Friday, September 24, 2021
Sept. 24, 2021

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Amanda Serrano pauses for a portrait outside of Be Well, a juice bar coming to The Waterfront Vancouver.

Be Well Juice Bar owner sets sights on The Waterfront Vancouver

Amanda Serrano, owner of Be Well Juice Bar, plans to open a new space at The Waterfront Vancouver.
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Greater Vancouver Chamber bestows 6 with awards

The Greater Vancouver Chamber honored six individuals or businesses with the 2021 Business & Leadership Awards during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday.
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Chris Prothero of the Evergreen Football Officials Association stands over the ball during a timeout at the Union-O'Dea game on Sept. 3.

Need for local football officials continues to grow

Bruce Hermansen loves to officiate football games. He’s been doing it for nearly 50 years.
Ezra Little, 3, of Portland, from left, checks out a grown-up sized hula hoop while greeting Columbia Play Project performers Mary Sisson, Maureen Montague and Jeanne Bennett for a Give More 24! fundraiser Thursday morning at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The nonprofit set its fundraising goal at $10,000 and had received nearly $8,000 by late afternoon.

Give More 24! fundraiser on pace to get more

The Give More 24! annual fundraiser seemed to be on its way to reaching its $3.2 million goal by late Thursday evening. With over 6,100 donors this year and more…
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The 1,500-seat, acoustically impressive concert hall at Skyview High School has been the home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for years. Due to COVID-19, the school district is not renting indoor facilities to outside groups. This underscores the pre-pandemic problem of a lack of performing-arts space in Clark County.

Clark County’s lack of performing venues underscored as schools pause rentals

With two short weeks to go before its eagerly awaited return to live performance and the start of its 2021-2022 season, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra…


A hiring sign is placed at a booth for prospective employers during a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

U.S. jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of…


The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

Washington unemployment system braces for new normal minus federal pandemic benefits

Federal pandemic assistance may be officially ended, but it could be months before Washington’s unemployment system returns to anything resembling a pre-COVID-19 normal — especially…

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to decide who should get COVID-19 booster shots and when.

CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster…


The Brewing Bridges Collaboration Festival runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.

Great pairings on tap at Brewing Bridges festival

Southwest Washington brewers struggled with COVID-19 regulations, staffing shortages and supply-chain problems for the last couple of years. The cruel wrath of the pandemic has…

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In this photo taken from video, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at UN headquarters.

Abbas issues ultimatum to Israel in harsh U.N. address

In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a…

High School Football 2021

High School Football 2021

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