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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

Rainfall returns to region

July 24, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

For just the second time in almost two months, measurable rainfall fell across Clark County on Saturday. Read story

Oil train counts trend upward in Clark County

July 22, 2015, 5:00pm Business

After a significant drop earlier this year, the number of oil trains rolling through Clark County again ticked upward last month, according to reports from BNSF Railway. Read story

Three Chewack Fire Suppression workers stand Sunday near ground burned by the Douglas County Complex Fire near Waterville.

State’s drought bad, getting worse

Three Chewack Fire Suppression workers stand Sunday near ground burned by the Douglas County Complex Fire near Waterville.

July 18, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Washington's unprecedented drought continues to deepen, and there's no end in sight, state officials said Friday in a conference call with reporters. Read story

A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle stops on the side of East Fourth Plain Boulevard at Grand Boulevard in this artist's rendition of C-Tran's proposed system.

BRT lawsuit against C-Tran dismissed

A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle stops on the side of East Fourth Plain Boulevard at Grand Boulevard in this artist's rendition of C-Tran's proposed system.

July 17, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

A lawsuit aiming to halt C-Tran's planned bus rapid transit project in Vancouver was dismissed Friday after a Clark County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the transit agency. Read story

Klickitat County repeals White Salmon zoning

July 16, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The abrupt repeal of a controversial rezoning along the White Salmon River has put a years-long legal battle in limbo. Read story

C-Tran's Route 39 bus stops on East Fourth Plain Boulevard East of Fort Vancouver Way on Aug. 4, 2009.

No fare to the fair: C-Tran to offer free service to event

C-Tran's Route 39 bus stops on East Fourth Plain Boulevard East of Fort Vancouver Way on Aug. 4, 2009.

July 15, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

C-Tran will offer free shuttle service to the Clark County Fair this summer in an effort to boost dwindling transit ridership to the event. Read story

Vehicles enter southbound Interstate 205 from Padden Parkway last year. I-205 is one of the region's most crowded corridors, according to regional traffic data.

Strategies vary for crowded transportation corridors

Vehicles enter southbound Interstate 205 from Padden Parkway last year. I-205 is one of the region's most crowded corridors, according to regional traffic data.

July 13, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The list of Clark County's most congested corridors likely wouldn't surprise most regular commuters. Read story

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Yacolt Burn: Could it happen again?

yacolt burn

July 12, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Until last year, the biggest wildfire in state history belonged to Southwest Washington. More than a century ago, the Yacolt Burn scorched nearly 239,000 acres in Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz counties. The fire erupted in early September 1902, initially fanned by strong winds from the Columbia River Gorge. It started… Read story

Joe Beaudoin of Joe's Place Farms.

Concerns mount as drought conditions buildvideo icon

Joe Beaudoin of Joe's Place Farms.

July 11, 2015, 12:00am Editor's Choice

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. At the time, he warned that Washington's rivers had dwindled, snowpack was nearly nonexistent and some irrigation districts were rationing water. On the Olympic Peninsula, where normally 80 inches of snow would blanket the ground, glacier lilies bloomed. Then the… Read story

Joe Beaudoin of Joe's Place Farms.

Concerns mount as drought conditions buildvideo icon

Joe Beaudoin of Joe's Place Farms.

July 11, 2015, 12:00am Editor's Choice

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. At the time, he warned that Washington's rivers had dwindled, snowpack was nearly nonexistent and some irrigation districts were rationing water. On the Olympic Peninsula, where normally 80 inches of snow would blanket the ground, glacier lilies bloomed. Then the… Read story