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Santa Claus, center, listens to what Luciana, 6, right, and Roman Sereno, 4, both of Battle Ground, want for Christmas at the Vancouver Mall. Legos have been a popular ask from children this year, along with Barbies, Nintendo Switches and the occasional yo-yo.

Santa staying busy at Vancouver Mall

Santa Claus, center, listens to what Luciana, 6, right, and Roman Sereno, 4, both of Battle Ground, want for Christmas at the Vancouver Mall. Legos have been a popular ask from children this year, along with Barbies, Nintendo Switches and the occasional yo-yo.

December 22, 2022, 6:00am Business

Santa Claus is a popular guy this time of year. Children have lined up at the Vancouver Mall all season to get their chance to ask him for their hearts’ desires. Read story

CDM Caregiving Services client Aaron Roth looks over the assortment of presents in the Christmas store with the help of volunteer Diana Schafer. The Christmas store is open for two weeks each December for CDM patients to do their Christmas shopping for free.

CDM Caregiving Services store is a present in itself

CDM Caregiving Services client Aaron Roth looks over the assortment of presents in the Christmas store with the help of volunteer Diana Schafer. The Christmas store is open for two weeks each December for CDM patients to do their Christmas shopping for free.

December 21, 2022, 4:59pm Clark County Health

Browsing through the Christmas store at CDM Caregiving Services, Julie Russell found a hand-knitted afghan to give to her mom and dad and a warm scarf for her son this Christmas. Read story

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Clark County’s 12 Days of Christmas

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December 21, 2022, 6:01am Business

We’re all painfully familiar with the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. The gift-giver who proposed that parade of presents would end up paying $45,523.27 for them now, according to the latest Christmas Price Index from PNC. But we must ask ourselves — how useful is a partridge in a pear… Read story

Portland International Airport advises travelers to arrive early, check parking during holidays

December 20, 2022, 5:58am Clark County Business

Portland International Airport advises travelers to arrive at least two hours prior to departure, especially between 5 and 9 a.m., this holiday season. Read story

The YMCA Library hut at the Vancouver Barracks between 1917 and 1920. The tent was part of the American Library Association's Library War Service effort to improve the reading level of recruits headed to fight in France. The ALA and the YMCA collected books, sending 2.5 million overseas. The organizations also provided books for 651 military bases and 998 YMCA huts.

Clark County History: Books for Troops

The YMCA Library hut at the Vancouver Barracks between 1917 and 1920. The tent was part of the American Library Association's Library War Service effort to improve the reading level of recruits headed to fight in France. The ALA and the YMCA collected books, sending 2.5 million overseas. The organizations also provided books for 651 military bases and 998 YMCA huts.

December 18, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

When the World War I began, the military found many recruits read poorly. Others had little exposure to a wide range of reading materials. Wanting to improve the literacy of volunteers and draftees, the Department of War engaged the American Library Association for help. The ALA established the War Library… Read story

A sign outside a new home at Kennedy Farm lets homebuyers know the property's status in Ridgefield.

Clark County real estate market slows in November

A sign outside a new home at Kennedy Farm lets homebuyers know the property's status in Ridgefield.

December 18, 2022, 6:00am Business

Prospective homebuyers in Clark County and across the nation are facing a similar issue when searching for a home: There are hardly any to choose from. Read story

Clark County health inspections, Dec. 7-13

December 16, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Ambiance Tan Espresso Spa, 10800 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver — 0 C’est La Vie-Soiree Supper Club and Catering, 1307 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver — 35 Gustav’s, 1705 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver — 0 Muchas Gracias Mexican Food, 3300 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver — 39… Read story

Vancouver Police Officer Tyler Chavers, a member of the city's Homeless Assistance and Resources Team, talks with people living at a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver.

Decriminalization of drug possession leaves officers in Clark County on sidelines

Vancouver Police Officer Tyler Chavers, a member of the city's Homeless Assistance and Resources Team, talks with people living at a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver.

December 16, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Vancouver neighborhood police officer Tyler Chavers has watched fentanyl take over the city’s streets in the past two years, replacing heroin as the most common opioid involved in overdose deaths. Read story

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

Unofficial Clark County recount: Perez gains 6 votes, Kent 2 in 3rd District race

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

December 15, 2022, 6:12pm Clark County News

The push for a recount in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race has yielded little change in its outcome, a fact further solidified after its most populous county submitted its tallies. Read story

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‘Tripledemic’ tightens its grip on Clark County

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December 15, 2022, 11:57am Clark County Health

As Clark County continues to be in the midst of a tripledemic of respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 cases continue to rise alongside cases of the flu and RSV. Read story