Dameon Pesanti, The Columbian

Dameon Pesanti

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Dameon:

Clark Asks: Red-light cameras not in the picture

There’s no correlating study to back this up, but red-light enforcement cameras are hated by practically everyone with a driver’s license. → Read More

Protecting freshwater mussels a growing concern

Odds are good you didn’t even known freshwater mussels are native to the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest — including those that run right through the heart of Clark County. → Read More

Highway 500 work set for weekend

There’s a Russian idiom that translates to “the first crepe always comes out wrong,” meaning a person has to try more than once to succeed. → Read More

WSUV researcher studies climate, drought

The world’s most catastrophic drought and subsequently deadly famine of the last 800 years was less than a century and a half ago. → Read More

Proponents of I-1631 say schools could be among beneficiaries

Less than 10 years ago, the Camas School District built two schools as efficiently as possible. But already, the compact fluorescent lighting system is outdated compared with the more efficient LED li → Read More

Clark County driver feels lucky after rock hits car

Jade Insko feels lucky to be alive. → Read More

Burnt out streetlights leave drivers in the dark

Lately, local highways have appeared especially dark for nighttime drivers. → Read More

Flash mob of zombies gets down to ‘Thriller’ downtown

It was a Saturday like any other at the Vancouver Farmers Market, until a groaning horde of zombies tottered in. → Read More

WSP identifies woman killed after being ejected during car chase

The Washington State Patrol identified a woman who died after fleeing police near the Interstate 205/Interstate 5 split on Tuesday. → Read More

Westside Bike Mobility Project has designs on bicycle routes

Like many suburbs, modern Vancouver was laid out with the personal automobile in mind. But now Vancouver is looking at ways to make the west side more accessible to people who want to ride a bike more → Read More

Highway 500 to close this weekend for reconfiguration

Typically use Highway 500 to get across town? You should make different plans for this weekend. → Read More

Highway 500 to close this weekend for reconfiguration

Typically use Highway 500 to get across town? You should make different plans for this weekend. → Read More

New start, energy for Salmon Creek Watershed Council

Like many Southwest Washington groups, the Salmon Creek Watershed Council has a goal — make its small corner of the world a little greener than it was the day before. → Read More

Forward motion in Mill Plain bus rapid transit plan

C-Tran is another step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Vancouver along Mill Plain Boulevard. → Read More

Hundreds of fish in Vancouver Lake dead

Hundreds of juvenile fish died simultaneously in Vancouver Lake near the beginning of the month, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. → Read More

Pipeline explosion in Canada cuts off Northwest natural gas supply

Although customers in Clark County didn’t feel the effects, a natural gas pipeline explosion in Northwest Canada last week crippled supplies throughout the state and forced local utilities to find alt → Read More

C-Tran board calls for new I-5 bridge

The C-Tran Board of Directors is now the most recent Southwest Washington governing body to urge state leaders to take the earliest step of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. → Read More

Planting over 1,000 trees goal of event

Clark Public Utilities is planning to continue a yearslong restoration project along a stream in the Salmon Creek Watershed, with a big push from volunteers on the upcoming Make a Difference Day. → Read More

WSDOT Goodwill Lake project wrapping up

Northbound drivers of state Highway 503 between Battle Ground and Vancouver will be in for a welcome surprise this fall: the days of fording Goodwill Lake are over. → Read More

C-Tran, Workforce partner on passes

While Clark County enjoys a booming economy and an expanding job market, it’s also home to a growing population of teens and young adults who are out of school or unemployed, and thus are disconnected → Read More