Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol

OLYMPIA — Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.

Reporter feels the heat when joining firefighters on the job

Crouching about 10 feet from flames that race up kitchen cabinets in a blaze growing bigger and more threatening by the second, I feel every inch of my body prickle with heat.

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.


Who is best suited to become county council chair?

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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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