By Stephanie Rice December 9, 2013 9:59 p.m.
Outgoing Vancouver City Council members will have their names and years of service on engraved bricks in Propstra Square across from City Hall, a tradition that will start with Jeanne Harris and Jeanne Stewart.
By Stephanie Rice December 7, 2013 7:02 p.m.
Starting the week of Thanksgiving through mid-January, Clark County residents generate more than 500 additional tons of garbage compared to other 10-week stretches of the year, said Josy Wright, waste reduction manager for Waste Connections.
By Stephanie Rice December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
A prominent section of the Christmas tree in Esther Short Park now glows along with the rest of the large Douglas fir.
By Stephanie Rice November 21, 2013 8:11 p.m.
The holiday tradition of Salvation Army bell ringers had a different rollout in Clark County on Thursday, with the first annual "Kettle Kick Off" featuring mayors and other civic leaders at Fred Meyer stores.
By Stephanie Rice November 18, 2013 9:59 p.m.
A moratorium on marijuana retail sales facilities was reaffirmed Monday by the Vancouver City Council.
By Stephanie Rice November 15, 2013 9:11 p.m.
Starting Jan. 1, people who don't live in the city will pay a few more dollars a month to break a sweat at Vancouver recreation centers or rent one for a party, while city residents either won't see an increase or will save a few bucks.
By Stephanie Rice November 11, 2013 7:13 p.m.
Clark County's streak of dismal voter turnout remains unbroken. According to preliminary figures from the Secretary of State's office, Clark had one of the lowest turnouts in the Nov. 5 general election among the state's 39 counties. Of 246,865 registered voters countywide, ballots from 90,907 people have been tabulated and another 1,500 ballots are left to be counted today.
Tuesday’s ballot has more names than ever — many of which won’t ring a bell with voters. There are 110 candidates for 15 nonpartisan freeholder seats, in addition to dozens of people running for seats on nonpartisan city councils, school boards and fire districts. But a big ballot doesn’t guarantee a big turnout, particularly not here.
By Stephanie Rice October 22, 2013 3:49 p.m.
Clark County will take out a $10 million loan to pay a settlement to two men who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape.
By Stephanie Rice October 17, 2013 6:52 p.m.
Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart has benefitted from a conservative political committee in her bid for a fourth term, while her challenger, Alishia Topper, has raised nearly four times as much money and received endorsements from the city's police guild and fire union.
By Stephanie Rice October 17, 2013 6 a.m.
A BNSF Railway train went through a crossing at Southeast 147th Avenue without sounding its horn on Wednesday afternoon, and a group of neighbors and city employees cheered. Then a few of them had to laugh — it was a coal train.
By Stephanie Rice October 14, 2013 8:31 p.m.
Acorn Development wants to buy the Esther Short Building, which the city put on the market nearly two years ago, for $5 million, City Manager Eric Holmes said Monday.
By Stephanie Rice October 14, 2013 7:51 p.m.
Vancouver City Councilor Jack Burkman finished with 45 percent of the vote in the Aug. 6 primary. To earn his third term on the council, he'll have to beat Micheline Doan, who finished second with 21 percent of the vote.
By Stephanie Rice October 13, 2013 6 a.m.
In the past four years, the city of Vancouver has cut operational costs, improved its credit rating, landed major employers such as PeaceHealth, Integra and Farwest Steel Corp. and started a $40 million waterfront access project to transform the city's west end.
By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2013 9:50 p.m.
A proposal to change the makeup of the C-Tran Board of Directors was pushed back Tuesday to December.
By Stephanie Rice October 8, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Three road projects that have been on the city's to-do list for years are inching closer to construction, the Vancouver City Council heard Monday during a workshop, but it will be a few years before residents see results.
By Stephanie Rice October 3, 2013 11:02 a.m.
Williams responds to allegations that members met in private in violation of state law
By Stephanie Rice October 2, 2013 9:33 p.m.
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and City Councilor Bill Turlay both prefer cooking to gardening, rank the Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance Trail as their favorite place to walk in the city and agree that chronically congested Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive rates as the worst intersection.
By Stephanie Rice September 26, 2013 7:29 p.m.
Off-duty firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6 spent four hours Thursday, boots in hand, collecting money at a Hazel Dell intersection and will be out there again today from noon to 4 p.m.
A proposed financing plan for annual operations and maintenance of light rail will likely be released Tuesday by C-Tran, just as a longtime critic of the Columbia River Crossing has raised new doubt about projections being used to justify the megaproject.
By Stephanie Rice September 20, 2013 6:34 p.m.
Vancouver businessman Elie Kassab recalled Friday the moment he knew he wanted to go to the United States.
By Stephanie Rice September 12, 2013 8:19 p.m.
A Ridgefield man was sentenced Thursday to nine months in the Clark County Jail for having sex with a 13-year-old boy he met via a free iPhone app that links men looking to hook up.
By Stephanie Rice September 7, 2013 6 a.m.
Vancouver resident Robyn McCracken loves collecting unicorn figurines — and boy, did her friend come up with a doozy.
By Stephanie Rice September 5, 2013 8:06 p.m.
A former Vancouver resident was recently sentenced in San Diego to serve 11 years in a California state prison and pay $3 million in restitution for operating a phony insurance company and bilking elderly clients.
By Stephanie Rice September 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Members of Brush Prairie Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend with a community picnic, but it will also commemorate the milestone by finding 150 ways to serve the community in the next year, said Pastor Bob Carlson.
By Stephanie Rice August 28, 2013 8:17 p.m.
Vancouver drivers are getting comparatively worse, according to one of the nation's largest providers of auto insurance. Allstate Insurance Company -- you know, the one with the "You're in Good Hands" motto -- released its ninth annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report this week.