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Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

Frog Ferry project still on despite financial woes

Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

April 28, 2022, 6:03am Business

A proposed ferry service in Portland and Vancouver called Frog Ferry hit financial trouble, but it will continue to pursue its project. Read story

Geese take off from an island in the Columbia River. Squaw Island in the Columbia is among the places that the DNR is planning to rename.

Squaw Island in the Columbia River near Ridgefield to be renamed

Geese take off from an island in the Columbia River. Squaw Island in the Columbia is among the places that the DNR is planning to rename.

April 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County’s little known and hard to find Squaw Island will soon have a new name. The island is among 18 sites in Washington with geographic names considered derogatory to Indigenous women slated for renaming. Read story

"It was a day of celebration for non-Indians at the dam, but a day of immense sadness for ...

“How do you fit a river this big into a book this small?”

"It was a day of celebration for non-Indians at the dam, but a day of immense sadness for ...

December 5, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

It may look beautifully serene to a day visitor, but the Columbia River is actually the site of historical and ongoing conflict between tremendous forces. Read story

In the Associated Press file photos at top, the hijacked Northwest Airlines jetliner sits on a runway for refueling on Nov. 25, 1971, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Boeing 727 eventually flew south carrying skyjacker D.B. Cooper and a minimal crew.

The D.B. Cooper Vortex: Skyjacker now part of Northwest culture

In the Associated Press file photos at top, the hijacked Northwest Airlines jetliner sits on a runway for refueling on Nov. 25, 1971, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Boeing 727 eventually flew south carrying skyjacker D.B. Cooper and a minimal crew.

November 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Fifty years ago, on the night before Thanksgiving, a skyjacker claiming to carry a bomb in a briefcase seized a Boeing 727 en route from Portland to Seattle. Read story

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

Columbia River beats White River to reach 2A state girls soccer quarterfinals

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

November 10, 2021, 9:29pm Prep Sports

What’s been a given for Columbia River girls soccer for the past decade is playing soccer in November. Player personnel come and go, but River in the state playoffs has been the mainstay. Read story

This aerial view shows the Ice Harbor Dam in April, looking east up the Snake River.

Agreement on Columbia, Snake dams cuts risk of blackouts, high electric costs

This aerial view shows the Ice Harbor Dam in April, looking east up the Snake River.

October 22, 2021, 7:50am Business

A temporary compromise has been reached on the operation of eight federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the coming year, giving more time for government officials and conservation groups to discuss the future of the dams. Read story

A foggy morning scene on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon

Proposal to lay cables under Columbia River met with skepticism

A foggy morning scene on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon

July 24, 2021, 6:00am Editor's Choice

Can slicing a 100-mile trench into the bed of the Columbia River be good for the environment? The answer is a big yes, says a team of energy developers that proposes submerging power cables in the riverbed. Read story

Divers search the waters off Frenchman's Bar Regional Park the morning after a man is believed to have drowned in the Columbia River on Sunday evening.

Body of swimmer believed drowned at Frenchman’s Bar found

Divers search the waters off Frenchman's Bar Regional Park the morning after a man is believed to have drowned in the Columbia River on Sunday evening.

July 20, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County News

The Clark County dive team found the body of a swimmer Monday who was believed to have drowned Sunday afternoon in the Columbia River near Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Inslee signs Columbia River dredging permit bill

May 15, 2021, 6:02am Business

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill introduced by state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, streamlining the permitting process for dredging on the Columbia River. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

Columbia River safety bill with Herrera Beutler provision signed into law

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

January 3, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

A bill aimed at making the Columbia River safer for transporting cargo was signed into law last week, including a provision authored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. Read story