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Letter: Lies about light rail dangerous

May 24, 2022, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In response to Julie Rosenstein’s letter, “Light rail wrong for I-5 Bridge,” where she states that “light rail is going to destroy river commerce” (Our Readers’ Views, May 5), I asked the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program for the facts about light rail’s impact on river commerce. Read story

A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate 5 Bridge in August 2021. Washington's hefty bill, Move Ahead Washington, secured $1 billion in funding for the I-5 Bridge replacement project.

I-5 Bridge project preferred alternative includes 1 auxiliary lane each way, light rail

A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate 5 Bridge in August 2021. Washington's hefty bill, Move Ahead Washington, secured $1 billion in funding for the I-5 Bridge replacement project.

May 5, 2022, 11:38am Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program announced its locally preferred alternative during Thursday’s executive steering group meeting. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Building bridges; map mess

May 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To building bridges. Officials of the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program have announced a locally preferred alternative for a new I-5 Bridge — including one auxiliary lane in each direction and an extension of Portland’s light rail system into Clark County. Auxiliary lanes separate on- and offramp traffic from through… Read story

In Our View: Pearson Field plays role in growing Vancouver

May 19, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

For more than a century, Pearson Field has served aviators in Southwest Washington while occasionally playing a role in flying history. Yet questions linger about whether the single-runway airfield can effectively serve the bustling city that has grown up around it. Read story

President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol shake hands as they visit the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek campus, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol shake hands as they visit the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek campus, Friday, May 20, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

May 20, 2022, 8:20am Politics

President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on Friday and will end in Japan next week at a time when world events are… Read story

Jayne: Getting on track toward the light

May 1, 2022, 6:02am Columns

I am, tepidly, moving toward the light, yet remain encumbered by confusion, doubt and uncertainty. Read story

In Your Debt: How debt-related stress affects body and mind

May 20, 2022, 8:08am Business

Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too many pricey pitchers of mimosas at brunch. Read story

FILE - A woman crosses the street near a billboard commemorating the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Nov. 15, 2018. China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a "game-changing" bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region.

China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

FILE - A woman crosses the street near a billboard commemorating the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Nov. 15, 2018. China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a "game-changing" bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region.

May 25, 2022, 7:55am Nation & World

China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19, 2022. Six months after the passage of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, the Biden administration says 4,300 projects are underway and $110 billion has gone out. The influx of spending is meaningful, though not necessarily enough to cover a long-term underfunding of infrastructure.

6 months in, Biden’s infrastructure plan has 4,300 projects

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, N.H., April 19, 2022. Six months after the passage of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, the Biden administration says 4,300 projects are underway and $110 billion has gone out. The influx of spending is meaningful, though not necessarily enough to cover a long-term underfunding of infrastructure.

May 16, 2022, 7:57am Politics

Six months after the signing of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, the government said Monday there are 4,300 projects underway with more than $110 billion in funding announced — milestones the administration is publicly heralding as midterm politics intensify. Read story

Millennial Money: How to tell when money advice is bad

May 25, 2022, 7:49am Business

There are a lot of people out there who want to tell you what to do with your money. The problem is only some of them know what they’re talking about. Read story

(The Columbian)

Morning Press: Fort fireworks canceled; gorge drive permits; $17M home for sale

(The Columbian)

May 14, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story

Washington D.C. Roll Call Report

May 22, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending May 20. Read story

People watch a TV screen showing a news report about the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 14, 2022. North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

People watch a TV screen showing a news report about the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 14, 2022. North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

May 15, 2022, 1:08pm Latest News

North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. Read story

NerdWallet: This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback

May 25, 2022, 7:58am Business

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. Read story

Franchise partners Eric Taylor, left, and Antonio McBroom, right, outside the Midtown Tampa, Florida, Ben & Jerry's when it was under construction in 2021. The childhood pals are part of a partnership that owns 10 stores in six states.

So how do you go from being an engineer to a Tampa Bay Ben & Jerry’s bigwig?

Franchise partners Eric Taylor, left, and Antonio McBroom, right, outside the Midtown Tampa, Florida, Ben & Jerry's when it was under construction in 2021. The childhood pals are part of a partnership that owns 10 stores in six states.

May 23, 2022, 6:00am Business

Eric Taylor seemed to have his life figured out: College (check), start his career as an engineer (check), get a good job with good pay at a good company (check, check and check.) Read story

Tsering Cornell appointed to replace Judge Collier on Clark County Superior Court

May 12, 2022, 4:44pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Assistant Attorney General Tsering Cornell to replace Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier, who is retiring June 30. Read story

Rural California hatches plan for engineered mosquitoes to battle stealthy predator

May 20, 2022, 8:15am Nation & World

Bryan Ruiz moved his family into a newly built home in this Central Valley farming center seven months ago and almost immediately found they were under assault. Read story

In Our View: Light rail on I-5 Bridge right for today, tomorrow

April 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Including light rail on a new Interstate 5 Bridge is the best decision for both the present and the future. Among transit options for the project spanning the Columbia River, light rail can serve the most people while closely aligning with the region’s climate goals. Read story

In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Impeachment Manager Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

He got Congress to care about antitrust again. Now time is running out, Rep. David Cicilline says

In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Impeachment Manager Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2022, 6:00am Politics

David Cicilline was late getting into antitrust, at least for him. Read story

(The Columbian)

Morning Press: Failure to appear; Light rail; Community Funded Journalism

(The Columbian)

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story