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A mile-marker post created by activists near Cannon Ball, N.D., during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest

A mile-marker post created by activists near Cannon Ball, N.D., during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline.

October 23, 2017, 11:41am Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Read story

Don Orange

Port of Vancouver candidate Orange gets $290,000 of in-kind donations

Don Orange

October 18, 2017, 10:03pm Clark County News

A statewide environmental group plans to bolster the campaign of Port of Vancouver commissioner candidate Don Orange with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of staff time, campaign materials and other assistance. Read story

Kris Greene, a candidate for Port of Vancouver commissioner, Dist. 1, speaks to members of the editorial board at The Columbian on Sept. 29.

Greene campaign for port gets another $140K from oil interests

Kris Greene, a candidate for Port of Vancouver commissioner, Dist. 1, speaks to members of the editorial board at The Columbian on Sept. 29.

October 17, 2017, 11:39am Clark County Business

Port commissioner candidate Kris Greene has accepted another six-figure donation from the company seeking to a build a crude-by-rail oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Read story

Coal company, railroads line up against Spokane measure

October 17, 2017, 10:20am Business

SPOKANE — Opponents have raised about $151,000 to defeat a Spokane ballot measure that would fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through the city’s downtown core. Read story

Kris Greene, candidate for Port of Vancouver commissioner, District 1

Greene gets another $150,000 from Vancouver Energy for port commissioner campaign

Kris Greene, candidate for Port of Vancouver commissioner, District 1

October 2, 2017, 2:57pm Business

Port of Vancouver commission District 1 candidate Kris Greene told The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday that a recent $75,000 contribution from Vancouver Energy was “problematic” for his campaign. Read story

Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stands outside a federal appeals court in Washington where judges heard his tribe’s challenge to the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault, the American Indian leader who spearheaded opposition to the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has been ousted as Standing Rock Sioux chairman. Archambault conceded defeat in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out

Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stands outside a federal appeals court in Washington where judges heard his tribe’s challenge to the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault, the American Indian leader who spearheaded opposition to the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has been ousted as Standing Rock Sioux chairman. Archambault conceded defeat in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

September 28, 2017, 9:20am Business

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office. Read story

A truck passes the entrance to the Port of Vancouver.

Port of Vancouver must reveal more about seven meetings

A truck passes the entrance to the Port of Vancouver.

September 27, 2017, 5:13pm Business

In an ongoing lawsuit brought by several environmental groups, the Port of Vancouver will have to better account for seven executive-session meetings it held related to the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal. Read story

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

State denies key permit for Longview coal terminal

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

September 26, 2017, 10:38am Business

LONGVIEW — In a potentially fatal blow to Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed Longview coal export dock, the state Department of Ecology has denied a water quality permit for the project, concluding that it would cause unavoidable harm to the environment. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey speaks at a hearing to determine if Port of Vancouver commissioner candidate Don Orange's residency .

Auditor upholds Orange’s voter registration

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey speaks at a hearing to determine if Port of Vancouver commissioner candidate Don Orange's residency .

September 22, 2017, 5:20pm Clark County News

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has dismissed a challenge to Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners candidate Don Orange’s voter registration, meaning that the oil terminal opponent will appear on the November ballot. Read story

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, from left, Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver listen to public testimony in March before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver.

Vote to extend oil terminal lease through 2021 fails

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, from left, Eric LaBrant, Brian Wolfe and Jerry Oliver listen to public testimony in March before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver.

September 12, 2017, 5:54pm Business

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver is tired of rehashing the port’s Vancouver Energy lease when it comes up for automatic renewal every three months. Read story