Issues include planned height of I-5 Bridge replacement
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler today reiterated her concerns about the Columbia River Crossing as the U.S. Coast Guard mulls a crucial bridge permit for the $3.4 billion project.
Bus rapid transit's status in state law not certain; could affect need for vote
The C-Tran Board of Directors narrowly advanced a proposed bus rapid transit line on Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor Tuesday, approving a $2.25 million contract to carry the enhanced bus system through project development and on track to meet a key deadline later this year.
Commissioners pledge to track employment, services that lose funding
Consider the floodgates open. In another political victory for Clark County Commissioner David Madore, his plan to eliminate all traffic impact and permit fees for nonresidential development was approved Tuesday by a 2-1 vote of commissioners.
Inslee says state must plan in case of July 1 government shutdown
OLYMPIA — The Legislature adjourned Tuesday for the second time this year without a budget agreement, and will return Wednesday to continue their work in a second overtime session called earlier in the day by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Action follows noise dispute between Humane Society, neighboring buisness
WASHOUGAL — The managers of a no-kill animal shelter in Washougal received clarity Monday on the city’s stance on where barking dogs are allowed.
Test for manned flight goes awry as craft disappears
Somewhere in Skamania County, an unmanned balloon cluster slipped its high-tech leash Sunday.
Washougal man who was dead for three minutes meets, thanks officers who saved him with an AED
When Jason Dodge woke up in a hospital bed on Mother's Day, it took him several hours to realize he had been there almost a week.
Quay event underscores challenges residents face
Braden Lewallen, 22, wants a job, and he's not shy about it.
Judge sets rules for two tasting events to use the same park
Don't call it "Vancouver Winefest" or "Vancouver Craft Winefest." "Craft Winefest of Vancouver" is the legally acceptable name for a three-day event this month at Esther Short Park.
She crashed car on Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks
In retrospect, Bob Robeck said the reason he sprinted toward the burning car and tirelessly worked to extricate the unconscious female driver was a “selfish” one.
Neighborhoods near tracks have felt positive, negative effects
PORTLAND — Love it or hate it, light rail's tracks are firmly embedded in plans for the Columbia River Crossing. But what will that mean for Vancouver?
Don't tell Darren Smith he can't do something because the 47-year-old's natural response is to do it.
She and 26 others have their heads shaved to help raise funds for research
WASHOUGAL — It was Sammy Mederos Day on Sunday as the 9-year-old cancer survivor had her head shaved in a fundraiser to help find cures for the deadly disease.
Program gives offenders chance to connect, perform, reach out
LARCH CORRECTION CENTER — Bouncing and chanting to the drum’s rhythm, the barefoot, bare-chested dancers in flower-print sarongs are greeted by the audience’s gasps of disbelief, giving way to cheering. “Dancing in front of a group of people isn’t what a lot of us grew up learning how to do,” says Antonio Ruiz, or “Blue” as the other offenders at Larch Corrections Center call him. That didn’t stop Ruiz and about 30 other offenders from putting on an Asian Pacific Islander, or API, program for friends, family and a handful of other Larch inmates.
If all goes well, he'll ascend to 11,000 feet on June 21
Joe Barbera and his team will launch a cluster of three weather balloons and a modest payload Sunday morning from a field next to his house.