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Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

Federal letter restricts changes to Interstate 5 Bridge project documents

Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

May 20, 2021, 4:19pm Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office has received written federal guidance that restricts the project’s ability to substantially alter two guiding documents that were drafted for its predecessor, the Columbia River Crossing. Read story

SHUMWAY: Andreea Coroi of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics took first place in Southwest Washington's Congressional Art Competition with her work called "Mellona," which will hang in the U.S.

Student artwork will hang in U.S. Capitol building

SHUMWAY: Andreea Coroi of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics took first place in Southwest Washington's Congressional Art Competition with her work called "Mellona," which will hang in the U.S.

May 16, 2021, 5:53am Community

SHUMWAY — Andreea Coroi of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics took first place in Southwest Washington’s Congressional Art Competition, announced on May 7 by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. Read story

Fruit Valley Community Learning Center vaccine pod will include youth shots

May 15, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health will host a vaccine pod today at the Fruit Valley Community Learning Center with Pfizer doses available to anyone 12 and older. One-dose vaccines from Johnson & Johnson will also be available as an option for those age 16 and older. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Many parents and educators are excited over the news that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine soon for youngsters ages 12 to 15.

Saturday’s Public Health vaccine clinic will have doses for those ages 12 to 15

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Many parents and educators are excited over the news that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine soon for youngsters ages 12 to 15.

May 14, 2021, 12:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health will host a vaccine pod at the Fruit Valley Community Learning Center Saturday, with Pfizer doses available to anyone 12 and older. Read story

A cyclist navigates through traffic on Columbia Street south of the intersection with West Sixth Street in 2018.

Columbia Street bike lane project revived with little fanfare by Vancouver council

A cyclist navigates through traffic on Columbia Street south of the intersection with West Sixth Street in 2018.

May 10, 2021, 9:07pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council awarded a contract to repave and restripe Columbia Street in downtown, a seemingly banal move that in fact represents the revival of a long-sought and hotly debated plan to swap the arterial’s street parking for bicycle lanes. Read story

Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

Funding, reuse of CRC work key issues in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement

Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

It was funding that killed the Columbia River Crossing. The original Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project was already embroiled in controversy, but the killing blow came when the Washington Senate adjourned without approving the state’s portion of the project funding in 2013. Read story

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

New bridge replacement effort strives to avoid light rail controversy

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

Recent headlines about the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement effort have chronicled the reemergence of one of the biggest sticking points from Columbia River Crossing era: light rail. Read story

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May 9, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

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LINCOLN: The Assistance League Southwest Washington raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children's programs.

Tea boxes raise $4,000 for children in need

LINCOLN: The Assistance League Southwest Washington raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children's programs.

May 8, 2021, 6:03am Community

LINCOLN — The Assistance League Southwest Washington recently raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children’s programs. The group offered a tea box gift set for pickup at the First Presbyterian Church in lieu of its usual in-person event. Each box contained a teacup, gourmet teas, baked goods… Read story

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Cousins’ altercation leads to arrests in Vancouver

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May 6, 2021, 5:38pm Clark County News

Vancouver police arrested a man Thursday morning on suspicion of domestic violence kidnapping and unlawful discharge of a firearm in an incident involving adult cousins. Read story