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Andrea Heldt of Vancouver looks on while her daughter, Nora, 7, bonds with puppy Thea as her other daughter, Kylee, 9, plays the piano Wednesday afternoon. The girls used to be enthusiastic about school, but they have been less engaged as remote learning drags on. The Heldt family tries to have fun together to keep things positive during the pandemic.

Clark County families strive for a delicate balance

Andrea Heldt of Vancouver looks on while her daughter, Nora, 7, bonds with puppy Thea as her other daughter, Kylee, 9, plays the piano Wednesday afternoon. The girls used to be enthusiastic about school, but they have been less engaged as remote learning drags on. The Heldt family tries to have fun together to keep things positive during the pandemic.

January 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Andrea Heldt remembers when she first heard that Washington’s schools would close to stem the spread of COVID-19. Read story

This undated photo, provided by Davinica Nemtzow, shows a collection of houseplants at her home in Philadelphia. Houseplants have become popular for indoor décor, as they take up little space and add an element of greenery to an apartment.

How to feed indoor plants during winter

This undated photo, provided by Davinica Nemtzow, shows a collection of houseplants at her home in Philadelphia. Houseplants have become popular for indoor décor, as they take up little space and add an element of greenery to an apartment.

January 23, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

I have reduced fertilizer for my indoor plants in the winter because of slower growth rate. I have not fertilized since early November. When should I begin fertilizing my indoor plants again? Do you recommend a particular indoor plant fertilizer? Read story

Energy Adviser: Take steps to prevent electrical fires

January 23, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Electricity is so central in our lives that it’s easy to forget just how dangerous it can be. Read story

During stay-home orders, many Clark County women are ditching bras

January 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

‘What does a woman do the first thing when she gets home? Take her bra off,” said Reshell Douglas, owner of Not Too Shabby in Vancouver’s Uptown Village. Read story

An experiment that failed: a portable iron boat frame that could be assembled, covered with stretched hides and used to carry provisions.

Kelso author details legendary, yet ‘undertold,’ trip of Lewis and Clark

An experiment that failed: a portable iron boat frame that could be assembled, covered with stretched hides and used to carry provisions.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

It may have ascended from history to legend, but the complete story of Lewis and Clark’s epic expedition to the Pacific Ocean has never been told. Read story

The meringue's soft whirls brown up beautifully in the oven. You could also skip the meringue and top the pie with sliced strawberries and kiwis.

Mom’s Pineapple Sour Cream Pie is summery delight we need now

The meringue's soft whirls brown up beautifully in the oven. You could also skip the meringue and top the pie with sliced strawberries and kiwis.

January 20, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Now that we’re all done with our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions, we can get back to eating pie. Read story

Check It Out: Let’s turn the page for kinder, gentler 2021

January 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

2021 isn’t even a month old, and hey, I’m willing to give it some more time, but honestly, the year isn’t off to a great start. However, I am an optimist, and that is what prompts me to suggest that the world needs to take a deep breath and count… Read story

This is the only known photo of the Slacker Obelisk erected in Camas in September 1918. Anyone not supporting World War I, not buying Liberty Bonds, pacifists, union members willing to strike, anyone with a German surname, or anyone considered "red" was viewed by the eagerly patriotic as slacking in their duty. This attitude led to conflict and the establishment of sedition laws and surveillance groups that violated innocent citizens' civil rights. No one knows when or why the structure simply vanished one day.

Clark County History: Camas ‘slacker’ monument

This is the only known photo of the Slacker Obelisk erected in Camas in September 1918. Anyone not supporting World War I, not buying Liberty Bonds, pacifists, union members willing to strike, anyone with a German surname, or anyone considered "red" was viewed by the eagerly patriotic as slacking in their duty. This attitude led to conflict and the establishment of sedition laws and surveillance groups that violated innocent citizens' civil rights. No one knows when or why the structure simply vanished one day.

January 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

One September morning in 1918, Camas residents awoke to find a yellow obelisk standing in the center of the town’s main thoroughfare. An imitation Teutonic helmet crowned it. Clearly, art wasn’t its point. Local men built it to intimidate individuals they deemed “slackers,” anyone failing to match their patriotic fervor.… Read story

Parent helper Sarah Stowe gives Aurora Lund, 3, a pump of hand sanitizer following snack time on Tuesday at the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-Op preschool. All students received hand sanitizer after snack time before returning to coloring projects.

Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op faces hard times, deadline

Parent helper Sarah Stowe gives Aurora Lund, 3, a pump of hand sanitizer following snack time on Tuesday at the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-Op preschool. All students received hand sanitizer after snack time before returning to coloring projects.

January 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

The Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op, the oldest continuously operating preschool in Clark County, survived World War II and the Great Recession. Whether it survives the COVID-19 pandemic, however, remains to be seen. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Young musicians leave lasting impression

January 17, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

The orchestra members, all dressed in formal black suits, sit quietly, their instruments at the ready. They form a large half circle around the conductor like a colony of penguins at attention. The conductor raises his baton, bringing a hushed readiness. Then, after a pause, he sweeps his baton down.… Read story