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.
By Eric Florip February 1, 2014 7:42 p.m.
Washougal resident Mike Briggs on Friday became the latest candidate to toss his name into a Clark County legislative race, announcing he'll run for the state representative seat now held by Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver.
By Eric Florip February 1, 2014 6:37 p.m.
Vancouver businesswoman Maureen Winningham has announced that she'll run for the legislative seat now held by state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas.
By Eric Florip January 28, 2014 10:20 p.m.
Southwest Washington's three representatives in Congress all struck a hopeful tone in response to President Barack Obama's call for action on immigration, tax reform and other issues during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
By Eric Florip January 27, 2014 1:06 p.m.
Oregon will pull the plug on the Columbia River Crossing in March if its Legislature doesn’t recommit to the $2.7 billion project during the upcoming session, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said in a letter to lawmakers on Monday.
By Eric Florip January 23, 2014 6:50 p.m.
A key Oregon backer of the Columbia River Crossing said he believes his state "is done" with the issue, and the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement won't make it to a vote when its legislature convenes in February.
By Eric Florip January 13, 2014 6 a.m.
After almost 10 years riding C-Van, Barbara Chu can't imagine her life without it. The Vancouver resident uses C-Tran's demand-based paratransit service for doctor appointments, grocery shopping and a host of other trips around the area.
By Eric Florip January 7, 2014 8:09 p.m.
Charging tolls on Interstate 5 could generate enough money to make the Columbia River Crossing financially viable, Oregon officials said after releasing a new report Tuesday.