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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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Vancouver teen's train death ruled a suicide

By Tom Vogt January 27, 2015 6:54 p.m.

The 17-year-old Vancouver boy who was killed by a train early Monday morning has been identified as a junior at Mountain View High School. Following an autopsy, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office issued a news release Tuesday afternoon that listed the manner of death as suicide.

Evergreen drama teacher accused of raping high school student

By Tom Vogt January 27, 2015 5:55 p.m.

A drama teacher at Evergreen High School was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of four counts of rape of a child.

Woman shot near rifle range treated and released

By Tom Vogt January 27, 2015 4 p.m.

A Hockinson-area woman has been treated and released after she was shot Monday afternoon.

Pearson Air Museum explores aviation history

By Tom Vogt January 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Nobody could summarize the pace of aviation progress better than an Army pilot who was assigned to Vancouver's Pearson Field in 1924.

Choice Act funds boost local VA

By Tom Vogt January 25, 2015 5:12 p.m.

Health care for Vancouver-area veterans will get a share of $33.9 million allocated to the VA Portland Health Care System.

Off Beat: World War memories go back to Armistice Day

By Tom Vogt January 25, 2015 4:30 p.m.

As Harris Dusenbery approaches 101, he still has vivid memories of World War II. He can recall combat in the mountains of Italy, like the night of "shooting stars" he described in his book about the 10th Mountain Division.

Vancouver veteran still on the move at 100  

By Tom Vogt January 24, 2015 4:36 p.m.

When Harris Dusenbery fought for the cause of freedom during World War II, he wanted to remain as free as possible. So he volunteered for the ski troops.

Camas landslide dredges up lots of questions

By Tom Vogt January 22, 2015 9:05 p.m.

After a landslide rolled through John Trost's back fence, the Camas homeowner had to deal with several cubic yards of soggy soil slumped up against his house.

Family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.

It was the focus of a high school math class and it was a volunteer project. In a couple of weeks, the Frost family will call it home.

Off Beat: Where the Heisman meets the Oregon Trail

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

It's always nice to get a nod on national television, which is what happened a week ago on "Jeopardy!"

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