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From the newsroom: Covering St. Helens in 1980

May 14, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Wednesday marks the 42nd anniversary of the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens. On May 18, 1980, it erupted at 8:32 a.m., killing Columbian photojournalist Reid Blackburn and more than… Read story

From the Newsroom: CFJ helps regain what was lost

April 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

By now, you’ve probably read the big news about The Columbian: We’ve launched a Community Funded Journalism initiative in order to boost our metro reporting staff. Read story

President Joe Biden listens as he tours a construction area at Portland International Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

From the Newsroom: Clark County’s presidential visits

President Joe Biden listens as he tours a construction area at Portland International Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Portland, Ore.

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

I wasn’t surprised by the news that President Joe Biden was going to visit the Pacific Northwest. It’s campaign fundraising season, and there are a lot of Democrats with deep pockets in Washington and Oregon. And I also wasn’t surprised that the president was going to tout his infrastructure bill,… Read story

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From the Newsroom: Not our best efforts

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April 16, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Ugh. One of the worst things about newspapers is, when something doesn’t turn out well, everyone in town sees it. Read story

From the Newsroom: News is a learning experience

April 9, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

They say you are never too old to learn. I think I have learned a couple of lessons this week: Read story

Syndicated columnist L.M. Boyd is shown in his office, located in the basement of his house, in Seattle , date unknown. After entertaining readers with interesting bits of trivia for 40 years, Boyd will retire after his last column runs on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.

From the Newsroom: A desktop full of trivia

Syndicated columnist L.M. Boyd is shown in his office, located in the basement of his house, in Seattle , date unknown. After entertaining readers with interesting bits of trivia for 40 years, Boyd will retire after his last column runs on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.

March 26, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

By the time you read this, I’ll be on a cruise! Because I am a neat-desk person, I tidied up before I left. I found a whole bunch of trivia that various publicists had emailed to me recently, hoping to draw attention for their clients. Read story

Since the pandemic, meetings have been held online. This one involves the Green Mountain School.

From the Newsroom: Friday fiasco foretells transition

Since the pandemic, meetings have been held online. This one involves the Green Mountain School.

March 19, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

I could sense the looks of horror, even under their masks. Read story

From the Newsroom: Covering the war with wire

March 12, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

In my last column I used the word “local” 12 times when trying to describe what The Columbian is all about. Read story

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The classic Oreo is promoted as America's favorite cookie. But today, there are many varieties.

From the Newsroom: Following the Oreo principle

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The classic Oreo is promoted as America's favorite cookie. But today, there are many varieties.

February 26, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

I think by now most of the reporters and editors at The Columbian have heard this analogy from me about six times, so let me share it with you: Newspapers need to be like Oreo cookies. Read story

Kayte's Pecan Pie is much more delicious than an alleged political conspiracy.

From the Newsroom: Pecan pie better than politics

Kayte's Pecan Pie is much more delicious than an alleged political conspiracy.

February 19, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

It’s been slow for news so far this month, even with the Winter Olympics and a local election. But by mid-week the news picked up a little bit. Read story