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The Big Divide

Clark County's political landscape has changed. Learn how in this 3-day series.

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Portrait 2013

How we live, learn, work and play in Clark County

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Condit Dam Removal

The historic breaching of Condit Dam in the White Salmon River ends more than a dozen years of planning and legal wrangling. The carefully orchestrated blast opened up a PacifiCorp-owned dam that has blocked the river since 1913. It also entirely drained Northwestern Lake, the reservoir behind the dam.

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Clark County Portrait, 2012

How we live, learn, work and play in Clark County.

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Condit Dam removal

The historic breaching of Condit Dam in the White Salmon River ends more than a dozen years of planning and legal wrangling. The carefully orchestrated blast opened up a PacifiCorp-owned dam that has blocked the river since 1913. It also entirely drained Northwestern Lake, the reservoir behind the dam.

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Remembering 9/11

Clark County commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Getting to growth: Land, Labor & Capital

A path to economic recovery in Clark County

The first installment of The Columbian's "Getting to Growth" series kicks off the search for a path to recovery, in part, by showing how one company came back from the brink. Columbia Vista's example also sheds light on the broader challenges the county faces as it struggles to effectively position its land, labor and capital.

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Economic Forecast Breakfast

Clark County has been through two brutal years, and economic challenges continue to haunt us at the start of 2011. But there are also growing signs of hope. Economic development efforts have spurred more companies to consider growing in Southwest Washington. Consumer confidence is on the upswing, and that translates into stronger sales at local stores. Banks are slowly beginning to relax stringent lending standards. As we survey where we’ve been, The Columbian has asked local experts to share their insights into where we’re headed. With their guidance, perhaps Clark County can chart a new — and better — economic course.

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Healthy Ways, Healthy Days

Small habits create lifelong Super Habits

Weight loss, exercise, proper sleep, proper diet, life and work balance are all general "Super Habits" we strive for. This month, we share local resources and the small things you can do as you begin a health improvement plan.

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Rediscovering Vancouver Barracks

New, nonmilitary future in store for 366-acre historic site

Ever wonder who works in the buildings in Vancouver Barracks? We did, and decided it was time to find out. After all, the Army plans to leave the barracks by this time next year. So, with help from the Army, the National Park Service and the Fort Vancouver National Trust we set out to learn the history and current use of each building in the West, East and South barracks. We figured a huge print map in The Columbian would be fascinating. But then we realized by creating an interactive map for www.columbian.com we could have a lasting, living document. Columbian artist Marsha Matta created the interactive map. We hope you enjoy clicking around the map and finding explanations, photographs and videos. Our thanks to dozens of persons who work in Vancouver Barracks for helping us with the project. —Dave Kern, project editor

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Welcome!

To the online community for startups in Southwest Washington.

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The volcano next door

It has been three decades since Mount St. Helens blew, but the event still fascinates - and defines - Southwest Washington. Read our May 19, 1980, story here.

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TEST :: Testing multimedia stories

This is supposed to be a brief blurb regarding this multimedia story. We should probably limit the length of this content to just a paragraph or so.

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