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2008-09-05 21:00:21

By JEFFREY MIZE State senators weren't brimming with enthusiasm Thursday for finding as much as $650 million to pay for the Columbia River Crossing project. "I know that Oregon is struggling with the same issue we are," Senate Transportation Chairwoman Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, said at the end of an hourlong presentation. "We don't have a lot of money. In fact, we have no money." Estimates presented to the Senate Transportation Committee, meeting at the Hilton Vancouver...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 9--Critics of a new Columbia River crossing have long argued that a planned replacement bridge on Interstate 5 will degrade the environment and fuel more urban sprawl. Now, federal environmental regulators are echoing many of those same concerns -- plus a new one. The Environmental Protection Agency called for project officials to assure that bridge footings drilled deep into the river bottom won't pollute Clark County's major...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'