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Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 noon

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

local | Election | Energy | Environment | Politics

Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

Election | Energy | Environment | Politics

Oil Terminal Backers Give Big To Vancouver Port Candidate

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver just donated $150,000 to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene.  

Business | local | Arts | NW Life

Rethinking Arts Space In Vancouver And Beaverton

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 10:16 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Sept. 23 arts summit suggests some exciting possibilities for Clark County. Meanwhile Beaverton moves forward on a much-anticipated new public art space.

local | Education | News | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

WSU's 1st Day Back Overshadowed By Solar Eclipse

Northwest News Network | July 28, 2017 4:51 p.m.

Go to class or witness a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse? Washington State University students will have to decide on Aug. 21.

Business | local | Arts | State of Wonder

Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Mixing Nature And Business

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.

Energy | Environment | News

Opponents Call Vancouver Oil Terminal 'Bad Plan' While Supporters Tout Jobs

OPB | June 8, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

More than 100 people testified before the Washington state energy board in Vancouver. It was one of the last opportunities for the public to sound off on a proposed oil terminal there.

Entertainment | local | Arts | NW Life

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 | Arts | Music | NW Life

Vancouver Man Has A Fever And The Only Medication Is More Handbell

The Columbian | April 29, 2017 10:20 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Matt Compton, of Vancouver, Washington, has not been ringing for long, but he's already an extremely accomplished ringer. He wants you to try ringing, too.

Politics | local | News | 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.

local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

In Flux: Vancouver’s North Bank Artists Gallery Sees No Path Forward

OPB | April 14, 2017 2:29 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Anchor gallery for the downtown Vancouver cultural scene will hold its last show in May.

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Oregon Congressional Delegation Urges ICE To Release Injured Man

OPB | April 8, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s representatives on Capitol Hill are putting pressure on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release a 21-year-old Portland man recovering from a car crash.

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As Homelessness Increases, Vancouver Struggles To Find Solutions

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Homelessness in Southwest Washington is on the rise. On Wednesday, Clark County released its annual tally of people sleeping on the streets or in their cars. 

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2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

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Vancouver Leaders Address Immigration Fears In Community

OPB | March 9, 2017 6:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver city officials and community organizers gathered Thursday in a show of support for Southwest Washington’s immigrant community.

Energy | Environment | News

Port Of Vancouver Extends Oil Terminal Lease

OPB | March 7, 2017 6:55 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Vancouver project to build the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country will continue for now.

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Portland Could Get Up To 4 Inches Of Snow Sunday

OPB | Feb. 4, 2017 1:47 p.m. | Portland

The Portland metro area could be in for another heaping helping of snow Sunday afternoon into Monday — or not. The area could see up to a foot of snow if temperatures drop low enough.

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Mielke, Madore Officially Out As New Clark County Officials Take Office

OPB | Dec. 29, 2016 11:55 a.m.

Two newly elected Clark County Councilors took their oaths of office Thursday in downtown Vancouver, Washington.

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Washington Schools Chief Sues Districts Over Funding

AP | July 19, 2016 1:42 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says seven districts are illegally using local property tax levies to supplement employee salaries that should by paid out of the state budget.

Think Out Loud

Deschutes DA Re-examines Cases | Vancouver Affordable Housing | Gov. Brown's Transparency

OPB | June 21, 2016 noon

We learn more about the affordable housing tax measure Vancouver residents will vote on in the fall. And we discuss the state of Oregon's public records laws. We also learn about why the Deschutes County district attorney is re-examining over a thousand cases.