By Eric Florip September 15, 2014 6 a.m.
The ongoing expansion of state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground marked a milestone recently as crews began paving a stretch of the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
By Eric Florip September 12, 2014 1:13 p.m.
A wildfire burning near White Salmon was 80 percent contained as of this afternoon, but continues to create potential hazards and slowing on state Highway 14 in the Columbia River, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
By Eric Florip September 6, 2014 5:59 p.m.
In 20 years, a larger economy and a larger population figure to put an even bigger strain on Washington's highways, roads and rails. An ongoing update to a statewide transportation plan aims to help answer the question: How will the state's already-aging infrastructure keep up?
By Eric Florip September 5, 2014 7:06 p.m.
Vancouver's warmest summer on record has brought good news to local farmers.
By Eric Florip August 27, 2014 5:37 p.m.
A $200,000 state grant will support a new biomass-fueled power plant near Stevenson expected to be operational next year, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. The money will go to Wind River Biomass Utility, which has pursued the project will local, state and federal partners.
By Eric Florip August 27, 2014 7:17 p.m.
Seventeen years after planning began, state transportation officials and local leaders celebrated the end of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
By Eric Florip August 26, 2014 8:16 p.m.
As questions continue to swirl about the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, BNSF Railway’s top executive acknowledged Tuesday that the process can be safer, and said his company welcomes the regulatory push toward more modern tank cars.
By Eric Florip August 22, 2014 12:15 p.m.
A proposed oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver could generate an estimated $2 billion in “economic value” to the local and regional economy, and 176 permanent on-site jobs once the facility is fully operational, according to a new analysis released today.
The two companies proposing to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver plan to release a new economic analysis of the project during an invitation-only event Friday. Meanwhile, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are calling their joint venture by a new name: Vancouver Energy.
By Eric Florip August 17, 2014 6 a.m.
The wait is over: At the end of this month, drivers will have their first chance to use the new freeway interchange at Northeast 139th Street in Salmon Creek.
By Eric Florip August 17, 2014 6 a.m.
On a rare day off, Chris Piche reached into the bed of his pickup truck and pulled out a small plastic container holding his livelihood. The former Battle Ground resident opened it and poured its contents into an empty water bottle. The thin, dark orange-tinted liquid, about the consistency of water, flowed in as yellow bubbles formed on top. He held it up under the bright sunlight for a better view. “That’s crude oil,” Piche said.
One person was killed and five others injured early Saturday in what the Washington State Patrol is calling an alcohol-involved rollover crash on Interstate 205.
By Eric Florip August 11, 2014 10 a.m.
When The Columbian featured Vancouver's Ross Complex substation in an article last December, the story described a high-voltage laboratory there as "little-known."
A newly unveiled proposal to build a bridge across the Columbia River at Southeast 192nd Avenue doesn't have the necessary support from the Vancouver City Council.
By Eric Florip July 15, 2014 6 a.m.
When a huge swath of forestland along the Klickitat River is formally secured for conservation by next year, it won't just be environmental advocates celebrating.
By Eric Florip July 8, 2014 10:56 p.m.
The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday authorized spending $6.7 million in local funds for a bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, clearing the way for the project to secure a crucial federal grant and begin construction as early as next year.
By Eric Florip July 3, 2014 6 a.m.
If you're among the tens of thousands of people expected to descend on the Fort Vancouver National Site for Friday's Fourth of July celebration, don't expect to snag a prime parking spot and stroll right in just as the fireworks start.
Data released Tuesday show that 18 loaded BNSF oil trains can roll through Clark County in a single week — a figure shedding new light on a subject that railroads and regulators have been reluctant to discuss publicly.
Plans for extending Columbia Way have drawn criticism for a lack of dedicated bike lanes, but an even bigger decision is needed before the primary east-west route to Vancouver's $1.3 billion waterfront development can be built.
By Eric Florip June 12, 2014 5:41 p.m.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed killing nearly 16,000 double-crested cormorants at the mouth of the Columbia River to prevent the birds from eating threatened fish.
By Eric Florip June 11, 2014 8:33 p.m.
It's been seven years since C-Tran's Seventh Street Transit Center closed, but memories of the downtown Vancouver bus mall still leave a bad taste in the mouths of business owners who operated nearby.
By Eric Florip June 11, 2014 7:37 p.m.
The family of an 11-year-old boy who died in 2012 after a collision with a C-Tran bus has sued the transit agency in a wrongful death complaint.