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A cyclist bikes down Columbia Street toward East Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver. The city was planning to replace much of the parking on Columbia Street with sheltered bike lanes, but the the Vancouver City Council has chosen to re-examine options for balancing parking following an outcry from residents.

Vancouver to rethink bike lanes-parking plan

A cyclist bikes down Columbia Street toward East Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver. The city was planning to replace much of the parking on Columbia Street with sheltered bike lanes, but the the Vancouver City Council has chosen to re-examine options for balancing parking following an outcry from residents.

February 25, 2019, 8:25pm Clark County News

After reviewing the city’s plans to build three north-south bicycling corridors in west Vancouver, adding protected bike lanes but removing some parking spots, the Vancouver City Council chose to re-examine options for balancing parking following an outcry from residents. Read story

Snow piles up at the trailhead of June Lake Trail on the south side of Mount St. Helens in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is a popular snowshoe route.

Washington, Oregon snowpack levels up

Snow piles up at the trailhead of June Lake Trail on the south side of Mount St. Helens in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is a popular snowshoe route.

February 22, 2019, 9:27pm Clark County News

Weeks of colder temperatures and consistent heavy precipitation has bolstered the snowpack in Oregon and Washington’s mountain ranges, bringing snow levels closer to the long-term average. Read story

Traffic coming from state Highway 14 enters the roundabout at Northwest Sixth Avenue in Camas.

Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts

Traffic coming from state Highway 14 enters the roundabout at Northwest Sixth Avenue in Camas.

February 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn to freaking drive, they say. Read story

Bomb squad removes grenade from car at Vancouver VA campus

February 21, 2019, 7:43pm Clark County News

A call about a stolen vehicle at the Portland VA Vancouver Medical Center campus led to the bomb squad responding after officers found a grenade in the car. Read story

A cyclist navigates through traffic in downtown Vancouver in late 2018.

Westside Mobility Strategy has many moving parts

A cyclist navigates through traffic in downtown Vancouver in late 2018.

February 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Planned bike lanes up and down Columbia Street are part of the city’s larger Westside Mobility Strategy, a larger-scale city initiative meant to accommodate more means of transportation while balancing business interests and livability. Read story

University of Washington sophomore Ishaan Bhimani, 19, second from right, joins fellow Washington college students as they speak out in favor of stronger renewable energy policy, while joined by Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange, right, Monday afternoon. The group gathered at the offices of SunModo, a Vancouver solar panel-mounting company. Orange said he was not representing the Port of Vancouver at the event.

College students promote clean energy bills at Sunmodo in Vancouver

University of Washington sophomore Ishaan Bhimani, 19, second from right, joins fellow Washington college students as they speak out in favor of stronger renewable energy policy, while joined by Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange, right, Monday afternoon. The group gathered at the offices of SunModo, a Vancouver solar panel-mounting company. Orange said he was not representing the Port of Vancouver at the event.

February 18, 2019, 7:16pm Clark County News

College student activists touring Washington stopped in Vancouver on Monday in support of moving the state toward 100 percent clean energy, and for bills aimed at that goal making their way through the Legislature. Read story

Ducks swim through a body of water at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal. A mix of private groups and state, federal and local agencies hope to reconnect Gibbons Creek, which runs through the refuge, to the Columbia River, turning roughly 960 acres at the site back to a floodplain. Below: A deer looks up from grazing at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

BPA finishes environmental review of Steigerwald floodplain restoration plan

Ducks swim through a body of water at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal. A mix of private groups and state, federal and local agencies hope to reconnect Gibbons Creek, which runs through the refuge, to the Columbia River, turning roughly 960 acres at the site back to a floodplain. Below: A deer looks up from grazing at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

February 14, 2019, 9:01pm Clark County News

The expansive, $22 million project to restore the floodplain around the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal cleared a major hurdle after an environmental impact analysis was competed this week, and preliminary work on the project is set to start this summer. Read story

A new report from the Oregon Secretary of State’s office reviews what happened with the ill-fated Columbia River Crossing project, from its beginnings in 2004 to its end in 2014, shown here after the Columbia River Crossing project office was shuttered. The report also outlined some best practices that might help with future Interstate 5 Bridge projects.

Oregon official releases Columbia River Crossing review

A new report from the Oregon Secretary of State’s office reviews what happened with the ill-fated Columbia River Crossing project, from its beginnings in 2004 to its end in 2014, shown here after the Columbia River Crossing project office was shuttered. The report also outlined some best practices that might help with future Interstate 5 Bridge projects.

February 13, 2019, 6:58pm Clark County News

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has released his office’s review of the history of the ill-fated Columbia River Crossing project, and its recommendations for a more successful next try. Read story

Mount St. Helens as seen from the camp chapel at Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in Amboy in July.

Public-lands bill gives boost to volcano warning, monitoring systems

Mount St. Helens as seen from the camp chapel at Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in Amboy in July.

February 12, 2019, 10:37pm Clark County News

The wide-ranging Natural Resources Management Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and which passed Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, includes a provision to improve volcano early warning and monitoring systems. Read story

Richard Crumley, a crew leader with Cascade Tree Works LLC, cuts away dead branches above a driveway along South East Evergreen one morning last month. Greg Richardson, the business owner, said while that day’s work was largely cosmetic, a huge share of his projects are addressing tree damage stemming from lack of water and drought.

Clark Asks: Drought affects conifers

Richard Crumley, a crew leader with Cascade Tree Works LLC, cuts away dead branches above a driveway along South East Evergreen one morning last month. Greg Richardson, the business owner, said while that day’s work was largely cosmetic, a huge share of his projects are addressing tree damage stemming from lack of water and drought.

February 9, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Just about every day, arborist Greg Richardson and his crew are out dealing with trees suffering damage from the same problem. Read story