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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter


Recent Stories

Feds: Tribe could get casino land as soon as January

By Stephanie Rice and Justin Runquist October 23, 2014 8:39 p.m.

In a significant development in a yearslong fight to build a casino in Clark County, the Cowlitz Tribe was notified Wednesday they’ll receive 152 acres west of La Center in January or within 30 days of a federal court ruling in their favor, whichever comes first.

Challenger calls out Clark County clerk on pledge

By Stephanie Rice October 23, 2014 6 a.m.

In 2010, Scott Weber's voter pamphlet statement included a pledge: "If elected I will work to eliminate the office which will save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. While I work to phase the office out, I will do everything I can to save taxpayer money."

Vancouver reaffirms moratorium on new crude oil projects

By Stephanie Rice October 21, 2014 12:59 p.m.

NuStar Energy can still move forward with plans to start storing crude oil

Vancouver council mute on charter

By Stephanie Rice October 20, 2014 10:30 p.m.

Six of the seven members of the Vancouver City Council support the home rule charter, but the council as a body won't be officially endorsing the proposed changes to Clark County government.

Treasurer's rival: Time for change

By Stephanie Rice October 16, 2014 6:45 p.m.

Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher has been in office 30 years. Challenger Lauren Colas says it's time for a change and that her 25 years of business experience makes her a formidable opponent for the longtime incumbent.

Clark County assessor candidates say accuracy is crucial

By Stephanie Rice October 16, 2014 6:27 p.m.

Peter Van Nortwick emphasized it during his successful run for county assessor four years ago, and his challenger, Darren Wertz, says it this year: By law, properties should be assessed at 100 percent of market value.

Leavitt will boycott Friday's prayer breakfast

By Scott Hewitt and Stephanie Rice October 15, 2014 7:18 p.m.

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt has reversed course and said he will boycott the 2014 Clark County Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast, where this year's keynote speaker is nationally known for denouncing Muslims and Jews.

Budget manager disputes Madore's charter claim

By Stephanie Rice October 10, 2014 3:50 p.m.

A claim by Republican Clark County Commissioner David Madore that adopting a county charter will cost taxpayers money has prompted the county's budget manager to say Madore's claims are not factually correct.

Waterfront milestone celebrated on City Hall rooftop

By Stephanie Rice October 9, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Even with Thursday morning’s fog, the vantage from the roof of Vancouver City Hall provided a clear view of where crews have started deep utility work for one of the city’s top priorities: a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of the waterfront.

2 Vancouver men among 5 people arrested in auto theft ring

By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2014 9:10 p.m.

Two Vancouver men were among five people recently arrested in connection to a large-scale auto theft ring in Portland, according to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau.

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