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Columbian photojournalists Nathan Howard, left, and Alisha Jucevic meet members of the public at a Columbian photo display at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Friday, Aug. 2.

From the Newsroom: ‘Partnership’ no longer a dirty word

Columbian photojournalists Nathan Howard, left, and Alisha Jucevic meet members of the public at a Columbian photo display at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Friday, Aug. 2.

August 17, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

I went to college with a lot of people who became TV journalists, and one of the things we liked to talk about was George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” Thinking back, I now realize that we print journalists had our own dirty word: “partnerships.” As… Read story

Columbian Editor Craig Brown

From the Newsroom: Please don’t copy-paste this column

Columbian Editor Craig Brown

August 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Although we don’t write news stories to please elected officials, oftentimes they like them. That’s fine by me. We try to do a good job of letting our readers know what’s going on with local government, pointing out the good things as well as the trouble spots. Read story

A sneak peek of the redesign coming to columbian.com on Tuesday.

From The Newsroom: Redesigned website set to launch

A sneak peek of the redesign coming to columbian.com on Tuesday.

August 3, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

We are pretty excited around The Columbian about this coming Tuesday. Read story

From the Newsroom: Crazy news day defies prediction

July 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

OK, I probably deserved what happened on Monday. After telling you last week that we were predictably in the middle of the summer news doldrums, we had one of those crazy days. Read story

The Clark County Fair is generally an oasis in the summer news drought.

From the Newsroom: A fair wind blows for dry news season

The Clark County Fair is generally an oasis in the summer news drought.

July 13, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Although you wouldn’t know it by the weather, we are in the middle of the summer news season. I feel like a meteorologist this time of year, because you can forecast summer news by the calendar. Read story

Members of The Columbian's newsroom staff work at their desks Friday afternoon in Vancouver.

From the Newsroom: Seasoned pros are back in the fold

Members of The Columbian's newsroom staff work at their desks Friday afternoon in Vancouver.

June 29, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

It almost feels like the old band is getting back together. Read story

Glenda Peck, left, and her mother, Edith Perrone, are next-door neighbors at the new Ridgefield Fairgrounds RV Park in Ridgefield. They were two of the first people to move into the park when it opened earlier this month, and they got spots right next to each other. “We talk out the window to each other when it’s cold,” Peck joked.

From the Newsroom: Can’t spell depressing without press

Glenda Peck, left, and her mother, Edith Perrone, are next-door neighbors at the new Ridgefield Fairgrounds RV Park in Ridgefield. They were two of the first people to move into the park when it opened earlier this month, and they got spots right next to each other. “We talk out the window to each other when it’s cold,” Peck joked.

June 22, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

Like most managers, I try to keep up on the news in my industry. Because journalism is in a state of flux (that’s the polite way to say newspapers are struggling financially) there is quite a lot of industry news. Read story

From the Newsroom: Sometimes we have unusual holes to fill

June 15, 2019, 6:06am Clark County News

The “Breaking News” appeared on the top of Page A5 in the May 24 edition of The Columbian: Read story

The first mock-up and finished product of this year's graduation package.

From the Newsroom: How we got to our heroes endgame

The first mock-up and finished product of this year's graduation package.

June 8, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

Back in the 1980s, The Columbian sent a reporter and photographer to cover every local high school commencement ceremony. As a freelance writer at the time, I picked up quite a few of these assignments. As I recall, they were pretty routine: Write a few sentences about what the speakers… Read story

By all accounts, football coach Keanon Lowe was the hero of this month’s incident at Parkrose High School.

From the Newsroom: Shootings create a dilemma

By all accounts, football coach Keanon Lowe was the hero of this month’s incident at Parkrose High School.

May 25, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

When an armed student entered Parkrose High School in Portland earlier this month, Keanon Lowe was the hero of the day. The former college football star, who works at the school, subdued the gunman. No one was injured. Read story