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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter

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Recent Stories

Bridge idea lacks Vancouver City Council's support

By Eric Florip and Stephanie Rice July 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

A newly unveiled proposal to build a bridge across the Columbia River at Southeast 192nd Avenue doesn't have the necessary support from the Vancouver City Council.

Gorge panel raises oil, coal concerns

By Eric Florip July 18, 2014 10:05 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge Commission this week raised a host of concerns about the transport of coal and oil by rail through the Gorge.

Project will conserve 9,000 acres near Klickitat River

By Eric Florip July 15, 2014 6 a.m.

When a huge swath of forestland along the Klickitat River is formally secured for conservation by next year, it won't just be environmental advocates celebrating.

Extended heat wave to stick to region

By Eric Florip July 11, 2014 8:42 p.m.

An extended heat wave starting Saturday is expected to bring a run of several consecutive 90-degree days to the region, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Extended heat wave moves in today

By Eric Florip July 11, 2014 10:26 a.m.

An extended heat wave starting today is expected bring a string of several consecutive 90-degree days to the region, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Volunteers target highway graffiti

By Eric Florip July 10, 2014 6 a.m.

When Cindy Franke sees graffiti along Interstate 5, she doesn't call to report it. She doesn't wait for someone else to take care of it.

C-Tran allocates $6.7 million for BRT line

By Eric Florip July 8, 2014 10:56 p.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday authorized spending $6.7 million in local funds for a bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, clearing the way for the project to secure a crucial federal grant and begin construction as early as next year.

Mount St. Helens drilling foes claim victory

By Eric Florip July 8, 2014 6 a.m.

An environmental group fighting a proposed drilling operation near Mount St. Helens declared victory Monday after a federal judge in Oregon found earlier review and approval of the proposal to be deficient.

New Highway 502 taking shape

By Eric Florip July 7, 2014 8:21 p.m.

They may have seen it in plans already, but now motorists can see it in plain sight: They'll be driving a very different state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground once crews finish expanding the corridor.

C-Tran board poised to act on BRT

By Eric Florip July 5, 2014 4:53 p.m.

More than three years after C-Tran first floated a proposed bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, the agency's board of directors could make the project all but a done deal on Tuesday.

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