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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter

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Councilors pleased with VPD chief's work

By Stephanie Rice August 25, 2014 8:56 p.m.

After eight months on the job, Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain has the department headed in the right direction, city councilors agreed Monday after hearing an update on structural and operational changes.

Chalk the Walks event spreads its message of good will

By Stephanie Rice August 19, 2014 7:54 p.m.

Pictures of positive chalked messages — and hearts, rainbows and smiley faces — beamed in Tuesday from all 50 states and Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand and Scotland, to the delight of Vancouver's Joy Team, which started Chalk the Walks in 2011. This year, more than 4,000 people participated around the world, said Michele McKeag Larsen, who co-founded the nonprofit Joy Team in 2010 with her daughter, Taryn, when her daughter was a student Hough Elementary School.

Retailers must move drug paraphernalia from easy view

By Stephanie Rice August 18, 2014 11:13 p.m.

Colorful glass pipes should soon disappear from near the cash register at more than a dozen convenience stores and gas stations in Vancouver, following a vote of the City Council on Monday to prohibit the display of drug paraphernalia in any area accessible by minors.

New laws target growth of graffiti

By Stephanie Rice August 18, 2014 9:52 p.m.

New criminal and civil codes geared toward fighting a growing graffiti problem were approved Monday by the Vancouver City Council.

New snag for bridge plan?

By Tyler Graf and Stephanie Rice August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

A mixed-use development at Southeast 192nd Avenue just north of Highway 14 appears to illustrate another problem for Clark County Commissioner David Madore's east county bridge proposal.

Contract awarded for waterfront project

By Stephanie Rice August 13, 2014 5:59 p.m.

Nutter Corp. was awarded an $850,950 contract Tuesday by the Port of Vancouver for phase one of infrastructure improvements necessary for a proposed waterfront development.

Vancouver Fire Department exceeds response goals

By Stephanie Rice August 11, 2014 10:32 p.m.

The Vancouver Fire Department has been exceeding emergency response time goals adopted by the city council last year, Chief Joe Molina said Monday.

'Back in the Day,' forging ahead

By Stephanie Rice August 9, 2014 9:04 p.m.

Back in the day, Little Curtis & the Blues often performed at the Trapadero Club, a city-sponsored teen hangout in downtown Vancouver.

Remains of missing climber discovered on Mount St. Helens

By Stephanie Rice August 9, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Remains believed to be Yosuke Onishi, missing since November

New plaque marks Esther Short Park honor

By Stephanie Rice August 4, 2014 10:08 p.m.

A bronze plaque commemorating Esther Short Park's inclusion among Great Public Spaces has been installed in the park's southeast corner, near the base of the bell tower.

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