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.
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."
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."
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.
By Eric Florip November 27, 2014 2:43 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged gender discrimination within the agency's regional office in Vancouver, according to the law firm who represents the woman.
By Eric Florip November 21, 2014 6 a.m.
A complete railroad crossing replacement will force a weekend-long closure of Northeast St. Johns Road near Northeast 68th Street starting tonight, according to Clark County Public Works.
By Eric Florip November 18, 2014 7:44 p.m.
A special committee voted Tuesday to reshuffle the membership of the C-Tran Board of Directors in a move that gives more representation to some of the area's smaller cities and strips the veto power held by Clark County and Vancouver.
By Eric Florip November 10, 2014 5:23 p.m.
A blast of cold air this week will bring Clark County its first taste of winter, forecasters said, and possibly some wintry precipitation.
By Eric Florip November 10, 2014 6 a.m.
The latest update of Clark County's long-range Regional Transportation Plan includes a project that goes something like this: Replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between Vancouver and Portland, rebuild much of the nearby freeway and connect high-capacity transit to Vancouver, all for about $3.3 billion.
By Eric Florip November 8, 2014 7:25 p.m.
William Sobolewski holds a stronger connection to the Fort Vancouver National Site than most: He was born there, in what used to be called the "Station Hospital."
By Eric Florip November 8, 2014 1:54 p.m.
Police are separately investigating two deaths after two bodies were found in Vancouver on Saturday morning.
By Eric Florip October 27, 2014 7:36 p.m.
A report completed last month may have quietly marked a major shift in the way Washington plans for its transportation needs.
By Eric Florip October 27, 2014 6 a.m.
After years of working in relative obscurity, Vince Bryan admits even he's been surprised by the attention his company is now getting.
By Eric Florip October 23, 2014 8:22 p.m.
As C-Tran prepares to revamp its service along Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor with a bus rapid transit line, the agency is also getting ready for a major makeover at its headquarters.
By Eric Florip October 11, 2014 5:34 p.m.
Skamania County commissioners have declared a "state of emergency," decrying what they describe as mismanagement of federal forestland that they say has hamstrung the financially battered county and created extreme fire danger.
By Eric Florip October 5, 2014 6:40 p.m.
After years of operating with tight budgets and a bare-bones staff, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is hoping 2015 brings better fortunes.
By Eric Florip October 3, 2014 10:09 p.m.
C-Tran has formally asked TriMet to join it in mutually terminating a controversial light-rail contract the two agencies signed last year.
By Eric Florip October 1, 2014 5:27 p.m.
Despite recent rains, the 2014 water year ended this week with a sizable precipitation deficit in Clark County.
By Eric Florip September 26, 2014 7:05 p.m.
Most Clark County residents don't pay close attention to the North Dakota Industrial Commission. But the three-member regulatory body has the authority to influence something increasingly familiar to Southwest Washington and the Northwest: oil trains.
By Eric Florip September 25, 2014 7:41 p.m.
On a late-September weekend in 2004, Seth Moran received a phone call while mowing his lawn. It was about Mount St. Helens, which only days earlier had caught scientists' attention with a swarm of shallow earthquakes.
Now that the Northeast 139th Street overpass is completed and open, you can really notice how curved it is rather than straight. On Google Maps, the road on both sides of the interstates (I-5 and I-205) seems to be in perfect alignment. Why did the designers curve the overpass slightly to the south rather than just build it directly with no curve?
By Eric Florip September 22, 2014 7:06 p.m.
Almost a month after the opening of a new freeway interchange at Northeast 139th Street, traffic patterns in the Salmon Creek area still appear to be in flux as thousands of drivers feel out the new setup.
By Eric Florip September 19, 2014 1:48 p.m.
A large rock on BNSF Railway’s tracks in eastern Washington punctured an engine’s fuel tank and spilled diesel near the Columbia River on Friday, according to the state Department of Ecology.