Living Houseless in Vancouver
Courtney Ligman fell into addiction after losing her housing and being isolated in an abusive relationship. But a permanent spot in Vancouver, Washington's first Safe Stay Community — a pallet shelter group called The Outpost in the city's Image neighborhood — helped Ligman get back on her feet. “They have everybody for everything. If it’s a mental health crisis, if it’s a drug crisis, whatever it is. Because there’s a lot of people in crisis out there, and they do have somebody that can help you,” she said. Now she's sober, employed and looking for permanent housing for herself and her dog.
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Team Mean Machine's Power PivotStudents from Camas and Washougal schools in Washington developed a rotational device that allows for those with mobility limitations to easily transition in and out of a wheelchair.
December 3, 2021
Wapato planting at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife RefugeSam Robinson, Chinook Indian Nation vice chairman, performs the song "The Changer" — which honors upcoming change — at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge east of Washougal on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Robinson represents the five tribes of the lower Columbia River, which includes the Cathlamet, Willapa and Lower Chinook tribes in Washington and the Clatsop and Wahkiakum tribes in Oregon. Collectively, their territory stretched from present-day Kalama to Willapa Bay.
November 23, 2021
Family boat Corahleen returns to water after restorationRick Bishoprick’s father and grandfather built the Corahleen and launched her in 1957. But since 1994, Corahleen has sat on a trailer, parked in Washougal and Ridgefield as it slowly underwent repairs, work done mostly by Bishoprick and his dad. After Stan Bishoprick died in 2013, Rick took on the restoration effort.
June 22, 2021
Welcome to NewsroomA walk through The Columbian's Newsroom during a pandemic by Assistant Mero Editor Will Campbell
September 18, 2020
Highland-style neighborhood concertLogan and Daniel Gillespie play bagpipes and the snare drum for their neighborhood in Battle Ground on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
April 17, 2020
Bridging the Border: A Family DividedIn 2017, a Vancouver family’s life was upended. Ramon Flores-Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who had lived in the United States for 20 years and in Clark County, Washington, for nearly a decade, was on a business trip to Everett. There, he stayed at a Motel 6, whose employees gave his information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was deported to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, leaving behind his wife, seven children and community ties. Flores now lives in Tijuana, Mexico. His wife and children have left the Vancouver area and live in Chula Vista, Calif., to be closer to him. We parallel their lives on opposite sides of the border, exploring how they’ve managed a family split in two. (Amanda Cowan and Jessica Prokop of The Columbian. Produced with assistance from the Pulitzer Center.)
December 22, 2019
Yacolt Coffee RoasterAn antique coffee roaster prepares a batch of whole coffee beans at Millars Wood Roaster Coffee in Yacolt, Wash. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)
December 21, 2019
Postgame interviews with Camas’ Parker Mairs and Sophie Buzzard after Papermakers’ semifinal win
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Varsity360: Impact of possible cuts to high school athleticsColumbian Sports Editor Micah Rice and reporter Meg Wochnick examine the possible impact of Evergreen Public Schools ...
March 16, 2023
4A, 3A Greater St Helens League All League Boys BasketballHighlights from 2022-23 first-team all-league boys basketball players in the 4A and 3A Greater St. Helens League.
March 8, 2023
Highlights: Eastlake pulls out 48-41 win over Camas in 4A girls state basketball championshipHighlights from the Class 4A girls basketball state championship game, which Eastlake won 48-41 over Camas on Saturday, ...
March 5, 2023
Highlights: Camas boys take 6th at 4A state tournament after 59-51 loss to Gonzaga PrepHighlights from Camas' 59-51 loss to Gonzaga Prep on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Camas finished sixth in the Class 4A state ...
March 4, 2023
Postgame interviews with Jamison Carlisle and Theo McMillan after Camas takes 6th at 4A stateCamas boys basketball seniors Jamison Carlisle, left, and Theo McMillan, reflect on their high school careers with the ...
March 4, 2023
Highlights/Interviews: Camas rolls past Tahoma to reach 4A girls basketball state championship gameHighlights from Camas' 57-47 win over Tahoma in the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinals on Friday at the Tacoma Dome.
March 4, 2023
Highlights: Camas downs Skyline 77-57 to reach 4A state boys basketball trophy roundHighlights from Camas' 77-57 win over Skyline in a loser-out Class 4A state basketball game on Friday at the Tacoma Dome.
March 3, 2023