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Census: Homeownership plunges in Clark County

October 6, 2011, 5:00pm Clark County News

Clark County homeownership plunged from 69.2 percent in 2000 to 65.8 percent in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. Read story

On this May 19, 2011 file photo, demonstrators on both sides of the gay marriage issue gathered outside the Minnesota House in St. Paul, Minn. The Census Bureau reports there are 131,729 same-sex couples in the U.S. who say they're married _ the first-ever government count of this kind.

Census finds 650,000 same-sex couples in U.S.

On this May 19, 2011 file photo, demonstrators on both sides of the gay marriage issue gathered outside the Minnesota House in St. Paul, Minn. The Census Bureau reports there are 131,729 same-sex couples in the U.S. who say they're married _ the first-ever government count of this kind.

September 27, 2011, 5:00pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON -- Increasingly visible, the number of gay Americans telling the U.S. census they're living with same-sex partners nearly doubled in the past decade, to about 650,000 couples. And more than 130,000 recorded partners as husband or wife. Census figures released Tuesday provide a rare snapshot of married and unmarried… Read story

Loren and Laurie Sickles, back left, and their two sons, Caleb, 17, foreground, and Brandon, 14, center, moved in with Loren's parents, Larry, 75, and Lois Sickles, 70, right, after Loren lost his job and the family was forced to sell their home.

Number of multi-generation households in Clark County rises

Loren and Laurie Sickles, back left, and their two sons, Caleb, 17, foreground, and Brandon, 14, center, moved in with Loren's parents, Larry, 75, and Lois Sickles, 70, right, after Loren lost his job and the family was forced to sell their home.

September 4, 2011, 12:00am Clark County News

Vancouver retirees Larry and Lois Sickles thought the days of providing room and board for their children were a distant memory, left to the annals of the kids’ childhood photo albums. The Great Recession changed that. As residential construction slowed to a near halt, their 47-year-old son, Loren, a project… Read story

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First comes love, then marriage not so much

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August 24, 2011, 5:00pm Clark County News

Vancouver resident Reve Oviedo, 21, wants a committed relationship, but she says it doesn't have to come in the form of marriage. "I would definitely live with someone before I got married," Oviedo said. "It wouldn't be set on marriage." Read story

The Cowen family, clockwise from top center, Eric, Eileen, Marley, 3, Abraham, 4, and Bridget, 1, eat a dinner of red beans, tortillas and fresh vegetables at their Vancouver home.

Dinnertime is family time

The Cowen family, clockwise from top center, Eric, Eileen, Marley, 3, Abraham, 4, and Bridget, 1, eat a dinner of red beans, tortillas and fresh vegetables at their Vancouver home.

August 21, 2011, 5:00pm Clark County News

Instructors at Vancouver's Children's Home Society of Washington often convene classes around a dinner table to teach parenting skills to clients referred by state Child Protective Services. "It's part and parcel of what we are trying to focus on in most of our programs: building that positive relationship between parent… Read story

Allysa Adams, right, reads a bedtime story to her younger daughter, Andie Adams Urbinato, 2 1/2, at their home in Phoenix, Ariz. in this 2007 file photo.

Increasing number of low-income parents read to their kids

Allysa Adams, right, reads a bedtime story to her younger daughter, Andie Adams Urbinato, 2 1/2, at their home in Phoenix, Ariz. in this 2007 file photo.

August 11, 2011, 5:00pm Clark County News

Thirty times per year, Vancouver resident Doug Lehrman dresses up as Curious George's best friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, and reads a storybook aloud to groups of youngsters in subsidized preschool programs around Southwest Washington. The executive director of Vancouver-based Educational Opportunities for Children & Families, which administers… Read story

Couple, from left, Morgan Hayes, 27, and Lyndsay Rosenlund, 31, enjoy conversation while preparing dinner in their home on Wednesday.

Gay couples on increase in county

Couple, from left, Morgan Hayes, 27, and Lyndsay Rosenlund, 31, enjoy conversation while preparing dinner in their home on Wednesday.

August 3, 2011, 5:00pm Clark County News

Newlyweds Morgan Hayes and Lyndsay Rosenlund moved from Portland last month to a house in the Hough neighborhood to take advantage of Vancouver's lower cost of living and close-knit community. "Where we lived in southeast Portland, we were the only same-sex couple on the street," Rosenlund said. "When we moved… Read story

Dora Alicia, center, sings during a Spanish language Mass at St. John Catholic Church in Vancouver on Feb. 20. According to the 2010 Census, the Hispanic population in the U.S.

Census: 1 in 6 Americans are Hispanic

Dora Alicia, center, sings during a Spanish language Mass at St. John Catholic Church in Vancouver on Feb. 20. According to the 2010 Census, the Hispanic population in the U.S.

March 25, 2011, 12:00am Latest News

WASHINGTON -- Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans. Meanwhile, more than 9 million Americans checked two or more race categories on their… Read story

Father Armando Perez gives communion during a Spanish-language mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Sunday.

Hispanic population rises quickly

Father Armando Perez gives communion during a Spanish-language mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Sunday.

February 27, 2011, 12:00am Clark County News

The big jump in Clark County's Hispanic population comes as no surprise to the Rev. Armando Perez. About 900 people attend his Spanish-language Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church each Sunday. Read story

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2010 Census: A decade of gains and challenges

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February 24, 2011, 12:00am Clark County News

Only in Clark County would population growth of 23 percent over a decade be considered slow. Clark County's expansion over the past 10 years fell well short of the 45 percent growth of the previous decade, according to U.S. Census figures released Wednesday. Read story