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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter


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Treasurer's rival: Time for change

By Stephanie Rice October 16, 2014 6:45 p.m.

Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher has been in office 30 years. Challenger Lauren Colas says it's time for a change and that her 25 years of business experience makes her a formidable opponent for the longtime incumbent.

Clark County assessor candidates say accuracy is crucial

By Stephanie Rice October 16, 2014 6:27 p.m.

Peter Van Nortwick emphasized it during his successful run for county assessor four years ago, and his challenger, Darren Wertz, says it this year: By law, properties should be assessed at 100 percent of market value.

Leavitt will boycott Friday's prayer breakfast

By Scott Hewitt and Stephanie Rice October 15, 2014 7:18 p.m.

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt has reversed course and said he will boycott the 2014 Clark County Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast, where this year's keynote speaker is nationally known for denouncing Muslims and Jews.

Budget manager disputes Madore's charter claim

By Stephanie Rice October 10, 2014 3:50 p.m.

A claim by Republican Clark County Commissioner David Madore that adopting a county charter will cost taxpayers money has prompted the county's budget manager to say Madore's claims are not factually correct.

Waterfront milestone celebrated on City Hall rooftop

By Stephanie Rice October 9, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Even with Thursday morning’s fog, the vantage from the roof of Vancouver City Hall provided a clear view of where crews have started deep utility work for one of the city’s top priorities: a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of the waterfront.

2 Vancouver men among 5 people arrested in auto theft ring

By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2014 9:10 p.m.

Two Vancouver men were among five people recently arrested in connection to a large-scale auto theft ring in Portland, according to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau.

Two Vancouver men arrested in Portland auto theft ring

By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2014 3:37 p.m.

The ongoing auto theft investigation centers on Portland's West Coast Car Crushing and A1 Light Truck and Van Parts

Hough activist advocates for bike lanes on Columbia Street

By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2014 6 a.m.

The Sept. 5 addition of shared lane markings — a bicycle beneath two arrow tips — on Columbia Street has added to the debate about the so-called sharrows. Do they sufficiently create a safe bicycle corridor, or are they just a nod to cycling advocates that stop well short of satisfying requests for dedicated bike lanes on heavily traveled streets?

Vancouver council: Taxi code needs to be updated

By Stephanie Rice October 6, 2014 7:51 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council said Monday the city's taxi code needs to be updated to include transportation network companies such as Uber, which has been operating illegally in Vancouver since this summer.

Vancouver will consider policy on Uber

By Stephanie Rice October 3, 2014 5:52 p.m.

The Vancouver City Council will have its first discussion Monday about Uber, a ride-sharing company that has been operating illegally in the city since this summer.

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