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The former Washington Fish and Wildlife Building has been purchased by the city of Vancouver to turn into a new day center for the homeless. Construction is on hold until an appeal of the decision is complete.

BNSF gives city $25K for Vancouver day center

The former Washington Fish and Wildlife Building has been purchased by the city of Vancouver to turn into a new day center for the homeless. Construction is on hold until an appeal of the decision is complete.

May 17, 2018, 6:00am Business

Another private organization has donated funds to the city of Vancouver for its new homeless day center. Read story

Problems at Vancouver’s Westside Wastewater Treatment facility resulted in the spillage of 600,000 gallons of untreated sewage into the Columbia River in the fall of 2017. Two spills occurred within four weeks.

City works to try to prevent repeat of sewage spills

Problems at Vancouver’s Westside Wastewater Treatment facility resulted in the spillage of 600,000 gallons of untreated sewage into the Columbia River in the fall of 2017. Two spills occurred within four weeks.

May 16, 2018, 6:08am Clark County News

Birds and humans were separately responsible for the release of nearly 500,000 gallons of untreated sewage into the Columbia River last fall. Now the city is looking at ways to ensure neither incident ever happens again. Read story

Traveling on Interstate 5 in Portland could become more costly for commuters if Oregon moves forward with a plan to charge tolls, or what officials call congestion pricing, in an effort to reduce traffic at peak travel times and provide more funding for highway maintenance and construction.

Tolling committee considers consultant recommendations

Traveling on Interstate 5 in Portland could become more costly for commuters if Oregon moves forward with a plan to charge tolls, or what officials call congestion pricing, in an effort to reduce traffic at peak travel times and provide more funding for highway maintenance and construction.

May 15, 2018, 9:02pm Clark County News

Tolling at the Washington-Oregon state line is tentatively on hold. Read story

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Vancouver clears way for design of new fire station

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

May 15, 2018, 5:21pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council approved two different development agreements Monday night, one clearing the way for a new fire station and the second buying time for officials to do some planning. Read story

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Filing week kicks off; two new names join 3rd Congressional race

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May 14, 2018, 12:35pm Clark County News

The filing rush began Monday morning with a mix of the expected and unexpected. The first candidate to file locally at 8:18 a.m. was Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, for example. Kimsey is running for his sixth term. Read story

The Vancouver City Council is no longer considering implementing limits on the number of animals residents can own.

Vancouver backs off animal limits

The Vancouver City Council is no longer considering implementing limits on the number of animals residents can own.

May 8, 2018, 8:20pm Clark County News

After months of back and forth, the Vancouver City Council is no longer considering implementing limits on the number of animals residents can own. A 5-2 vote Monday evening sealed the ordinance’s fate as the majority of the council voted against moving forward with a public hearing. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill that would allow distilleries on tribal lands has advanced to a House floor debate.

Herrera Beutler’s bill on distilleries advances to House

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill that would allow distilleries on tribal lands has advanced to a House floor debate.

May 8, 2018, 5:56pm Business

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is chalking up a win today as one of her bills moves to the House floor. Read story

Skateboarder seriously injured on Mill Plain

May 8, 2018, 4:51pm Clark County News

A skateboarder was reportedly hit by a metal recycling truck Tuesday afternoon near Mill Plain Boulevard and D Street. Read story

A landmark for more than a century, the Interstate 5 Bridge is predicted to become an increasing choke point for regional traffic.

Vancouver City Council gets primer on challenges facing I-5 Bridge

A landmark for more than a century, the Interstate 5 Bridge is predicted to become an increasing choke point for regional traffic.

May 7, 2018, 9:30pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council Monday evening took its first tangible step toward restarting a conversation that’s been ongoing for the last several decades: replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver human services measure in limbo

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

May 7, 2018, 9:26pm Clark County News

City staff were optimistic earlier this year that a two-year review process of the Human Services Facility Siting Ordinance would conclude Monday night. But after the fourth council workshop in two years, it appears the council is still not ready to approve — or consider — a draft ordinance. Read story