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Growth has slowed for rural areas in Southwest Washington

April 5, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

The Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area grew by 1.6 percent between 2010 and 2011 as surrounding rural counties showed slower growth, possibly a sign of the nation's increasing urbanization during and after the Great Recession, according to 2011 population estimates by the Census Bureau. Read story

John P. Kiggins, in center of back seat, was in his first stint as Vancouver mayor when James J. Hill, with beard, visited town. Hill was known as the Empire Builder because his Great Northern Railway had opened the Northwest to Midwest markets. This photo was shot Oct.

1940 Census shares insight from Mayor Kiggins

John P. Kiggins, in center of back seat, was in his first stint as Vancouver mayor when James J. Hill, with beard, visited town. Hill was known as the Empire Builder because his Great Northern Railway had opened the Northwest to Midwest markets. This photo was shot Oct.

April 3, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

Former Vancouver Mayor John P. Kiggins was nearly in the last year of his life on April 2, 1940, when census taker Myrtle E. Ackley, a widow who lived in the same downtown Vancouver neighborhood, visited his home to ask him 34 questions on the decennial census. Read story

Census data’s flow could slow

March 24, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to end mandatory participation in the Census Bureau's American Community Survey could compromise the reliability of statistics used by federal, state and local policymakers to plan for the future, equitably distribute services and measure progress on a variety of benchmarks, local policymakers say. Read story

Income inequality in Washington by county as measured by the Gini index. A score of zero equals perfect equality.

Income gap slim in Clark County

Income inequality in Washington by county as measured by the Gini index. A score of zero equals perfect equality.

March 18, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

A widening income gap between rich and poor has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement to rein in the power of corporations and give the middle class greater access to education, health care and employment. Read story

Dianne Curtis, right, and her husband, Kyle (not pictured), wanted unique names for their two daughters, Gianna, 2, and Brooklynn, 6.

Newer states spawn unique names

Dianne Curtis, right, and her husband, Kyle (not pictured), wanted unique names for their two daughters, Gianna, 2, and Brooklynn, 6.

March 12, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

When Washougal residents Kyle and Dianna Curtis had their first daughter, Brooklynn, they wanted to give her a unique name that would epitomize her personality. Read story

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Slowdown at licensing office may not mean fewer newcomers

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March 7, 2012, 4:00pm Clark County News

What appears to be a disappointing slump last year in 2010's resurgence of Clark County newcomers may be partly the effect of a new driver's license requirement meant to prevent fraud. Read story

County lags nation in bachelor’s degrees

February 23, 2012, 4:00pm Clark County News

Reaching a record high in 2011, more than 30 percent of Americans 25 and older have earned at least a bachelor's degree, according to a report released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Read story

Darian Sund, 9, searches for a pencil in his bedroom so he can draw at his home in Walnut Grove.

Technology is game-changer in lives of today’s boys

Darian Sund, 9, searches for a pencil in his bedroom so he can draw at his home in Walnut Grove.

December 26, 2011, 4:00pm Clark County News

Nine-year-old Darian Sund doesn't mind that his parents prohibit him from going outside to play without supervision. Defeating animated antagonists and overcoming challenges in the elaborate universe of Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" fantasy action video game is infinitely more exciting. Read story

Jim Fisher, with his dog, Buddy,  calls himself "the old hermit of Skunk Hollow." A resident of Fern Prairie since 1969 and member of the Fern Prairie Homeowner Association, he is representative of the well-rooted, older residents who inhabit this rural area and drive up its median age to the oldest of any community in Clark County.

Clark County’s median age on the upswing

Jim Fisher, with his dog, Buddy,  calls himself "the old hermit of Skunk Hollow." A resident of Fern Prairie since 1969 and member of the Fern Prairie Homeowner Association, he is representative of the well-rooted, older residents who inhabit this rural area and drive up its median age to the oldest of any community in Clark County.

November 28, 2011, 4:00pm Clark County News

Fern Prairie resident Jim Fisher describes himself as the "old hermit of Skunk Hollow." He has lived in his modest home on 1.5 acres since 1969. At age 68, Fisher could be the poster child for the rural community's main demographic: older, well-rooted residents who live primarily on acreage. Read story

Marty Embleton, right, chats with her grandsons, Nick, left, and Alex Embleton at their home in Vancouver.

Second parenthood a grand challenge

Marty Embleton, right, chats with her grandsons, Nick, left, and Alex Embleton at their home in Vancouver.

November 1, 2011, 12:00am Clark County News

When Marty and George Embleton's eldest son was incarcerated six years ago after a drug conviction, the Vancouver couple immediately sought legal custody of their son's 8-year-old twin boys, Nick and Alex. A time of life that might have otherwise been spent in retirement and the freedom of an empty… Read story