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Artwork of the Interstate Bridge the day tolls are removed, which is decorated with banners celebrating it becoming a free bridge, is pictured from a collection at Clark County Historical Museum on Nov. 18.

Interstate Bridge toll removal starts new chapter

Artwork of the Interstate Bridge the day tolls are removed, which is decorated with banners celebrating it becoming a free bridge, is pictured from a collection at Clark County Historical Museum on Nov. 18.

November 27, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The greatest impromptu celebration in over a decade consumed downtown Vancouver on New Year’s Eve 1928. Cars waiting in anticipation jammed the streets, undeterred by the drizzle and chilly winds, the congestion growing minute by minute. Read story

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is receiving $4.7 million from Washington transportation funds for the railroad's rehabilitation. In this 2002 photo, BYCX Railroad volunteers replace rotted ties on the north end of the line.

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad gets $4.7 million boost

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is receiving $4.7 million from Washington transportation funds for the railroad's rehabilitation. In this 2002 photo, BYCX Railroad volunteers replace rotted ties on the north end of the line.

November 27, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is about to get an update thanks to $4.7 million from Washington transportation funds. Rehabilitation of the line will be broken into three phases, the first of which is scheduled to start this fall. Read story

Cars travel along the Oregon side of I-5 and the Interstate Bridge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, as seen from the top of one of the northbound bridge lift towers.

Crews repair I-5 Bridge cable that broke, fell onto south span

Cars travel along the Oregon side of I-5 and the Interstate Bridge on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, as seen from the top of one of the northbound bridge lift towers.

November 18, 2022, 5:07pm Clark County News

A 275-foot, 2-inch-thick cable fell from a tower onto the sidewalk of the southbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries or property damage. Read story

Rose Quarter project open for comments

November 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Public comment on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is open from Nov. 15 through Jan. 4, 2023. Read story

Washington State Department of Transportation program open for comments

November 16, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Public comment is open on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program from Nov. 15 to Dec. 14. Read story

Joseph Fowler, right, is one of roughly 65,000 Clark County workers who commute to Portland. But unlike most of them, he rides public transportation.  At top, a C-Tran bus stops at the Fisher's Landing Transit Center before taking commuters to the Parkrose/Sumner transit center in Portland so they can board a MAX light rail train.

The rail world: MAX offers cheap, quick commute for Clark County, Portland residents

Joseph Fowler, right, is one of roughly 65,000 Clark County workers who commute to Portland. But unlike most of them, he rides public transportation.  At top, a C-Tran bus stops at the Fisher's Landing Transit Center before taking commuters to the Parkrose/Sumner transit center in Portland so they can board a MAX light rail train.

November 13, 2022, 6:02am Business

As Joseph Fowler boarded the MAX light rail on his way to work one October morning, he found a seat near an exit door. There were about 30 people aboard, mostly commuters and tired travelers headed to downtown Portland from the airport. You could notice the quiet of the early… Read story

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

Kent gains on Perez in 3rd Congressional District race

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

November 11, 2022, 8:36pm Clark County News

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez remained in the lead Friday as Republican Joe Kent trimmed that lead to 4,959 votes in the race to succeed Jaime Herrera Beutler in representing Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

An artist's rendition of skyjacker D.B. Cooper, left, and a photo from the 1990s of Vince Petersen.

Week ahead of Vancouver’s CooperCon, new D.B. Cooper suspect emerges

An artist's rendition of skyjacker D.B. Cooper, left, and a photo from the 1990s of Vince Petersen.

November 11, 2022, 4:55pm Clark County News

Nearly 51 years after D.B. Cooper skyjacked a Boeing 727, parachuting out with $200,000 in ransom money, Cooper researcher and investigator Eric Ulis has identified a new suspect based on particles analyzed from Cooper’s tie: Vince Petersen. Read story

Arguably the biggest change from the days of the Columbia River Crossing project a decade ago, the Coast Guard now requires a preliminary navigation determination to be created much earlier in the review process.

I-5 Bridge replacement officials learn from past, hope policy changes smooth path to new span

Arguably the biggest change from the days of the Columbia River Crossing project a decade ago, the Coast Guard now requires a preliminary navigation determination to be created much earlier in the review process.

November 2, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

One of the biggest hurdles the Interstate Bridge Replacement program faces has moved much closer to the starting line, thanks to policy changes made following the failed Columbia River Crossing megaproject. Read story

Interstate 5 Bridge Supervisor Marc Gross, right, and Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson talk Oct. 5 atop one of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift towers. Johnson and his family were forced to move so a highway could be built on the homes' land. Johnson, who was in kindergarten, thought the moves were fun, but his siblings struggled with it. Two of his five siblings were held back a grade.

I-5 span replacement chief Greg Johnson has history of building bridges

Interstate 5 Bridge Supervisor Marc Gross, right, and Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson talk Oct. 5 atop one of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift towers. Johnson and his family were forced to move so a highway could be built on the homes' land. Johnson, who was in kindergarten, thought the moves were fun, but his siblings struggled with it. Two of his five siblings were held back a grade.

October 31, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

As Greg Johnson stood atop a green scaffolding tower of the Interstate 5 Bridge on an overcast autumn afternoon, he leaned on a rail and looked at the water that separates Oregon and Washington. Read story