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Go ahead, play with your food! Get your fingers in the dough and roll the snickerdoodles in a generous coating of sugar and cinnamon.

Snickerdoodles are no joke

Go ahead, play with your food! Get your fingers in the dough and roll the snickerdoodles in a generous coating of sugar and cinnamon.

March 31, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

As a rule, my mother kept me out of the kitchen while she was cooking. I can imagine why: I was obnoxious as heck. I put my fingers in everything and seemed to always be occupying the exact space she needed to be. She was serious when she cooked or… Read story

Now open: the terrifying jaws of an animatronic Allosaurus, and the  "Dinosaurs Revealed" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ at OMSI is dino-mite!

Now open: the terrifying jaws of an animatronic Allosaurus, and the  "Dinosaurs Revealed" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

March 30, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why do children fall so deeply in love with dinosaurs? Read story

A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

Clark County Squirrel Refuge carries on

A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

March 28, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

When squirrels have babies in autumn and now in spring, sometimes those babies fall out of the nest. Their mothers often retrieve them, but not always. They might be eaten by a hungry coyote, hawk or cat. Or they might be found by humans. Read story

Sgt. Betty Blair in her Marine uniform in about 1944. She wasn't the first woman in the Marine Corps. During World War I, Elizabeth "Bessie" Welke was, bearing the diminutive moniker "Marinette." Welke was sent to Portland to recruit men for the war. In the next war, Blair was the first woman Marine in Clark County and Washington - and likely the first in the Pacific Northwest.

Clark County History: Clark County’s first female Marine

Sgt. Betty Blair in her Marine uniform in about 1944. She wasn't the first woman in the Marine Corps. During World War I, Elizabeth "Bessie" Welke was, bearing the diminutive moniker "Marinette." Welke was sent to Portland to recruit men for the war. In the next war, Blair was the first woman Marine in Clark County and Washington - and likely the first in the Pacific Northwest.

March 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 1942, when the U.S. Marine Corps recruited women, Betty Blair (1912-1998) drove to Portland and signed on. Until then, she worked as a clerk at the Kaiser Shipyard. With two college degrees and five years teaching experience, she was overqualified. But Blair and other shipyard women were patriotically filling… Read story

Got a tale to tell? The Columbian wants to hear it

March 28, 2021, 5:40am Clark County Life

Spring has sprung! The pandemic is winding down! Time to celebrate with a story. Read story

Energy Adviser: Remain vigilant to avoid scammers

March 27, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The tumult and discord of the last year are without precedent in modern America, and so many people from across the country and our friends and neighbors here in Clark County have found themselves in circumstances they could have never imagined. Read story

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

Vancouver Tool Library looking for permanent home

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

March 27, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

A lack of know-how and tools keep many from tackling even small home or auto repairs. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Perennial flowers offer early color

March 27, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

I plan to plant more perennial flowers this spring so I don’t have to replant every year. Could you share with us some of your favorite perennial flowers? How do they bloom in comparison to annuals? Read story

Birria cheese taco from Su Casa Marquez. Fresh chopped cilantro and onion sprinkled inside the tortilla counter the richness of the other ingredients.

3 things to try in Vancouver’s International District

Birria cheese taco from Su Casa Marquez. Fresh chopped cilantro and onion sprinkled inside the tortilla counter the richness of the other ingredients.

March 26, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Vancouver’s International District along Fourth Plain Boulevard contains culinary treasures from around the world. You’ll find restaurants serving everything from large bowls of hot pho to earthy pupusas, as well as specialty grocery stores selling ingredients like spring roll wrappers or ancho chiles. Read story

Chris Cour and Ilana Brown began dating during the pandemic. They took lots of walks together, sometimes at Fort Vancouver Historic Site, pictured here, because activities were closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Clark County couple navigates dating during the pandemic

Chris Cour and Ilana Brown began dating during the pandemic. They took lots of walks together, sometimes at Fort Vancouver Historic Site, pictured here, because activities were closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

March 25, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Dating in a pandemic poses obstacles, for sure — masks, enforced distancing, nowhere to go, nothing to do. Read story