By Erin Middlewood March 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Those who have commented on the proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail facility at the Port of Vancouver are overwhelmingly opposed to the project, according to a report released by the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council this week.
By Erin Middlewood March 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Glenwood, Sifton, Proebstel and Orchards lie miles outside Vancouver. Residents pay taxes to Clark County Fire Protection District 5 and vote for fire commissioners. Just the same, if a house catches fire there, it's a Vancouver truck that will answer the call.
By Erin Middlewood January 25, 2014 5:10 p.m.
Reformers who pushed for a new Clark County charter envisioned an elected county executive as the key to accountability. A majority of the freeholders elected to write the document, however, are leaning away from that approach.
By Erin Middlewood January 14, 2014 2:34 p.m.
Placing cellphone antennas on barn silos or other existing structures should no longer require notifying neighbors, Clark County commissioners decided Tuesday.Placing cellphone antennas on barn silos or other existing structures should no longer require notifying neighbors, Clark County commissioners decided Tuesday.
By Erin Middlewood December 27, 2013 6 a.m.
Smoky air hanging over Clark County may begin to circulate today but probably not for long, so you may want to postpone stoking flames in your fireplace out of courtesy for sensitive neighbors.
By Erin Middlewood December 24, 2013 5:25 p.m.
What a difference a few cubic feet can make.
By Erin Middlewood December 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Those who live off 78th Street near St. Johns and Andresen roads north of Vancouver may notice less hissing and yowling in their neighborhood. Must Love Dogs NW recently rounded up 37 feral cats there.
The last thing Fruit Valley resident Jacob Garcia needs to worry about is more air pollution.
By Erin Middlewood November 6, 2013 6:45 p.m.
A replacement Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River isn't on the agenda for the special legislative session that kicks off in Olympia today. And while that project may grab the most attention, it's hardly Clark County's only road-related concern.
Councilman Bill Turlay needs to win 3 out of 5 of remaining ballots to defeat Mayor Tim Leavitt, but he isn't ready to concede the race.
By Erin Middlewood November 5, 2013 11:36 p.m.
Vancouver voters returned Mayor Tim Leavitt and Councilman Jack Burkman to office, while replacing three-term Councilwoman Jeanne Stewart with political newcomer Alishia Topper, according to preliminary returns in Tuesday’s election.
By Erin Middlewood September 19, 2013 6 a.m.
Income and homeownership fell in Clark County between 2008 and 2012, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.
By Erin Middlewood August 6, 2013 7:18 p.m.
Clark County commissioners hear from father of driver in fatal crash
By Erin Middlewood August 5, 2013 7:47 p.m.
Clark County voters in November will have their say on the best routes across the Columbia River, as well as whether light rail and bus rapid transit have a place here.
By Erin Middlewood July 21, 2013 6 a.m.
It's the easiest of summer pleasures: a picnic.
A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house on Northeast 72nd Avenue in Vancouver late Saturday afternoon.
By Erin Middlewood July 9, 2013 5:41 p.m.
The Clark County Democratic Party decided not to make endorsements in nonpartisan races for the primary election after all.
When Vancouver Councilman Jack Burkman received an email last month from the Clark County Democratic Party chairman about a chance to interview with the central committee, his first thought wasn't how to win the party's endorsement.
By Erin Middlewood June 20, 2013 9:01 p.m.
PORTLAND — Diana Gensitskaya doesn't remember anything about Ukraine. When her family left the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1990 to seek refuge in the United States, she was just a baby, one of four children her parents brought to seek a better life.
By Erin Middlewood June 7, 2013 10:01 p.m.
Before Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver began offering universal full-day kindergarten, 50 percent of children in the half-day program were reaching benchmarks in reading. Now 85 percent of kindergartners do.
By Erin Middlewood May 30, 2013 8:28 p.m.
Clark County schools overflowed with students throughout the two decades straddling the turn of the millennium. Districts struggled to find space for the influx of children. Now a few local school districts have to deal with the flip side: declining enrollment.
Ridgefield was the fifth fastest growing city in Washington between 2011 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released late Wednesday. City leaders say years spent laying the groundwork for business and residential development helped Ridgefield bounce back quickly from the Great Recession.
By Erin Middlewood May 5, 2013 5:17 p.m.
Firearm deaths have exceeded car-crash fatalities in Washington for the first time since 1934, according to a report by the state Office of Financial Management released last week.