The Columbian is an independently owned, multi-platform publishing company with more than 125 years of serving Clark County, Washington.

Our motto is "Community begins here." We live up to that phrase by being your source of news, whether you pick up a print edition or find us on your phone.

We provide consistent coverage on a variety of topics impacting Clark County and its residents, including breaking news, government coverage, business news, sports updates, local events, and more.

What’s New

Version 4.35.700058998

Squashed bugs, patched issues, and overall performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Glad to have The Columbian!!

I am a second generation Columbian subscriber and I want to say I am so grateful to have The Columbian as my local newspaper! They do a great job! Not only do they provide the only detailed local news we get, but they have great interest stories and support local business. I hope we always have The Columbian as our local news source!!

coderman ,

App buggy to say the least

For the last year the app continually freezes up after reading several articles. Back arrow quits working. Scrolling to the next article quits. All navigation does not respond. Forced to quit app and restart. That was annoying enough. Now with Apples last update to the OS I’m required to log into the app every time I use it. If I look at the paper several times a day I’m required to log in each time I go back to the app. Support was notified weeks ago, still no fix. I noticed this version of the app is over four months old. Obviously there is no maintenance done to the app on a regular basis. I have the same problem on my iPad, iPhone and my wife’s iPhone. The only way I can easily read the paper is to log into the website on my desktop computer.

VancouverJavaMan ,

Quota on free articles? Really?

I have been relying on the Columbian app for local news for years. The recent update with a revamped UI is OK but lacks any way to locate a past article: no History, no Search.

But now when I go to read my “morning paper” I can’t; I get a dialog telling me that I have reached my limit on free articles. I’ve never seen this before, nor have I ever seen anything describing a limit. (Last week there was an annoying pop up every time I launched that said changes were coming that had a dead link to a “learn more” page; was this the change?)

I might consider paying for the content depending on the rate, but there is no way to do this through the app. I can log in but I can’t create an account. Maybe I’ll try the Columbian website, if that is listed in the app.

App Privacy

The developer, The Columbian, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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