By Andrea Damewood June 12, 2012 6 a.m.
The Vancouver City Council on Monday advanced plans to ban all but "safe and sane" fireworks similar to those allowed in Oregon, although residents speaking to them from both sides of the controversial topic seemed dissatisfied.
By Andrea Damewood June 11, 2012 6 a.m.
Residents and business owners will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed employee head tax to pay for operations and maintenance of light rail at today's Vancouver City Council meeting.
By Andrea Damewood June 8, 2012 6 a.m.
The call for help went out, and the money came pouring in, from people struck by the story of the Summer Sensory Camp -- the area's only camp for children with autism that had been canceled this spring due to Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation budget cuts.
By Andrea Damewood June 6, 2012 6 a.m.
Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart attended Tuesday's Southwest Regional Transportation Council meeting, but not at her usual spot among the board of directors: city councilors pulled her from the board Monday night after she said she wouldn't support bus rapid transit.
By Andrea Damewood May 25, 2012 6 a.m.
After 54 years of service -- and at least 5,000 bridge lifts -- one of the trunnions on the northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge is showing some age.
By Andrea Damewood May 22, 2012 6 a.m.
Vancouver voters will be asked in November to approve a tax levy of 53 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to create a metropolitan parks district to preserve and enhance Vancouver parks and recreation services, the city council decided Monday.
By Andrea Damewood May 22, 2012 6 a.m.
A public vote on light rail may yet happen this November if the C-Tran Board of Directors can get behind the latest idea: A $1 per employee per month head tax on area businesses to help cover the operations and maintenance of a new line.
By Andrea Damewood May 15, 2012 6 a.m.
The just under 1,000 employees remaining at the city of Vancouver, which has been hammered with successive layoffs the past several years, can breathe a sigh of relief: No layoffs are expected in the next biennial budget.
By Andrea Damewood May 13, 2012 6 a.m.
The Vancouver City Council made it clear they loved almost everything about Eric Holmes when they agreed unanimously to hire him as the new city manager in November 2010.
By Andrea Damewood May 12, 2012 6 a.m.
Apart by about $8 million in salaries — and a new random drug testing policy — Vancouver and its police union are set to start contract mediation Monday.
By Andrea Damewood May 8, 2012 6 a.m.
Vancouver’s top leaders said Monday they’ll back a plan for bus rapid transit on Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor to Northeast 121st Avenue, but made it clear they still have questions about financing, business impacts and station locations.
By Andrea Damewood April 28, 2012 6 a.m.
The moms trying to save the city of Vancouver’s Summer Sensory Camp -- canceled last month as part of $1.2 million in budget cuts -- know that raising $30,000 in 30 days sounds a lot like the plot of “The Blues Brothers.”
Clark County leaders are calling on Gov. Chris Gregoire to veto portions of the state’s new liquor privatization bill that eliminate $10 million in state-shared liquor sales revenues.
By Andrea Damewood April 22, 2012 6 a.m.
Hundreds gathered Saturday for the annual Nez Perce Chief Red Heart Memorial Ceremony at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Every year, the Nez Perce perform memorial ceremonies at battle sites, including Bear Paw, Whitebird and Big Hole. In 1998, they added a nonbattle site: Fort Vancouver, where the tribe was imprisoned for eight months under the orders of Gen. O.O. Howard. The prisoners were Chief Red Heart and a band of his relatives and friends. They were released on April 22, 1878, and taken to the Nez Perce Reservation. The ceremony marks a healing, and local leaders join tribal elders and youth to note the day.
By Andrea Damewood April 20, 2012 6 a.m.
The Washington Public Employment Relations Commission upheld a labor examiner’s 2010 ruling that Vancouver police administrators deliberately passed over a former police guild president for a job he sought because of his union involvement.
By Andrea Damewood April 18, 2012 4:38 p.m.
The Clark County Auditor’s office has declared more than two-thirds of signatures turned in by light rail opponents seeking a vote on the issue to be invalid.
By Andrea Damewood April 16, 2012 10:46 p.m.
Former Vancouver City Councilor Pat Campbell announced this afternoon that he plans to run for Clark County Commissioner.
City council votes 4-3 against going forward with a sales tax vote C-Tran needs for extending MAX light rail service to Clark College.
By Andrea Damewood April 3, 2012 6 a.m.
C-Tran officials walked the Vancouver City Council on Monday, April 2, through tentative plans for bus rapid transit on Fourth Plain Boulevard -- and the debate showed some of the likely speed bumps ahead for the proposed line.
By Andrea Damewood March 28, 2012 6 a.m.
It won’t be the Autobahn, but drivers on Southeast Columbia Way can now press down ever so slightly more on the gas pedal.
By Andrea Damewood March 25, 2012 6 a.m.
John Ball Park will soon roll onto the list of city-owned parks.
By Andrea Damewood March 21, 2012 6 a.m.
One night before Tuesday’s key C-Tran meeting on light rail funding, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt renewed his call to study options to pay for a MAX line other than sales tax -- a move that would most likely mean no public vote in 2012, if ever.