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Mount St. Helens rises above Spirit Lake in this aerial view taken on Tuesday.

Volcano work still a blast despite COVID

USGS’ Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver continues, adapts its mission during pandemic
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Washington State'is Supreme Court Building, also known as the Temple of Justice, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

Deported for drug charge, former Vancouver man seeks U.S. reentry after Blake decision

Before he was deported to Korea, John had visited there only once. He could understand some of the language from listening to his parents while growing up, but he wasn’t fluent or…
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La Center High School (The Columbian files)

La Center High School goes remote due to COVID-19 outbreak

The La Center School District has shut down in-person learning at La Center High School following a COVID-19 outbreak involving 10 confirmed cases and scores of exposures.
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Clark County Charter Review panel: Time to refocus

Clark County Charter Review commissioners called for a “reset” last week in their ongoing review of the county government’s guiding document.


Residents describe downtown as `idestroyed,^i `itrashed,^i `iriots^i and `isad." Persistent vandalism, accumulating trash and homelessness have soured attitudes about Portland's economic, cultural and transportation hub.

Downtown in distress: Portland’s core is unsafe and uninviting, residents say in new poll, threatening city’s recovery

Residents across the metro area say downtown Portland has become dirty, unsafe and uninviting and many anticipate visiting the city’s core less often after the…


FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, firearms are displayed at a gun shop in Salem, Ore. The first legal test of whether a wave of U.S. counties can legally declare themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," and refuse to enforce certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon logging county. The measure Columbia County voters narrowly approved last year bans local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws, which includes things like universal background checks or any prohibition on carrying guns.

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one…

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Dr. Brittani James, left, and her twin sister Dr. Brandi Jackson stand for a portrait in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Sunday, May 2, 2021. The identical twin doctors who have fought bigotry all their lives have a lofty new mission: dismantling racism in medicine.

Twin MDs battle entrenched racism in the medical world

They were whip-smart students from the side of town with unpaved streets and no sidewalks, twin sisters excluded from the gifted track because they were…


About 1920, two men in business-like dress stand near the doorway of the decaying Covington House at its original Orchards site on Covington Road. The Clark County Historical Society (then the Fort Vancouver Historical Society) and the Vancouver Women's Club planned on moving the cabin log by log in 1926 and rebuilt it about 1928 at today's location on Main Street near the Kiggins Bowl.

Clark County History: Covington House

Tired of transient teachers for his employees’ children, John McLoughlin, chief factor for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, sent to England for a…

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This June 2020 selfie photo shows Bill Mathis of Romeo, Mich., in one of the rooms where he taught high school English. It was his dream job, the one he referenced in a childhood journal he still keeps: "I would love to be a teacher," he scrawled in pencil as a third grader. But stress over teaching during a pandemic put Mathis, 29, over the edge, and he resigned in November 2020.

Public service in the U.S.: Increasingly thankless, exhausting

He scurries through his apartment, downing a quick mug of coffee, brushing his teeth, feeding his pet rabbit, Auggie, before leaving. Not so long ago,…

Breast Cancer Awareness 2020

Confronting Breast Cancer 2020

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May 16: Getting Back To Normal

Editorial cartoons for week of May 16

In Our View: Fully reopening schools in fall important step

Pitts: Sometimes you wonder what they’re so afraid of

Letter: Thanks to Vancouver police

Letter: Clark cuts are not necessary

Should a new I-5 bridge include light rail?

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