In 2011, Evan Smith left a career in which he had to make difficult, uneasy decisions. "As a Medicaid gatekeeper, I kind of held a…
October 6, 2015, 6:06 AM
CHICAGO -- Starting today, red-blooded Americans will be able to buy McDonald's breakfast throughout the day and night.
October 6, 2015, 6:01 AM
Later this month, most facilities in Yellowstone National Park will close for the winter. The year's visitor total is likely to top last year's 3.5 million people. It might even beat the record of 3.64 million set in 2010.
October 6, 2015, 6:01 AM
A new environmentally friendly housing trend is making its first appearance in Vancouver with the construction of the city's first house made partly out of used shipping containers
October 6, 2015, 5:44 AM
QUINCY — Yahoo says it plans to double the size of its data center in the rural central Washington town of Quincy.
October 5, 2015, 4:44 PM
ONTARIO, Ore. — Onions are fetching nearly twice as much as they did last year, but size and yield are expected to be down thanks to a severe heat wave during the growing season.
October 4, 2015, 6:01 AM
My wife and I spent last weekend in a fabulous country home in Parkdale, Ore., in the upper reaches of the fruit-filled Hood River Valley. We woke to spectacular views of Mount Hood's north slope and signed off our two evenings there, under a full moon that lit the silent valley and the wooded hillside that defined its boundary. We were in another world but less than two hours from home.
September 6, 2015, 6:01 AM
Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples.
August 15, 2015, 5:00 PM
The band members walked onto the stage at the Clark County Fair's grandstand without fanfare, introducing themselves as the Guess Who. Frontman Derek Sharp, born the year that the Canadian rock band recorded its first hit 50 years ago, joked about the gray-haired crowd in the grandstand. Then it was on to a 90-minute run of old hits including "American Woman" and "No Time" that had us old-timers on our feet, singing along to the still-familiar tunes. This was a band from my high school days of playing LPs in my bedroom. As if we weren't all feeling plenty old, bassist Jim Kale told the crowd that he'd been performing for 53 years.
August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM
The problems of stagnant worker pay and rising global wealth inequality often seem insurmountable — too big to get your brain wrapped around them, too thorny and plutocratically entrenched to uproot with good policy prescriptions.
October 6, 2015, 6:00 AM
The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination.
October 4, 2015, 6:00 AM
I know, I know, this is how rumors get started. So before we go any further, let's make one thing clear -- there is no movement afoot to have Clark County secede from the State of Washington. At least as far as I know.
September 30, 2015, 4:57 PM
The Port of Vancouver and Red Lion have ended exclusive negotiations about building a new hotel on the port's Terminal 1 property, adding a new twist to an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic site west of the Interstate 5 entrance into Vancouver.
September 27, 2015, 6:00 AM
Their little house in the Hough neighborhood was once perfect for Melissa Boles and Audrey Miller.
September 24, 2015, 4:31 PM
Memo to downtown Vancouver business owners: If you want to attract customers, you've got to give off your best look — both digitally and physically.
September 23, 2015, 12:10 PM
Clark County's newest Wal-Mart, a 24-hour Supercenter at 14505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Orchards, opened Wednesday with the national anthem, speeches by company and public officials, and a crowd of eager shoppers waiting for their time to spend.