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., last week. According to NASA, the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light.

Comet Neowise, Jupiter and Saturn putting on show for Clark County stargazers

Comet Neowise appears over Mount Washington in the night sky as seen from Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass east of Springfield, Ore., last week. According to NASA, the lower tail, which appears broad and fuzzy, is the dust tail created when dust lifts off the surface of the comet's nucleus and trails behind the comet in its orbit. The upper tail is the ion tail, which is made up of gases that have been ionized by losing electrons in the sun's intense light.

July 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Sorry to be slightly late with this story, but better that than 6,800 years from now. Read story

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

Weekdays better in the Columbia River Gorge

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

TOM McCALL NATURE PRESERVE — One black crow floated in the blasting wind, its precarious grace interrupted by slapstick tumbles through space, wings and feet all flailing. Read story

This is the Vancouver Women's Temperance Union. While their issues overlapped, some suffragists wanted to separate their cause from the anti-alcohol temperance movement in order to avoid additional controversy and earn men's support.

History on Tap discusses Washington suffragist movement

This is the Vancouver Women's Temperance Union. While their issues overlapped, some suffragists wanted to separate their cause from the anti-alcohol temperance movement in order to avoid additional controversy and earn men's support.

July 16, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Imagine having your most basic citizenship right, the right to vote, enshrined in law, then legally revoked. Then granted again, then yanked away again. Read story

Protests about racial bias have erupted in all areas of American life - including Vancouver's nonprofit, community theater. Magenta Theater's founder and artistic director has quit, and this is the message that went up over the front door at the end of June.

Allegations of bias upend leadership at Vancouver’s Magenta Theater

Protests about racial bias have erupted in all areas of American life - including Vancouver's nonprofit, community theater. Magenta Theater's founder and artistic director has quit, and this is the message that went up over the front door at the end of June.

July 5, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

A few weeks ago, any underlying history of racial tension at Magenta Theater was just that: underlying, simply simmering. Read story

Western Display Fireworks crew member Alisa Williams, from left, pyrotechnician Reggie Edwards and lead pyrotechnician Chad Williams prepare fuses, fireworks and launchers in a parking lot at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. The no-audience show was to be broadcast live on Fox-12 TV for viewers to enjoy at home. Most Fourth of July fireworks events throughout the region, including the annual show at Fort Vancouver, were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pyrotechnics crew sets up unusual July 4th fireworks show at Clark County Fairgrounds

Western Display Fireworks crew member Alisa Williams, from left, pyrotechnician Reggie Edwards and lead pyrotechnician Chad Williams prepare fuses, fireworks and launchers in a parking lot at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. The no-audience show was to be broadcast live on Fox-12 TV for viewers to enjoy at home. Most Fourth of July fireworks events throughout the region, including the annual show at Fort Vancouver, were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

July 4, 2020, 2:38pm Clark County News

Setting up for the most unusual Independence Day fireworks display in recent memory was business as usual for the crew from Western Display Fireworks. Read story