Gov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn't taken a stand on the project. But members of the state's Congressional delegation are weighing in.
Vancouver business leaders, city officials and a sister city mayor from Japan gathered at downtown's newest housing development, Prestige Plaza, on Wednesday to acknowledge the site's past and marvel at its future.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
A state audit of the Columbia River Crossing found $17 million in excess or questionable spending, including larger-than-usual profit markups to project consultants and work that wasn’t authorized by contract in advance.
Andresen: Virginia Rose Rouse was born April 21, 1914 in Nevada, Iowa. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jake's Bar and Grill, 4602 N.E. St. Johns Road.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
Evergreen Public Schools — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the Evergreen school district a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award winner. It recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through a long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Evergreen Public Schools has been an Energy Star partner since 2009. The Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award is EPA's highest Energy Star honor.
Esther Short: Jeanne Stewart, a former Vancouver city councilor who worked to help boost recycling efforts on the Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission, is being inducted into the Washington State Recycling Association's Hall of Fame. Stewart and others will be honored for their recycling achievements at a gala during the association's annual conference on May 6 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The ceremony will also applaud a handful of "Recyclers of the Year" from around the state, including the King County Solid Waste Division, the Plastic Whale Project in Thurston County and Amazon.com for its recyclable packaging initiative. Other hall of fame inductees include Bart Kale of Nucor Steel's Seattle division and Earl Snyder, who created the Kirkland Recycling Center business. before his death in 1987