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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter

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Recent Stories

Vancouver council will not make NuStar decision

By Stephanie Rice January 12, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council will not make the decision regarding NuStar's application to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver, City Attorney Bronson Potter said Monday.

City grants property tax exemptions in housing proposals

By Stephanie Rice January 5, 2015 10:52 p.m.

Three proposed multifamily residential developments in downtown and uptown will be exempt from property taxes for several years under agreements approved Monday by the Vancouver City Council.

Vancouver gets tough on violators of rules on topping trees

By Stephanie Rice January 4, 2015 8:44 p.m.

The owner of Sunrise Bagels wasn't aware he was about to run afoul of city rules when he hired an arborist to top trees outside his downtown Vancouver store and bakery.

2015 comes in with a bang, not a fire

By Patty Hastings and Stephanie Rice January 2, 2015 7:14 p.m.

Evidenced by the booms that could be heard locally before the ball dropped in Times Square in New York City, some residents in Clark County made fireworks part of their New Year's Eve celebrations.

Volunteers make Meals on Wheels People possible

By Stephanie Rice December 30, 2014 6 a.m.

As Vancouver City Councilor Larry Smith drives to the next home, he accurately predicts what the resident will be doing when he arrives.

McCauley named county manager

By Stephanie Rice December 23, 2014 9:26 p.m.

Clark County Administrator Mark McCauley accepted an offer Tuesday from the commissioners to become the county's first manager.

Commissioners decline to protect county departments

By Craig Brown and Stephanie Rice December 16, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Clark County commissioners today voted down an ordinance that would have cemented county departments in advance of a new charter, effective Jan. 1.

Vancouver nearly doubles indigent defense fund

By Stephanie Rice December 15, 2014 9:56 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council on Monday approved a new indigent defense contract for 2015 worth nearly $1.1 million, approximately twice what it spent this year.

Board's vote Tuesday could affect Benton's department

By Stephanie Rice December 15, 2014 7:52 p.m.

The Board of Clark County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on Chairman Tom Mielke's proposal to formally establish existing departments by ordinance.

Federal judge rules in favor of Cowlitz

By Stephanie Rice and Justin Runquist December 12, 2014 6 p.m.

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday sided with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in its long-running quest to establish a reservation along Interstate 5 west of La Center and build a casino. She dismissed a lawsuit filed by opponents.

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