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
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.