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Parked cars line one side of Anderson Street in Vancouver, which had become clogged with people parking along the road instead of paying for parking downtown.

Steps to limit parking near Vancouver historic site seem to be working

Parked cars line one side of Anderson Street in Vancouver, which had become clogged with people parking along the road instead of paying for parking downtown.

July 11, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

Parking is a perennial issue that the city of Vancouver is hoping to delve into later this month, but in at least one trouble spot, a fix seems to be holding up. Read story

Steel pilings create a cofferdam at Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower, left, as construction continues at The Waterfront Vancouver. A proposed improvement area tool could help further beautify the area.

Vancouver eyes new tool for downtown

Steel pilings create a cofferdam at Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower, left, as construction continues at The Waterfront Vancouver. A proposed improvement area tool could help further beautify the area.

July 9, 2018, 8:59pm Clark County Business

The city of Vancouver is pursuing a “tool” that could help downtown businesses raise funds to fill the service gaps between what the owners want to see and what the city can provide. But much is left to be determined, including how it will be governed, the rate businesses would… Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., speaks about the importance of keeping a provision that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition Thursday at Vancouver Clinic.

Cantwell visits Vancouver Clinic, talks about ACA

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., speaks about the importance of keeping a provision that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition Thursday at Vancouver Clinic.

July 5, 2018, 5:26pm Clark County Health

Gayle Rundstrom has been living with multiple sclerosis for the last 30 years. She describes the disease as debilitating, but thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Rundstrom has been able to keep her health insurance, reducing the financial impact on her livelihood and preventing her condition from needlessly worsening. Read story

Protesters march Saturday from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver rally draws hundreds in support of immigrants

Protesters march Saturday from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

June 30, 2018, 9:18pm Politics

More than 500 people marched from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office on Officers Row to Esther Short Park on Saturday spreading messages of love and support for immigrants. Protesters chanted phrases including “Love, not hate, that’s what makes America great,” and “Say it loud, say it clear: immigrants are welcome… Read story

Vancouver City Councilor Laurie Lebowsky, from left, candidate Mary Elkin, candidate Adam Shetler and candidate Sarah Fox speak with The Columbian’s Editorial Board.

Vancouver council candidates weigh in on downtown school, annexationvideo icon

Vancouver City Councilor Laurie Lebowsky, from left, candidate Mary Elkin, candidate Adam Shetler and candidate Sarah Fox speak with The Columbian’s Editorial Board.

June 28, 2018, 3:02pm Clark County News

Four Vancouver City Council hopefuls met with the Columbian’s editorial board Wednesday to discuss top issues facing the city and what makes them stand out from their opponents. There are five candidates running for Position 1, currently held by Councilor Laurie Lebowsky. The position was filled by appointment in February… Read story

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Dorothy Gasque, Carolyn Long and David McDevitt, all agree that Southwest Washington needs a new representative in Congress. On Tuesday, they all made the case as to why they are best suited.

Hundreds turn out for Dems’ 3rd District forum in Vancouver

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Dorothy Gasque, Carolyn Long and David McDevitt, all agree that Southwest Washington needs a new representative in Congress. On Tuesday, they all made the case as to why they are best suited.

June 27, 2018, 10:16am Clark County News

Several hundred voters turned out Tuesday night for a Democratic forum of 3rd Congressional District candidates hosted by the Clark County Democrats. In fact, so many showed up that several rows of chairs were added to the room at Thomas Jefferson Middle School before launching into the two-hour forum that… Read story

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both Democrats from Washington, in 2016.

Murray, Cantwell speak in support of immigration bill

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both Democrats from Washington, in 2016.

June 19, 2018, 6:59pm Clark County News

Senate Democrats are joining together to keep families together. The 49 Senators have all signed on to the Keep Families Together Act, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. The bill prohibits federal agencies from removing a child without legal immigration status from their parent or legal guardian within 100 miles… 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.

Vancouver council scrambles to respond to ODOT tolling proposal

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.

June 19, 2018, 10:45am Clark County News

Vancouver City Council meetings typically run like clockwork. But Monday’s meeting took a bit of a turn as the council received some unexpected information related to tolling less than two hours before their regular meeting. Read story

The Tower Mall on Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver in 1978.

Shopping for a new face on Tower Mall in Vancouver

The Tower Mall on Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver in 1978.

June 17, 2018, 6:02am Business

Once a bustling hub, Tower Mall has largely fallen silent. One by one, tenants move on, leaving behind a lone security guard roaming the halls of an enclosed shopping mall that’s now just a shell of its former self. Read story

Judge dismisses Berrigan’s petition, orders him to pay court costs

June 15, 2018, 6:21pm Clark County News

A judge in Clark County Superior Court formally dismissed a petition to remove a precinct committee officer candidate from the 2018 ballot Friday. Read story