In a significant development in a yearslong fight to build a casino in Clark County, the Cowlitz Tribe was notified Wednesday they’ll receive 152 acres west of La Center in January or within 30 days of a federal court ruling in their favor, whichever comes first.
By Stephanie Rice October 23, 2014 6 a.m.
In 2010, Scott Weber's voter pamphlet statement included a pledge: "If elected I will work to eliminate the office which will save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. While I work to phase the office out, I will do everything I can to save taxpayer money."
By Stephanie Rice October 21, 2014 12:59 p.m.
NuStar Energy can still move forward with plans to start storing crude oil
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
By Stephanie Rice October 2, 2014 6:10 p.m.
Public service counters at the Vancouver Police Department's east precinct are scheduled to be staffed next year, according to the city's proposed 2015-16 city budget.
By Stephanie Rice September 22, 2014 8:38 p.m.
Local state lawmakers told the Vancouver City Council on Monday they support a proposed new state law that would punish owners of illicit massage businesses.
By Stephanie Rice September 19, 2014 9 p.m.
With big decisions ahead on how to improve and maintain Vancouver's single largest asset — its streets — members of the city council met Friday morning at City Hall.
By Stephanie Rice September 16, 2014 9:02 p.m.
Try describing the who, when, where and why of Vancouver's Destination Downtown and run the risk of falling into a pot of bureaucratic alphabet soup: In 2006, state lawmakers passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act, under which local jurisdictions had to develop CTR plans. Cities could designate a Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center (GTEC) and implement policies aimed at reducing drive-alone trips. The money for Destination Downtown, Vancouver's GTEC, comes from a $100,000 annual Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Stephanie Rice August 9, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Remains believed to be Yosuke Onishi, missing since November
By Stephanie Rice August 4, 2014 9:50 p.m.
Vancouver will explore allowing "safe and sane" fireworks year-round, while keeping aerial and loud fireworks limited to the Fourth of July.
By Stephanie Rice August 4, 2014 6 a.m.
No change? No problem. To modernize downtown parking meters and offer alternative ways to pay, the city of Vancouver has partnered with Atlanta-based Parkmobile USA for a six-month pilot project on approximately 100 meters east of Esther Short Park and south of Evergreen Boulevard.
By Stephanie Rice July 30, 2014 6:20 p.m.
Clark County Animal Protection and Control has been receiving dozens and dozens of calls from people reporting dogs left alone in hot vehicles, department manager Paul Scarpelli said Wednesday.
By Stephanie Rice July 30, 2014 6 a.m.
The Vancouver City Council will fight a growing graffiti problem in multiple ways. Students from Peter S. Ogden Elementary School, however, took a more focused approach.
By Stephanie Rice July 29, 2014 6:53 p.m.
Of all the acts performed daily at hospitals, none are done for laughs. But one repeated several times Tuesday in Room 426 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center was all in the name of sketch comedy, as the cast and crew of "Portlandia" filmed in the south wing of the fourth floor.
A newly unveiled proposal to build a bridge across the Columbia River at Southeast 192nd Avenue doesn't have the necessary support from the Vancouver City Council.
By Stephanie Rice July 28, 2014 6:26 p.m.
Paving projects started Monday in Vancouver, and residents can expect to encounter crews around the city through the rest of the summer and into fall.
By Stephanie Rice July 21, 2014 9:44 p.m.
Anticipating future water storage needs, the Vancouver City Council voted Monday to buy 12 acres from Sharp Electronics Corporation for a water reservoir.