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Stephanie Rice

Vancouver city government reporter

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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.

Officer's promotion follows road back from low point

By Stephanie Rice September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Friday's promotion ceremony at the Vancouver Police Department's west precinct was newsworthy for two reasons: By elevating an officer to the rank of corporal, Chief James McElvain again illustrated he's willing to promote from within, and by doing so he chipped away at long-held concerns about room for advancement in the department.

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.

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