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A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

C-Tran CEO Donaghy airs I-5 Bridge replacement plan worries

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

September 22, 2022, 6:03am Business

C-Tran’s CEO Shawn Donaghy recently raised concerns about a breakdown in communication between the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program and C-Tran. Read story

In Our View: Public input essential for I-5 Bridge solutions

September 20, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

When it comes to the Interstate 5 Bridge, there are nearly as many ideas for replacing it as there are vehicles crossing it. Read story

Illustration of the Interstate 5 Bridge with a tunnel.

Why alternative Interstate 5 Bridge replacement ideas won’t work

Illustration of the Interstate 5 Bridge with a tunnel.

September 18, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Nearly everyone agrees the Interstate 5 Bridge is not serving the region well. Read story

Morning Press: Give More 24!; C-Tran CEO; Columbia River wrecks; Food trucks; Arson, break-in at mayor’s home

September 24, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

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

Letter: Bridge program needs to answer

September 10, 2022, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program has spent millions to manufacture public consent for its “Modified Locally Preferred Alternative,” a green-washed copy of the failed Columbia River Crossing. Read story

Letter: Bridge answers are available

September 18, 2022, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Bob Ortblad’s letter "Bridge program needs to answer” (Our Readers’ Views, Sept. 10) shows a poor understanding of the basis for its design. Its design was determined by all the constraints created by the bridge’s location. Read story

Construction on Main Street will be done to beautify the street in the next couple of years. Businesses will be impacted during the construction and after.

Plans are afoot to remake downtown Vancouver portion of Main Street

Construction on Main Street will be done to beautify the street in the next couple of years. Businesses will be impacted during the construction and after.

September 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

Much of the design of 10-block corridor’s face-lift will depend on public input Read story

West Seattle Bridge to reopen today

September 18, 2022, 6:00am Northwest

After 909 days without a high-rise bridge, the drivers and passengers of West Seattle will regain seven road lanes, and maybe a touch of euphoria, when the repaired crossing reopens today. Read story

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday brought in a much larger floating crane to remove the second sunken ship near the Interstate 5 Bridge. The vessel Alert should be lifted and moved to the shipyard within three days.

Coast Guard brings in large crane to remove sunken ship from Columbia River

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday brought in a much larger floating crane to remove the second sunken ship near the Interstate 5 Bridge. The vessel Alert should be lifted and moved to the shipyard within three days.

September 23, 2022, 6:26pm Clark County News

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday brought in a much larger floating crane to remove the Alert, one of two vessels that sank near the Interstate 5 Bridge. The former World War II submarine chaser should be lifted and moved to the shipyard within three days. Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call

September 25, 2022, 6:01am Politics

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the week ending Sept. 23. Read story

Meet the armed man who has been standing guard outside North Thurston schools

September 26, 2022, 10:34am Latest News

Meet Anthony Triplett Jr. He's 31, he lives near Lacey and he's a nine-year Army veteran with two children enrolled in North Thurston Public Schools' Evergreen Forest Elementary and Nisqually Middle School. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Building Biden's student debt cancellation plan, House Democrats on Thursday, Sept. 15, proposed new legislation that would increase federal student aid, lower interest rates on loans and take other steps to make college more affordable.

After cancellation, Dems look to reduce future student debt

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Building Biden's student debt cancellation plan, House Democrats on Thursday, Sept. 15, proposed new legislation that would increase federal student aid, lower interest rates on loans and take other steps to make college more affordable.

September 15, 2022, 11:49am Latest News

Building on President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan, House Democrats on Thursday proposed new legislation that would increase federal student aid, lower interest rates on loans and take other steps to make college more affordable. Read story

Shana Cantoni, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Seattle, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who worked at the King County Jail for 10 years and left in December. Cantoni now has her own practice on Capitol Hill.

Seattle’s jail has an ‘astronomical’ suicide rate. Little is changing

Shana Cantoni, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Seattle, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who worked at the King County Jail for 10 years and left in December. Cantoni now has her own practice on Capitol Hill.

