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Justin Runquist

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With Vancouver trash, business is picking up

By Justin Runquist February 1, 2015 6 a.m.

In the last two years, Vancouver City Councilor Larry Smith has heard many complaints regarding trash strewn about the city's parks and highways.

La Center joins other cities in banning marijuana sales

By Justin Runquist January 29, 2015 7:37 p.m.

La Center became the last city in Clark County to definitively ban recreational marijuana businesses this week.

Grants to boost projects in Ridgefield

By Justin Runquist January 27, 2015 8:50 p.m.

Access to the north end of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge will improve in the next three years with plans for new bridges in the works.

City approves Vancouvercenter request for changes, extension

By Justin Runquist January 26, 2015 9:59 p.m.

Downtown Vancouver's largest building project will be significantly scaled down after the city approved a developer's request Monday night for several key changes to the design.

Damaged sections of waterfront trail reopen

By Justin Runquist January 26, 2015 7:56 p.m.

Nearly four years after the Columbia River wiped out part of Vancouver's Waterfront Renaissance Trail, the popular pathway has finally been restored.

Vancouvercenter developer seeks city's OK on changes

By Justin Runquist January 24, 2015 5:50 p.m.

Construction is set to begin this year on the final Vancouvercenter tower, currently the largest development project in downtown Vancouver. But first, the developer is seeking the city's approval for several major changes to the plan.

Backers of Washougal schools bond measure to rally Jan. 29

By Justin Runquist January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Backers of a multimillion-dollar bond measure to improve several schools in Washougal will hold a rally next week at the campus where most of the money would be spent.

Water Works Park project to boost system, safety

By Justin Runquist January 19, 2015 9:11 p.m.

Vancouver public works officials are preparing to start an operation on the heart of the city's aging water system that could span nearly a decade.

Threats by student reported at La Center High

By Justin Runquist January 14, 2015 8:03 p.m.

Police went to La Center High School on Wednesday to investigate reports of a student threatening others on campus.

East County Fire & Rescue chief fired

By Justin Runquist January 13, 2015 8:52 p.m.

In a meeting convened last week, East County Fire & Rescue's board of commissioners quietly fired the district's longtime chief, Scott Koehler.

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