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Columbian Editor

"Big Nate" joins The Columbian's comics lineup.

From the Newsroom: A week of lows and highs

"Big Nate" joins The Columbian's comics lineup.

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s been a very interesting week in the newsroom, and a very busy one to boot. Read story

The Columbian, like many newspapers across the country, will no longer carry "Dilbert."

From the Newsroom: We are dropping ‘Dilbert,’ too

The Columbian, like many newspapers across the country, will no longer carry "Dilbert."

February 28, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Today I am making an exception to a couple of my rules. First of all, I try to consume valuable newspaper space only once a week, on Saturdays. And second, I try not to write when I am angry. Read story

The Columbian dropping ‘Dilbert’

February 27, 2023, 9:58am Clark County News

The Columbian is joining with many other U.S. newspapers and is dropping “Dilbert” from its comics lineup as soon as possible.  Read story

Items carried by Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn on May 18, 1980 are going to be loaned to Washington State Parks for a new display on the eruption of Mount St. Helens, as seen Tuesday, February 7, 2022.

From the Newsroom: Photo gear loaned to Mount St. Helens’ exhibit

Items carried by Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn on May 18, 1980 are going to be loaned to Washington State Parks for a new display on the eruption of Mount St. Helens, as seen Tuesday, February 7, 2022.

February 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

We’ve been working on an interesting side project here for a month or so. I thought you might find it interesting, too. Read story

From the Newsroom: How to trust the news media

February 18, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Did you see that story this week that says a new poll shows half of Americans believe national news organizations purposely mislead or misinform the public? Read story

Valentine's Day snow briefly covers Highway 500 near Northeast Thurston Way in this WSDOT traffic cam screen grab downloaded by the National Weather Service in Portland.

Snow flirts with Clark County, but doesn’t linger

Valentine's Day snow briefly covers Highway 500 near Northeast Thurston Way in this WSDOT traffic cam screen grab downloaded by the National Weather Service in Portland.

February 14, 2023, 6:33am Clark County News

Snow flirted with Clark County on Valentine's Day, but had mostly melted by the time people were starting their day. Read story

Vancouver's Homeless Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli will be one of the panelists at our March 1 community conversation.

From the Newsroom: Be part of the conversation

Vancouver's Homeless Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli will be one of the panelists at our March 1 community conversation.

February 11, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

One of the old rules of newspapering is that journalists should report the news, and never become the news. That still may be true on some levels — I have never had a call asking me to bail one of my reporters out of jail, and I don’t want to… Read story

The Medford Mail Tribune ceased operations on Jan. 13, though the website it still in operations.

From the Newsroom: The Medford autopsy

The Medford Mail Tribune ceased operations on Jan. 13, though the website it still in operations.

February 4, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Have you heard the old saying/curse “May you live in interesting times”? Nowhere are times in the news business more interesting than in Medford, Ore., where the longtime daily newspaper, the Mail Tribune, abruptly closed, and, almost as quickly, two other news organizations announced plans to serve the community. Read story

From the Newsroom: We had a pretty good week

January 28, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Forgive me if I brag a little bit this week, but I thought we produced some very good journalism. Here are some of my favorites: Read story

From the Newsroom: We’re in an unusual situation

January 21, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

It is only Jan. 21, but already we have welcomed two new reporters to the metro news team this year, allowing us to resurrect an important beat that we had to let lapse a few years ago. It’s an unusual but welcome, situation. Read story