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Craig Brown

metro editor

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Christmas Day fire displaces family

By Craig Brown December 25, 2014 5:13 p.m.

A Christmas Day fire displaced three adults and three children in east Vancouver.

Cops seeking fairgrounds-area burglars  

By Craig Brown December 18, 2014 9:50 a.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is seeking two burglars who struck a home near the Clark County fairgrounds on Wednesday.

Commissioners decline to protect county departments

By Craig Brown and Stephanie Rice December 16, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Clark County commissioners today voted down an ordinance that would have cemented county departments in advance of a new charter, effective Jan. 1.

Off Beat: Metro desk will miss stories, tips of yet another caller

By Craig Brown December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Employees come and go in a newsroom. At The Columbian, we recently welcomed video storyteller Ariane Kunze and photographer Natalie Behring, and said goodbye to reporter Tyler Graf and photographer Zachary Kaufman. But one thing that remains constant are the gadflies.

DUI suspected in one-car crash

By Craig Brown December 14, 2014 9:27 p.m.

Drunken driving is suspected of playing a role in a crash early Sunday that sent a Vancouver man to the hospital.

No Christmas ships, Zoo Lights tonight

By Craig Brown December 11, 2014 3:05 p.m.

A high wind warning in effect for the metro area has led to the cancellation of tonight's Christmas Ships.

Lana Del Rey, Love plan local show

By Craig Brown December 1, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Singers Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love will headline a May 22 show at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

I-5 incidents snarl morning commute

By Craig Brown and Eric Florip November 26, 2014 9:44 a.m.

An accident on the Interstate 5 Bridge about 7:40 a.m. pinned a small car between a cement mixer and a tractor-trailer.

Suspect dead after Vancouver arson was carrying AR-15 replica

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie November 26, 2014 2:20 p.m.

A domestic violence call in Vancouver late Tuesday erupted into arson and ended with the police shooting and killing the suspect.

County audit critical of fee waiver for developers

By Craig Brown and Tyler Graf November 25, 2014 4:38 p.m.

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey on Tuesday officially released his department’s report of the county’s Job Creation-Fee Waiver program. The release of the highly critical report had been postponed for weeks due to County Commissioner David Madore’s desire to spearhead an “independent analysis” of the audit’s findings.

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