Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

LOPEZ PASS — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

Winterhawks' season comes to an end

The sad truth for these Winterhawks is that a deep and determined Kelowna Rockets team responded in championship form on Sunday, winning Game 6 by a score of 8-4 to close out the best-of-7 series.

Nautilus profits up sharply from year ago

Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, said Monday it recorded a first-quarter profit of $10.73 million. That compares with a profit of $5.73 million in the January-to-March period of 2014.

3 boys saved by 3-D printed airway tubes

WASHINGTON — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe — and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.


Some local teachers are considering striking for one day this month to protest -- among other things -- low pay. Do you agree with them striking?

Local Events

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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

Home Made

Stuffed Jalapeños

Want to make an easy appetizer?  These stuffed jalapeños are so fast and

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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