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Tyler Chandler, bottom right, holds Soul Lone Bear, 7, of Vancouver, on his shoulders for a photo Friday at Esther Short Park.

Return of Vancouver’s tree lighting reignites a holiday tradition

Tyler Chandler, bottom right, holds Soul Lone Bear, 7, of Vancouver, on his shoulders for a photo Friday at Esther Short Park.

November 25, 2022, 8:10pm Clark County News

Hundreds of people braved the rain and cold Friday evening to welcome the holiday season at The Rotary Community Tree Lighting celebration in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, families were eager to reboot the holiday tradition. Read story

Black Friday shoppers pass in front of Buckle on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Early-morning doorbuster deals are largely no more. Instead, shoppers came in a steady stream throughout the day. At top, shoppers wait in line outside Bath & Body Works at the mall.

Crowds return to Vancouver Mall for Black Friday deals

Black Friday shoppers pass in front of Buckle on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Early-morning doorbuster deals are largely no more. Instead, shoppers came in a steady stream throughout the day. At top, shoppers wait in line outside Bath & Body Works at the mall.

November 25, 2022, 6:34pm Business

They’re scenes that were so normal before the pandemic: friends laughing and sipping drinks, with shopping bags in hand while roaming the halls of Vancouver Mall. Families braving the lines for a fresh pretzel. Couples shopping hand-in-hand, enjoying the holiday spirit. Read story

Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday.

7-Eleven Stores report finding credit card skimmers

Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday.

November 25, 2022, 5:50pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers on their card readers Friday. Read story

Commercial building slated for empty lot in east Vancouver

November 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

A heating, ventilating and cooling business has been proposed for a vacant lot that sits along Northeast 56th Street in the North Image neighborhood. Read story

Katie Atkinson of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, left, talks with barista Sasha Glazyrin as she redeems her Grow the (360) gift certificate at Relevant Coffee in Vancouver's Uptown Village.

Greater Vancouver Chamber’s Grow the (360) program aims to boost local businesses

Katie Atkinson of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, left, talks with barista Sasha Glazyrin as she redeems her Grow the (360) gift certificate at Relevant Coffee in Vancouver's Uptown Village.

November 25, 2022, 6:04am Business

As Janet Kenefsky works on her computer, she checks on her Grow the (360) gift certificate program. Grow the (360) enables consumers to buy gift certificates that can be redeemed at retailers and restaurants around the greater Vancouver area. Read story

Battle Ground City Hall.

Battle Ground City Council OKs 1% property tax increase

Battle Ground City Hall.

November 25, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Battle Ground’s city council on Monday approved taking the 1 percent annual property tax rate increase allowed by state law. Read story

Associated Press files

Washington’s flu hospitalizations highest in 10 years

Associated Press files

November 25, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health has reported a rapid rise of flu cases across the state, following nationwide trends. Flu hospitalizations are at the highest rates seen in 10 years at this point in the year, according to a press release. Read story

A line of people in need gather outside FISH of Vancouver as they prepare to grocery shop the day before Thanksgiving.

Walk & Knock of Clark County returns to porch pickup, is seeking volunteers

A line of people in need gather outside FISH of Vancouver as they prepare to grocery shop the day before Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The annual Interservice Walk & Knock of Clark County is back with porch pickup this year following a pandemic-caused hiatus, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help. Read story

Chinook Indian Nation Vice Chairman and Vancouver resident Sam Robinson drums and sings during a rally in favor of federal tribal recognition for Chinook on Oct. 7 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Lack of federal recognition deprives Chinook people of vital resources, they argued during the rally, and continues a long-standing historical injustice that's tantamount to genocide.

Denied, dispersed, disadvantaged: Chinook tribe pursues centuries-old fight for federal recognition

Chinook Indian Nation Vice Chairman and Vancouver resident Sam Robinson drums and sings during a rally in favor of federal tribal recognition for Chinook on Oct. 7 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Lack of federal recognition deprives Chinook people of vital resources, they argued during the rally, and continues a long-standing historical injustice that's tantamount to genocide.

November 24, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

When Sam Robinson arrives at a public event in his distinctive cone-shaped Chinook hat to sing, play his drum and tell stories, what seems like a cultural, broadly spiritual moment is something else too: a political protest. Read story

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

Savor shopping in Clark County & gifts of season

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

November 24, 2022, 6:04am Business

Your Christmas tree may not be up yet, but these six Clark County stores are already brimming with gifts, decorations, clothing, books, toys and cards. They’ll remind you why in-person shopping is so much fun. It’s a chance to touch fabrics, smell candles, hear the tinkling of shop-door bells and… Read story