Oil train derails in Virginia; Oil tankers in Oregon get safer

On the same day a tanker car carrying crude oil burst into flames after it derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Oregon’s governor praised the owner of a crude oil transporting facility […]

More notes on the Columbia River Crossing

As the embattled Columbia River Crossing project approaches what many call a make-or-break moment, there's no shortage of opinions circulating about the Interstate-5 Bridge replacement. Here are just a few: Sweet […]

Local legislators’ proposals face last major cutoff before session ends

Wednesday marked the last big deadline for non-budgetary bills in the Legislature, and some proposals by Clark County's legislators fared better than others. Here's a quick roundup of where some […]

Many bills of local interest clear Wednesday’s cutoff

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Wednesday was the Legislature's deadline for many bills to pass out of policy committees. Here is a look at some bills that made it, and […]

Rivers aims to ease environmental requirement for local governments

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA-- Local towns and cities may soon be free of an unfunded mandate requiring all publicly owned vehicles to convert to using biofuel or electricity […]

Environmentalist group grades Rep. Herrera Beutler

The environmental advocacy group League of Conservation Voters gave U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, a 9 percent out of 100 when it came to her 2012 voting record on […]

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