Columbia River

Seafood Shop
4:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Tribal-Owned Retail Fish Shop Set To Open On Columbia River

Brigham Campbell, 14, of Cascade Locks holds a recent catch of shad in Cascade Locks, Ore.
Anna King Northwest News Network

For thousands of years, Northwest tribes have used the Columbia River as a regional center of commerce. For the first time this summer, they’re building a new venue for their ancient tradition – a native-owned seafood shop.

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Columbia River Crossing
6:17 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Oregon And Washington Sign Agreements Related To CRC

Oregon and Washington have signed mitigation agreements with two of the three industrial companies whose business would be disrupted by the Columbia River Crossing. April Baer reports from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Columbia River Crossing
5:39 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Columbia River Crossing Funding Hinges On Washington Special Session

Artist rendering of the potential I-5 replacement bridge.
Credit Columbia River Crossing

When Washington lawmakers return to Olympia in two weeks for a special session, Governor Jay Inslee is demanding they approve funding for the new Columbia River Crossing. The Democrat wants that funding included in a broader gas tax measure.

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Columbia River Crossing
4:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Columbia River Crossing Hits Another Bump In Olympia

Some Washington senators question the Columbia River Crossing's cost, design, and whether it will actually deliver promised jobs and traffic relief.
Credit Northwest News Network

The $3.5 billion effort to build a new bridge between Portland and Vancouver is in trouble in the Washington Senate. That’s the view of a Southwest Washington Republican on the Ways and Means Committee.

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Columbia River Treaty
6:43 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Columbia River Treaty Public Meetings Begin In Spokane

A decades-long treaty between the United States and Canada will soon be up for renewal. It governs power management and flood control in the Columbia River Basin. Next year is the first time in 50 years either country can end or revise the treaty.

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Columbia River Crossing
4:39 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Costly New Bridge Over Columbia River Spawns Ultimatum, Brinkmanship

Columbia River Crossing

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 5:39 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A costly new interstate highway bridge over the Columbia River is spurring brinkmanship in Olympia. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Democratic Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday to press state lawmakers to commit hundreds of millions dollars to the proposed new toll bridge between Portland and Vancouver, Washington.

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Columbia River Crossing
6:37 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Inslee Stumps For Columbia River Crossing

Washington Governor Jay Inslee urged a group of regional business leaders today / yesterday (Friday)  to urge state legislators to support the Columbia River Crossing --the proposed new I-5 bridge.  April Baer reports.

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Boardman Coal Port
5:29 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Ambre Energy Asks For Coal Export Permit Delay

Ambre Energy hopes to move coal from Wyoming and Montana to Asia through a facility at the Columbia River Port of Morrow in Boardman.
Credit EarthFix

An Australian coal company has asked for more time to answer questions from the State of Oregon about its plans for a coal port in Boardman.

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Columbia River Crossing
4:04 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Oregon Senate Approves Funding For Columbia River Crossing

Washington Dept. of Transportation

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 4:33 pm

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate has voted to approve funding for that state’s share of the Columbia River Crossing. It would connect Portland and Vancouver, Washington.

House Bill 2800 authorizes $450 million in bond funding for the project. Supporters believe the I-5 bridge replacement will provide seismic stability and boost commerce. Opponents considered the Columbia River Crossing too costly. Environmental impacts were also a concern.

But Democratic Senator Lee Beyer urged his colleagues to get down to the bottom line.

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Columbia River Crossing
4:13 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Oregon House Approves Columbia River Crossing

Columbia River Crossing

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 3:47 pm

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon House has signed off on what's shaping up to be the most expensive single public works project in the state's history. Lawmakers voted Monday to approve $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.

The new bridge would replace a pair of aging, congestion-prone spans between Portland and Vancouver, Washington. If all goes according to plan, Oregon's portion of the funding would be matched by a similar amount from state lawmakers in Olympia, along with federal cash and money from drivers in the form of tolls.

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