By Eric Florip August 14, 2015 6 a.m.
A series of complaints prompted a federal investigation into the presence of hazardous materials on a private property in north Clark County last month.
By Eric Florip August 6, 2015 5:53 p.m.
A mostly unredacted lease for a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver, released today as part of a legal settlement, hands critics of the port’s lack of transparency a victory, raises fresh questions about the port’s decision to scrub parts of the contract and arrives during an election year that will install a new commissioner on the port’s three-member board.
By Eric Florip August 5, 2015 9:17 p.m.
When construction crews demolish the Fifth Plain Creek Bridge next week, it will mark something of a milestone for Clark County.
By Eric Florip August 3, 2015 7:11 p.m.
A plan to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver does not comply with the federal Clean Water Act, and should not be granted a key permit until its impacts are fully addressed, according to a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week.
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.
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.
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.
By Eric Florip July 26, 2015 7:23 a.m.
The child was not hurt and was reunited with her family.
By Eric Florip July 14, 2015 10:06 p.m.
C-Tran will offer free shuttle service to the Clark County Fair this summer in an effort to boost dwindling transit ridership to the event.
By Eric Florip July 13, 2015 10 a.m.
The list of Clark County's most congested corridors likely wouldn't surprise most regular commuters.
By Eric Florip July 12, 2015 12:23 p.m.
Until last year, the biggest wildfire in state history belonged to Southwest Washington. More than a century ago, the Yacolt Burn scorched nearly 239,000 acres in Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz counties. The fire erupted in early September 1902, initially fanned by strong winds from the Columbia River Gorge. It started after a dry spell of 77 days without rain, according to Columbian archives.
In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. At the time, he warned that Washington’s rivers had dwindled, snowpack was nearly nonexistent and some irrigation districts were rationing water. On the Olympic Peninsula, where normally 80 inches of snow would blanket the ground, glacier lilies bloomed. Then the governor uttered what has now become a familiar refrain: “We’re seeing things happen this time of year we have just never seen before.”
By Eric Florip July 7, 2015 4:35 p.m.
Deepening drought conditions are forcing the region's fish hatcheries to change the way they operate, and officials fear the worst is yet to come.
By Eric Florip June 12, 2015 7:19 p.m.
The state Supreme Court this week handed a victory to environmental advocates who argued that unzoned forestland in Skamania County is in violation of the Growth Management Act.
By Eric Florip June 9, 2015 6 a.m.
A little-known state board has begun sizing up a daunting task: removing the many barriers that block fish across the state's waterways.
By Eric Florip June 4, 2015 5:59 p.m.
It’s not quite a heat wave, but a decent warmup this weekend will bring Clark County its highest temperatures of 2015 so far. Afternoon highs could crack 90 degrees for the first time this year, according to the National Weather Service.