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1917 Christmas gift ideas: Something for everyone

December 24, 2017, 6:03am Clark County News

One hundred years ago, the closest thing to a home entertainment system might have been a Columbia Grafonola and a stack of records. Read story

A photo of the Vancouver Daily Columbian’s front page for Dec. 25, 1917.

Christmas past: The holidays in 1917 were dominated by war

A photo of the Vancouver Daily Columbian’s front page for Dec. 25, 1917.

December 24, 2017, 6:02am Clark County News

War news, as would be expected, dominated the front pages of the Vancouver Daily Columbian in December 1917. Read story

Ian Harder celebrates an early Christmas gift Saturday after Vancouver police surprised the family of Peter Harder, who died in November.

Officers bearing Christmas gifts surprise Vancouver family hit by tragedy

Ian Harder celebrates an early Christmas gift Saturday after Vancouver police surprised the family of Peter Harder, who died in November.

December 23, 2017, 9:17pm Clark County News

Police personnel made a return visit to an east Vancouver home Saturday, and this time it was all about joy. Read story

Family of 6 displaced by house fire

December 23, 2017, 6:07pm Clark County News

A family may be displaced during Christmas, but a smoke detector kept a Saturday blaze from becoming a fatal fire, a county official said. Read story

Vancouver residents Judy and Stan Gillis are shutting down their flagship store, The Real Mother Goose, today after 40 years in downtown Portland. A store at Portland International Airport will remain open.

Vancouver couple to close Real Mother Goose flagship store

Vancouver residents Judy and Stan Gillis are shutting down their flagship store, The Real Mother Goose, today after 40 years in downtown Portland. A store at Portland International Airport will remain open.

December 23, 2017, 5:48pm Business

A Vancouver couple will end a 46-year retailing adventure today at The Real Mother Goose in downtown Portland. Read story

Chris Simons, owner of I Like Comics, pauses for a photo with a copy of “Captain America No. 6” from September 1941. The rare comic is one of perhaps 100 in existence.

Grand gifts: local treasures are priced at $1,000 – and up

Chris Simons, owner of I Like Comics, pauses for a photo with a copy of “Captain America No. 6” from September 1941. The rare comic is one of perhaps 100 in existence.

December 18, 2017, 6:03am Clark County Life

Created a century apart, the two books reflect two of the most tumultuous periods in American history. The sculpture channels 10,000 years of Northwest cultural tradition. Read story

Cody Messick, left, and his wife, Kasey Cannon, outside the STEM building at Clark College in November.

Off Beat: Rising star shines light on science education

Cody Messick, left, and his wife, Kasey Cannon, outside the STEM building at Clark College in November.

December 10, 2017, 4:22pm Clark County News

Cody Messick is excited about how the universe works. He wants other people to be excited about it, too — even when they’re 5 and younger. Read story

Dr. Beth Lee and her husband Dr. Art Simons stand outside their home in Battle Ground. The retired physicians recently returned from an eight-day trip volunteering for a medical relief effort in Puerto Rico organized by Team Rubicon.

Battle Ground retired doctors provide disaster relief

Dr. Beth Lee and her husband Dr. Art Simons stand outside their home in Battle Ground. The retired physicians recently returned from an eight-day trip volunteering for a medical relief effort in Puerto Rico organized by Team Rubicon.

December 10, 2017, 6:06am Clark County Health

Almost two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, first-response teams finally reached the most isolated villages. Read story

Connor Goglin, a consultant with Washington State University Vancouver’s augmented reality program, explains how the Providence Academy Journey app shows the building’s history in the space where it happened.

Augmented Providence Academyvideo icon

Connor Goglin, a consultant with Washington State University Vancouver’s augmented reality program, explains how the Providence Academy Journey app shows the building’s history in the space where it happened.

December 8, 2017, 8:48pm Clark County News

Friday’s visitors to Providence Academy were introduced to augmented reality through a system that uses digital media to tell the story of Mother Joseph. Read story

Navy veteran Jana Glover, left, of Vancouver picks out clothes Friday morning during the Suits for Soldiers event at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7824. She is assisted by Paula Dieringer with ServiceMaster of Portland.

Suits for Soldiers event quadruples donations in second year

Navy veteran Jana Glover, left, of Vancouver picks out clothes Friday morning during the Suits for Soldiers event at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7824. She is assisted by Paula Dieringer with ServiceMaster of Portland.

December 8, 2017, 7:39pm Clark County News

The clothing distribution for veterans and military personnel was billed as a Suits for Soldiers event. Read story