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Tom Vogt

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Parks pumped $459M into state economy in 2014

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

About 7.6 million visitors to national parks in Washington — including Fort Vancouver National Historic Site — spent $459.3 million in the state in 2014, according to a recent federal report.

Off Beat: Spring brings bevy of anniversaries

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

When four groups of local folks — including Eagle Scouts and Kiwanians — celebrated major anniversaries recently, they fit right into a busy season for observances.

8 more Clark County vets get housing vouchers

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Eight additional Clark County veterans will get places to call home, following a new round of federal housing vouchers.

Vancouver Eagles Scouts reunite for 50th anniversary

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Twelve boys in Vancouver's Troop 326 became Eagle Scouts in 1965. Fifty years later, the lessons that came with all those merit badges are still part of their lives.

Off Beat: Soldiers' surrender souvenirs and Custer's night stand

By Tom Vogt April 13, 2015 6 a.m.

Gen. Edward Ord helped block the escape route when Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army tried to withdraw from the battlefield at Appomattox Court House on the morning of April 9, 1865.

Civil War players had ties to Clark County

By Tom Vogt April 12, 2015 6 a.m.

Philip Sheridan described the Army's 1855 campaign against the Yakama Indians as "a wretched failure." Things degenerated to the point in which one officer accused another of stealing a missionary's shoes.

At Vancouver VA, 4.1% of wait times at least 31 days

By Tom Vogt April 9, 2015 6 a.m.

At Vancouver's Veterans Affairs division, about 4.1 percent of medical appointments in a recent six-month span were delayed at least 31 days.

Off Beat: Recounting pioneering aviator's fascinating highs, lows

By Tom Vogt April 5, 2015 9:57 p.m.

Jimmy Rinehart experienced the highs and lows of flying as a pioneering aviator in Clark County.

'The Easter story' shines through

By Tom Vogt April 5, 2015 6 a.m.

He is risen.

Toddler was bathing when she drowned

By Tom Vogt April 4, 2015 10:07 p.m.

A 1-year-old girl was taking a bath when she drowned Friday night in Woodland, a Clark County sheriff's sergeant said Saturday.

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