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1 hr ago | The Columbian
When the Borders bookstore in east Vancouver closed in 2011, it left an unmistakable void in one of the city's busiest commercial areas. Neighboring businesses felt an immediate impact as fewer people ventured into the shopping center off Southeast 160th Avenue near Mill Plain Boulevard.
5 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
After several months of interim management, Washington State Ferries will soon be under the direction of Lynne Griffith, who will serve as the assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division. Griffith, who will earn a salary of $144,768, will begin her leadership role next month with responsibilities including guiding the ferries management team and all ferry employees to meet safety, operational and budgetary goals.
Two west-side Vancouver fire stations will be rebuilt in new locations, and the change will improve response times at a total of four stations, according to a city analysis. The Vancouver City Council on Monday saw a map reflecting more than three years' worth of incidents, which shows that the greatest need for emergency medical and fire services sprawls out along Fourth Plain Boulevard between approximately Main Street and St. Johns Road.
Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners on Tuesday will discuss whether to make a statement about the movement of oil by rail in Clark County and Washington. Commissioners Mark Lampton, Bill Macrae-Smith and Bill Ward also will receive a presentation by a representative of the joint venture that wants to build the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
The veto power written into the C-Tran Board of Directors' bylaws could be in jeopardy if the makeup of the board changes, following a Clark County judge's ruling Friday. Currently, both the city of Vancouver and Clark County have the ability to nix any action approved by the rest of the C-Tran board.
Two men have been indicted today by a Clark County grand jury for murder. In the first case, Miquan Burton, 18, was indicted in connection with a July 3 shooting that killed a man and wounded a girl.
OLYMPIA Today, Lynn Peterson, Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, announced the appointment of Lynne Griffith as Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division . She officially begins her leadership role next month with responsibilities including, guiding the ferries management team and all ferries employees to meet safety, operational and budgetary goals; and collaborating effectively with community and labor partners and other WSDOT divisions.
What: A social service agency whose mission is "eliminating racism, empowering women." It works with domestic violence and sexual assault victims, children in foster care and many others.
State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson made the announcement Wednesday morning as she appointed Griffith assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division. "I am very pleased Lynne is joining the WSDOT team and I want to thank Captain George Capacci for serving in the interim role," Peterson said in a statement.
Clark County staff will update the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission next week on an application to establish a rural industrial land bank south of Brush Prairie. The site under discussion straddles State Route 503 north of Vancouver: the 223-acre Ackerland property to the west and the 378-acre Lagler property to the east of State Route 503, near Northeast 119th and 149th streets.
Most people know that Habitat for Humanity is that charitable homebuilder that President Jimmy Carter made famous - and that puts residents to work building their own homes. But you may not have heard that the Clark County affiliate, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, requires applicants to undergo a rigorous selection process that normally begins with an orientation session.
The driver killed in an accidental collision with an Amtrak train Sunday in Vancouver has been identified by the Clark County medical examiner's office as 80-year-old Charles W. Kellogg of Ridgefield.
Starting next week, the Woodland Chamber of Commerce will host a weekly series of public luncheons with political candidates from Southwest Washington. Each Tuesday through Oct. 28, opposing candidates will share the floor for an hour, and anyone is welcome to attend and get to know the candidates.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:44 pm
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