By Eric Florip June 25, 2013 8:12 p.m.
When the Columbia River Crossing announced mitigation deals with two upstream manufacturers this month, many supporters of the project touted the news as a major step forward. Two down, one to go, they said, referring to a third manufacturer that remains in negotiations.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, issued a statement Tuesday reiterating that the Columbia River Crossing project must meet all of its funding and permitting requirements before it is eligible for federal dollars.
By Eric Florip June 12, 2013 8:26 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler today reiterated her concerns about the Columbia River Crossing as the U.S. Coast Guard mulls a crucial bridge permit for the $3.4 billion project.
By Eric Florip June 11, 2013 10:36 p.m.
The C-Tran Board of Directors narrowly advanced a proposed bus rapid transit line on Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor Tuesday, approving a $2.25 million contract to carry the enhanced bus system through project development and on track to meet a key deadline later this year.
By Eric Florip June 11, 2013 12:19 p.m.
The C-Tran Board of Directors tonight will consider awarding a $2.2 million contract advancing a proposed bus rapid transit line on Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor.
By Eric Florip June 10, 2013 8:02 p.m.
A Clark County Superior Court judge has blocked the rezoning of more than 1,000 acres of land along the White Salmon River, handing a victory to environmental groups who had challenged the move because they say it threatened a sensitive watershed.
Spokeswoman for WSDOT says there is a chance I-5 will reopen early
By Eric Florip June 5, 2013 10:10 p.m.
As the U.S. Coast Guard hosted a second night of testimony on the Columbia River Crossing on Wednesday, many Clark County residents turned their attention to a business with perhaps more at stake than any other in the project's outcome.
By Eric Florip June 5, 2013 1:52 p.m.
Around-the-clock work over Interstate 5 in Salmon Creek will completely close both directions of the freeway this weekend.
By Eric Florip June 4, 2013 9:27 p.m.
The federal agency that essentially holds veto power over the Columbia River Crossing opened its ear to Portland and Vancouver residents Tuesday, and most who spoke called for a rejection of the controversial megaproject.
By Eric Florip June 4, 2013 4:40 p.m.
Washington and Oregon transportation officials have finalized mitigation agreements with two of the three metal manufacturers that would be negatively impacted by the height of the new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.Washington and Oregon transportation officials have finalized mitigation agreements with two of the crucial three manufacturers upstream of the proposed Columbia River Crossing project, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.
The first of two Columbia River Crossing meetings sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard begins at 5 p.m. today.
By Eric Florip May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Standing in a packed office, Glenn Lamb looked around the room. The Columbia Land Trust executive director began rattling off a loyal roster of supporters looking back at him.
By Eric Florip May 15, 2013 6 a.m.
RIDGEFIELD — More than a month after an elaborate multi-agency operation moved some three dozen endangered Columbian white-tailed deer to protected habitat in Clark County, the animals are adapting to their new surroundings.
As legislators face a decision on whether to commit $450 million this year toward the Columbia River Crossing project, lobbying and advertising efforts have increased ahead of a special legislative session that begins today.
By Eric Florip May 7, 2013 8:26 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard is still months away from making a decision that could make or break the Columbia River Crossing. But the Coast Guard on Tuesday formally kicked off the comment period inviting the public to speak directly to the agency that essentially holds veto power over the project.
By Eric Florip April 23, 2013 6 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee entered a meeting room at the Vancouver Community Library to a standing ovation. About two dozen local politicians and business leaders cheerfully shook hands with the new governor as he made his way to the head of the table. The applause continued until Inslee took his seat. But Inslee’s first official visit to Vancouver last month was no celebration. He was stepping into a battlefield, and he knew it. The day’s topic: the Columbia River Crossing. And the real celebration would come only if the bridge project that has divided this community is finally built.
By Eric Florip April 23, 2013 6 a.m.
Clark County residents are deeply divided on the Columbia River Crossing, with neither supporters nor opponents claiming a clear majority of public opinion, according to a scientific poll commissioned by The Columbian earlier this month.
By Eric Florip April 15, 2013 6 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee's recent visit to Vancouver sent a clear message that Clark County's views about the Columbia River Crossing are an important part of the regional debate over the $3.4 billion plan to replace the Interstate 5 bridge with a new highway and light rail structure. As the shouting is rising on both sides of the debate, the governor told local supporers to get louder.
By Eric Florip April 15, 2013 11:44 a.m.
Clark County residents are deeply divided on the Columbia River Crossing, with neither supporters nor opponents claiming a clear majority of public opinion, according to a scientific poll commissioned by The Columbian this month.
By Eric Florip April 2, 2013 7:50 p.m.
WASHOUGAL -- As Jim Clapp walked past a row of blackened willow trees, he took the thin end of a branch between two fingers. He began to bend it.