The Port of Vancouver, already facing one lawsuit accusing it of violating Washington's open public meetings law, has left the public in the dark more than once in landing one of the largest financial deals in its history, an investigation by The Columbian has found.
By Erin Middlewood November 4, 2014 10:53 p.m.
Experience trumped idealism in the race for Clark County sheriff. Retired sheriff's commander Chuck Atkins, a Republican, received 55.9 percent of the vote to nonpartisan Shane Gardner's 44.1 percent, according to early election returns.
By Erin Middlewood November 3, 2014 6 a.m.
A review of the region’s readiness for possible oil spills, explosions or other accidents that may result from the Northwest’s largest proposed oil-by-train terminal will be wrapped into an overall environmental assessment by the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.
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.
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.