Fireworks cause duplex fire early Sunday in Vancouver

Fireworks caused a blaze that destroyed most of a duplex early Sunday morning in east Vancouver, causing about $400,000 in damage to the building and residents' belongings, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office.

Sheriff seeking info on person at start of wildfire

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in identifying a person seen near the start of a central Washington wildfire that has destroyed more than two dozen homes.

Tim Martinez: 10 good things to notice about the 2015 prep football schedule

The kickoff of the 2015 high school football season is still almost two months away. But we've picked out 10 things to notice about the 2015 prep football schedule.

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.


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Blazer Banter

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to play for San Antonio Spurs

We can finally, officially call him “former Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge.”

Sugar and Spice

Lemon Buttermilk Doughnuts

My family has 2 favorite things.  Half of them go for anything lemon- lemon

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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