Craig Brown, The Columbian

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Recent articles by Craig:

From the Newsroom: Even on slow days, we’re busy

Although news is never routine, I would say that the last few weeks have been typical for Clark County and for The Columbian. There has been a decent amount of news, and our newsroom has been close to fully staffed. → Read More

Evergreen Public Schools adds fourth summer meals site

Evergreen Public Schools has added a fourth site to its summer meals program. All children ages 1 to 18, regardless if they attend an Evergreen school, are eligible to participate. Individuals older than 18 who are physically or mentally disabled and participating in a school program for students with disabilities also are eligible for meals. → Read More

House fire displaces 3 near Dollars Corner

Two adults and a child were displaced and several pets were missing after a house fire Thursday afternoon. → Read More

From the Newsroom: We’re on a hiring spree

We’ve been busy in the newsroom lately, interviewing reporter candidates. → Read More

From the Newsroom: Working together, yet apart

Is journalism a collaborative effort? Should it be? Those are big theoretical questions behind a few small projects we have been working on at The Columbian. → Read More

Two pleasure boats catch fire on Columbia River

Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The alarm was sounded at 2:39 → Read More

Oregon suspects linked to crimes in Vancouver

Two men under arrest in Tigard, Ore., are also suspects in crimes in Vancouver, according to Tigard police. → Read More

From the newsroom: Covering St. Helens in 1980

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 50 other people. → Read More

Absci reports quarterly loss of $29.5 million

Vancouver-based biotechnology company Absci on Wednesday reported a net loss of $29.5 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $819,000 for its fiscal first quarter ended March 31. That compares with a loss of $11 million on revenues of $1.1 million in the same quarter last year. → Read More

End of the line for Red Lion hotel sign

There are no more rooms at the inn. And now, no iconic sign, either. → Read More

From the Newsroom: CFJ helps regain what was lost

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 More

Vancouver thief steals Volkswagen with toddler inside

A car thief who stole an SUV from an east Vancouver driveway Tuesday morning also nabbed a 3-year-old girl strapped into a car seat in the back. The child was later dropped off at a medical clinic. → Read More

From the Newsroom: Clark County’s presidential visits

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 → Read More

Columbian readers can help support newspaper’s coverage of Clark County issues

The Columbian today is announcing a new Community Funded Journalism initiative to boost its reporting across key subject areas. → Read More

From the Newsroom: Not our best efforts

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

Yacolt driver hit on blind corner on Oregon highway

An Oregon teenager passing on a blind corner struck an SUV driven by a Yacolt man on an Oregon highway Sunday morning. The teen driver died in the crash; the Yacolt man and three passengers in his veh → Read More

Cold, crummy weather expected through Monday

Cold and crummy weather is on tap from today into Tuesday in Southwest Washington. Snow is likely in the mountains, with higher elevation places such as Cougar under a Winter Storm Warning. No such wa → Read More

From the Newsroom: News is a learning experience

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

From the Newsroom: A desktop full of trivia

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 More

From the Newsroom: Friday fiasco foretells transition

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