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The Lymantria dispar moth is a terribly destructive invasive species and has been recently found in Vancouver and Portland. Now state officials are moving quickly to eradicate it.

Inslee: ‘Invasive species and noxious weeds are already a big problem in Washington’

The Lymantria dispar moth is a terribly destructive invasive species and has been recently found in Vancouver and Portland. Now state officials are moving quickly to eradicate it.

February 26, 2024, 5:49pm Clark County News

Washington officials are asking residents in Clark County and the rest of the state to keep their eyes out for spongy moths, zebra mussels and other invasive species that threaten ecosystems here. Read story

A pickup struck a fire hydrant Monday morning, releasing thousands of gallons of water near Burton Road and Northeast 109th Avenue in east Vancouver.

Truck crashes into fire hydrant in east Vancouver, flooding street

A pickup struck a fire hydrant Monday morning, releasing thousands of gallons of water near Burton Road and Northeast 109th Avenue in east Vancouver.

February 26, 2024, 4:52pm Clark County News

A pickup struck a fire hydrant Monday morning, releasing thousands of gallons of water near Burton Road and Northeast 109th Avenue in east Vancouver. Read story

Members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee during a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, where the panel indicated it would not move ahead with legislation to cap residential rent increases at 7%. The move effectively killed the bill for the 2024 legislative session.

Plan for 7% statewide cap on rent increases fails in Washington Legislature

Members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee during a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, where the panel indicated it would not move ahead with legislation to cap residential rent increases at 7%. The move effectively killed the bill for the 2024 legislative session.

February 26, 2024, 3:10pm Latest News

A push by some Democrats in the Legislature to cap annual rent increases across Washington hit a dead end on Monday. Read story

Two new bus rapid transit lines are scheduled to open in 2027, and C-Tran&rsquo;s board of directors recently approved the purchase of 15 new 60-foot articulated &mdash; accordion-style &mdash; buses. The buses are from the New Flyer Group, the same manufacturer of C-Tran&rsquo;s other 60-foot buses, and are expected to be delivered in 2025. With the closure of Nova Bus Manufacturer&rsquo;s U.S. plant, New Flyer is now C-Tran&rsquo;s only option for the buses.

C-Tran to buy 15 buses: Accordian-style rigs to arrive in 2025 with two more BRT lines coming

Two new bus rapid transit lines are scheduled to open in 2027, and C-Tran&rsquo;s board of directors recently approved the purchase of 15 new 60-foot articulated &mdash; accordion-style &mdash; buses. The buses are from the New Flyer Group, the same manufacturer of C-Tran&rsquo;s other 60-foot buses, and are expected to be delivered in 2025. With the closure of Nova Bus Manufacturer&rsquo;s U.S. plant, New Flyer is now C-Tran&rsquo;s only option for the buses.

February 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

With two new bus rapid transit lines scheduled to open in 2027, C-Tran’s board of directors approved the purchase of 15 new 60-foot articulated — accordion-style — buses at February’s board meeting. Read story

The sun dial stands in front of the Legislative Building at the state Capitol in Olympia in March 2022.

Holocaust education requirement fails in Washington Legislature

The sun dial stands in front of the Legislative Building at the state Capitol in Olympia in March 2022.

February 25, 2024, 12:47pm Latest News

A bill in the Legislature to require schools to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide won’t become law, failing to move forward amid debate over the war in Gaza. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, from left, pauses to chat with Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton and Margaret Rice, career and technical education director, at Washougal High School on Jan. 24.

Washougal schools superintendent Mary Templeton takes $21,000 paycut to help trim budget shortfall

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, from left, pauses to chat with Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton and Margaret Rice, career and technical education director, at Washougal High School on Jan. 24.

February 24, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

The leader of the Washougal School District has volunteered to reduce her compensation by almost $21,000 as part of efforts to address a $3 million budget shortfall. Read story

17th District Legislators Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Paul Harris, and Rep. Kevin Waters on Feb. 27, 2023.

Housing affordability dominates two town halls by legislators from 17th, 49th districts

17th District Legislators Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Paul Harris, and Rep. Kevin Waters on Feb. 27, 2023.

February 24, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Housing affordability dominated the conversation at two legislative town halls this week, where lawmakers from the 49th and 17th Legislative districts took questions from constituents. Read story

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle? Car, plane, bus or train?
An illustration shows the current Camas Methodist Church (left) and the church as it would appear with a 60-foot cellular tower disguised by an 88-foot, brick bell tower, spire and cross (right).

Camas ‘stealth’ tower proposed at Camas Methodist Church approved following debate

An illustration shows the current Camas Methodist Church (left) and the church as it would appear with a 60-foot cellular tower disguised by an 88-foot, brick bell tower, spire and cross (right).

February 24, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Hearings Examiner Joe Turner has approved a conditional-use permit for AT&T to construct a “stealth-designed” cellular tower at the Camas Methodist Church near downtown Camas. Read story

Craig Brown/The Columbian 
 Before starting the Great Race to Seattle, I took the traditional  PDX airport carpet shot. I wear size 13.

From the Newsroom: More about my Seattle trip

Craig Brown/The Columbian 
 Before starting the Great Race to Seattle, I took the traditional  PDX airport carpet shot. I wear size 13.

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

On a recent Wednesday, I was so excited to come to work, I could hardly sleep the night before. Read story