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Women Who Roar: Vancouver Debuts All-Female Storytelling Troupe

OPB | May 20, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

This week five women will take the stage for Vancouver’s first all-female storytelling event.

local | News

1st Affordable Housing Applications Roll In For Vancouver

OPB | May 19, 2017 4:41 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

City officials in Vancouver, Washington, are impressed with the first round of proposals submitted to the Affordable Housing Fund.

Nation | News

Inmate Shot By Officer In Clark County Hospital Has Died

OPB | May 18, 2017 1:31 p.m.

An inmate shot by a deputy corrections officer at a Vancouver hospital has died.

local | Politics | Education | News

Mount Hood Community College Bond Fails — Again

OPB | May 17, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Portland

School districts in Portland and Deschutes County are celebrating big wins for bond measures in Tuesday’s election, but Mt. Hood Community College was handed its sixth bond defeat since 1974.

local | Election | Education | Politics | News

With May Ballot Deadline Approaching, Oregonians Vote On Key Measures

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:42 p.m. | Portland

Tuesday, May 16 is the last day for Oregonians to consider a range of key measures on their local ballots.

local | Energy | Renewable energy | Environment | News

Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

local | Politics | News

Clark County Council Abruptly Terminates Manager

OPB | May 12, 2017 6:06 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

In a surprise move, the Clark County Council has voted not to renew County Manager Mark McCauley’s contract, which was scheduled to terminate at the end of the year.

local | Arts | Music | NW Life

Meet The Vancouver Record Label Behind Prince’s Unreleased Album

OPB | May 12, 2017 8:18 a.m.

Last month, a Minnesota judge halted the release of an album from the late artist Prince. The record label in the middle of the legal battle was a largely unknown company from Vancouver, Washington.

local | Politics | Transportation | News

Washington Governor Signs I-5 Bridge Replacement Bill

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed 28 bills into law Wednesday morning, including a measure that would revive plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

Family | local | Arts | NW Life

Oregon Symphony Strikes Perfect Harmony With Puppet Master Michael Curry

OPB | May 6, 2017 4:06 p.m.

Next week, the Oregon Symphony will wade into the wonderful world of puppets. For the first time, it is collaborating with artist-designer Michael Curry on a production of Stravinsky’s Persephone.

local | Transportation | Environment | News

7 Weeks After Massive Landslide, Washington Highway Set To Reopen

OPB | May 5, 2017 3:32 p.m.

Drivers in southwest Washington could see some relief on their commute home. After being closed for seven weeks, State Route 503 near Woodland is set to reopen after a massive landslide.

Business | Economy | News

Vancouver Building Boom Begins To Take Shape

OPB | May 4, 2017 6:21 p.m.

Thursday was a big day for construction along the Vancouver waterfront. More than 100 cement trucks unloaded at the $1.5 billion project site.

Climate change | Transportation | Energy | Environment | local | News

Washington State Approves Draft Air Permit For Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | May 3, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Environmentalists are concerned about a draft air permit that has been released for a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.

local | Politics | News

Divided Streets: Canceled 82nd Avenue Parade Draws Conflicting Protests To East Portland

OPB | April 29, 2017 4:54 p.m. | Portland

It was supposed to be the annual Rose Parade that shut down 82nd Avenue in Northeast Portland on Saturday. Instead, critics and supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets instead. 

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Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5

OPB | April 24, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Monday's rain didn’t keep the crowds – or the traffic – from showing up at the opening day of the Ilani Casino. Just 25 miles north of Portland, it’s the closest major gambling venue to the city.

Thousands Hit The Streets For Portland's March For Science

OPB | April 22, 2017 5:21 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of people marched through downtown Portland Saturday to stand up for science. The event was one of many planned around the world as a response to cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

Music | News

Never Before Released Prince Music Surfaces In Unlikely Place — Vancouver

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:31 p.m.

A Vancouver-based record label released previously unpublished music from the late artist Prince. But a federal judge in Minnesota has blocked the six-song Deliverance EP.

Land | Energy | NW Life | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News

Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

local | News | Politics | Land use

Vancouver City Council Approves Controversial Annexation Plan

OPB | April 18, 2017 4:40 p.m.

This summer, an additional 4,600 residents will call Vancouver home. The City Council approved annexation plans Monday evening for an area called Van Mall North.

Business | Economy | local | News

As A Waterfront Icon Is Demolished, Vancouver Braces For A New Identity

OPB | April 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Big things are starting to take shape on the Vancouver waterfront. The southwest Washington city’s $1.5 billion redevelopment plan has been in the works for more than a decade.