By Tom Vogt September 29, 2014 6 a.m.
When members of America's most Burns-worthy family visited Vancouver 70 years ago, it was Page 1 news … even when the news wasn't reported for a week or so.
By Tom Vogt September 22, 2014 10 a.m.
Saturday's dedication of the community's POW/MIA memorial was a chance to honor American troops who wound up in enemy hands.
By Tom Vogt September 19, 2014 9:08 p.m.
After spending 19 years in a refugee camp, Anita Sarki has a place to call home. The Beaverton, Ore., resident became an American citizen on Friday. As she was surrounded by friends, Sarki echoed a verse from the Bible: "This is my promised land."
By Tom Vogt September 17, 2014 8:44 p.m.
There are 58,286 names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and Janna Hoehn wants a face to go along with every name.
By Tom Vogt September 15, 2014 6 a.m.
Thanks to two local Gold Star mothers, a veteran got his Chance … and Chance — a mixed-breed dog — got a second chance.
By Tom Vogt September 10, 2014 5:20 p.m.
When Ray Garza walked into the emergency department of a Manhattan hospital on Sept. 12, 2001, he was jolted. Not by the sight of injured people: Garza expected to see the medical staff still treating casualties of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but it was a slow day in the ER.
By Tom Vogt September 8, 2014 6 a.m.
The memory of tree-ripe fruit makes Suzy Foley's mouth water after 50 years, and the fruit's still there for the taking.
By Tom Vogt September 1, 2014 6 a.m.
A recent on-the-job feature for our business section provided an interesting look at prosthetic limbs … and an elk.
By Tom Vogt August 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Jon Miles played trumpet in several school bands, from Sacajawea Elementary through Columbia River High School.
By Tom Vogt August 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Three Creeks Community Library will close for about two weeks in September for a remodel that will provide some new features for visitors.
By Tom Vogt August 18, 2014 10 a.m.
Mike Twist's job at Fort Vancouver puts him in a place that overlays almost two centuries of frontier heritage and American military history.
By Tom Vogt August 15, 2014 6 a.m.
That was a pretty bad sentence Vancouver's Damian Alabakoff wrote about twitchy knees and steam engines, but it wasn't the worst opening sentence of the year. That gem introduced a seafaring saga featuring a dead moose.
By Tom Vogt August 14, 2014 7:02 p.m.
Thanks to volunteers and providers working weekend shifts, electronic waiting lists for patients seeking appointments for primary care are down to zero in the Portland Veterans Affairs medical system, its director said Thursday in Vancouver.
By Tom Vogt August 5, 2014 11:16 p.m.
Democratic challenger Mike Briggs has a five-point lead over Republican incumbent Brandon Vick in the 18th Legislative District’s Position 1 race after Tuesday’s primary, but plenty of votes remain in play heading into the Nov. 4 general election.
By Tom Vogt August 4, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark County and its environs recently yielded a century-old distinction to another region of the state.
By Tom Vogt August 3, 2014 6 a.m.
The Columbia River has powered this region's economy for hundreds of years.
By Tom Vogt July 25, 2014 10 a.m.
Archaeologist Bob Cromwell has a new role at Fort Vancouver National Historical Site, as manager of Pearson Air Museum.
By Tom Vogt July 21, 2014 10:30 p.m.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested an Orchards man Monday morning in relation to fires that occurred a few hours earlier.
By Tom Vogt July 21, 2014 6 a.m.
It's one of the iconic images in the history of human achievement: two astronauts planting an American flag on the surface of the moon.
By Tom Vogt July 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Ramming and priming, sure. But biting and spitting? They're all part of loading a Civil War-era musket. Several volunteers recently went through the drill — literally — to prepare for the historic weapons program at Fort Vancouver. Re-enactors honed their skills for the summer schedule of black powder shooting demonstrations at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
By Tom Vogt July 16, 2014 6:28 p.m.
Several waterfowl that smashed through a helicopter windscreen caused the crash that killed Capt. Christopher Stover of Vancouver and three other Air Force personnel on Jan. 7.
By Tom Vogt July 14, 2014 6 a.m.
A 108-foot-long summary of local history is back in public view. It's the Fort Vancouver Tapestry, which is on display at the downtown Vancouver Community Library. The community-based piece of folk art will be exhibited through Wednesday in the Columbia Room.