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Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside.

Hispanic businesses on Fourth Plain Boulevard still facing hurdles

Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside.

September 2, 2021, 6:02am Business

Despite surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain Boulevard find themselves facing an even bigger issue: rising prices and difficulty finding workers. Read story

Vancouver police Cpl. Ryan Starbuck and K-9 partner Tex.

German shepherd Tex joins Vancouver police K-9 unit

Vancouver police Cpl. Ryan Starbuck and K-9 partner Tex.

August 24, 2021, 6:56pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department recently welcomed its newest K-9 team, Cpl. Ryan Starbuck and 1½-year-old German shepherd Tex. Read story

The Old School Banana Split is served up to a customer at The Yard.

The Yard Milkshake Bar officially opens at The Waterfront Vancouver

The Old School Banana Split is served up to a customer at The Yard.

August 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

The Yard Milkshake Bar, which began quietly serving ice cream treats on the Vancouver waterfront several weeks ago, marked its official opening last weekend. Read story

Fruit Valley Terrace is a tiny homes community organized by the local housing nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative to help alleviate homelessness.

Tiny homes nonprofit overcomes big hurdles as Vancouver project nears completion

Fruit Valley Terrace is a tiny homes community organized by the local housing nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative to help alleviate homelessness.

August 18, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Community Roots Collaborative had to overcome large obstacles as it worked to build a tiny homes community in Fruit Valley to alleviate homelessness, but the project is nearly complete. Read story

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

Birdhouse bookstore opens in downtown Vancouver

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

August 16, 2021, 6:05am Business

Nestled above Rosemary Cafe on Main Street stands Birdhouse Bookstore, a recently opened shop filled with various books ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to classics to antique books. Read story

From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

Clark County’s thrift stores bouncing back nicely from COVID restrictions

From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

August 10, 2021, 6:03am Business

While restaurants and other businesses are struggling to adapt to post-pandemic life, a different story is being told with thrift shops. Thrift shops in Vancouver are thriving despite the continuing global pandemic. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

City of Vancouver working on plan to reduce carbon emissions before 2050

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

At Vancouver City Hall, work is underway to develop a new plan to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. On that front, the city is not alone — across the Pacific Northwest, comparable municipalities like Spokane, Tacoma and Bend, Ore., have passed or are working on their own version… Read story

Washington Department of Natural Resources firefighter Chris Werner of Chehalis sprays the south fireline of the Archer Mountain fire on Wednesday, Sept. 6 2017, in Skamania County.

Clark County residents urged to prepare for wildfires

Washington Department of Natural Resources firefighter Chris Werner of Chehalis sprays the south fireline of the Archer Mountain fire on Wednesday, Sept. 6 2017, in Skamania County.

July 31, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Wildfire season is here, and local fire officials say residents need to know how to protect their homes and be prepared in case of an emergency. Read story

Anna Cruz speaks with Vancouver mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle at the Espacio de Arte in El Parque on Saturday at Evergreen Park in Vancouver. Cruz, as part of Vancouver Ballet Folkorico and in partnership with Fourth Plain Forward and Artstra, hosts the "Art in the Park" event twice a month.

Vancouver dancer, volunteer honored with Lifetime Giving Award

Anna Cruz speaks with Vancouver mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle at the Espacio de Arte in El Parque on Saturday at Evergreen Park in Vancouver. Cruz, as part of Vancouver Ballet Folkorico and in partnership with Fourth Plain Forward and Artstra, hosts the "Art in the Park" event twice a month.

July 21, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Anna Cruz has dedicated her life to the Vancouver Ballet Folklorico for more than 10 years and won the 2021 Lifetime Giving Award from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. But her journey wasn’t an easy one. Read story

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

Voters to decide 3 positions on La Center council

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A total of 13 candidates will be running for La Center City Council Positions 1-3. Each candidate offers differing opinions on what direction to take the city. Read story