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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Clark County to consider 'In God We Trust' display

By Eric Florip January 28, 2015 7:20 p.m.

Clark County councilors next month will consider a proposal to prominently display the words "In God We Trust" in the county's main public hearing room.

Shift takes place in Clark County hires

By Eric Florip January 26, 2015 6 a.m.

When Clark County named Bob Stevens its new director of General Services earlier this month, it marked a subtle shift in the way the county hires department heads.

County legal staff to review charter

By Eric Florip January 23, 2015 8:11 p.m.

Clark County plans to have its own legal staff review what some perceive as ambiguities in the home-rule charter voters approved last year, officials said Friday.

Gypsy moth eradication set near Yacolt

By Eric Florip January 21, 2015 7:12 p.m.

When 16 gypsy moths turned up in traps near Yacolt last year, it was enough to catch the attention of the state Department of Agriculture.

Bills put focus on Gorge commission

By Eric Florip January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Proposed bills in both the Washington and Oregon legislatures this year could put a new spotlight on the relatively low-profile Columbia River Gorge Commission.

A Fair Fund cut could be felt widely

By Eric Florip January 16, 2015 9:51 p.m.

A proposed cut to the state fund that supports local fairs across the state has prompted strong push-back from advocates who say it could hurt many events, including the Clark County Fair.

Clark County leaders on board with charter

By Eric Florip January 14, 2015 7:14 p.m.

As Clark County continues to tread through the early stages of the transition to a new form of government, the county's top leaders on Wednesday reiterated a conciliatory tone.

C-Tran's revised board gets a chaotic start

By Eric Florip January 13, 2015 10:29 p.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors seated a new set of members Tuesday, diminishing Clark County's representation on the nine-member board over the continued objections of county councilors.

Sen. Cleveland proposes megaproject 'safeguards'

By Eric Florip January 9, 2015 8:34 p.m.

State Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, on Friday announced a set of bills designed to prevent future bistate transportation projects from meeting the same fate as the failed Columbia River Crossing.

Clark County mulls charter implementation

By Eric Florip January 7, 2015 8:44 p.m.

Clark County councilors on Wednesday delayed action on a proposed agreement on how to implement the new form of government voters approved last year.

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