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Clark County At Work

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

Working in Clark County: Rachael Moody, PNW Weddings with Rachael

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

September 19, 2020, 6:04am Business

Rachael Moody had only just gotten her feet wet in the world of wedding planning in 2018, and 2020 was supposed to be the year she really got her business, PNW Weddings with Rachael, off the ground. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County jobless claims fall, but more slowly

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 17, 2020, 6:04pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County continued a downward trend last week, but the rate of decline is slowing. Read story

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

Working in Clark County: Roy Flores, Clark County Grounds maintenance specialist

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

September 5, 2020, 5:08am Business

When one hears the words “local sports” in the pandemic, two other words come to mind: not happening. Read story

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

Working in Clark County: Rick Giles, hearing aid specialist at Hearing by Design

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

August 22, 2020, 5:33am Business

As people mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 15 percent of adults in the United States who report troubled hearing may face a unique challenge: not being able to read lips through masks. Additionally, masks can muffle sounds for someone with hearing loss, according to the Washington state… Read story

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

Working in Clark County: Andrew Muth, lead in the Small Parts Department at Marks Design & Metalworks

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

August 1, 2020, 5:33am Business

Andrew Muth can remember the first moment he was able to hear his car’s turn signal. Read story

Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

Working in Clark County: Felita Luna, community victim liaison for the Department of Corrections

Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

July 25, 2020, 6:00am Business

COVID-19 hasn’t reduced Felita Luna’s caseload. Read story

Grace Anderson, a tailor in Battle Ground, wishes more people would sew. "I don't know if they have the patience for it. I've been trying to encourage my granddaughter to start sewing. She has a machine. But she's like 'Ah, I don't know.' They have other priorities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Grace Anderson, tailor at Grace’s Sewing Shop

Grace Anderson, a tailor in Battle Ground, wishes more people would sew. "I don't know if they have the patience for it. I've been trying to encourage my granddaughter to start sewing. She has a machine. But she's like 'Ah, I don't know.' They have other priorities," she said.

July 18, 2020, 5:24am Business

Like many other businesses suffering during the pandemic, Grace’s Sewing Shop saw business nearly flatline during March and April. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Residents use forum to praise Vancouver City Council for ban on new fossil fuel projects

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

July 16, 2020, 7:47pm Business

The Vancouver City Council hosted its first citizen forum in months Monday, with a barrage of speakers calling in to participate in the remote discussion. Read story

Sally Tomlinson, 67, art history professor at Clark College, is pictured at her home in Vancouver as a vintage poster from legendary band, The Doors, top left, is seen overhead. Tomlinson, who resides in Vancouver, has written essays on rock posters. "I see it as my job to make people comfortable with art," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Sally Tomlinson, art history professor at Clark College

Sally Tomlinson, 67, art history professor at Clark College, is pictured at her home in Vancouver as a vintage poster from legendary band, The Doors, top left, is seen overhead. Tomlinson, who resides in Vancouver, has written essays on rock posters. "I see it as my job to make people comfortable with art," she said.

June 27, 2020, 5:09am Business

Sally Tomlinson had always taught a hybrid of online and in-person art history classes at Clark College. Read story

Ronnie Miller-Watts, 51, has been stuck in a review process for her unemployment insurance claims for months.

Clark County residents frustrated as they wait for unemployment benefits

Ronnie Miller-Watts, 51, has been stuck in a review process for her unemployment insurance claims for months.

June 24, 2020, 6:03am Clark County At Work

It’s been 14 weeks since Ronnie Miller-Watts, 51, applied for unemployment insurance. But she hasn’t seen any money. Read story