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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.

News | Music

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A Vancouver-based record label released previously unpublished music from the late artist Prince.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.

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

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.

News | Politics | local | 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 | News | Economy | local

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.

Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | local | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Food

Washington Razor Clammers Dig Into 1st Weekend Of Season

OPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington

Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.

News | Politics | local

Washington's Herrera Beutler Says More Beds Needed At County Jails

OPB | April 13, 2017 5:22 p.m.

Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler calls for more beds and better services for inmates at Clark County Jail.

News | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | local | Environment | Food

Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

News | Politics | local

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.

News | Politics | local

Washington Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler Plans Telephone Town Hall

OPB | April 8, 2017 12:13 p.m. | Portland

The Clark County Congresswoman is holding her town hall by phone. It’s her second with that format in recent months.

News | Politics | local

I-5 Bridge Replacement Talks Now In Hands Of Washington Governor

OPB | April 7, 2017 5 p.m.

A bill that would restart the process of replacing the 100-year-old Interstate 5 bridge between Oregon and Washington has passed the House and the Senate.

News | Economy | local

With New I-5 Exit Complete, Cowlitz Tribe Ready For Casino

OPB | April 4, 2017 7:50 p.m.

Members of the Cowlitz tribe, county government officials and community leaders gathered Tuesday to dedicate the new I-5 interchange at Exit 16.

Animals | News | NW Life | local

Furry Fiber Animals In Southwest Washington? Alpaca My Bags!

OPB | April 1, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Ridgefield, Washington

This weekend, Washington’s Clark County brings back its 19th annual Alpacapalooza. The event celebrates the fluffy, smaller South American cousin of the llama.

News | local

Massive Landslide Shuts Down Highway 503 In Southwest Washington

OPB | March 31, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington commuters in Cowlitz County are dealing with a massive landslide that has shut down both lanes of state Route 503.

News | Politics | local

In State Of The City Address, Vancouver Mayor Celebrates City's Growth

OPB | March 31, 2017 11:20 a.m.

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt gave his final State of the City speech Thursday night. Mayor Leavitt celebrated city achievements, discussed growth and development, and gave his outlook for the year ahead.

Business | Food | Nation | Environment | Science

A Forgotten Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

NPR | March 31, 2017 7:50 a.m.

The sunken Hero, an Antarctic research vessel from the 1960s, is leaking oil into Willapa Bay, where more than half of the state's oysters are grown. And no one knows how to remove it.

News | local

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. 

Energy | News | Politics | local | Environment

Vancouver Port Commissioner Who Supports Oil Terminal Won't Seek Re-Election

OPB | March 28, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Port of Vancouver commissioner Brian Wolfe announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this fall.

News | Fish & Wildlife | History | local | Water | Environment | Pacific Ocean

A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.


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