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A group of petitioners failed Friday to follow through on a pledge that they would file a lawsuit against the city of Vancouver and Clark County.
New I-5 bridge should include 'maximum consideration' for commuters
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt on Tuesday sent a letter to state transportation officials, asking them to consider tolling relief for certain categories of drivers.
Vancouver council has refused to accept failed petition that seeks a vote
Tim Eyman, a Mukilteo resident who has made a name for himself challenging taxes and policies statewide, said a group of local petitioners will file a lawsuit against the city of Vancouver by Friday.
Consulting group says current arrangement needs to be reworked
A consulting group has told Clark County and the city of Vancouver that they need to rework their joint parks and recreation program agreement. But first the two sides must decide if they will move closer together or further apart.
Topic could not be discussed since it was not on agenda
A valuable lesson was learned Monday: Before announcing a public fight with the Vancouver City Council, check the meeting agenda.
Public is invited to advise state board in Vancouver this week
A public forum on Initiative 502, which legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults, will be Thursday at Clark College.
Supreme Court ruling aids his case against Burger King
Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Ed Bylsma, who was served a phlegm-laced hamburger in 2009 at a Burger King restaurant but didn't eat it, got a favorable ruling Thursday from the Washington Supreme Court.
Depuy prosecutor calls it a "unfortunate, tragic accident"
No criminal charges will be filed against jail custody officers who were trying to restrain an inmate when he died, Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Fairgrieve said Wednesday.
Council could set a goal of matching current performance
As the Vancouver City Council tries to stabilize the fire department's budget without gutting services, councilors focused their attention Monday on a different set of numbers.
Sen. Benton asked for informal opinion on issue of signatures
The state Attorney General's Office will weigh in on a controversy surrounding a petition that fell just short of the required number of valid signatures to get the Vancouver City Council to put light rail to a public vote.
Volunteers have put 51 in ground, with the next event set for Feb. 23
Ideal tree-planting weather begins in November and runs through March, when the rains come and the ground starts to soften, said Charles Ray, Vancouver's urban forester.
Madore, Mielke break contract over council's support for light rail
Commissioners say they'll reinstate funding if CREDC changes position on light rail
Vancouver police, local YWCA, state Department of Corrections will share $300,000
A two-year federal grant worth nearly $300,000 will enable the Vancouver Police Department and YWCA Clark County to dedicate more time to investigating domestic violence crimes and assisting victims, interim Chief Chris Sutter said Monday.
Miscommunication between county, city
Vancouver City Council no longer has option to put it to a vote
Vancouver officials guide owners during pre-lease meetings
When Greg Anderson and his sister, Bonnie Sant, were considering opening the Brickstone Ballroom in the historic Elks Building, they didn't go to Vancouver City Hall to ask about code requirements.
Author of hot trilogy chose school for its location, English studies
A literary mystery has been solved: We now know why Anastasia Steele was a student at Washington State University Vancouver.
Though she weighs less than one pound, local doctors optimistic of her chances
Though she weighs less than one pound, doctors optimistic of her chances
Come January, drivers will no longer cross one set of train tracks
Early next year, West Eighth Street will be closed permanently to vehicular traffic at the BNSF Railway crossing between Harney and Jefferson streets.
Next payment is due Jan. 1
Approximately $470,000 from city lodging tax revenues will be tapped to help cover the next debt payment for the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Washougal woman pleaded guilty to theft, spent 44 days on work crew
Vancouver will leave parking structure on market until Jan. 7
As part of its plan to get out of the money-losing parking business, the Vancouver City Council is considering an offer to buy the garage adjacent to Main Place office building in downtown.
Portions of the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail, a popular paved route for runners, walkers and cyclists that winds through the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway, will be preserved and enhanced after the city buys four parcels totaling nearly 15 acres.
Oregon teen suffered gunshot wound
A trauma surgeon at Oregon Health & Science University said Wednesday afternoon he’s optimistic Kristina Shevchenko, 15, will make a full recovery from injuries sustained in Tuesday’s shooting at Clackamas Town Center.
Vancouver may use smaller vehicles to respond to low-priority medical calls
Instead of dispatching a three-or-four person crew in a fire engine to a 911 call about someone complaining of back pain, the Vancouver Fire Department may test next year how well it works to send a firefighter-paramedic and a firefighter in a SUV.
