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.
By Eric Florip January 1, 2014 10:56 p.m.
She was due in 2013, but baby Ella had other plans. She became the first child born at a Clark County hospital in 2014, arriving at 1:07 a.m. Wednesday.
By Eric Florip January 1, 2014 7:34 p.m.
Diane Weber approached the exit of the labyrinth, marked with a small rug and two candles. She paused, put her hands together, then stepped into 2014.
By Eric Florip December 31, 2013 6 a.m.
A Camas woman will be reimbursed after her stroller was crushed by a C-Tran bus last week, the agency said Monday.
By Eric Florip December 18, 2013 9:05 p.m.
The state agency reviewing a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver piled up more than 31,000 comments before Wednesday's deadline passed.
By Eric Florip December 9, 2013 9:45 p.m.
Lingering cold mixed with possible moisture could deliver the right ingredients for a messy morning commute Tuesday in Clark County.
By Eric Florip December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Jeff Hildreth gave the go-ahead order, then watched as a small red light started blinking. He waited. A warning sounded about a minute later. Soon came a brilliant flash of light, a crack like a gunshot, then silence. Lightning can be hard to come by in Southwest Washington. But the Bonneville Power Administration can create lightning on demand in a little-known laboratory at Vancouver's Ross Complex substation.
Early morning snowfall snarled traffic and closed schools around Clark County. Battle Ground, Camas, Hockinson and Washougal School Districts closed Friday.
By Eric Florip December 3, 2013 8:17 p.m.
The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council on Tuesday hired Matt Ransom as its new executive director, ending a monthslong search.
By Eric Florip November 29, 2013 5:35 p.m.
A strong storm system is expected to bring significant rain to the region this weekend, then give way to deep cold next week. The combination may give Clark County its first real threat of low-elevation snow this season, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.
A southbound span of the Interstate Bridge reopened early this morning after the bridge failed to completely close Thursday night during a routine maintenance lift.
By Eric Florip November 21, 2013 7:26 p.m.
A controversial light-rail contract inked in September was still being changed hours before the C-Tran Board of Directors approved it, and board members never saw the actual agreement before the vote was taken, according to records released by the agency this month.