first_imgIn the ongoing Columbia River Crossing saga, you’d be hard-pressed to find tighter allies than the Washington Department of Transportation and David Evans & Associates.One is the powerful road-building agency whose staffers lead the CRC. The other is a Portland engineering firm hired by WashDOT to be the CRC prime contractor.Yet, these two organizations seemingly joined at the hip find themselves on the opposite sides of a lawsuit filed in Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia Wash.David Evans quietly sued WashDOT last month to block the agency from releasing its audited financial statements. Notolls.com, an anti-CRC group, had filed a public records request with the CRC seeking the financial information.Evans also named as a defendant Debbie Peterson, who filed the public records request with the CRC. Peterson works for Tiffany Couch, a Vancouver forensic accountant who is working for David Madore, a Vancouver businessman and vocal CRC opponent.last_img

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