By Paris Achen March 10, 2014 11:38 a.m.
A 21-year-old woman said she robbed two Vancouver businesses at gunpoint last week because she owed money for past drug debts, according to a court affidavit.
By The Columbian March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
The 23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Hough Elementary School, 1919 Daniels St. The parade's grand marshal is retiring Hough teacher Mina Milligan. Sponsored by the Hough Foundation, the parade occurs, rain or shine.
By Tom Vogt March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Renovation of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, which has been on the local wish list for a dozen years, has been approved.
By Stover E. Harger III March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
PORTLAND -- Not all sand is created equal. Just ask Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest elephant. On a recent morning, the 1-year-old Asian elephant, all 1,400 pounds of her, dug her feet into the smooth grit as she poked around in the rain for tree limbs, bamboo and other food.
By Emily Gillespie March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Deputy Bob Carder pivoted his body as he grasped a receiver, listening intently as the device beeped. He waved the handheld antenna back over the spot where the sound was loudest, meaning the signal was strongest.
By Tom Vogt March 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.
The Old Dope Pedaler? Or maybe a new take on the CRC? Those are just a couple of the ways this could play out. We've been doing a lot of coverage recently about legalized marijuana. The future of the industry is still uncertain, and the business implementation is a work in progress.
By Stevie Mathieu March 9, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Doug West didn't give up. A single father of two teenagers, he shared a room in a two-bedroom rental, and home ownership was only a dream. He applied for the Habitat for Humanity program but lost his job in the construction industry while he was in the application process. Employment is a requirement for the program, which helps struggling families become homeowners.
By Patrick Timm March 9, 2014 6 a.m.
I guess I was in one of those somber moods Saturday afternoon while preparing to write my column. Sitting at my desk I looked out the window at the gloomy gray skies and rain. My mind full of plot lines of my current novel in progress, tasks to do and other trite things.