VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Since the Washington state Legislature decided not to contribute funds to a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, the Columbia River Crossing office in Vancouver has begun shutting down.
Spokeswoman Many Putney told The Columbian records are being archived and 96 employees and consultants will move out by the end of the year.
The $3.4 billion project would have replaced the aging bridge, rebuilt freeway interchanges in Washington and Oregon and extended light rail from Portland to Vancouver.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
A $4.5 million federal grant will allow them to keep their salaries and benefits through 2015.
A LifeFlight helicopter crew was unable to respond to this single-vehicle crash on NE Lucia Falls Road Thursday night, citing the weather.
The Oregon Zoo is asking for the public's help to name its new baby river otter.
The freezing rain in the Portland-Vancouver metro area is over, and temperatures should slowly climb to around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.