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Clark Asks: Railroad bridge under construction in Vancouver bound for Columbia River Gorge

April 18, 2020, 9:55am Clark County News

An anonymous reader wants to know: “Behind the Vancouver Marine Park boat launch, there is a large bridge under construction. What is it? How will it be moved when it’s… Read story

Clark Asks: Why not replace I-5 Bridge trunnion while traffic’s light?

March 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

With people hunkered down at home because of COVID-19, wouldn’t now be a good time to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge’s cracked trunnion? Read story

Clark Asks: Ad-covered trash cans may be win-win for Vancouver

January 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

In east Vancouver, a few clusters of advertisement-covered trash cans sit near the intersections of busy streets, and they might catch your eye for a moment because they tend to stick out. Read story

Clark Asks: Why can’t Amtrak be used to commute to Portland from Vancouver?

November 30, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

With more than 50,000 Clark County residents commuting to jobs in Oregon and battling almost daily traffic jams, there must be a better way to get to Portland using existing infrastructure. Read story

Clark Asks: How did Vancouver come to have a Henrietta Lacks high school?

October 19, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

At a time when some schools across the U.S. are rethinking their names or mascots, one high school in Vancouver is driven by its name. Read story

Clark Asks: Abandoned Academy buildings may rise from ruins

October 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Clark Asks: “What’s with the creepy, abandoned building in the Providence Academy parking lot?” Read story

Clark Asks: What happened to the totem pole at the old Totem Pole Restaurant?

September 28, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

In the latest installment of Clark Asks, the Columbian’s online project that lets readers enlist reporters to answer all their burning questions, one reader posed an inquiry about a historic, now-defunct restaurant. Read story

Clark Asks: The fate of the totem pole at closed eatery piques interest

September 25, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

The Totem Pole Restaurant has long since given up its place “On the 99 strip” to new development, but memories of the landmark eatery are lasting longer than a slice of its deep-dish Chehalem blackberry pie or bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Read story

Clark Asks: Aren’t roadside signs against code?

September 21, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

One of Steve Hawkins’ hobbies is road cycling. When the Cascade Park resident is on his bicycle, he sees roadside signs advertising painting, weight loss and get-rich-quick schemes. Read story

Clark Asks voting round for three questions down to last two days

September 16, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Time is running out to help determine which reader-suggested question The Columbian’s staff will investigate next as part of our Clark Asks reporting project. Voting will conclude Tuesday. Read story