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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

Lawsuit challenges C-Tran board change

April 28, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

A group of citizens has filed a lawsuit alleging that C-Tran violated open meeting laws when a special committee rearranged the membership on the transit agency's board of directors last fall. Read story

C-Tran 2030 plan on table

April 23, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Five years ago, C-Tran leaders approved a long-range plan that for the first time detailed what the transit agency could look like in 2030. Read story

Produce shares made available to people who use food stamps

April 21, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

People often cite cost as a reason they don't buy more local, natural food. It's just too expensive, they say. Read story

Proposed east county span may shift east

April 21, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

The proposed east county bridge could be heading farther east. But it still needs crucial buy-in, and its new location may present new hurdles. Read story

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Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

Columbian files
Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

April 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public. Read story

Columbian files
Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

Columbian files
Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

April 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public. Read story

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Drought emergency reaches Clark County

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April 17, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday expanded Washington's drought emergency to cover nearly half the state, including much of Southwest Washington and all of Clark County. Read story

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Drought emergency reaches Clark County

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April 17, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday expanded Washington's drought emergency to cover nearly half the state, including much of Southwest Washington and all of Clark County. Read story

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., walks past a firefighting rig with Vancouver Fire Department Division Chief Steve Eldred during a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.

Cantwell: Act now on oil trains

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., walks past a firefighting rig with Vancouver Fire Department Division Chief Steve Eldred during a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.

April 8, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Now is the time to act to reduce the continued risk of crude oil moving through the region by rail, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said during a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday. Read story

Klickitat County rezone plan reaches state appeals court

March 31, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Eight years after it was first proposed, the controversial rezoning of more than 1,000 acres of land along the White Salmon River remains tied up in a legal battle that has reached the Washington State Court of Appeals. Read story