Squatting case in Skamania

A man who law enforcement officials say has been squatting in a Washougal-area house appeared in Skamania County Superior Court on Thursday on allegations that he sold the home's fencing.

2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.

Save the Date: Toast holiday on spring wine tour

Discover your neighborhood winery during the Spring Release Wine Tour. Fourteen Clark County wineries will be showcasing newly aged wines, fit for summer, from noon to 6 p.m. today through Monday. Be sure to check with individual wineries for specific tasting hours, specials and tasting fees. www.clarkcountywine.com

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

CLEVELAND — A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.


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All Politics is Local

Rolling the dice for Vancouver mayor

In November, Vancouver voters will consider a ballot measure that would require mid-term City Council

All Politics is Local

Benton weighs in on Benton

I have a thousand questions for and about Mary Benton after she announced her candidacy

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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