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Erin Middlewood

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Recent Stories

Oil terminal review process spurs complaint

By Erin Middlewood October 9, 2014 5:19 p.m.

The Washington State Auditor's Office is reviewing a complaint alleging conflict of interest in the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council's review of an oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.

Foes see partiality in oil terminal review process

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Ever since Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies proposed an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver, company and port officials have said that the state energy facility siting panel's rigorous review would address threats to safety or the environment.

Coin a reminder of veterans court graduates' trials, triumphs

By Erin Middlewood September 24, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Jan "Jay" Couch has spent 47 of his 66 years in and out of jail. Now he carries a coin to remind him that he's done with all that.

Clark County lags behind in economic recovery

By Erin Middlewood September 17, 2014 10:01 p.m.

Five years of economic recovery did little for Clark County, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wanted: Volunteer Stream Stewards

By Erin Middlewood September 12, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Alyson Day spent almost 40 hours in classes and then another 45 volunteering to become a Stream Steward.

Shooting spurs lawsuit against local SWAT

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

A Ridgefield woman’s federal lawsuit calls into question the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team’s training and operations.

SWAT: Under scrutiny, focused on safety

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

The images of police in body armor and ballistic helmets clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., in recent weeks have raised concerns about the militarization of law enforcement.

Cosplay is serious fun

By Erin Middlewood August 30, 2014 8:52 p.m.

As freewheeling as the anime festival Kumoricon may seem, it's actually a tightly organized affair and participants take it seriously, some working all year on their costumes.

Not much military equipment goes to Clark County police agencies

By Erin Middlewood August 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Law enforcement agencies in Washington have received $23.5 million worth of military equipment since 2006 under a Pentagon program criticized in light of what many observers have called heavy-handed policing in Ferguson, Mo.

Toytopia: A museum of play

By Erin Middlewood August 8, 2014 8:13 p.m.

Vancouver dad Don Luthardt pointed at G.I. Joe toys displayed behind glass.

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