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Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Kristine Graham, a volunteer travel trainer for C-Tran, said she rides public transit seven days a week, and drivers often have to ask riders to move out of the disabled seating for her. “Most people are pretty chill about it, and very receptive.

C-Tran, WSU Vancouver class debut rider-etiquette campaign

Kristine Graham, a volunteer travel trainer for C-Tran, said she rides public transit seven days a week, and drivers often have to ask riders to move out of the disabled seating for her. “Most people are pretty chill about it, and very receptive.

February 8, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

The bus is a public place. Commuters can steel themselves for the day ahead, decompress from the day before or simply get where they’re going, all without loud, one-sided cell phone conversations or a seatmate’s encroaching knee. Read story

Livingston Mountain timber sale on hold

February 1, 2019, 5:09pm Clark County Business

The state Department of Natural Resources has indefinitely canceled a proposed timber sale on Livingston Mountain, citing local residents’ concerns regarding truck traffic, noise and the impact on the area environment. Read story

Clark County to post new limit signs on bridges

January 30, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Road workers will post new vehicle weight- and axle-limit signs on seven bridges around unincorporated Clark County in the coming weeks, in keeping with new bridge vehicle weight limit rating guidelines. Read story

The outline of Mount Hood rises behind westbound morning traffic on state Highway 14 near the intersection of Interstate 205 on Tuesday. A $25 million state project will seek to reduce congestion by widening the freeway.

Widening project targets Highway 14 congestion

The outline of Mount Hood rises behind westbound morning traffic on state Highway 14 near the intersection of Interstate 205 on Tuesday. A $25 million state project will seek to reduce congestion by widening the freeway.

January 30, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

A $25 million project aimed at reducing chronic congestion on state Highway 14 will add lanes to the highway between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue, along with a westbound, peak-use shoulder lane for use during heavy traffic. Read story

Doug Harris directs the Clark College jazz band at the Clark College 57th annual Jazz Festival Saturday. The weekend festival was Harris’ first after longtime band director Richard Inouye retired last spring.

Students jazz up Clark College

Doug Harris directs the Clark College jazz band at the Clark College 57th annual Jazz Festival Saturday. The weekend festival was Harris’ first after longtime band director Richard Inouye retired last spring.

January 26, 2019, 7:51pm Clark County Life

Clark College’s Gaiser Hall roared with jazz and the din of hundreds of student musicians, representing more than 40 schools around Oregon and Washington, for the 57th annual Clark College Jazz Festival. Read story

One hurt in crash on Highway 14; troopers say causing driver fled scene

January 26, 2019, 4:03pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was hospitalized following a crash on state Highway 14, and the Washington State Patrol said the driver who caused the crash fled the scene. Read story

Vancouver City Councilor Jack Burkman speaks with guests during a reception at City Hall.

Jack Burkman announces run for Vancouver port commission

Vancouver City Councilor Jack Burkman speaks with guests during a reception at City Hall.

January 25, 2019, 11:40am Clark County News

Jack Burkman, a former Vancouver city councilor and longtime local civic fixture, announced Friday his intent to run for Vancouver port commissioner. Read story

Downtown bus route detours set ahead of Race for Warmth event

January 25, 2019, 10:40am Clark County News

Multiple bus routes will be detoured Sunday morning and early afternoon for the Race for Warmth event in downtown Vancouver. Read story

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Body found off forest road near Cougar, deputies investigating

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January 25, 2019, 9:37am Clark County News

Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a dead person was found in northern Skamania County, about 6 miles west of Cougar around the Gifford Pinchot National Forest boundary, Thursday afternoon. Read story

Exhaust pours out of a semi-truck as it leaves the Port of Vancouver on Friday. Areas near the port score poorly in a study that ranks health risks caused by environmental quality.

Vancouver ranks high for health risks due to environmental quality

Exhaust pours out of a semi-truck as it leaves the Port of Vancouver on Friday. Areas near the port score poorly in a study that ranks health risks caused by environmental quality.

January 19, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Health

Vancouver is among the Washington cities where residents see the greatest health risks due to environmental quality, according to a new ranking and mapping tool from the state charting health risks at the neighborhood level. Read story