By Eric Florip September 16, 2013 7:59 p.m.
As a new freeway interchange continues to take shape in the Salmon Creek area, crews are poised to tackle one of the project's biggest remaining obstacles.
By Eric Florip September 12, 2013 9:20 p.m.
Normally, buying four new yard debris trucks isn't cause for celebration at Waste Connections Inc.
By Eric Florip September 11, 2013 10:08 a.m.
The possibility of record-high temperatures today has prompted the National Weather Service in Portland to issue a heat advisory including Clark County and other parts of the region.
By Eric Florip September 6, 2013 3:20 p.m.
A coalition of neighborhood and environmental groups on Friday sent a letter to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and other state leaders calling on them to reject the latest push for an Oregon-led Columbia River Crossing.
By Eric Florip September 3, 2013 9 p.m.
A proposed bus rapid transit system in Vancouver remains in the queue for a possible federal grant next year, after the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council turned back an effort to put the project on hold Tuesday.
To hear Ken Miller tell it, coal's rise as an export commodity in Southwest Washington is unstoppable.
By Eric Florip August 30, 2013 8:02 p.m.
The Columbia River Crossing is primed to pay more than $86 million in taxpayer money to compensate three companies negatively impacted by a new Interstate 5 Bridge, according to documents released Friday.
By Eric Florip August 29, 2013 9:16 p.m.
The Columbia River Crossing has reached a mitigation agreement with Thompson Metal Fab, meaning the project has now inked deals to compensate all three major river manufacturers affected by the project’s proposed bridge height.
By Eric Florip August 29, 2013 9:51 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the approval of a controversial wind farm in Skamania County, turning back a legal challenge from two advocacy groups.
By Eric Florip August 24, 2013 6 a.m.
The state-endangered plant is one of many characteristics that have drawn renewed attention to the unique ecosystem supported by Pierce Island, nearby Ives Island and the surrounding area as environmental stewardship groups continue their efforts.
By Eric Florip August 13, 2013 11:06 p.m.
The committee weighing a possible shake-up of the C-Tran Board of Directors has narrowed its options to three proposals -- two of which would shift more power to the county's smaller cities.
By Eric Florip August 9, 2013 8:52 p.m.
It usually takes more than one set of hands to wash a pig. Craig Murray knows this from experience.
By Eric Florip August 7, 2013 9:27 p.m.
A group of Columbia River Crossing supporters formally made their plea to revive the controversial Interstate 5 Bridge replacement on Wednesday, sending a letter to the Washington and Oregon governors.
By Eric Florip August 5, 2013 6 a.m.
The state Department of Ecology has begun developing a new permit that would establish a set of rules for the deconstruction of derelict vessels over water.
By Eric Florip August 1, 2013 10 a.m.
When a severe weight restriction recently took effect on the Bridge of the Gods between Stevenson and Cascade Locks, Ore., it forced thousands of freight trucks that use the span each month to find a new route across the Columbia River.
By Eric Florip July 27, 2013 9:03 p.m.
A protest against plans to export large volumes of coal and oil through Pacific Northwest ports drew hundreds of people to the area around the Interstate 5 Bridge on Saturday.
By Eric Florip July 22, 2013 6 a.m.
When a group of international volcanologists visited Mount St. Helens this month, they picked up the hands-on experience that comes with working in one of the world's best natural laboratories.
By Eric Florip July 21, 2013 6 a.m.
MOUNT ST. HELENS -- Shovels pierced a soft hillside, peeling back the story of the Northwest's most active volcano. Each swipe revealed clearly defined layers of volcanic material, stacked like pages in a book.
By Eric Florip July 17, 2013 11:03 p.m.
The Northwest and Vancouver could emerge as key tipping points in the global fight against climate change, nationally known environmental activist and author Bill McKibben told a capacity crowd at Clark College on Wednesday night.
By Eric Florip July 15, 2013 6 a.m.
As controversy swirls around proposed coal and oil projects in the Northwest, turning the region into a new epicenter for environmental advocates, a pair of events this month will put Vancouver squarely in the spotlight.
By Eric Florip July 3, 2013 6 a.m.
At the main entrance to the Lauretta Norene Forest Preserve, a blue sign bears these words: "for the preservation of open space and enjoyment of the citizens of Clark County."On the road leading to that entrance are two more signs: "NO TRESPASSING" and "TRAFFIC ON THIS ROAD IS UNDER SURVEILLANCE." Not exactly a welcome mat.The park itself is open to the public, said Bill Bjerke, operations superintendent for parks and grounds maintenance at Clark County's Department of Public Works.
By Eric Florip July 2, 2013 9:11 p.m.
STEVENSON -- A clear consensus emerged in the room: Federal forest management needs to change, and the communities tied to those lands need to see better results.