By Eric Florip April 16, 2014 6:46 p.m.
A state audit of the Columbia River Crossing found $17 million in excess or questionable spending, including larger-than-usual profit markups to project consultants and work that wasn’t authorized by contract in advance.
By Eric Florip April 15, 2014 8:10 p.m.
PORTLAND — A construction project now underway in Portland figures to benefit thousands of Clark County commuters by the end of this year.
Top executives from the companies behind a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver said Tuesday they believe it’s premature to take a stand against the project before the state's siting review is sent to the governor.
By Eric Florip March 20, 2014 9:42 p.m.
The placement of the final girders over Interstate 205 next week will mark another milestone as the Salmon Creek Interchange Project approaches its homestretch.
By Eric Florip March 16, 2014 6 a.m.
Vancouver resident Anson Service has announced that he'll seek the legislative seat now held by state Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore has spoken passionately about the need to build a third metro-area bridge across the Columbia River, but when it comes to that proposal, partnerships may be hard to foment.
By Eric Florip March 13, 2014 10:37 p.m.
A supplemental budget approved by state lawmakers Thursday includes no change to the sales tax exemption for out-of-state shoppers, dropping a House proposal to narrow the tax break.
By Eric Florip March 7, 2014 11:45 p.m.
The Columbia River Crossing is dead, and it just might be for good this time.
By Eric Florip February 26, 2014 8:08 p.m.
A supplemental budget plan unveiled by House Democrats on Wednesday would close the up-front sales tax exemption for out-of-state residents, reviving a proposal that business leaders say would have far-reaching effects in Clark County.
By Eric Florip February 25, 2014 9:40 p.m.
As C-Tran continues to craft a proposed bus rapid transit line in Vancouver, the agency this week is offering its latest glimpse of what the system could look like.
By Eric Florip February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
RIDGEFIELD — Joyce Haines seldom misses a teaching opportunity. It’s one of the reasons she and her husband, Greg Valdivia, have frequent visitors to their home, where they run Northwest Organic Farms.
By Eric Florip February 17, 2014 8:07 p.m.
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would prevent property from being seized for public use and then transferred to an agency of another state -- taking square aim at a controversial agreement signed by C-Tran and TriMet last year.
By Eric Florip February 15, 2014 5:18 p.m.
Since they began meeting late last year, the people charged with drafting a new county government have floated significant changes in the way power is divided, and leaned toward a larger number of Clark County commissioners.
By Eric Florip February 13, 2014 7:59 p.m.
A $12.3 billion transportation package unveiled by Senate majority leaders Thursday appears to include relatively little specifically for Clark County.
By Eric Florip February 12, 2014 9:50 p.m.
As Oregon lawmakers mull whether to recommit to the Columbia River Crossing, several leaders from Washington kept their voices in the debate during a marathon public hearing in Oregon on Wednesday.
By Eric Florip February 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Two days ago, I was walking in the Officers Row area, and I was fairly startled to see parked along the railroad tracks a long string of black tanker cars with no visible markings or identifications. My only conclusion was oil train. But to the best of my knowledge, none of the proposed export terminals have obtained the permits needed to proceed. I live less than a half-mile from the BNSF Railway tracks. Why are these bombs on rails already in our neighborhoods? Or have they been and I just didn't notice?
By Eric Florip February 11, 2014 10:10 p.m.
State lawmakers representing Clark County have expressed mixed feelings about House members' food and lodging expense allowance jumping from $90 per day to $120.