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Protesters rally for abortion rights at the Clark County Courthouse on Monday afternoon.

Abortion-rights supporters rally, march in downtown Vancouver

Protesters rally for abortion rights at the Clark County Courthouse on Monday afternoon.

July 4, 2022, 5:53pm Clark County News

Approximately 100 abortion-rights supporters rallied in front of the Clark County Courthouse late Monday afternoon, and went on a march around downtown Vancouver. Read story

People in inflatable dinosaur costumes march down Pioneer Street on Monday, July 4, 2022, during a Fourth of July parade in downtown Ridgefield.

Ridgefield has changed but Independence Day parade spirit stays the same

People in inflatable dinosaur costumes march down Pioneer Street on Monday, July 4, 2022, during a Fourth of July parade in downtown Ridgefield.

July 4, 2022, 3:30pm Clark County News

RIDGEFIELD - For 31 years and running, Barb Patee has watched Ridgefield’s Independence Day parade from the best possible seat: her front lawn on Pioneer Street, right in the heart of downtown. Read story

Murwarid Azizpour, 6, curls up with a smartphone before joining her uncle Sajad Ibrahimi, grandmother Sediqa Rustami and grandfather Mohammad Ismail Rezayee, for Iftar dinner during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in April. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Children do not participate until they reach the age of maturity.

For Afghan family in Hazel Dell, U.S. a sweet land of complexity

Murwarid Azizpour, 6, curls up with a smartphone before joining her uncle Sajad Ibrahimi, grandmother Sediqa Rustami and grandfather Mohammad Ismail Rezayee, for Iftar dinner during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in April. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Children do not participate until they reach the age of maturity.

July 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

It’s an understatement to call life in unstable, war-torn Afghanistan stressful. But for the fragmented Azizpour family, American life is proving stressful in new and different ways. Read story

Hazel Dell Elementary School first-grader and Afghan refugee Murwarid Azizpour, 6, leaps into action while participating in field day with her classmates in the week before summer break.

Afghan refugee family: ‘We are happy here’ in Hazel Dell

Hazel Dell Elementary School first-grader and Afghan refugee Murwarid Azizpour, 6, leaps into action while participating in field day with her classmates in the week before summer break.

July 3, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

There’s been precious little time for Maryam Azizpour and her family to slow down and take a breath since the U.S. military evacuated them from Afghanistan last year. Read story

Have a story to tell? We want to hear it

July 1, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

“Everybody Has a Story,” The Columbian’s feature where readers tell their own true-life tales, is looking for contributions. And the lazy, hazy days of summer seem like the perfect time to stroll down memory lane in search of great stories. Read story

A view of Brownsville, Ore., circa 1890.

WSU Vancouver historian explores Oregon pioneers’ legacy of violence

A view of Brownsville, Ore., circa 1890.

July 1, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

On Nov. 18, 1895, an impoverished farmer named John Montgomery slapped his 18-year-old son, Loyd, across the face and told him to get back to the chores left undone when Loyd had unexpectedly disappeared overnight to go hunting. Loyd Montgomery exploded in rage. He retrieved that same hunting rifle and… Read story

The stunning John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon are one of the many places the writer has peered through "Dad's binoculars" to gain some perspective on this big, beautiful, troubled world.

Binoculars pass from son to father and back again, bringing Father’s Day into focus

The stunning John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon are one of the many places the writer has peered through "Dad's binoculars" to gain some perspective on this big, beautiful, troubled world.

June 19, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Whenever I go hiking, I see the world through my father’s eyes. Read story

The Columbian wants to hear your story

June 19, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Life

Summer is a-comin’ in. Want to swap some stories about it? Read story

Maryam Azizpour, her two daughters, her brother and parents fled Afghanistan in August 2021 and eventually settled in Clark County. Her photos are part of an exhibit on display at the Vancouver Community Library to commemorate World Refugee Day.

Vancouver library displays art from those who fled home, resettled in U.S.

Maryam Azizpour, her two daughters, her brother and parents fled Afghanistan in August 2021 and eventually settled in Clark County. Her photos are part of an exhibit on display at the Vancouver Community Library to commemorate World Refugee Day.

June 16, 2022, 3:29pm Clark County News

Paintings and photographs by four refugees who fled violence and upheaval overseas and built better lives in the United States are on display at the Vancouver Community Library. Read story

Beacon Rock offers one of the most majestic views of the Columbia River Gorge, but parking there is limited.

Beacon Rock parking plan aims to improve safety, access to Columbia River Gorge site

Beacon Rock offers one of the most majestic views of the Columbia River Gorge, but parking there is limited.

June 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

The view from atop Beacon Rock is one of the grandest the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Read story