If you’ve never seen a helicopter take off, it’s something to behold. No matter how many action movies you’ve watched, there’s a visceral thrill to seeing it in person: the high-pitched whine as the engine comes to life, the sharp stench of jet fuel, the sheer force of the wind kicked up by the rotor, ruining hairdos and making breathing impossible. And when the helicopter leaves the ground, it looks like a special effect.
Standing at the prow of the Grant Street Pier suspended above the Columbia River, Barry Cain took on an aura of a conductor facing the orchestra. Cain, the developer of The Waterfront Vancouver, relished the crescendo.
After more than a decade of planning, fundraising and construction, Vancouver’s Waterfront Park is nearly ready for its debut. Among its multitude of features, the park will ultimately provide Vancouver what’s being billed as Washington’s front door.
SAN DIEGO -- Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop sat shocked at the defendant’s table as a judge late Friday afternoon ordered that his bail bond be revoked in his drug smuggling case and he be taken into federal custody. After spending the weekend in jail, he is now to learn his fate Monday morning.
The newsroom phone rang Thursday, Sept. 13 just before noon. It was Andrea Madison, a former Living Hope Church congregant and a friend of former pastor John Bishop. After catching wind of The Columbian’s impending series of articles on Bishop and the church, Madison, 61, wanted the opportunity to tell Bishop’s side of the story.
During the fifth annual Give More 24!, Southwest Washington’s unofficial giving holiday, 3,457 donors raised $1,191,053 for 155 regional nonprofits as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday. As the name implies, Give More 24! is a 24-hour giving spree, so the giving started in the wee hours Thursday morning.
Steven Gorbet doesn’t know why he decided to try and rescue an unconscious man stuck a vehicle that veered off Interstate 5 on Tuesday night, hitting a tree and catching fire. Gorbet simply jumped into action.
At 5:25 a.m. Dec. 11, John Bishop drove a gray Volkswagen Jetta, bearing California license plates, into commuter lane No. 6 at the international port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif. He told a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer he was headed to Chula Vista, Calif., with nothing to declare from Mexico.
State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, said that he was sad about the teachers strikes that held up the first day of school for multiple districts in Southwest Washington. Teachers took to the picket lines this summer to demand raises they say were guaranteed to them under new education funding allocated by the Legislature.
During this year’s election season, candidates running for office in Clark County have eagerly denounced Oregon’s plan to enact tolls, or “value pricing,” on stretches of Interstate 5 that would ensnare Southwest Washington commuters.