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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter


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Reports of dogs left in hot cars rise in Clark County

By Stephanie Rice July 30, 2014 6:20 p.m.

Clark County Animal Protection and Control has been receiving dozens and dozens of calls from people reporting dogs left alone in hot vehicles, department manager Paul Scarpelli said Wednesday.

Mural is students' artful approach to graffiti problem

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

The Vancouver City Council will fight a growing graffiti problem in multiple ways. Students from Peter S. Ogden Elementary School, however, took a more focused approach.

'Portlandia' films at PeaceHealth Southwest

By Stephanie Rice July 29, 2014 6:53 p.m.

Of all the acts performed daily at hospitals, none are done for laughs. But one repeated several times Tuesday in Room 426 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center was all in the name of sketch comedy, as the cast and crew of "Portlandia" filmed in the south wing of the fourth floor.

Bridge idea lacks Vancouver City Council's support

By Eric Florip and Stephanie Rice July 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

A newly unveiled proposal to build a bridge across the Columbia River at Southeast 192nd Avenue doesn't have the necessary support from the Vancouver City Council.

Vancouver plans $6.5 million in paving projects this year

By Stephanie Rice July 28, 2014 6:26 p.m.

Paving projects started Monday in Vancouver, and residents can expect to encounter crews around the city through the rest of the summer and into fall.

Vancouver City Council votes to buy land for water reservoir

By Stephanie Rice July 21, 2014 9:44 p.m.

Anticipating future water storage needs, the Vancouver City Council voted Monday to buy 12 acres from Sharp Electronics Corporation for a water reservoir.

Ambulance provider to get a new deal

By Stephanie Rice July 18, 2014 9:45 p.m.

Emergency Medical Services District 2 residents shouldn't notice any differences despite administrative changes made this year.

Orchards Wal-Mart takes step forward

By Stephanie Rice July 17, 2014 6 a.m.

A plan for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Orchards is moving ahead, according to a scaled-back development agreement with the city of Vancouver.

Vancouver Fire Department to focus on prevention

By Stephanie Rice July 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Much of what people learn about fire safety is reactionary, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said recently.

Potter confirmed as new Vancouver city attorney

By Stephanie Rice July 7, 2014 9:29 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council voted Monday to confirm Bronson Potter as the new city attorney.

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