Stories by Heather Acheson

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November 17, 2016
Jim Hodges, 53, has a genetic condition called polycystic kidney disease. He recently started dialysis, and is on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. "Things like this can happen to anybody. Anybody can become ill at any time," he said. "I think it's important to realize that we're not here for a long time. Spending your time reminding people that you care about them, and focusing on the good things in life are the most important things."

In search of a match

Now, more than ever, Jim Hodges has a deep appreciation for the simple things in life.

November 10, 2016
Columbia River Economic Development Council President Mike Bomar and Director of Business Recruitment Elizabeth Scott, along with Camas Mayor Scott Higgins, traveled to Taiwan in September as part of a ?Select USA." business recruitment event. Despite having their original schedule thrown into a tailspin by Typhoon Megi, the trio was able to meet with TSMC executives including Vice President of Operations JK Wang and Baker Li, a project manager in TSMC's corporate communication division. TSMC is the parent company of WaferTech, a semiconductor manufacturer with a fabrication plant in Camas. Pictured left to right are Bomar, Li, Higgins and Scott. (Photo courtesy of Scott Higgins)

Mayor’s message to TSMC: ‘Camas is ready’

When Typhoon Megi hit the east coast of Taiwan, it brought 40 inches of rain and 130 mph hour winds. It also caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, the island’s train system to be shut down and millions of households to lose power. However, the weather system’s mayhem couldn’t put a damper on the efforts of a determined Clark County delegation.

October 27, 2016

Mayors query 18th District candidates

A unique candidate forum recently had the mayors of Clark County cities throwing questions at candidates running for 18th Legislative District political seats.