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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


Recent Stories

WSDOT begins goat-powered weed control  

By Eric Florip May 6, 2015 2:40 p.m.

Holding a bag of animal crackers, Heidi Holmstrom swung open a trailer door and greeted the region's traveling vegetation-management team.

Officials: Road worker’s injuries highlight need for safe driving

By Eric Florip May 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Berdan Lindberg says he doesn't remember anything about the collision that landed him in a hospital during the early morning hours of April 23.

White Salmon River evolves amid mixed feelings  

By Eric Florip May 3, 2015 6 a.m.

WHITE SALMON — Three and a half years have passed since Northwestern Lake drained like a bathtub in a single afternoon. Only traces of it remain.

Lawsuit challenges C-Tran board change

By Eric Florip April 29, 2015 11:24 a.m.

A group of citizens has filed a lawsuit alleging that C-Tran violated open meeting laws when a special committee rearranged the membership on the transit agency’s board of directors last fall.

C-Tran 2030 plan on table

By Eric Florip April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Five years ago, C-Tran leaders approved a long-range plan that for the first time detailed what the transit agency could look like in 2030.

Produce shares made available to people who use food stamps

By Eric Florip April 21, 2015 7:11 p.m.

People often cite cost as a reason they don't buy more local, natural food. It's just too expensive, they say.

Proposed east county span may shift east

By Eric Florip April 21, 2015 5:26 p.m.

The proposed east county bridge could be heading farther east. But it still needs crucial buy-in, and its new location may present new hurdles.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

By Aaron Corvin and Eric Florip April 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public.

Drought emergency reaches Clark County

By Eric Florip April 17, 2015 8:56 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday expanded Washington's drought emergency to cover nearly half the state, including much of Southwest Washington and all of Clark County.

Cantwell: Make Pearson rule final

By Eric Florip April 16, 2015 9:51 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to finalize a temporary rule that allows air traffic at Vancouver's Pearson Field to largely avoid restrictions from nearby Portland International Airport.

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