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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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Monday's eclipse opens a tetrad

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

The first in a quartet of total lunar eclipses — the only such quartet in a span of 28 years — takes place Monday.

Couple on the road for clean water in Haiti

By Tom Vogt April 10, 2014 7:57 p.m.

In their mission to bring clean water to Haiti, Chris and Leslie Rolling rely on modern tools, but they also encounter technology the Romans would have recognized, like concrete, tile and donkeys .

POW/MIA Memorial milestone draws near

By Tom Vogt April 7, 2014 6 a.m.

A ceremonial laying of the first stone at 8 a.m. April 18 will mark the construction of the community's POW/MIA Memorial.

Off Beat: Interesting reading freed from 150 years in satchel

By Tom Vogt April 7, 2014 6 a.m.

For the better part of a century, some remarkable documents were locked up in Lewis Sutton's satchel.

Small acreage, big challenges

By Tom Vogt April 5, 2014 10:02 p.m.

Last year it was weeds.

Photographer digs out memories of April 5 tornado

By Tom Vogt April 4, 2014 7:23 p.m.

Forty-two years ago, a deadly tornado struck Vancouver. Larry Crispien took photographs of twisted metal, crumpled brick walls and a collapsed school roof on April 5, 1972.

County historical museum exhibit sheds light on Civil War

By Tom Vogt April 3, 2014 6 a.m.

Lewis Sutton was in quite a fix. The Confederates surrounded his regiment during the Battle of Shiloh and captured Sutton and 235 other Union soldiers.

Could gold coins found in Calif. have Vancouver connection?

By Tom Vogt March 31, 2014 7:17 p.m.

The career of Army paymaster Maj. Joseph W. Wham was approaching its inglorious conclusion in 1894 when he was court-martialed at Vancouver Barracks.

Three cities eyed for overhauls to libraries

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

New or expanded libraries in three cities top the list of potential projects for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.

Off Beat: Stitches in the fabric of a history forged by forest fires

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

Conversations with descendants of local pioneers often touch on common themes.

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