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.
By Stephanie Rice July 5, 2014 9:24 p.m.
A 1970s ranch-style home in Felida was heavily damaged by fire early Saturday morning, and fireworks are the suspected cause of the blaze, a Clark County Fire District 6 battalion chief said Saturday. No injuries were reported.
By Stephanie Rice July 3, 2014 6 a.m.
Portions of the popular Waterfront Renaissance Trail were rendered unusable by slope erosion three years ago. Since then, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt said he and city councilors have been asked numerous times when the trail will be reopened.
By Stephanie Rice July 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark County's population grew by 1.67 percent in a year, according to annual state population estimates released Monday.
By Stephanie Rice June 25, 2014 6 a.m.
For more than three years the city park across the street (Summer's Walk) has not been watered. The developer spent lots of dollars laying out a plan and planting beautiful plants and trees. In the last three years we have lost more than 50 percent of those plants and trees. It's been heartbreaking to watch the downgrade. I thought that a part of our taxes were to pay for upkeep of our parks. What's going on?
Plans for extending Columbia Way have drawn criticism for a lack of dedicated bike lanes, but an even bigger decision is needed before the primary east-west route to Vancouver's $1.3 billion waterfront development can be built.
By Stephanie Rice June 16, 2014 8:17 p.m.
Inflation and population growth have been driving Vancouver’s costs up by about 4 percent a year, outpacing 2.4 percent revenue growth, City Manager Eric Holmes said Monday during a two-hour workshop with the city council about setting the framework for the 2015-16 budget.
Close to 700 people attended a Vancouver City Council meeting Monday, and a majority of speakers urged councilors to fight an oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.
By Stephanie Rice May 27, 2014 5:42 p.m.
Anticipating a large crowd, the city has moved a public hearing on a resolution opposing an oil transfer terminal to a larger venue and earlier time.
By Stephanie Rice May 24, 2014 5:11 p.m.
Attorneys continue to argue whether Clark County should have to pay $9 million to former Vancouver police officer Clyde Ray Spencer, who spent nearly 20 years in prison after being targeted by two employees of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
The Vancouver City Council appears poised to make a bold statement by opposing not only what would be the Northwest’s largest oil transfer terminal, but also any proposals that would result in an increase of Bakken crude oil being hauled through Clark County.
By Stephanie Rice May 16, 2014 5:51 p.m.
A resolution under consideration by the Vancouver City Council urges decision-makers to reject a proposal to build the Northwest's largest oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.
By Stephanie Rice May 16, 2014 9:05 p.m.
The Vancouver Fire Department’s new $1.59 million quick response boat, Discovery, was dedicated Friday during a celebration that included speeches from U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Bruce Jones.
By Stephanie Rice May 8, 2014 9:52 a.m.
Fair Manager John Morrison said today that gun rights activist and rock star Ted Nugent’s Aug. 5 concert has been canceled, but not because of a petition that urged fair organizers to nudge the Nuge from the lineup.
The Board of Clark County Commissioners won't have to stop praying before public meetings thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
By Stephanie Rice May 5, 2014 9:10 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will vote June 16 on two resolutions: One to oppose plans for what would be the Northwest's largest oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver, and one to formally intervene in the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council process.
By Stephanie Rice May 2, 2014 12:21 p.m.
A Clark County Superior Court judge granted C-Tran’s request Friday for an injunction to keep the city of Vancouver from releasing a C-Tran email to The Columbian. Judge Robert Lewis reviewed the email and said the contents did fall within the attorney-client privilege exemption from disclosure under the Public Records Act.
By Stephanie Rice April 30, 2014 8:40 p.m.
Vancouver's salary review commission reversed itself Wednesday and decided not to lower the monthly salary for the mayor pro tem.
By Stephanie Rice April 19, 2014 11:32 p.m.
In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra’s salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.
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