An anonymous Dreamer student poses for a portrait on March 7th, 2018. Dreamers face an uncertain future under the current administration as the legal battle over DACA continues. "I know that they'd prefer it if they saw that I was a full-time student with an almost full-time job," she said. "Just so that we don't seem like we're not contributing." (The Independent)
Hot air balloon pilot Kearney Davis lands his balloon “Kearney’s Mistress” in a residential neighborhood during the Tigard Balloon Festival in Tigard, Oregon on June 23, 2017. Davis’ team met him by car right after landing to pack up the balloon and take it away.
Portland police and Federal ICE agents are reflected during the Occupy ICE protest in Portland, Oregon, on June 28, 2018.
Declan Reagan, 5, sits atop of Francis' shoulders outside the Washougal Police Department where his dad works in Washougal on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Declan's leukemia relapsed earlier this year and he was also diagnosed with lymphoma. A recent bone marrow transplant has him on his feet again and back to his up-beat self. "A woman in another country gave him the chance to have a life, and that's really cool" says his mother, Lauren. (The Columbian)
Adjunct English teacher Karyn-Lynn Fisette poses for a portrait at her home in Portland on Oct. 27, 2017. Fisette teaches at four schools and one prison to pay off her student loans, usually working up to 65-hour weeks. While most of that work is outside the classroom, adjuncts are not paid for that time.
Bass trombonist Ronnie McPherson and baritone saxophonist Will Gaines perform solos during the Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert at Clark College on Nov. 17, 2017.
A group of horses wait to be taken away at Santa Anita Park in Costa Mesa, CA, on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Robert Loomis of Cascade Locks looks toward the Eagle Creek fire creeping towards his home from Stevenson on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Loomis moved to Cascade Locks from Hood River just a month ago for a quieter place, but now might have to find yet another place to live. (The Columbian)
Veteran Todd Conway of Vancouver bears the American flag during the Patriot Day ceremony at Vancouver City Hall on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The ceremony was held in honor of those who were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (The Columbian)
Construction continues between Block 6 and 8 at the Vancouver waterfront on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017. (The Columbian)
Clark campus security officer Eben Ayers shines his flashlight between two shipping containers for a portrait at Clark College on Oct. 9, 2017. "It comes down to people feeling safe. If you don't feel safe, you're not going to be able to learn" said Ayers.
The Eagle Creek fire continues to ravage the Columbia River Gorge on Thursday evening, Sept. 7, 2017 as seen from Stevenson, WA. A 15-year-old boy started the fire by throwing fireworks into the Gorge, igniting a fire that has now grown to 33,000 acres. (The Columbian)