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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

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