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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

Off Beat: On clouds and dubious long-term weather predictions

October 19, 2015, 6:01am Clark County News

When the Farmer's Almanac recently declared Washington the cloudiest state in the nation, more than a few east-siders took notice. Read story

Companies’ PR blitz: Campaigning for hearts and minds

October 18, 2015, 6:00am Business

This past summer, the companies hoping to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver sent many residents a 16-page "fact booklet" about the proposal. Read story

The Washington State Department of Transportation activated a set of new travel time signs on area freeways Thursday. The signs include this display on southbound Interstate 5 telling travelers how long it takes to get to a destination using two different routes.

Signs of the times hit area freeways

The Washington State Department of Transportation activated a set of new travel time signs on area freeways Thursday. The signs include this display on southbound Interstate 5 telling travelers how long it takes to get to a destination using two different routes.

October 15, 2015, 7:52pm Clark County News

Like the flip of a switch, a new traffic tool lit up on freeways in Clark County on Thursday morning. Read story

Student James West rides C-Tran's No. 47 bus to Yacolt earlier this year.

C-Tran OKs pass for local students

Student James West rides C-Tran's No. 47 bus to Yacolt earlier this year.

October 13, 2015, 9:01pm Clark County News

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday made official a pilot program that will allow a limited number of low-income students to receive free bus passes this school year. Read story

Construction crews are in the process of installing about 20,000 feet of median barrier along state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground.

Highway 502 median barrier creates divide

Construction crews are in the process of installing about 20,000 feet of median barrier along state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground.

October 12, 2015, 6:10am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND -- The ongoing transformation of state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground is in the midst of one of its biggest changes yet. Read story

State Rep. Ed Orcutt, left, and Evergreen Education Association President Rob Lutz discuss state Initiative 1366 with The Columbian&#039;s editorial board.

Eyman initiative focus of debate

State Rep. Ed Orcutt, left, and Evergreen Education Association President Rob Lutz discuss state Initiative 1366 with The Columbian&#039;s editorial board.

October 9, 2015, 9:29pm Clark County News

One person calls it a choice. Another calls it "blackmail." Read story

NuStar Energy’s plans to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review, a city hearings examiner decided Tuesday.

Ruling: NuStar oil terminal must undergo detailed review

NuStar Energy’s plans to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review, a city hearings examiner decided Tuesday.

October 6, 2015, 10:43am Business

NuStar Energy’s plans to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review, a hearing examiner ruled Tuesday. Read story

La Center mayoral candidates: Al Luiz, left, and Greg Thornton

La Center voters will elect new mayor

La Center mayoral candidates: Al Luiz, left, and Greg Thornton

October 5, 2015, 6:14am Clark County News

For the first time in 12 years, voters in La Center will elect a new mayor next month. Read story

Tedd Huffman, monument manager at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, left, and Angie Elam of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, look over a diagram of the Mount St. Helens Forest Conservation Area on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2015 at the Lynch Residence in Vancouver.

Sun sets on Land and Water Conservation Fund

Tedd Huffman, monument manager at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, left, and Angie Elam of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, look over a diagram of the Mount St. Helens Forest Conservation Area on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2015 at the Lynch Residence in Vancouver.

October 2, 2015, 6:00am Clark County News

When an 11th-hour funding bill kept the federal government from shutting down this week, it didn’t keep every federal program intact. In approving the measure, Congress failed to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Environmental groups, outdoor advocates and others reacted with dismay to the news, noting the program… Read story

As fire danger ebbs, burn ban lifted

September 30, 2015, 7:38pm Clark County News

Clark County has lifted its ban on outdoor burning, effective today, as recent rain and cooler weather have eased fire danger across the region. Read story