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Oregon state Capitol in Salem, Ore.

‘Northwest Passage’ tollway proposal stirs debate

Oregon state Capitol in Salem, Ore.

March 1, 2017, 9:54pm Clark County News

Washington lawmakers aren’t the only ones looking to ease congestion on the region’s roads this legislative session. An Oregon state legislator wants to give local jurisdictions the power to create what he’s dubbed the Northwest Passage — a new tollway west of Interstate 5. Read story

Benton blasts revival of I-5 Bridge talks

February 27, 2017, 8:22pm Clark County News

Former state Sen. Don Benton, the combative Republican legislator who led the battle to kill the Columbia River Crossing project, is continuing to fight against renewed interest in Olympia to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Bill Iyall, chairman of the Cowlitz Tribe, is pictured near the new Ilani Casino Resort near La Center.

Cowlitz leader bets on casino

Bill Iyall, chairman of the Cowlitz Tribe, is pictured near the new Ilani Casino Resort near La Center.

February 26, 2017, 5:00am Clark County News

As long as Bill Iyall can remember, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe had a central quest. Read story

Herrera Beutler conducts phone town hall

February 22, 2017, 8:06pm Clark County News

Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, John Beardsley, a Vancouver resident, received a robo-call inviting him to participate in a telephone town hall hosted by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. Read story

A view of the Interstate 5 Bridge looking south from Vancouver in June.

I-5 Bridge bill is downgraded

A view of the Interstate 5 Bridge looking south from Vancouver in June.

February 21, 2017, 9:35pm Clark County News

One Southwest Washington lawmaker called the current effort to revive talks of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River a “small step forward” toward easing the congestion between Portland and Vancouver. Read story

Kathy Hughes, from Chinook, left, and Karla Nelson, from Long Beach, hold up their signs at a rally outside Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office on Tuesday.

Rally at Herrera Beutler’s Vancouver office draws crowd

Kathy Hughes, from Chinook, left, and Karla Nelson, from Long Beach, hold up their signs at a rally outside Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office on Tuesday.

February 21, 2017, 1:00pm Clark County News

Across the nation, Republicans returning home from Congress are facing angry constituents demanding answers on a range of issues from the future of health care to what's happening at the Environmental Protection Agency. Read story

Familiar faces to run for open Vancouver City Council seats

February 19, 2017, 5:58am Clark County News

Vancouver City Council elections are still months away, but there’s already a flurry of activity. Read story

First cutoff date at Washington Legislature culls bills that won’t fly

February 17, 2017, 10:47pm Clark County News

A bill to repeal the death penalty in Washington succumbed Friday to the Legislature’s first key cutoff deadline. But a measure to strengthen regulations on trains carrying crude oil continues to gain momentum. Read story

Sen. Rivers’ bill seeks recognition for Bigfoot

February 14, 2017, 9:05pm Clark County News

Sen. Ann Rivers wants to see Bigfoot — also called Sasquatch or Forest Yeti — recognized as the state’s official cryptid. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

Vancouver looks at Hazel Dell site for permanent homeless shelter

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

February 13, 2017, 9:40pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is considering converting a Hazel Dell wedding venue into a permanent homeless shelter, a move that would require changing the terms of the voter-approved affordable housing measure. Read story