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Carol Rose’s father, Edward A. Brown, served at Guadalcanal not long before he went home and met his daughter.

Everybody Has a Story: Dad’s WWII stories unfold in photos

Carol Rose’s father, Edward A. Brown, served at Guadalcanal not long before he went home and met his daughter.

May 25, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was born while my dad, Edward A. Brown, was at Guadalcanal with the 13th Army Air Force, 42nd Bombardment Group, 390th Bombardment Squadron, known as “The Crusaders of the Jungle Air Force.” They flew B-29s, searching for enemy submarines and other targets. Read story

The driver of a dark-colored Toyota Camry reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake while attempting to park in front of Bortolami's Pizzeria, a news release said. Firefighters put the car into neutral and rolled it back, freeing the pinned woman. (Clark Co.

Building owner crashes car into Bortolami’s Pizzeria in Hazel Dell

The driver of a dark-colored Toyota Camry reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake while attempting to park in front of Bortolami's Pizzeria, a news release said. Firefighters put the car into neutral and rolled it back, freeing the pinned woman. (Clark Co.

May 21, 2019, 4:08pm Clark County News

A woman was taken to the hospital after being pinned by a car that crashed into a Hazel Dell pizza restaurant Monday afternoon. Read story

The Clark County Fair Queen and Princesses participate in the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands on Saturday.

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands awards announced

The Clark County Fair Queen and Princesses participate in the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands on Saturday.

May 20, 2019, 6:08pm Clark County News

The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands drew 148 entries on Saturday, including 26 bands from Oregon and Washington. Read story

The Skyview high school band marches in a recent Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. The parade usually draws thousands of participants and tens of thousands of spectators.

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands stays in tune

The Skyview high school band marches in a recent Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. The parade usually draws thousands of participants and tens of thousands of spectators.

May 17, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

Every community needs an emergency department. The temporary community of marching musicians that forms up every third Saturday in May is no different. As the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands marches forth, at least some of its complicated and well-worn machinery is guaranteed to need last-minute repairs. Read story

A group of women chat while eating iftar, the post-sunset meal during Ramadan, at the Islamic Society of Southwest Washington in Hazel Dell. Nighttime is also when practicing Muslims get their fill of water and other beverages.

Ramadan in Clark County: Hazel Dell mosque’s members gather to observe holy month

A group of women chat while eating iftar, the post-sunset meal during Ramadan, at the Islamic Society of Southwest Washington in Hazel Dell. Nighttime is also when practicing Muslims get their fill of water and other beverages.

May 13, 2019, 8:26pm Churches & Religion

Since Ramadan began last week, there’s been buzz about Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter observing the holy month by fasting between dawn and dusk each day, despite being in the middle of the NBA playoffs. How can a professional athlete keep up his game while faithfully observing Ramadan? Read story

The Wiener Wagon serves hungry lunchtime customers in downtown Vancouver last week.

Vancouver’s food carts growing up — slowly

The Wiener Wagon serves hungry lunchtime customers in downtown Vancouver last week.

May 12, 2019, 6:00am Business

Slowly but surely, Vancouver is evolving into a food-cart destination that could one day rival the thriving culture of Portland – but with an emphasis on the “slowly” part. Read story

With a handful of gummy bears in one hand, Tobias reacts as the train pulls into the Vancouver rail station on its way to Seattle. Tobias, who was joined by his sister, Arianna Adams, 7, background from left, his mom, Jasmine Adams, and his dad, Matt Adams, was looking forward to taking his first train ride and going on his first vacation.

Journey through Tobias World

With a handful of gummy bears in one hand, Tobias reacts as the train pulls into the Vancouver rail station on its way to Seattle. Tobias, who was joined by his sister, Arianna Adams, 7, background from left, his mom, Jasmine Adams, and his dad, Matt Adams, was looking forward to taking his first train ride and going on his first vacation.

May 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Tobias Adams isn’t one for a measured reaction. When he’s excited about something, you’ll know it. Read story

Lura Morrow, left, of Battle Ground and Sharon Handlos, right, of Brush Prairie carry plants they selected at the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale.

Plant sale keeps growing as first day draws crowd

Lura Morrow, left, of Battle Ground and Sharon Handlos, right, of Brush Prairie carry plants they selected at the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale.

May 11, 2019, 7:19pm Clark County News

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County kicked off its annual Mother’s Day weekend sale on Saturday morning, and sunny skies brought an army of gardeners to the 78th Street Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell. Read story

Aerotek recruiter Krti Hariharan, left, talks with Lew Olsen of Vancouver during a hiring event for job seekers in the 50-and-older age group hosted by Goodwill Industries on Wednesday.

Goodwill’s Job Connection fairs help older workers in Clark County

Aerotek recruiter Krti Hariharan, left, talks with Lew Olsen of Vancouver during a hiring event for job seekers in the 50-and-older age group hosted by Goodwill Industries on Wednesday.

May 9, 2019, 6:30pm Business

Job fairs are a big component of Goodwill’s Job Connection program — the Columbia Willamette branch of Goodwill Industries hosted more than 1,300 fairs in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018. The company’s latest job fair, held Wednesday in the Andresen/St. Johns neighborhood, was a bit different from most of… Read story

The top sirloin steak with a loaded baked potato and a side of broccoli and garlic bread at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.

Billy Blues in Hazel Dell serves good times, food

The top sirloin steak with a loaded baked potato and a side of broccoli and garlic bread at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.

May 3, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Billy Blues Bar and Grill has been operating since 2013 and has become a local favorite where both friends and strangers feel welcome. In addition to the full bar, serving good food and good times has been the mainstay of Billy Blues. Read story