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Columbian staff writer

Interstate 5 northbound lane to close Tuesday in Ridgefield

May 31, 2024, 4:20pm Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close a single lane of northbound Interstate 5 in Ridgefield on Tuesday to perform annual weigh-station maintenance. Read story

C-Tran Route 71 is among those that have dropped trips because of a driver shortage.

C-Tran driver shortage that’s causing missed trips and delays expected to continue for months

C-Tran Route 71 is among those that have dropped trips because of a driver shortage.

May 31, 2024, 6:04am Business

C-Tran passengers may experience delays and missed trips in the coming weeks due to an ongoing driver shortage. Read story

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

Clark County election security petition falls about 20,000 signatures short

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

May 29, 2024, 2:58pm Clark County News

A proposed initiative that sought to reform Clark County’s elections process failed to gather enough signatures to secure a spot on the November ballot. Read story

Washington Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, left, talks to a room of Columbia River High School students Tuesday at the school. Heck graduated from Columbia River in 1970.

‘Politics is all around us’: Lt. Gov. Denny Heck visits Columbia River High School to speak with students about civics, political ethics

Washington Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, left, talks to a room of Columbia River High School students Tuesday at the school. Heck graduated from Columbia River in 1970.

May 28, 2024, 6:15pm Clark County News

Lt. Gov. Denny Heck visited Columbia River High School on Tuesday afternoon to speak with students about civics and political ethics. Read story

A project to widen state Highway 14 to three lanes in each direction between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue is back under construction.

WSDOT resumes Highway 14 construction, expects to wrap up $28 million project in fall

A project to widen state Highway 14 to three lanes in each direction between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue is back under construction.

May 28, 2024, 2:31pm Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Transportation resumed construction this week on state Highway 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver after pausing for the winter. Read story

Interstate 5 northbound lane to close Tuesday for bridge inspection near La Center

May 24, 2024, 5:04pm Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close a northbound lane on Interstate 5 near La Center Tuesday for bridge inspections on the East Fork Lewis River Bridge. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge crosses the Columbia River.

Interstate 5 Bridge tolling scenarios: Low-income program, weekend rates and heavy truck tolls

The Interstate 5 Bridge crosses the Columbia River.

May 23, 2024, 5:30pm Business

Construction on a new Interstate 5 Bridge is expected to begin in early 2026, and tolling will help cover the $5 billion to $7.5 billion price tag. Read story

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A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate Bridge on Aug. 31, 2021.

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program officials want span that’s attractive to cyclists, walkers, those using wheelchairs

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A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate Bridge on Aug. 31, 2021.

May 23, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The Interstate 5 Bridge is a hard road to travel on foot or by bike. The sidewalks are tiny, the traffic is thunderous, and the intermittent shaking and creaking of the 107-year-old structure sends fears of a massive earthquake down your spine. Read story

Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent speaks at a Tuesday town hall at the Camas Community Center.

‘The economy is destroying people’: 3rd District candidate Joe Kent hosts town hall in Camasvideo icon

Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent speaks at a Tuesday town hall at the Camas Community Center.

May 21, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

At a town hall event Tuesday morning, Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent declared that inflation, immigration and parental rights are the biggest issues facing the United States today. Read story

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Vancouver man sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for illegally buying guns, claiming to be a citizen

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May 17, 2024, 4:58pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms, lying in connection with the purchase of firearms, falsely claiming U.S. citizenship and unlawfully possessing a firearm silencer. Read story