Vancouver couple who abused children will serve 20 years

After winning part of their appeal earlier this year, a Vancouver couple serving about 20 years in prison for imprisoning, starving and beating their adopted twins were resentenced Thursday but saw little change.

Records released in fire deaths

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.

Kitchen space at a premium in Clark County

Once a week, aspiring restaurateur Carmen McKibben spends several hours chopping tomatoes, chili peppers and onions for the fresh salsas that adorn the Sonoran hot dogs she slings at the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market every Saturday.

At this circus, herding cats a reality

NEW YORK — Samantha Martin was anxious, and it wasn't because she was living in a bus with 14 cats, two white rats, a groundhog and a chicken named Cluck Norris. That's normal for her.

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    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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