Hazel Dell Parade of Bands opens registration for event

Registration is now open for this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands taking place May 16. This year's theme is "Wild, Wild West" and retired Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas will be the Grand Marshal.

Catch the catfish at Southern-inspired Mama's Kitchen

For the past year and a half, Joseph Richburg, who moved to Washington from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, has been the owner of Mama's Kitchen. He has crafted a menu that offers Southern comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week, as well as a Cajun Day on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Main Street's marijuana traffic packs the parking

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Main Street Marijuana has drawn more visitors — and more traffic — to Uptown Village.

The Horse Archer

For horse archer Lisa Badger, mounted archery with her horse Columbia is a form of therapy. “To be running a horse, dropping the reins, drawing the bow… releasing the arrow, it’s that martial art Zen thing,” Badger said.

Local contestant to perform live tonight on 'Idol'

"It feels really good that I've already accomplished something without winning," the 15-year-old said in an interview with The Columbian on Tuesday between rehearsals.


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