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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter

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Recent Stories

Mountain snowpack is off to slow start

By Eric Florip December 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Winter is officially only a few days old, but the region's mountain snowpack already faces a sizeable deficit.

Deal secures 3,000 acres of forest near Mount St. Helens

By Eric Florip December 22, 2014 9:07 p.m.

Columbia Land Trust on Monday announced the conservation of more than 3,000 acres of forestland near Mount St. Helens, the latest phase in an ongoing effort by the organization to prevent development in the area.

Skamania County financial outlook worsens

By Eric Florip December 21, 2014 4:45 p.m.

When Congress approved its 2015 government funding bill earlier this month, a bleak financial situation for Skamania County got worse.

Is Gorge commission still relevant?

By Eric Florip December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Dwindling funding and staff have limited agency's ability to process development requests, perform other duties

C-Tran argues it's within legal authority on BRT

By Eric Florip December 17, 2014 11:54 a.m.

C-Tran insists that it is within its statutory authority in pursuing and building a bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, responding to a lawsuit filed by a group of citizens last month.

Cleanup continues after powerful windstorm

By Eric Florip December 12, 2014 8:19 p.m.

A day after strong winds raked Clark County and left tens of thousands of people without power, crews continued cleaning up in calmer conditions Friday.

Madore suggests cutting RTC dues

By Eric Florip December 10, 2014 7:01 p.m.

Clark County Commissioner David Madore on Wednesday suggested cutting off county funding to the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, citing a "continuous track record of the RTC dismissing the leadership of the county."

C-Tran approves 2015-16 budget

By Eric Florip December 9, 2014 10:15 p.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a new spending plan that boosts the agency's operating budget during the next two years and commits to several large capital investments.

'Wild' film spurs new interest in Pacific Crest Trail

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

Cheryl Strayed never ventured into Washington during the hike depicted in her best-selling memoir "Wild."

County to sue C-Tran over board composition meeting

By Eric Florip December 4, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Clark County commissioners on Wednesday voted to file a court injunction against C-Tran, alleging the agency didn’t properly notice a November committee meeting that rearranged the C-Tran board’s membership.

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