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REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD – Black Coffee and Delish Dairy Free Creamer

Many years ago when I transitioned to dairy free living, I sadly gave up my coffee creamer.  Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps it should have been an easy transition back to black coffee (lol!) but it wasn’t. Over time, I got used to a new way of dairy free healthy living.  If the […]

It’s TEA time ~ Herbal Tea Healthy Living Benefits

For centuries, people in every culture have used herbs and spices to enhance the taste of food and drink as well as to support, protect and heal their bodies. Passed from generation to generation, the wealth of information about the healing powers of herbs and spices for our physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual selves […]

How many in Clark County come from countries on Trump’s list?

Many airports remained embroiled in protests today after President Donald Trump on Friday issued a temporary order to turn away travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. That list includes: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. How many people in Clark County were born in those seven countries? The answer is close to 500 but […]

A Refreshed Healthy Living Path for 2017

FROM THE KITCHEN OF SATED SENSITIVE DENISE HAYS With the first few days of 2017 under our belts and the unusual weather pattern of more snow and ice…It’s that time of year when we typically go inward to assess last years performance – and chart a refreshed healthy living path for the new year. Looking […]

A look at our most popular Facebook posts

Every year the media trots out Top 10 and Best of lists as the year draws to a close and we are not stranger to this trend. Earlier this week, we provided a list of the top 10 local stories of 2016 selected by the newsroom and by the readers, as well as the 10 […]

How Clark County voted for president

Clark County’s Elections Office is still counting ballots but the vast majority have been tallied, so far giving Democrat Hillary Clinton a slight edge over Republican President-elect Donald Trump, 46.1% to 44.3% as of Wednesday night. Below you can see maps showing how the county’s precincts voted and how each of the state’s 39 counties […]

Can a Democrat win the 3rd District?

In recent years, Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler hasn’t had too much trouble dispatching her opponents to keep her seat in the 3rd Congressional District, but this year she faces state Rep. Jim Moeller, a Democrat who’s built up some name recognition serving the 49th Legislative District. That name recognition is something her previous […]

Most counties see growth in median income

Median household income rose in Clark County last year as it did in many counties across the country, something reporter Patty Hastings wrote about last week on columbian.com. Here in this county, the median household income rose by about 4.1% from 2014 to 2015 and 26.4% from 2005 to 2015. As regional economist Scott Bailey […]

What we do for work in Clark County

They say we don’t talk to our neighbors any more but let’s pretend we do, and we know what they do for a living. But do you ever wonder whether what all of those other people in your neighborhood do? Well, we’ve got a couple of maps that might help. Below you can see two […]

I’m back! Sorta.

Howdy Clark County Fair Fans!! I trust you all have been joining me in the annual countdown to the BEST FAIR ON THE PLANET!! We’re down to mere hours now for Friday’s opening and the free pancake breakfast sponsored by Fred Meyer.  WHOO HOO! (Get your tickets ASAP at the Customer Service desk of any county […]

Three ways to look at I-5 bridge crashes

What’s the worst day and time to cross the I-5 bridge? Reporter Dameon Pesanti, who covers transportation for The Columbian, wanted to know so earlier this spring he set out to find the answer, obtaining data from the Washington and Oregon State Departments of Transportation. Both agencies provided us with five years worth of data […]

Clark is 5th fastest growing county in last 5 years

Clark County’s population grew by 8 percent based on 5-year population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, May 19, 2016, making the county the fifth fastest-growing in the state. The four faster growing counties include Franklin, King, Benton and Snohomish. If you look at just the past year, though, Clark grew by […]

Take a look at who benefitted from county’s fee waivers

The jury is still out on whether Clark County has seen a flood of new jobs resulting from a decision in 2013 to waive traffic impact and application fees for all nonresidential development in unincorporated areas. The county has experienced job growth, including a 3.9% jump last month that outpaced national, state and regional numbers. Proponents […]

Homes just keep getting bigger and biggerer

Owning a home has long been considered by many people to be a key piece of attaining the so-called American dream. It appears that now that also means having about 600 square feet per person. As business editor Gordon Oliver reported last Sunday, American families have steadily gotten smaller since the 1970s but homes have […]

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Single Mother of Seven Adopted Children Finds Balance in School/Kids/Farm

“I think we can all do things. Sometimes fear holds us back. Maybe when people read this story, they’ll think: If she can do that, we can adopt a kid and give them a life.”~Julia Griffith

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Thompson Metal Fab

“I think things are fine. A lot of fabricators are busy,” said Michael Moore, business development manager for Thompson Metal Fab. “Commercial, industrial and residential construction means masons, carpenters and fabricators are doing really well.”  

Blog RESTART with healthy living tips

Sated Sensitive back in business after a long hiatus… figuring things out.  I’m now living a fuller life with the integration of more healthy living tips into my daily routine.  Thank you for your patience. I’m a mid life career changer.  I’ve done a little bit of this and that – US Marines, dot.com’er, wa […]

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Battle Ground Potter

“Mostly, I’m just inspired by the natural world…The way tumbled stone feels really good in your hands—that’s what I’m going for.” – Careen Stoll   Careen fell in love with ceramics when she was a little girl. The full time potter now creates tableware for local chefs and restaurant owners.

We have a Fair Queen!

Last night was a BIG night for Clark County Fair Fans!  Our 2016 Fair Court Queen was crowned! You might remember that three princesses were selected on the last night of the Fair back in August.  Since then, Mikaela, Shaylee, and Serenity have been keeping very busy learning about how to talk to the media […]

Fair Court Queen to be crowned this Saturday!

Yeah, we still have 184 days until The Fair but that doesn’t mean important Fair Business isn’t happening. This Saturday night — February 6 — we will finally find out which of the three Clark County Fair Court Princesses will be our Queen for the 2016 Fair and all the events and excitement leading up to […]

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