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Columbian Editor

From the Newsroom: Why local news matters

November 18, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

Does local news even matter? The question was answered even before it was asked. Read story

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Pedestrian in dark clothes killed in crosswalk in early morning crash on Mill Plain in Vancouver

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November 13, 2023, 2:00pm Clark County News

A pedestrian wearing dark clothing, but in a marked crosswalk, was killed Monday morning near the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and V Street. Read story

From the Newsroom: We only missed the pizza

November 11, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how this year’s election seemed to be a bit dull. Most of the 87 offices on the ballot were uncontested, and, unlike some previous elections, there weren’t any local races that had resulted in a lot of campaigning. As a result, we… Read story

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Vancouver's Alcoa Aluminum plant in September 1942, he remained seated in his touring car. News media didn't report the president was unable to walk or stand unaided.

From the Newsroom: Private lives, public figures

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Vancouver's Alcoa Aluminum plant in September 1942, he remained seated in his touring car. News media didn't report the president was unable to walk or stand unaided.

November 4, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

One of the classic questions in journalism is what is fair game to report about the private lives of public officials. Read story

From the Newsroom: My ballot is looking at me

October 28, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

Have you voted yet? I got my ballot in the mail a week or so ago, tossed it on the desk in the kitchen, and there it sits, looking at me every time I go to the refrigerator. I’ll fill it out sometime next week. This year, I’m voting for… Read story

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From the Newsroom: An odd (and wrong) view of downtown

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October 21, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

It figures that an old-fashioned mistake would crop up in a history story. Read story

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La Center sophomore Sonja Austad is a competitive swimmer, although she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months old. She recently shared her story with The Columbian's sports team.

From the Newsroom: Sports tells really good stories

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La Center sophomore Sonja Austad is a competitive swimmer, although she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months old. She recently shared her story with The Columbian's sports team.

October 14, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

It’s been too long since I bragged about our Sports staff and all the good work that its five members produce. Now, before you get started on the lack of coverage about your favorite college or professional sport, let me say that we follow the same set of guidelines in… Read story

From the Newsroom: Journalism ideas make sense

October 7, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

I don’t know about other lines of work, but in journalism, there are a lot of trade publications. These trade publications are always full of ideas about how to pivot from printed newspapers to online journalism, the choice of younger consumers. Read story

From the Newsroom: This Jan. 6 story wasn’t news

September 30, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

There’s an internet archive site called the Wayback Machine where, among other stuff, you can find all kinds of old news. Or, you could have just looked at Page A6 of our Thursday edition. Read story

Vancouver police add cameras to cars

September 26, 2023, 5:17am Clark County News

Vancouver police are beginning to add cameras to patrol cars, with the first installations to be completed this week. Read story