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Past articles by Andy:

DUI patrols shift into high gear for marijuana holiday

Additional state troopers and officers from local agencies will be out on the roads today for statewide emphasis patrols looking for impaired drivers. → Read More

C-Tran’s possible elimination of Route 39 stirs anxiety, anger

Carolyn Hayden, known to some as the bread lady, has been baking bread for C-Tran staff for years, dropping off loaves at the Vancouver Mall or Fisher's Landing transit centers. → Read More

Candidate emerges for Oliver’s seat on Port of Vancouver board

Vancouver accountant Dan Barnes announced this week that he will run for a seat on the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners. → Read More

PacifiCorp to spend $20M for fish habitat

PacifiCorp, which has more than 130,000 customers in Washington, will spend more than $20 million on habitat improvement for salmon and steelhead in the Lewis River watershed. → Read More

Northbound lanes of Interstate Bridge closed for emergency sign repair

The northbound lanes of the Interstate Bridge are temporarily closed for "emergency sign repair," according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. → Read More

Impact of bike lanes, parking on property values difficult to determine

The potential loss of on-street parking for protected bike lanes along Columbia Street in Vancouver has prompted Glen Yung of the Hough neighborhood to pack up and leave. → Read More

‘I can hear them!’ Beeping Easter egg hunt brings joy

April Bennett and two of her boys, 3-year-old Peter and 5-year-old Joel, piled into the car and drove all the way from Seattle for Saturday’s beeping Easter egg hunt at the Washington State School for → Read More

Groups oppose plan for advisory body to look at breaching dams

A group of Washington utility districts, ports and business organizations are urging the state Senate to remove a $750,000 provision from its proposed state budget that would put together an advisory → Read More

Group sues to prohibit Mount St. Helens’ drilling

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the agencies’ decision to allow exploratory drilling in the upper Green River Valley at Goat → Read More

Above-normal fire potential, four-month forecast says

Early forecasting shows above-normal potential for large, costly fires west of the Cascades through spring into early summer, according to officials at the National Interagency Fire Center. → Read More

Pacific Highway west of La Center reopens

Northwest Pacific Highway west of La Center is back open after heavy rainfall and flooding washed out large chunks of the road in February, leaving the way closed for weeks. → Read More

Geologists take on mysteries of volcanoes in Cascade Range

There are roughly 20 major volcanoes in the Cascade Range, and while scientists might know about them individually, they don’t know as much about why volcanoes in a chain might vary in composition, th → Read More

Vancouver to delay plans for Columbia Street bike lanes

Vancouver will delay plans to add protected bike lanes along Columbia Street downtown, opting for a fuller review and more public outreach work, following criticism from neighbors. → Read More

Two overdue hikers rescued off Mount St. Helens

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said it received word from the Tigard, Ore., Police Department about two overdue hikers on Mount St. Helens Sunday. → Read More

$500 million ODOT plan addresses Rose Quarter bottleneck issue

For years, Clark County critics of the failed Columbia River Crossing project complained that Oregon should work first to fix the bottleneck on Interstate 5 through the Rose Quarter. → Read More

C-Tran seeks input on proposed bus route changes

C-Tran will hold the first of several public meetings Tuesday to gather public feedback on proposed bus route changes, slated to take effect in September, including closing Route 39 and adding a route → Read More

Some Clark PUD customers will get credit on April bill

Clark Public Utilities customers will see a credit on their April bill after the utility board approved a $10 million credit from 2018 surplus funds. → Read More

Speed limits topic of county council talk

The Clark County Council will hear public comments regarding potential changes to speed limits on several stretches of roadway around the county at the council’s next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Kimsey seeks to keep wastewater district commissioner seat

Neil Kimsey will run for re-election to keep his seat as a commissioner for the Clark Regional Wastewater District. → Read More

C-Tran approves basic outline for new bus rapid transit line

C-Tran’s board earlier this week approved the basic outline for a bus rapid transit line along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard from downtown Vancouver to just west of Southeast 192nd Avenue — an early → Read More