Legislature passes oil train safety bill

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state.

King Felix still rules at Safeco Field

Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.


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Corks and Forks

April 23rd – The weekly wine down for Clark County and beyond

  Upcoming events/festival: Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival  - Fri, Apr 24-Sun, Apr

All Things Sweet

Vanilla Chai Scones

Hearts represent love. Circles represent continuity. And scones represent a magnificent thing that always looks

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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