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Clark Asks: Readers vote for question on trees

January 21, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Nothing says the Pacific Northwest like trees, so it’s no surprise that Columbian readers chose a question about trees and the tree canopy in the January Clark Asks voting round. Read story

Clark Asks: Voters, conifers and I-205 weather

January 12, 2019, 10:37pm Clark County News

There is still time to make your voice heard in deciding the next topic The Columbian’s reporters will pursue as part of our Clark Asks feature. Read story

An underground tunnel near Columbia River High School was meant to serve as a link for the Cougar Creek Trail. The tunnel was built in 1991 and eventually closed.

Clark Asks: What’s tale of tunnel near Columbia River High?

An underground tunnel near Columbia River High School was meant to serve as a link for the Cougar Creek Trail. The tunnel was built in 1991 and eventually closed.

January 9, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Just to the side of Columbia River High School’s parking lot, a ramp winds its way down toward a dark tunnel. Read story

Kourtney Foley of Vancouver, left, joins fellow C-Tran riders as she makes her way off a bus in downtown Vancouver. Passengers can pay their fares in a variety of ways, but no change is given.

Clark Asks: Small sums of bus fare change turn into revenue for C-Tran

Kourtney Foley of Vancouver, left, joins fellow C-Tran riders as she makes her way off a bus in downtown Vancouver. Passengers can pay their fares in a variety of ways, but no change is given.

January 5, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

A functioning bus system lends itself well to the demands of modern life, but remembering everything when rushing out the door can sometimes prove difficult. It’s easy to forget your bus pass or the exact cash for a fare. Read story

Denny Heasley catches his breath while walking down to the Golden Gate Bridge replica at his home in Ridgefield. The bridge is 110 feet long and 17 feet high. In the decade since the bridge went up, the Heasleys have received a number of visitors.

Clark Asks: Golden Gate Bridge replica in Ridgefield spans interests

Denny Heasley catches his breath while walking down to the Golden Gate Bridge replica at his home in Ridgefield. The bridge is 110 feet long and 17 feet high. In the decade since the bridge went up, the Heasleys have received a number of visitors.

January 2, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD — For more than a decade, passers-by in Ridgefield have enjoyed the sight of a small, orange bridge. It’s not just any bridge, though. Read story

The Columbia River provided a landing strip for the biplane of Glenn Murray, left, and Clarence S. Murray in 1930. The Jan. 31 stunt was made possible by the most consistent cold spell in the region’s recorded history, with 19 consecutive days of daily highs below 32 degrees.

For a stretch in 1930, Columbia River was solid, icy runway

The Columbia River provided a landing strip for the biplane of Glenn Murray, left, and Clarence S. Murray in 1930. The Jan. 31 stunt was made possible by the most consistent cold spell in the region’s recorded history, with 19 consecutive days of daily highs below 32 degrees.

January 2, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The year was 1930, and it was freezing — literally. Read story

Clark Asks: 99th Street tunnel piques readers’ interest

November 20, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Vote early and vote often — but only when it comes to The Columbian’s Clark Asks project. Read story

Motorists run through a red light at the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive. About a decade ago, the city considered putting a red-light camera at the intersection but never did. Since then, both the city and the county have opted for a different approach to policing red-light scofflaws.

Clark Asks: Red-light cameras not in the picture

Motorists run through a red light at the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive. About a decade ago, the city considered putting a red-light camera at the intersection but never did. Since then, both the city and the county have opted for a different approach to policing red-light scofflaws.

November 12, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

There’s no correlating study to back this up, but red-light enforcement cameras are hated by practically everyone with a driver’s license. Read story

A seemingly abandoned yacht has been sitting along Southeast Hidden Way in the Columbia Business Center for at least 15 years.
Eric Holt, who campaigned for Clark County Council chair, collects his signs after the election along Southeast Columbia Way in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon.

Clark Asks: Rules on campaign signs vary in county

Eric Holt, who campaigned for Clark County Council chair, collects his signs after the election along Southeast Columbia Way in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon.

November 8, 2018, 8:08pm Clark County News

The day after the election, Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick was up at 6 a.m. collecting the roughly 100 campaign signs he placed all over the county for his successful re-election bid. Read story