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Vancouver's Marshall House was home to a great patriot

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the post-World War II effort to revitalize a devastated Western Europe. In 1947, from London to Moscow, cities were flattened, economies destroyed, homes left in rubble, and millions of people displaced. In the midst of this destitution existed, as President Harry S. Truman observed, a breeding ground for the spread of communism throughout Europe.

October 12, 2017 2:35 p.m. read more..

Gifford Pinchot National Forest benefits from local engagement by volunteer foresters

For the past four years, Neal Ballard has helped install cameras that capture images of animals in southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest. He has always loved to hike, but this volunteer work setting up wildlife cameras in remote areas for a nonprofit organization allows him to venture off established trails to “see places I never would have seen before.”

October 11, 2017 2:30 p.m. read more..

A center for the arts: Walters Cultural Arts Central to Hillsboro’s cultural scene

A former church in Hillsboro known for its hand-quarried red rock exterior is now a thriving arts center that invites all ages to its varied programming. The Walters Cultural Arts Center, located in downtown Hillsboro, and just two blocks from the MAX Blue Line, has been serving local residents with arts-based classes, concerts, lectures and more since 2004.

September 18, 2017 9:50 a.m. read more..

Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

August 8, 2017 3:12 p.m. read more..

Gerald Gaule finds niche with ‘senior radio’

Gerald Gaule was just a boy when he had his first on-air experience in radio. He was at the Clark County Fair in southwest Washington when he came upon a radio station disc jockey broadcasting remotely. Gaule, already a fan of radio who loved to listen to his shortwave and create radio shows at home, watched and listened to the DJ for two or three hours.

May 8, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..

Portland project provides household items to the most needy

Imagine you are a mother with two children, struggling to make ends meet. You finally are able to get an apartment, but you have not even a chair to sit on, or the warm glow of a lamp for evening light. As the founder of Community Warehouse, Roz Bebener heard this story countless times.

May 5, 2017 3:53 p.m. read more..

Healthy habits for a good night's sleep

When getting ready for bed, good health habits mean brushing your teeth and washing your face. But what about when you’re tucked in and just can’t seem to fall asleep no matter how many sheep you count?

May 5, 2017 2:48 p.m. read more..

Young teen Harry Hendricks learned the meaning of hard work during World War II

A chance conversation among teenagers in an ice cream parlor led Harry Hendricks not only to contribute to America’s war effort, but learn lifetime job skills. It happened in 1943, when Hendricks — barely a teen himself — struck up a conversation with another teen working at the bustling shipyards run by businessman Henry J. Kaiser on the north side of the Columbia River, where thousands of workers were churning out U.S. military vessels during World War II.

May 2, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..