September 19, 2022, 6:05am Latest News

On Aug. 2, 59-year-old Allen Duane McNutt became the fifth person incarcerated in the downtown Seattle jail to die by suicide in the past year. Read story

Interstate Bridge Replacement program administrator Greg Johnson said   a potential lookout on a replacement bridge could give pedestrians and cyclists the chance to reflect on the Columbia River and Mount Hood "and just take time to enjoy the experience of being over one of the most iconic rivers in the country." (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Replacement I-5 Bridge could include pedestrian lookout

Interstate Bridge Replacement program administrator Greg Johnson said   a potential lookout on a replacement bridge could give pedestrians and cyclists the chance to reflect on the Columbia River and Mount Hood "and just take time to enjoy the experience of being over one of the most iconic rivers in the country." (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

August 23, 2022, 6:07am Business

A bulged lookout on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge to enhance the experience for pedestrians and cyclists is being considered by the Interstate Bridge Replacement program. Read story

King's Way seniors Aidan Sweeney, from left, Jamison Duke, Alec Charlton, junior Brayden Schiefer and senior Marcus Whitney stand for a portrait Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at King's Way Christian High School. The football team is 2-0 in its second year back competing at a varsity level.

Two years after program went “on pause,” King’s Way Christian football is on the right path

King's Way seniors Aidan Sweeney, from left, Jamison Duke, Alec Charlton, junior Brayden Schiefer and senior Marcus Whitney stand for a portrait Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at King's Way Christian High School. The football team is 2-0 in its second year back competing at a varsity level.

September 15, 2022, 4:05pm Prep Sports

On a recent afternoon at King’s Way Christian, Jamison Duke stood on the fringes of the football field reflecting on the unusual situation he and teammates have been through in the last few years of the Knights’ program. Read story

President Joe Biden waves as he stands at the top of the steps of Air Force One before boarding with first lady Jill Biden at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, as they head to London to attend the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. To commemorate the U.S. Air Force's 75th Anniversary as a service the Bidens are wearing Air Force One jackets.

US-UK relations enter new chapter as new PM, king settle in

President Joe Biden waves as he stands at the top of the steps of Air Force One before boarding with first lady Jill Biden at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, as they head to London to attend the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. To commemorate the U.S. Air Force's 75th Anniversary as a service the Bidens are wearing Air Force One jackets.

September 17, 2022, 12:46pm Latest News

President Joe Biden headed to the United Kingdom on Saturday to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a time of transition in US-UK relations, as both a new monarch and a new prime minister are settling in. Read story

Early morning light casts the shadow of picketers as union members and community members gather to strike outside Ridgefield High School after a deal has not been reached between the teachers union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

Ridgefield schools closed Friday as teachers, district continue bargaining

Early morning light casts the shadow of picketers as union members and community members gather to strike outside Ridgefield High School after a deal has not been reached between the teachers union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

September 15, 2022, 6:11pm Clark County News

Ridgefield schools will be closed Friday, marking the sixth day of a teacher strike amid stalled contract negotiations between the district and the Ridgefield Education Association. Schools have been closed since Sept. 9. Read story

19th century Tura castle, owned by the son-in-law of the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is seen in Tura, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Reckoning with EU could cost Hungary billions

19th century Tura castle, owned by the son-in-law of the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is seen in Tura, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

September 17, 2022, 5:37pm Nation & World

After his headline performance at Hungary’s Sziget Festival last month, pop star Justin Bieber held a party for his staff in a luxurious countryside setting: a 19th-century castle owned by the son-in-law of the country’s prime minister. Read story

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, left, arrive for a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Germany’s Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, left, arrive for a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

September 12, 2022, 9:54am Nation & World

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he doesn’t expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there’s no reason for Iran not to sign up and European countries would remain “patient.” Read story

Seattle Police Department chief finalists answer community questions before meeting mayor

September 16, 2022, 11:01am Northwest

The three finalists for the Seattle Police Department's permanent chief position showed shared commitments but different approaches to alternative responses, gun violence and department reform in a virtual forum Thursday night, leaving the mayor to choose from varying degrees of change. Read story