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Clark County At Work

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

Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

Working in Clark County: Hillary Betzen, speech-language pathologist with Battle Ground Public Schools

Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

June 20, 2020, 5:00am Business

Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rough ride for many people and professions. Read story

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

Working in Clark County: Devin McFeron, stylist at Finesse Beauty Bar

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

June 13, 2020, 5:00am Business

If there’s one thing many people have been vocal about missing during the pandemic, it’s haircuts. Read story

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

Working in Clark County: Garrett Wellman, foreman landscaper, Woody’s Custom Landscaping

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

May 30, 2020, 5:04am Business

What started out as a summer gig when he was 16 has turned into a full-time career for Garrett Wellman, now 21. Read story

Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

Working in Clark County: Traci Cole, coach at Burntown Fitness

Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

May 23, 2020, 6:01am Business

Traci Cole was leading a class at Burntown Fitness when everything crashed to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

Working in Clark County: Britney Woods, self-employed photographer

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

May 9, 2020, 5:04am Business

Photography is one of those careers that might cause a bit of fear in a parent, should their child set their sights on it. Read story

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

Working in Clark County: Roland Homola, master technician, owner at My Auto Works

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

May 2, 2020, 5:02am Business

Vehicle use in the United States has taken a back seat, thanks to the coronavirus, and our new reality of staying at home has emptied many once-bustling streets. For some, that may be a good thing as they’re able to save on gas and avoid costly repairs. Read story