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John Livingston, left, and his wife Brandy with their kids Jack, 9, left, and Amanda, 11, at their home in Camas on Aug. 14. Amanda holds one of their pet chickens, Henrietta. The family decided they will only have immediate family in the house, but the kids have had a few play dates outside with a close friend or two. "It's difficult to try to figure out who's on the same page as you," Brandy said.

Families in Clark County navigate complex social situations during pandemic

John Livingston, left, and his wife Brandy with their kids Jack, 9, left, and Amanda, 11, at their home in Camas on Aug. 14. Amanda holds one of their pet chickens, Henrietta. The family decided they will only have immediate family in the house, but the kids have had a few play dates outside with a close friend or two. "It's difficult to try to figure out who's on the same page as you," Brandy said.

August 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

When the pandemic first hit, advice on socializing was reduced to one simple directive: Don’t. Read story

Future poet Elizabeth Crawford Yates and her father, W.E. Yates, share a partner's desk in his law office at 413-415 Main St., Vancouver, in this undated photo. Her father, a prominent attorney, prosecuted an Industrial Workers of the World member for sedition in 1921, possibly around the time of this photo.

Clark County History: Elizabeth Crawford Yates

Future poet Elizabeth Crawford Yates and her father, W.E. Yates, share a partner's desk in his law office at 413-415 Main St., Vancouver, in this undated photo. Her father, a prominent attorney, prosecuted an Industrial Workers of the World member for sedition in 1921, possibly around the time of this photo.

August 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Before 1955, if a newspaper had a poetry section, odds are Elizabeth Crawford Yates published a poem there. Born in Monmouth, Ore., Yates (1885-1955) moved to Vancouver after graduating from Oregon State University in 1905. She worked the next 50 years as a clerk, either at her attorney father William E. Yates’ office or elsewhere. Read story

Everybody has a Story: Dad had an idea, gas range said no

August 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

It was in the 1930s when my parents converted from coal to natural gas, both of which were available in Wyoming. Read story

Energy Adviser: Reap the benefits of native plants

August 29, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Many homeowners are making the best of their time during the COVID-19 pandemic by putting extra energy into their properties. Read story

Gardening with Allen: Pandemic inspires more gardening

August 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was trapped at home because of the coronavirus. I decided to expand my gardening activity this spring. I planted vegetables and fruits for the first time in years. I now realize there are many other benefits to gardening besides a cheaper and better source of food. Are you finding an increased interest in gardening this year? Read story

Awkwafina, from left, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan in "Jumanji: The Next Level." (Frank Masi/Sony Pictures)

City of Vancouver offers drive-in movie series

Awkwafina, from left, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan in "Jumanji: The Next Level." (Frank Masi/Sony Pictures)

August 28, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Drive-in movies are the hot trend this summer, and now the city of Vancouver is getting in on the act. Read story

Fresh leeks (iStock.com)

Market Fresh Finds: Giving leeks a try, from vegetable medley to soup

Fresh leeks (iStock.com)

August 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Leeks are not a vegetable I ate at all when growing up. Is a leek just a big green onion? What parts do you eat? Do you eat it raw or only cooked? So many questions! Read story

Rover gives new meaning to the term "catwalk" as he struts his stuff in this gorgeous red ensemble.

Brush Prairie cat finds role as internet sensation a purr-fect fit

Rover gives new meaning to the term "catwalk" as he struts his stuff in this gorgeous red ensemble.

August 27, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Just when you thought the world had gone to the dogs, along comes Rover the cat, the internet’s newest fashion icon. Read story

The batter for these buttermilk griddle cakes is on the thick side, but they cook up fluffy and golden.

Hot cereal without the bowl

The batter for these buttermilk griddle cakes is on the thick side, but they cook up fluffy and golden.

August 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

America is a genius at making (and marketing) hot cereals. I look back fondly at the many bowls of warmed and sweetened processed grains that were instrumental in making the above-average-weight body I have today. Of course, hot cereal can be made, labor intensively, by boiling grains on the stovetop, but the real innovations on the cereal scene came in the latter half of the 20th century with the introduction… Read story

AppleTree race to include Vancouver vs. Portland event

August 25, 2020, 5:06pm Clark County Life

The annual PeaceHeath AppleTree Marathon Festival will be a virtual event this year, but that doesn’t mean runners can’t get their competitive juices flowing. Read story