By Stephanie Rice May 7, 2013 7:27 p.m.
Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart has drawn a second opponent.
By Stephanie Rice May 4, 2013 8:28 p.m.
Commissioner posts apology on Facebook page
By Stephanie Rice May 1, 2013 6:55 p.m.
Don Benton's history of public service and his work in the private sector don't appear to match up with the minimum qualifications to be Clark County's next director of environmental services, a job bestowed on him Wednesday by County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke.
By Stephanie Rice April 30, 2013 5:18 p.m.
Ad claims city has "serious shortage of truly competent" leaders
By Stephanie Rice April 30, 2013 6 a.m.
The call came over the radio -- "Rescue One, priority three" -- and Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Bob Carroll and firefighter Natalie Newgent stood up from the kitchen table at Station 3 and headed to the vehicle bay.
By Stephanie Rice April 26, 2013 3:04 p.m.
Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen does plenty of community service. He plants trees and removes ivy. He risks public humiliation for a good cause, dressing as Braveheart for a benefit for The Children's Center and signing on for this fall's "Dancing with the Local Stars" to raise money for the Fort Vancouver National Trust
By Stephanie Rice April 22, 2013 9:48 p.m.
A majority of the Vancouver City Council on Monday expressed support for a proposed new agreement with Clark County that more accurately describes what goes on behind the scenes at the Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation department.
By Stephanie Rice April 18, 2013 8:36 p.m.
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey on Thursday certified a petition for an anti-light rail initiative, a day after a judge struck down a state law that initially had prompted Kimsey to invalidate hundreds of the signatures.
By Stephanie Rice March 25, 2013 9:41 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council agreed Monday to set the Vancouver Fire Department's current emergency response times, which they'd heard in January but had questions about, as standards to gauge future performance.
By Stephanie Rice March 25, 2013 8:04 p.m.
The Downtown Redevelopment Authority, the legal entity that oversees the city-owned Hilton Vancouver Washington, plans to refinance bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates.
By Stephanie Rice March 21, 2013 5:43 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday handed a win to Clark County by sparing officials from having to answer this question: "How do you take back land that has already been annexed by cities?"
By Stephanie Rice March 20, 2013 6:02 p.m.
The Columbia River was the central theme of Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt's State of the City address Wednesday, which included praise for many and sharp criticism for few.
By Stephanie Rice March 19, 2013 7:25 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council on Monday approved a resolution of intent to form a local improvement district so 467 homeowners near the Columbia River can pay for the railroad crossing safety upgrades necessary for establishing quiet zones at Southeast 139th, 144th, 147th and 164th avenues.
By Stephanie Rice March 18, 2013 8:59 p.m.
An anti-light-rail ordinance won’t go to city voters this fall, the Vancouver City Council decided Monday.
By Stephanie Rice March 14, 2013 6:45 p.m.
Anne McEnerny-Ogle, whose civic activities include serving as chairwoman of the Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance and president of the League of Women Voters of Clark County, said Thursday she will run for Vancouver City Council.
By Stephanie Rice March 11, 2013 8:27 p.m.
Starting March 29, it will cost city residents more money to retrieve their stray animals from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
By Stephanie Rice March 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Since 1992, Vancouver has contracted with Emergency Medical Services District 2 for ambulance services, and the current contract expires next year. On March 4, the Vancouver City Council said it was interested in a new arrangement.
By Stephanie Rice March 10, 2013 6 a.m.
The Vancouver Fire Department, responsible for providing emergency medical services for more than half of Clark County's population, has been experiencing pains of its own: a growing deficit, a shrinking workforce and stations that would not withstand a major earthquake.
By Stephanie Rice March 7, 2013 6:37 p.m.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Thursday denied a motion by Clark County and other plaintiffs to throw out a revised opinion that had reaffirmed the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's right to establish a reservation and build a casino west of La Center.
By Stephanie Rice March 5, 2013 8 a.m.
Relief from train horns could be in sight for east Vancouver residents who live near the Columbia River.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2013 6 a.m.
Turn to The Columbian's annual Portrait section, a compilation of stories about ways we live, learn, work and play. You can find it online beginning today.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2013 5:59 a.m.
Dr. John McLoughlin set up the Northwest headquarters for a British fur trading company here in 1825, nearly two decades after famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through the area and more than 100 years before Pearson Field was the landing site for the world’s first non-stop transpolar flight.
By Stephanie Rice February 20, 2013 7:18 p.m.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore, who made a campaign promise to eliminate parking and boat launch fees at county parks, said Wednesday he wants a public hearing on whether the county should cut the fees and make up the difference by taking $325,000 out of the county's general fund.
By Stephanie Rice February 11, 2013 9:37 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council on Monday praised City Manager Eric Holmes and gave him a 1.5 percent pay increase, equivalent to what all non-represented city employees earned for 2013.
By Stephanie Rice February 9, 2013 8:15 p.m.
A worn copy of "The Velveteen Rabbit" faced out from a box marked for first-graders, one of many book-filled boxes in a conference room at the Evergreen Public Schools' administrative offices. Copies of Nancy Drew mysteries and "Bridge to Terabithia" were in boxes marked for older students.
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.