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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter

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State: Extreme wildfire danger this weekend

By Eric Florip July 31, 2015 6:05 p.m.

Unrelenting heat mixed with the possibility of lightning and high winds in the coming days will bring Washington its most dangerous fire conditions of the year, state fire officials announced Friday.

Heat wave brings triple-digit temps to Clark County

By Eric Florip July 30, 2015 5:20 p.m.

An ongoing heat wave could bring Clark County triple-digit temperatures this afternoon, forecasters said.

Busy paving season underway in Clark County

By Eric Florip July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

When the Washington State Department of Transportation began repaving a major thoroughfare between Vancouver and Battle Ground this week, it wasn't as simple as rolling out the asphalt on a day's notice.

Drought forces managers to lower North Fork of Lewis River

By Eric Florip July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Water levels on the North Fork of the Lewis River will drop significantly below Merwin Dam starting Friday as officials try to save enough water to support fish spawning this fall.

Slow, steady for western pond turtle program in Gorge

By Eric Florip July 26, 2015 4:16 p.m.

Every year, a batch of western pond turtles is let loose in secluded locations in the Columbia River Gorge. The release often happens with plenty of fanfare as volunteers, invited youth and media look on.

Camas Days racers break a bathtub

By Eric Florip July 25, 2015 6:05 p.m.

CAMAS — It's safe to say this year's bathtub races at Camas Days didn't go exactly as planned.

Police arrest man in possible attempted kidnapping

By Eric Florip July 26, 2015 7:23 a.m.

The child was not hurt and was reunited with her family.

Rainfall returns to region

By Eric Florip July 25, 2015 5:12 p.m.

For just the second time in almost two months, measurable rainfall fell across Clark County on Saturday.

Oil train counts trend upward in Clark County

By Eric Florip July 22, 2015 5:52 p.m.

After a significant drop earlier this year, the number of oil trains rolling through Clark County again ticked upward last month, according to reports from BNSF Railway.

State's drought bad, getting worse

By Eric Florip July 17, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Washington's unprecedented drought continues to deepen, and there's no end in sight, state officials said Friday in a conference call with reporters.

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