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Columbian Editor

From the Newsroom: It’s nice to have friends

July 29, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Columbian readers surely are some of the nicest people in the world. Read story

The Columbian uses A/B testing to measure the effectiveness of color, layout and other visual elements, among other things, on columbian.com.

From the Newsroom: New tools to serve readers

The Columbian uses A/B testing to measure the effectiveness of color, layout and other visual elements, among other things, on columbian.com.

July 22, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

What do newspaper subscribers actually want to read? Read story

A helicopter pulls water from the Columbia River to dump on the Nippon Dynawave Packaging fire on Thursday, July 20, in Longview. Despite a haze and smell of smoke, Longview’s air quality remained “good” Thursday morning, according to the Southwest Clean Air Agency.

Longview wood chip fire nearly extinguished

A helicopter pulls water from the Columbia River to dump on the Nippon Dynawave Packaging fire on Thursday, July 20, in Longview. Despite a haze and smell of smoke, Longview’s air quality remained “good” Thursday morning, according to the Southwest Clean Air Agency.

July 21, 2023, 11:20am Clark County News

A fire in a mountain of wood chips at a Longview mill continued to smolder for a fourth day Friday, as firefighters attacked it with bulldozers and big streams of water. Read story

A Longview Fire Department crew, aided by a helicopter, attack a wood chip pile fire burning at a mill in Longview in this photo released on Thursday.

Longview commercial fire still smoldering; air quality in Clark County improves

A Longview Fire Department crew, aided by a helicopter, attack a wood chip pile fire burning at a mill in Longview in this photo released on Thursday.

July 20, 2023, 12:06pm Clark County Health

Longview firefighters are continuing their battle against a fire that is burning in a mountain of wood chips at a mill along the Columbia River waterfront. Read story

From the Newsroom: Being a reporter can be fun

July 15, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Being a news reporter is hard and occasionally stressful and difficult work. But it can also be a lot of fun. Read story

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From the Newsroom: The Yellow Kid strikes again

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July 8, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

I was watching television the other evening when a news promo aired during a commercial break. It was something like “Drinking water in danger!” that implies your tap water isn’t safe but in reality probably affects three houses in Oklahoma. The chain that owns this particular Portland TV station specializes… Read story

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 Columbian employees enjoy a hot-dog barbecue at the newspaper office on Thursday.

From the Newsroom: Celebrating kids and hot dogs

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 Columbian employees enjoy a hot-dog barbecue at the newspaper office on Thursday.

June 24, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Unlike my predecessor, Lou Brancaccio, I am not a big fan of hot dogs. But I made an exception and ate one on Thursday when we had a company picnic. Read story

Cascade Locks Marine Park is hardly a wilderness RV experience, but the people watching is spectacular, and you can walk to town.

RV Spotlight: Cascade Locks Marine Park

Cascade Locks Marine Park is hardly a wilderness RV experience, but the people watching is spectacular, and you can walk to town.

June 24, 2023, 5:54am Outdoors

RV spot: Cascade Locks Marine Park Location/distance from Vancouver: At the Port of Cascade Locks, Ore., 45 miles east of Vancouver via either Highway 14 or Interstate 84. Cost/Reservations: $41/night for sites with water and 30 amp electric; free but spotty WiFi is included. No sewer hookups, but there is… Read story

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 A still photo taken from from a security video shows Joshua James Wilson pointing  gun at a Vancouver police officer moments before officers opened fire, killing him.

From the Newsroom: The video was disturbing

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 A still photo taken from from a security video shows Joshua James Wilson pointing  gun at a Vancouver police officer moments before officers opened fire, killing him.

June 17, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

By now, you’ve undoubtedly read about a May 30 incident in which law enforcement officers fatally shot a man, Joshua Wilson, in a Vancouver parking lot. We’ve written several stories about the incident, which is still under investigation, and we will write several more. Shootings involving police are newsworthy and… Read story

From the Newsroom: Good news for our newsroom

June 10, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

I’m taking this week’s space to brag about The Columbian. Our journalists have been recognized recently for good work in at least three ways: Read story