Amy Fischer, The Columbian

Amy Fischer

The Columbian

Longview, TX, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

State insurance exchange reports 1.6 million enrolled in plans

Nearly 113,000 Clark County residents enrolled in health plans through the state-based insurance exchange in the most recent open enrollment period. → Read More

Vancouver City Council eager to address raises

Vancouver city councilors want to vote as soon as possible on whether to repeal the city Salary Review Commission’s ordinance that dramatically hiked their pay for 2017-18, they said Monday. → Read More

Vancouver hires assistant city manager

The city of Vancouver has hired a new assistant city manager to replace outgoing Deputy City Manager Dave Mercier, who is retiring early next year after six years with the city. → Read More

Vancouver launches survey on tax plan

The city of Vancouver wants to know what its residents think about a proposed affordable housing tax that could appear on a future ballot. → Read More

Vancouver salary petition qualifies for ballot

The hefty pay raises Vancouver’s Salary Review Commission awarded the mayor and city council will be put to voters. → Read More

Vancouver salary petition looks to have sufficient signatures for ballot

The Clark County Elections office is almost finished verifying signatures on a referendum petition to retract the Vancouver City Council’s recent salary hi → Read More

Vancouver City Council holding line on retail pot shops

The Vancouver City Council on Monday didn’t embrace the city Planning Commission’s recommendation that the city further expand its number of retail marijua → Read More

Report: Vancouver economy gets boost

Boosted by a strong housing market and booming construction activity, Vancouver’s economy continues to expand, but not as quickly as before, according to the city’s financial analysis of 2015 and the → Read More

Nearly 4,000 sign city pay hike petition

Organizers of a petition effort to retract the Vancouver City Council’s recent pay hikes say they’ve gathered nearly 4,000 signatures on their petition, and plan to present it at City Hall today. → Read More

Vancouver ends Cowlitz casino fight

Moments after Cowlitz tribal leaders urged the Vancouver City Council to begin working with them, the council unanimously voted Monday to overturn a 2007 resolution opposing the tribe’s casino project → Read More

CyberKnife best-kept secret in prostate cancer fight

It’s quick. It’s painless. It’s covered by insurance. And it’s among the best-kept secrets in treating prostate cancer. → Read More

New twist in vexing Cowlitz casino wastewater issue

Perhaps signaling a solution to one of the most vexing problems surrounding the $510 million Cowlitz casino, Clark County’s public health officer is recommending the county allow the tribe to connect → Read More

City, county to rethink anti-casino stances

For more than a decade, Clark County and the city of Vancouver have been at odds with the Cowlitz Tribe over its plans to build a $510 million casino outside of La Center, even taking the tribe to cou → Read More

With 10 days left, 2,000 names on petition

With 10 days until the deadline, organizers of a petition effort to retract the Vancouver city council’s recent pay hikes are more than halfway toward their goal of 4,000 signatures. → Read More

Low-income Vancouver residents plead for housing aid

They told stories of living on disability payments, the futile search for cheaper housing and being forced to move when rents soared. → Read More

Levy campaign advocates for affordable housing

Supporters of a proposed affordable housing property tax in Vancouver are launching their new “Bring Vancouver Home” campaign to advocate for passage of th → Read More

Cowlitz schedule forum on casino, water plant, road work

The Cowlitz Project is launching a series of community forums to share information about the development of the Cowlitz Tribe’s $510 million casino resort, a $32 million improvement project for the ne → Read More

Vancouver sees numbers for proposed housing property tax

After months of discussing the affordable housing crisis, the Vancouver City Council took its first look Monday at specific numbers for a proposed property → Read More

Organizers say salary petition drive off to great start

Organizers of a petition effort to retract the big pay hikes recently awarded to Vancouver’s mayor and city council said last weekend’s signature gathering → Read More

City owes 2 school districts money after failing to update impact fees

The city of Vancouver owes the Evergreen and Vancouver school districts nearly $1.6 million after neglecting to update its computer system for almost three → Read More