Two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George Tsugawa and his family were herded into livestock quarters in Portland along with thousands of other Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps.
CAMAS — Sometimes, the way a journey begins leads to unexpected destinations. Randy Fox's first step toward a gymnastics hall of fame started by chance one afternoon at a gym in Lufkin, Texas, when his younger sister needed a spotter.
Art teacher Tanya Bachman does not allow her students to throw away unfinished work and start over with a fresh piece of paper. Her reason reaches far deeper than stretching a tight art budget.
Welcome to Portrait
Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.