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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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'Faces of World War II' return to Vancouver Barracks

By Tom Vogt October 29, 2014 5:44 p.m.

With a devil-may-care smile and his hat at a jaunty tilt, he looks proud to answer his country's call.

Zoo trains return following makeover

By Tom Vogt October 24, 2014 5:40 p.m.

After a four-month makeover in Ridgefield, a celebrity couple has returned home with all the bells and whistles.

Fighter pilot befriends Vietnam War foe

By Tom Vogt October 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Four decades after they met in jet-to-jet combat, U.S. Air Force veteran Dan Cherry and one-time North Vietnamese fighter pilot Nguyen Hong My will share a stage in Vancouver.

Mount St. Helens' glacier caves explored

By Tom Vogt October 21, 2014 7:18 p.m.

On a clear day, Mount St. Helens is the dominant feature on Clark County's northeast skyline. But hidden in its crater is a secret landscape that has been viewed by only a dozen people; they explored two glacier caves in June.

Clouds will beat moon during Thursday eclipse

By Tom Vogt October 20, 2014 7:28 p.m.

Skywatchers in the Vancouver-Portland area won't have much of a show Thursday during the fourth and final eclipse of 2014.

Off Beat: Pioneer had unique perspective on Fort Vancouver

By Tom Vogt October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

When a 94-year-old pioneer flew from Vancouver in 1924, retracing his Oregon Trail route in a DeHavilland biplane, it was an example of a historic figure going full circle.

Sprucing up Pearson: Scale model details 1918 mill

By Tom Vogt October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Even in miniature, the mill is immense.

Overnight police standoff ends in arrest

By Craig Brown and Tom Vogt October 18, 2014 9:08 a.m.

An overnight standoff between police and a suspect barricaded in an east Vancouver garage ended safely at about 8 a.m. today.

Rare 1918 biplane to land at Pearson Air Museum

By Tom Vogt October 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Pearson Air Museum has acquired an extremely rare 1918 DeHavilland DH-4B airplane.

Off Beat: Paul Revere and the Raiders had several names

By Tom Vogt October 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Raiders? Riders? Really, what's the difference?

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