Most read stories on Columbian.com, week of July 24

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photoChris and Linda LaMunyon hold their son, Joshua, who died 37 minutes after he was born. Battle Ground photographer Amy Buma captured the family’s brief time together.

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Most read stories on Columbian.com last week:

No. 1) B.G. photographer captures precious time for grieving families

Linda and Chris wouldn’t have years or months or even days with their son. Instead, they had minutes. But those minutes, and several more after his death, were forever captured by a photographer’s camera.

No. 2) Clark County’s middle class feeling squeezed

Tricia Brandemihl sees her family as the quintessential image of the American middle class. Her family’s story of increasing financial struggle is one repeated across the county and nation in discussions between friends and family, media reports, policy making and political debate. But what exactly is the middle class, and how much of Clark County fits in that category?

No. 3) Portland climber dies after falling off Beacon Rock

Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said the man and a partner were rappelling down the popular South Corner route. He believed the man fell more than 100 feet.

No. 4) Climber who fell from Beacon Rock was Oregon firefighter

A 30-year-old Southeast Portland climber who fell off Beacon Rock and died Sunday evening was a firefighter-paramedic who worked in Oregon, Skamania County sheriff’s officials said.

No. 5) Woman slams car into power pole

A Vancouver woman who state troopers say was driving too fast slammed into a power pole early Wednesday.