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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter

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Recent Stories

Bus tour gives Vancouver councilors close look at streets

By Stephanie Rice September 19, 2014 9 p.m.

With big decisions ahead on how to improve and maintain Vancouver's single largest asset — its streets — members of the city council met Friday morning at City Hall.

Murals focus of Destination Downtown tour

By Stephanie Rice September 16, 2014 9:02 p.m.

Try describing the who, when, where and why of Vancouver's Destination Downtown and run the risk of falling into a pot of bureaucratic alphabet soup: In 2006, state lawmakers passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act, under which local jurisdictions had to develop CTR plans. Cities could designate a Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center (GTEC) and implement policies aimed at reducing drive-alone trips. The money for Destination Downtown, Vancouver's GTEC, comes from a $100,000 annual Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Deal reached to demolish Centennial Center

By Stephanie Rice September 16, 2014 8:01 a.m.

The Centennial Center, part of the 1962-built Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, will be demolished for the extension of Columbia Way.

Centennial Center will be demolished

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

The Centennial Center, part of the 1962-built Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, will be demolished for the extension of Columbia Way.

New sites eyed for fire stations

By Stephanie Rice September 15, 2014 10:06 p.m.

Two west-side Vancouver fire stations will be rebuilt in new locations, and the change will improve response times at a total of four stations, according to a city analysis.

Vancouver fire chief saves choking man

By Stephanie Rice September 15, 2014 8:41 p.m.

As chief of the Vancouver Fire Department, Joe Molina doesn't go out on calls.

Vancouver City Council passes oil moratorium

By Stephanie Rice September 11, 2014 9:36 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council on Thursday unanimously passed an emergency six-month moratorium on new or expanded facilities that would accept crude oil.

Vancouver council sets emergency meeting on oil moratorium

By Aaron Corvin and Stephanie Rice September 10, 2014 6:51 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council will vote at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on an emergency six-month moratorium “on applications for new or expanded crude oil facilities” at a special meeting at City Hall.

Shooting spurs lawsuit against local SWAT

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

A Ridgefield woman’s federal lawsuit calls into question the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team’s training and operations.

SWAT: Under scrutiny, focused on safety

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

The images of police in body armor and ballistic helmets clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., in recent weeks have raised concerns about the militarization of law enforcement.

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