Clark County Joins Clackamas in Resolution Against CRC


Not to be outdone by Clackamas County commissioners, Clark County leaders put forward their own nearly identical anti-Columbia River Crossing resolution today.Sponsored by newly-elected Commissioner David Madore—who made his opposition to the $3.5 billion highway, Interstate 5 bridge and light rail project nearly his sole campaign issue—it's set for a vote on Tuesday.The resolution has likely got ...   More
Thursday, February 7, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Washington Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Block Light Rail


In case we weren't sure about how Clark County feels about light rail, Washington legislators introduced a bill yesterday asking for a law to block it.The bill comes two months after the county voted down a $2.5 million a year sales tax to pay for the operation of an extension of MAX into downtown Vancouver as part of the Columbia River Crossing.The CRC, the largest infrastructure project the area's ...   More
Thursday, January 17, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Light Rail Bridge to Nowhere: Clark County Voters Are Saying No to MAX Tax

A defeat would be a setback for the Columbia River Crossing Project


Clark County voters are leaning against a sales tax for light rail tonight. And while a defeat may not derail the Columbia River Crossing, it would represent the start of a long, new fight.Many in the county framed the vote—a 0.1 percent sales tax increase—as a referendum on the entire $3.5 billion CRC project, and results this evening show the measure failing by 56 percent to 44 percent. The measure ...   More
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Vancouver Republican's Self-Funded Campaign Breaks Records


As Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spends her own money to stay in City Hall, and a lumber baron pumps money toward conservative candidates in Clackistan, a wealthy businessman in Clark County has combined those two techniques. He's using his fortune to sway voters north of the Columbia River.Republican David Madore, owner of U.S. Digital in East Vancouver, has shattered local elections spending ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Throw Voters From the Train

A Clark County measure to fund light rail has become a referendum on the CRC.

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The Columbia River Crossing is already in big trouble.  The proposed Interstate 5 spans between Oregon and Washington have a flawed design, the backers lack firm plans to...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Columbia River Crossing Needs Clark County Voters


The fate of the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing might come down to Clark County voters in November.C-Tran, Clark County's transit system, is considering a 0.1 percentage sales tax increase, which would generate $4.5 million a year to pay for operations and maintenance of the light rail line that would cross the proposed bridge.On Monday, the idea got a big push from the Vancouver ...   More
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Cody Newton

UPDATE: The Amphitheater at Clark County Has Announced Its New Name

Last week we shared a list of potential name changes to the Amphitheater at Clark County after we received an invitation to their name change press conference. We know you've been dying to hear what their highly anticipated new name is going to be, so without further ado, the new name for the amphitheater will be (drumroll, please): Yep. Sleep Country Amphitheater. April Fools Day isn't ...   More
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

Name Game: The Amphitheater at Clark County Will Be No More

The folks hosting one of Lilith Fair's tour stops in nearby Ridgefield, Wash. this year sent us an invitation recently for a press conference during which they'll be announcing a new name for the 18,000 capacity venue currently called, accurately enough, The Amphitheater at Clark County. It's hosted everybody from Pearl Jam to Tom Petty and Journey (!) in the past. While on lunch break we interns ...   More
Friday, March 26, 2010 NATALIE BAKER


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