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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

From the Newsroom: How biased is The Columbian?

February 12, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

On Tuesday, I used Google to search for the words “media bias chart,” and got 1.85 billion web hits in 0.41 seconds. Read story

The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Hazel Dell ran from the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

From the Newsroom: When is a video appropriate?

The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Hazel Dell ran from the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

January 29, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

There are some great newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, including The Oregonian. It’s my habit to look at it regularly. Read story

From the Newsroom: New year, same challenges

January 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

It’s a new year, but the newspaper business is facing the same problems as it did in 2021. And 2020. And in the years before that. Read story

Find all The Columbian's reader polls at columbian.com/polls.

From the Newsroom: My side job as a local pollster

Find all The Columbian's reader polls at columbian.com/polls.

January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

As I think I have told you before, I view one of my job duties as “fill in the gaps as needed.” That might mean writing a simple story if a reporter is not available, or helping the section editors with editing stories and giving the reporters some feedback. I… Read story

From the Newsroom: 2022 is already a struggle

January 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s only Jan. 8, and I am already tired of this year. Insurrection, infection, icy roads — how long until the Winter Olympics? I want to watch curling, a sport in which there are no referees and the winning team traditionally treats the losers to a round of beer. That’s… Read story