By Stephanie Rice April 16, 2014 6 a.m.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
By Stephanie Rice April 14, 2014 8:12 p.m.
BNSF Railway officials emphasized a safety-first mentality, billions of dollars' worth of capital investments and a pledge to spend millions training first responders in the event of an oil spill during a workshop Monday with the Vancouver City Council.
By Stephanie Rice April 11, 2014 7:59 p.m.
Fort Vancouver National Trust says it won't return to the Pearson Air Museum after months of talks ended without an agreement.
By Stephanie Rice April 9, 2014 8:41 p.m.
Against a backdrop of heritage trees Wednesday in Esther Short Park, Mayor Pro Tem Larry Smith accepted an award honoring Vancouver as a Tree City USA.
By Stephanie Rice April 8, 2014 3:08 p.m.
Compact on hold unless tribe wins in federal court
By Stephanie Rice March 25, 2014 6:07 p.m.
The state Court of Appeals has upheld a finding that the Vancouver Police Department committed an unfair labor practice in 2009 by denying an officer a spot in the motorcycle unit because of his activities as president of the police officers’ guild.
By Stephanie Rice March 24, 2014 8:47 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will administer the ambulance contract for Emergency Services District 2 instead of the Clark County commissioners, the council confirmed Monday.
A majority of the Vancouver City Council now publicly opposes plans to build the Northwest's largest oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.
By Stephanie Rice March 19, 2014 6 a.m.
While Clark County hasn't experienced the extreme winter weather seen in the Midwest and the East, our relatively harsh freeze-thaw cycle has put additional stress on roads, and local public works crews are busy filling potholes.
By Stephanie Rice March 18, 2014 8:58 p.m.
Vancouver Police Sgt. Wayne C. Reynolds was diagnosed nine months ago with a rare, aggressive form of lymphoma that typically strikes men two decades his senior. He immediately started chemotherapy, only to join the 17 percent of mantle cell lymphoma patients for whom chemotherapy doesn't work. He then tried a drug, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, to suppress his cancer. After that failed, he hoped for a breakthrough in treatment options.
By Stephanie Rice March 18, 2014 6 a.m.
A $200,000 federal grant will pay for a plan to clean up and improve infrastructure in the 173 acres immediately east of Pearson Field and north of state Highway 14.
By Stephanie Rice March 11, 2014 6:06 p.m.
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Tuesday he will seek re-election this fall.
By Stephanie Rice March 7, 2014 6:03 p.m.
Kathleen Zellner, a Chicago-area attorney who won a $9 million jury verdict for Clyde Ray Spencer in federal court, has agreed to reduce her request for fees and costs from $2.49 million to $1.73 million.
By Stephanie Rice March 3, 2014 1:58 p.m.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart, assistant VPD Chief Chris Sutter remain in the running
By Stephanie Rice February 26, 2014 7:34 p.m.
The parents of Marius C. Asanachescu, a mentally ill Vancouver man who was killed two years ago while in custody at the Clark County Jail, will receive $700,000 from the county and its jail medical provider.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2014 9:07 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council voted 6-1 Monday to move on to a public hearing on what would be Clark County's first ordinance setting out guidelines for marijuana retailers, growers and processors under Initiative 502. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Several months after a federal judge suggested a solution to feuding organizers with similar-sounding festivals, organizers have taken his advice and agreed to drop a lawsuit.
By Stephanie Rice February 21, 2014 6:25 p.m.
Clark County will finance post-trial motions following a $9 million verdict awarded to a former Vancouver man who spent nearly 20 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his two children and a stepson.
By Stephanie Rice February 19, 2014 9:30 a.m.
The legal team that took Clyde Ray Spencer's case on a contingency basis wants to be certain it gets paid. In a motion for fees and costs filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Spencer's lead attorney, Kathleen Zellner, asked for $2.49 million. That includes a multiplier of 1.5 for attorney fees, which, she argues, courts have allowed for factors including the undesirability of the case, the inability of attorneys to take on additional clients in light of the demands of the case and the potential for receiving no payment.
By Stephanie Rice February 17, 2014 7:57 p.m.
Clyde Ray Spencer's attorney said Monday she's preparing a writ of execution on the $9 million verdict Clark County commissioners have said they won't pay.
The Board of Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to not pay a $9 million judgment awarded to Clyde Ray Spencer this month in U.S. District Court.
By Stephanie Rice February 10, 2014 10:15 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will take a more prominent role in the state-level permitting process of a proposal for an $110 million oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
By Stephanie Rice January 30, 2014 8:20 p.m.
TACOMA — A jury of four men and four women watched Thursday as images flashed on a screen: Ray Spencer smiling with his young children, his pigtailed daughter whispering a secret in his ear, his son in a Little League uniform, posing in a batter's stance.
By Stephanie Rice January 22, 2014 8:17 p.m.
A Wednesday discussion on allowing smaller minimum lot sizes in certain agricultural and forest zones included a lesson on property taxes for Clark County Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, both of whom questioned why property taxes would increase even if property owners didn't decide to split up their land.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that local jurisdictions have the authority to shut out licensed marijuana businesses.
By Stephanie Rice January 14, 2014 7:16 p.m.
With uncertainty over how far local jurisdictions can go in regulating state-licensed marijuana businesses, the city of Vancouver seems likely to simply follow state law.
By Stephanie Rice January 6, 2014 9:38 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will have a new delegation this year on the C-Tran Board of Directors, arguably the highest-profile assignment councilors can receive.