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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter

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Recent Stories

Trust wins grant $650K for purchase of Academy

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2014 5:15 p.m.

The Fort Vancouver National Trust has been awarded a $650,000 challenge grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help purchase the historic Academy building in Vancouver.

Fort Vancouver site chosen for teacher development program

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of 13 national parks in the Pacific West Region chosen to take part in a teacher development program this summer.

Civil War hero buried in Vancouver witness to history

By Tom Vogt April 21, 2014 6 a.m.

As the state was celebrating its most recent Medal of Honor recipients, historian Jeff Davis found an intriguing update for a Medal of Honor winner buried in Vancouver.

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.

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