Washington's wildfire season gets off to an early, unprecedented start

WENATCHEE — The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high into the night, torching 29 homes and causing hundreds of people to flee. Then the fire did something no one here had seen before.

Blazers show that change is constant

Thursday, as the rest of the starting lineup was leaving the Blazers one by one, Damian Lillard posted on Twitter a passage from "The True Measure of a Man."

Cruises on the Columbia, Snake rivers grow increasingly popular

The Columbia River, the Northwest's great resource for commerce, recreation, and energy, is emerging as a tourist destination for ship-bound travelers in pursuit of new sightseeing and historical experiences. That's good news for Vancouver, which stands to gain visitors and business as a Portland metro-area gateway to the Columbia-Snake corridor.

Tobacco compliance checks resuming

Local retailers be warned: Clark County Public Health is resuming tobacco compliance checks in response to a sharp increase in the number of illegal sales to minors.


What are you thoughts about a state 11.9 cent gas-tax increase that would be phased in over two years?

Local Events

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Corks and Forks

July 2: Weekly wine down for Clark County and beyond

Upcoming events/festival: Update on Ridgefield Roundabouts – For those of you who know (or don’

Portland Timbers

It’s Worth Mentioning Again

Portland Timbers FOUR – That City Up North one... As the Timbers prepare for another

Special Sections

Welcome to Portrait

Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.


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