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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter


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Herrera Beutler questions feds' actions on Cowlitz casino

By Stephanie Rice November 24, 2014 5 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter Monday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, questioning why Jewell's department would make a promise to the Cowlitz Tribe to take land into trust for a reservation while the legality of the land transfer remains tied up in federal court.

Vancouver City Council divided on taxi deregulation

By Stephanie Rice November 17, 2014 9:40 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council was divided Monday about how far the city should go in deregulating the taxicab industry.

Kidnapping convictions reinstated in Vancouver pot robbery

By Stephanie Rice November 13, 2014 5:15 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The Washington Supreme Court has reinstated kidnapping convictions for two Portland men who robbed a Vancouver medical-marijuana grow house in 2009 and then shot a Vancouver police officer as they fled.

Waterfront Renaissance Trail repair progresses

By Stephanie Rice November 12, 2014 6:23 p.m.

When the flood-stage Columbia River ate into its northern bank near Tidewater Cove three years ago, the sandy slope went down smoothly.

Veterans Day storm downs trees, disrupts power  

By Eric Florip , Emily Gillespie , Tyler Graf and Stephanie Rice November 11, 2014 9:21 p.m.

Strong winds have caused trees and limbs to come down, leaving thousands without power due to a swath of outages across Clark County this morning.

Vancouver PD unit can seek federal charges

By Stephanie Rice November 10, 2014 9:47 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department's cybercrimes unit has been given authority to pursue federal charges in certain cases, a move that will take pressure off the lone special agent assigned to support the department as part of the federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Clark County renews medical pot ban

By Stephanie Rice November 5, 2014 5:55 p.m.

Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to readopt a ban on medical marijuana collective gardens that had expired.

Commissioner Barnes: Dissolve environmental services department

By Stephanie Rice November 4, 2014 5:57 p.m.

Clark County Commissioner Ed Barnes, a Democrat who has only eight weeks left to serve, suggested Tuesday commissioners consider dissolving the Department of Environmental Services.

Vancouver hikes property tax, utility rates

By Stephanie Rice November 4, 2014 6 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council voted Monday in favor of property tax levy and utility rate increases.

Neighbors describe growing tension

By Lauren Dake , Marissa Harshman and Stephanie Rice October 31, 2014 9:44 p.m.

John B. Kendall lived next door to Erich and Abigail Mounce, and the neighbors had been in a legal feud for nearly two years, court records show. The primary source of tension was the fact Kendall had as many as five tenants and a home business in violation of subdivision restrictions.

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