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A suspect in a robbery Thursday at a Columbia Credit Union branch, 3003 N.E. 62nd Ave., is described as a white male in his mid- to late-20s, with a thin build and short strawberry blond hair. He was last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt and light-colored denim jeans.

Vancouver police investigate robbery at Columbia Credit Union branch

A suspect in a robbery Thursday at a Columbia Credit Union branch, 3003 N.E. 62nd Ave., is described as a white male in his mid- to late-20s, with a thin build and short strawberry blond hair. He was last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt and light-colored denim jeans.

May 13, 2021, 3:13pm Clark County News

A robber who hit a Columbia Credit Union branch Thursday afternoon in Vancouver's Bagley Downs neighborhood made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center honors caregivers, patients

May 13, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center caregivers will create a luminary lighting display tonight to honor health care workers who have served patients throughout the pandemic, along with patients who have died from COVID-19. Read story

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

Grants help small businesses in Fourth Plain corridor survive COVID-19

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

May 13, 2021, 6:01am Business

In the 40 years that Haeng Chong has owned his Vancouver dry cleaning business, he’s never seen demand drop like this. Read story

Battle Ground man hurt in DUI crash with sweeper truck

May 13, 2021, 5:50am Clark County News

A Battle Ground man was injured late Wednesday in a DUI crash with a sweeper truck on state Highway 500 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

Fire damaged a home in the 9300 block of Northeast 11th Street in Vancouver on Tuesday, displacing one person.

Fire damages home in Vancouver’s French Glen area

Fire damaged a home in the 9300 block of Northeast 11th Street in Vancouver on Tuesday, displacing one person.

May 12, 2021, 7:02am Clark County News

One person was treated for smoke inhalation Tuesday after a fire damaged a house in the 9300 block of Northeast 11th Street in the French Glen section of central Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department, which cautioned people to never go back in to burning buildings. Read story

Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

Clark County boba tea businesses say they’re prepared for ‘pearl’ shortage

Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

May 12, 2021, 6:02am Business

Bubble tea, boba tea, or pearl tea is a tea-based drink with small round tapioca balls (or pearls) bobbing at the bottom of the cup. This Taiwanese beverage has become increasingly popular in Vancouver. Read story

Marshall Community Center pool to reopen after repair job

May 12, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

The swimming pool at Vancouver’s Marshall Community Center will reopen Monday after a nearly four-month closure. Read story

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Nautilus’ sales continue to soar

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

May 10, 2021, 5:52pm Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus released its “2021 Transition Period” results Monday, detailing a second consecutive quarter of record-breaking sales powered by high consumer demand for home workout gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Volunteer Anne Devereaux examines some of her favorite flowers at the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum. Devereaux said she's in her eighth year working at the arboretum.

Vancouver’s Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum beloved, ‘magical’

Volunteer Anne Devereaux examines some of her favorite flowers at the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum. Devereaux said she's in her eighth year working at the arboretum.

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

After a long, dark winter stuck inside, we’re fully awake to spring, now demanding our attention by throwing blooms in our path and sending blue skies vaulting overhead. Local gardens are calling to green thumbs as well as those who don’t know a bearded iris from a bonzai. Vancouver’s Jane… Read story

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY: More than 200 community members received free hydrangea cuttings from Columbia Springs.

Columbia Springs gives away hydrangeas to kick off spring

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY: More than 200 community members received free hydrangea cuttings from Columbia Springs.

May 8, 2021, 5:56am Community

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY — Nature nonprofit Columbia Springs recently held a hydrangea giveaway to community members. Lori and Michael Gordon provided more than 1,000 hydrangea cuttings to more than 200 community members who attended the event. “When community supporters Lori & Michael Gordon offered to donate hundreds of their hydrangea… Read story