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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Crews brace for a difficult wildfire season

By Eric Florip May 19, 2015 7:13 p.m.

PORTLAND — Washington and Oregon could be in for a longer, more intense fire season this year than usual, regional fire officials said Tuesday.

Baptism by fire for Mount St. Helens monument manager

By Eric Florip May 18, 2015 6 a.m.

AMBOY — When Tedd Huffman started his new job this month, he didn't start slowly. He didn't have time.

Inslee declares statewide drought

By Eric Florip May 15, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday declared a statewide drought emergency, citing a deepening crisis that threatens to touch all corners of the state.

C-Tran board bars Madore from discussion of lawsuit

By Eric Florip May 12, 2015 10:11 p.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday took the unusual step of excluding one of its own members from a closed executive session on a lawsuit against the transit agency.

C-Tran to consider raising fares

By Eric Florip May 11, 2015 6 a.m.

C-Tran is considering raising bus fares for the eighth consecutive year, boosting the cost of some rides by a nickel.

Climbing event tests muscle, mind

By Eric Florip May 9, 2015 8:10 p.m.

As a line of climbers prepared to tackle the walls in front of them, the clock started. Time to go.

Great-grandmother of 13 earns WSUV degree

By Eric Florip May 9, 2015 6:33 p.m.

Sharon Culver never had any doubts that she'd earn her degree. But that doesn't mean it came easy.

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.

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