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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter

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Fort Vancouver proposes stockade fee hike

By Tom Vogt March 2, 2015 9:42 a.m.

Officials at Fort Vancouver are proposing a two-step increase in the entry fee to the reconstructed stockade — from $3 a person to $5, and then to $7 in 2016.

Off Beat: Readers quick to catch mislabeled river photo

By Tom Vogt March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Talk about a navigational error.

Fort Vancouver library's virtual services go off the books

By Tom Vogt February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

These librarians work in a realm without bookshelves, where the printed page is one of many options.

France honors local WWII veteran

By Tom Vogt February 19, 2015 8:07 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — Fern Shaw's arrival in France more than 70 years ago was grim business. Those waiting for him on June 9, 1944, included soldiers who never made it past the beach on D-Day.

Off Beat: Buzz words? With an assist, choosing can be a Snap

By Tom Vogt February 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Their aircraft and their units have been tagged with names fierce and fearsome.

'News Aloft' tells story of reporter Lev Richards

By Tom Vogt February 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Launches at the Kaiser Shipyard were some of Vancouver's biggest events during World War II. But when the first vessel was launched in 1942, journalist Leverett Richards was not among the crowd along the north bank of the Columbia River; he was above it.

Friends of Fort say hello with Valentine's Day dance at hangar

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

Seventy years ago, a lot of people met for the first time at dances in the airplane hangar at Vancouver Barracks.

Vancouver Barracks to get $10M upgrade

By Tom Vogt February 12, 2015 5:18 p.m.

Three historic Vancouver Barracks structures will get upgrades in the first major construction project since the National Park Service took over the old Army post.

Concert will support veterans' gardening

By Tom Vogt February 10, 2015 6:25 p.m.

A garden to help veterans — and to help them assist hungry families — will get a boost from a Valentine's Day concert at Clark College.

Fighter pilot passes torches to comrade, son

By Tom Vogt February 9, 2015 6:26 p.m.

PORTLAND — When Col. Richard Wedan took his last flight as a fighter pilot, he was escorted into retirement by his son.

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