Politics

CREDC won't back down after county threat

7:50 p.m. May 21
Agency reiterates its support of transportation projects

The Columbia River Economic Development Council will not back down from supporting improvements to the Mill Plain interchange on Interstate 5, or any other transportation project.

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Port commissioner 'disappointed' by newspaper investigation

5:43 p.m. May 21
Fellow board member calls it rerun of previous articles

After nearly a full week of intense public reaction to a series of newspaper stories critical of the Port of Vancouver's practices under the state's open public meetings and records laws, one port commissioner called The Columbian's investigation a disappointment, while another shrugged it off as a rerun of past articles.

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Ridgefield the fastest-growing city in Washington

6:54 p.m. May 21
Expert: It's eveidence that smaller U.S. towns are growing

Ridgefield is the fastest-growing city in the state, adding about 500 new residents between July 2013 and July 2014, according to new population estimates unveiled Thursday.