By Andrea Damewood March 20, 2012 6 a.m.
The road to an agreement about how Tapani Underground will finish its work at its gravel mine off Northeast 18th Street was bumpy, but neighbors and the company seemed happy with the end point Monday night.
By Andrea Damewood March 16, 2012 6:05 p.m.
PORTLAND -- Oregon legislators tasked with overseeing the Columbia River Crossing said Friday they have grave concerns about the project -- especially its $3.5 billion price tag -- but also weren’t sold on the many alternatives opponents brought forward.
By Andrea Damewood March 9, 2012 6 a.m.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has frequently called for a local vote on light rail, has spent $31,500 of taxpayer money to ask Clark County taxpayers what they think about it.
By Andrea Damewood March 8, 2012 6 a.m.
With an eye on an overhaul of employee compensation, the city of Vancouver has hired a Minnesota company to examine the way it pays and classifies the jobs of workers.
By Andrea Damewood March 6, 2012 7:59 p.m.
Columbia River Crossing officials fired back at the Coast Guard late Monday, saying the agency failed for five years to mention any concerns about the planned 95-foot clearance under the new Interstate 5 bridge being too low.
By Andrea Damewood February 26, 2012 6 a.m.
As he stood in the Hudson’s Bay High gym, a spot that on a recent Sunday was acrid with sweat and full of more than 160 men and women hoping to qualify for public safety jobs, Shaun Brooks was the rare exception.
By Andrea Damewood February 26, 2012 6 a.m.
Tennis anyone? Or how about hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, dog walking, gardening or sightseeing?
By Andrea Damewood February 14, 2012 6 a.m.
The Vancouver City Council on Monday agreed to put a contract amendment giving American Medical Response two extra minutes to reach emergency calls to a vote later this month.
It’s a notion that gets floated from time to time, and now it has resurfaced.
By Andrea Damewood February 12, 2012 6 a.m.
Despite the cheesecakes, bon bons and chocolate cake laid out for visitors, the mood at Saturday night’s final gala for the Slocum House Theatre Company at its home of 46 years was bittersweet.
By Andrea Damewood January 31, 2012 6 a.m.
When the call came in Wednesday about a motor vehicle accident at Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road, Caran Johnson jumped to action. Likewise, when a high-rise fire broke out the same day, Jason Williard was on it -- in 140 characters or less.
By Andrea Damewood January 25, 2012 6 a.m.
Three Southwest Washington business and economic organizations sent a letter to the chairwomen of the state legislative transportation committees urging them to commit funds to the Columbia River Crossing project during this year’s session.
By Andrea Damewood January 23, 2012 2:59 p.m.
$1.2 million shortfall will mean cuts to recreation, planning
By Andrea Damewood January 19, 2012 6 a.m.
Will the start of 2013 mean a raise for the Vancouver City Council?
By Andrea Damewood January 17, 2012 10:52 a.m.
Vancouver City Council members will be available for a town hall meeting, under a new format, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.
By Andrea Damewood January 15, 2012 6 a.m.
After David Evans and Associates took on its role as the Columbia River Crossing’s largest private contractor, it said it would have the final environmental planning for the $3.5 billion project wrapped up for construction by the end of 2009, for about $21.6 million. Instead, the job has dragged on more than two extra years, and the estimated cost has grown to $58.8 million, documents show. And time and again, the Portland firm has been granted time extensions and more money to finish the work.
By Andrea Damewood January 11, 2012 6 a.m.
During her final State of the State address, Gov. Chris Gregoire, a staunch Columbia River Crossing supporter, put the controversial project at the top of her list of transportation work the state needs to do.
By Andrea Damewood January 10, 2012 6 a.m.
Faced with declining Medicare payments and a bad economy, American Medical Response, the private company that provides ambulance service to much of Clark County, is asking for more time to arrive at medical emergencies.
By Andrea Damewood January 8, 2012 8:38 p.m.
One year after being pulled off the C-Tran Board of Directors, Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart is making it clear she wants her seat back.