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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter

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Recent Stories

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.

Former PeaceHealth fundraiser Rahn dies at 68

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

Jean Rahn, who guided a landmark Clark County philanthropic campaign, died Friday after an extended illness.

Eggs were hunted, eggs were gathered

By Tom Vogt April 4, 2015 7:04 p.m.

It was a good morning for Easter egg hunters Saturday at Water Works Park — and the organizers had plenty to smile about, as well.

Downtown Vancouver library receives design award

By Tom Vogt April 3, 2015 6 a.m.

The Vancouver Community Library is among six facilities honored this week with a national award for library design.

Off Beat: They flew high, fueled by inspiration from Chkalov

By Tom Vogt March 30, 2015 10 a.m.

Game-players flew their versions of "Night Witch" bombing missions recently in a downtown Vancouver convention center. The game was inspired by Russian women who bombed German invaders during World War II.

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