Groups of patients can grow pot, within limits
Collective medical marijuana gardens will be allowed in certain city zones come January, as the Vancouver City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to approve them.
County, Port of Astoria will also get boats
Three new Quick Response Vessels will be responding to emergencies on the Columbia River, thanks to a federal grant that the Vancouver City Council unanimously voted to accept on Monday.
Val Joshua, who served for years as president of the Vancouver chapter of the NAACP, has died. She was 92.
Vancouver City Council will decide Monday whether to accept $2.6M grant for vessel
The Vancouver Fire Department has a boat it uses on the Columbia River, but it would be inaccurate to call it a fire boat.
Vancouver hires firm to analyze police department's needs
Written history of relationship headed to Joyo, Japan
In 1995, then-Vancouver Mayor Bruce Hagensen signed a sister-city agreement with Senji Imamichi, then mayor of Joyo, Japan, to formalize a friendship that had begun years earlier.
At annual Rotary event, Christmas brings out charity, creativity
A tree done in a Parisian theme, one inspired by the "The 12 Days of Christmas" and a whimsical one that -- you've been warned -- will talk to you if you stop to look.
Council wants to minimize theft, presence of youths
The Vancouver City Council tentatively agreed last week to consider restricting collective medical marijuana gardens to areas zoned for heavy and light industry.
Sinkhole also disrupts water, telephone service in area
Environmental groups' attorneys ask court to allow matter to proceed
Plaintiffs who successfully challenged Clark County's stormwater management plan in state court filed a motion Tuesday in federal court, asking a judge to go forward with a case that had been on hold in deference to the state case.
City Council votes to take maximum possible hike
The Vancouver City Council approved a 2013-14 biennial budget Monday that includes a 1 percent property tax levy increase and utility rate increases.
Video of Vancouver man firing pistol out of car window went viral
Ronnie Michael Wynn has been sentenced to four years in prison for crimes including two that thousands of people have watched on YouTube.
Outside, the temperature was dropping.
Tanner concedes to Mielke in commissioner race
State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, has a 62-vote lead over his challenger, state Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver, according to updated election results released Thursday.
Probst lead over Benton narrows; Olson widens gap over Stonier
Mielke widens lead over Tanner, Benton pulls closer to Probst, Olson widens lead over Stonier.
Late votes tend to lean conservative, giving edge to Mielke
Vancouver businessman David Madore unseated Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt on Tuesday, as both candidates acknowledged the gap would be too much for Boldt to make up even with thousands of votes left to be counted.
A dedicated funding stream for parks and recreation was rejected Tuesday by city of Vancouver voters.
With Election Day less than a week away, Clark County's legislative candidates have used most of their campaign contributions. But some candidates still have a significant chunk of money to spend as they head toward the Nov. 6 finish.
It asks Clark County Fire District 5 if it will pay for 13 positions
In an attempt to save 13 grant-funded firefighter positions after the grant expires next year, the city of Vancouver reached out to Clark County Fire District 5 on Tuesday to see if it will pay for the positions in 2014.
Facing a flood of mentally unstable inmates, county takes action to make facility safer
Zachary A. Morrow was arrested on drug and theft charges Feb. 8 and taken to the Clark County Jail, where he'd been booked at least 20 times since 2003, the year he graduated from Washougal High School.
State Supreme Court asked to review appeals panel's decision
Clark County asked the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday to wade into the contentious issue of stormwater regulations.
Options explored as costs climb and resources shrink
The Vancouver City Council on Monday had its first chance to discuss recommendations on how to stabilize funding for fire services while keeping services at an acceptable level.
He has spent twice as much as any other local office candidate in state
Candidate has spent twice as much money than any other candidate for local office statewide
City, which was sued over issue Tuesday, could lift ban by year's end
Collective medical marijuana gardens, which have been subject to extended moratoria in Clark County, are proposed to be allowed in Vancouver's heavy industrial and light industrial zones.
City says it's not taking sides, but offering insight
While the federal lawsuit challenging a proposed reservation and casino in Clark County has lived up to expectations that it will at least stall the project for years, the city of La Center has stepped up and filed a brief to give the judge its perspective.
Some members express concern in early budget talks
Faced with a proposed increase of 5 percent each on water and surface water rates in 2013 and 2014 — as well as smaller increases of sewer and solid waste rates — a few Vancouver City councilors got cold feet Monday night during a workshop on the city manager's recommended two-year budget.