Globalization. Technology. Globalization. Technology.
Farmers expect the unexpected when it comes to weather, prices, and even politics that affect international markets.
Memorial Day is a day to remember our war dead, and we do a good job of that in Vancouver with an annual service at the Vancouver Barracks and other remembrances. It's also a good time to consider the challenges facing veterans returning home from military service to face the challenge of finding a job.
It's a reflection of the Port of Vancouver's desire to do the right thing that it held a public workshop last week to discuss how to handle crude oil safely, including how to clean up potential oil spills in the Columbia River.
If you are a mom and you're reading this column over breakfast in bed, happy Mother's Day.
Many years ago I ran into an old high school buddy while on a camping trip with my family. We spent an evening over a campfire talking about where our lives had taken us in the years since we'd parted ways.
You may have missed it, but a smart group of folks recently told us that our infrastructure — roads, bridges, mass transit, airports, and power and water lines — are in terrible shape.
At times, we need to let humanity break through the barrage of information, advertising saturation, and superficial interactions that are a product of digital technology that is reshaping our world in ways we can't yet begin to understand.
With signs on I-5, Portland says goodbye, Vancouver barely musters hello
I'm guessing that by the time you've rolled northbound on Interstate 5 past Hayden Island, and by the time you've passed the "Leaving Oregon" sign while crossing the Columbia River, that you already know that you're leaving Portland.
Here's a news flash — the newspaper business is not dead.
Spring arrived on Wednesday, and it felt all week like brighter economic times could finally be arriving in Clark County.
Surely it's not easy to stand outside your place of work, holding a picket sign and walking back and forth as someone else does your job on the other side of the fence.
The current fight over light rail isn't the first in Clark County. Rail transit came to a vote in 1995, when TriMet and regional forces on the Oregon side had greased the wheels for a new bridge and a bistate line that would, they said, extend as far north as the Clark County Fairgrounds.
OMG. That's text slang for "oh my . . . goodness," just in case you're a non-phone-texting reader.
The television documentary "Silicon Valley," broadcast Tuesday on PBS, opens against a backdrop of the Santa Clara Valley in the 1950s, when apricot orchards dominated and the technology industry had barely taken root.
How much are you paying for liquor in Clark County?
We'd like your help in sharing information with other Columbian readers. Help us fill out a chart with information about what the same brands cost after the June 1 privatization of liquor sales. Help us measure local shelf prices by telling us what you paid.