FBI: The River Rat Strikes Again in Vancouver


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An update today to this week's Hey, Neighbor! item on the "River Rat." The FBI says the so-called River Rat robbed Chase Bank in Vancouver by gunpoint today, marking his seventh bank robbery in the last two months on both sides of the Columbia River (hence the "River Rat" nickname). The River Rat's list of past bank robberies include: Columbia State Bank, Portland- Aug. 7 Key Bank, Vancouver- ...   More
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009 Anvi Bui

Some Late Oregon Money in The Vancouver Mayor's Race


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Since a report in last week's Oregonian looking at contributions into tomorrow's mayoral race in Vancouver, there have been a couple other notably large donations in the last week from Oregon — all to incumbent Royce Pollard in his effort to hold off challenger Tim Leavitt. Pollard collected $5,000 on Oct. 26 from Gramor Corp. CEO Barry Cain in Tualatin; and picked up $1,250 apiece on ...   More
 
Monday, November 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Watch the Video: ODOT Makes Promises on CRC—Will It Keep Them?


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As the endless process grinds on around the possible development of a new bridge between Vancouver and Portland, it's sometimes hard to remember who said what to whom about the Columbia River Crossing and when they said it. In the wake of a recent letter from the governors of Oregon and Washington urging the project proceed despite a variety of concerns, David Osborn at the Stop the CRC Coalition ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Look What Hate Group Is Returning to Town


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The Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kan.-based hate group that evangelizes against homosexuals, Jews, Catholics, and soldiers, will return to the Portland area over Memorial Day weekend and linger into the following week to picket local churches, synagogues and schools. The group's nationally notorious pickets have included the funerals of soldiers because, according to founder Fred Phelps, “Military ...   More
 
Friday, May 14, 2010 Jacob Reingold

Protesters Question CRC Panel's Independence


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About a dozen demonstrators gathered today at the Portland Expo Center to protest the first meeting of a panel appointed by the governors of Washington and Oregon to review the Columbia River Crossing . Protesters, organized by Stop the CRC Coalition, handed out sheets of paper that called the panel a “rubber stamp.” The implication of course with those handouts, which were stamped ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Peter Griffin

Randy Leonard vs "Raging Architects" on Beavers Baseball


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Our newspaper neighbor to the north, The Columbian, has an account today of Commissioner Randy Leonard's last-ditch effort to keep the Beavers in Portland, now that PGE Park is being refashioned for Major League Soccer. Vancouver and Clark County had been mentioned before as possible new spots for the minor-league baseball team once PGE Park gets remodeled to the exclusion of baseball. But Leonard's ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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