Health Worker Report

By Pauline Sipponen July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

Pentagon accused of dragging its feet on shoes

By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

BOSTON — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

A boon for Oregon's hazelnut

By DAVID BATES, Yamhill Valley News Register July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Green lawns and swimming pools aren't the only things taking a beating in California's record-busting drought, now in its fourth year. The state's nut crop is feeling the effects as well.

Morning Press: Ridgefield homicide; Pot bust; Fireworks; PeaceHealth; Blazers

July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Here's a quick glimpse at some of the top stories this week at columbian.com.

Microsoft, Kyocera settle Android patent dispute

July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Microsoft and Japanese electronics maker Kyocera have settled their smartphone patent dispute.

Fannie, Freddie heads could get up to $4M yearly in pay

July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

The chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could collect up to $4 million a year in pay.

Vancouver's Downtown Association to discuss tourism's value

July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver's Downtown Association will host a panel of experts who will discuss the importance of tourism to downtown's economy at the association's quarterly meeting Thursday.

Worker's family sue over fatal Boeing air bag injury

By Associated Press July 3, 2015 2:24 p.m.

SEATTLE — The family of a man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier.

Aetna moves to buy Humana for $35 billion as health landscape shifts

By TOM MURPHY, Associated Press July 3, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

Illegal construction activity cited in county

By Gordon Oliver July 3, 2015 1:47 p.m.

The Department of Labor & Industries said this week that it uncovered 19 cases of illegal construction activity in the state, including three cases in Clark County, during a recent sting aimed at deterring illegal construction activity.

Study concurs: Timing everything in Facebook posts

By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post July 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Facebook's elusive algorithm, the one that makes some posts super visible and others seemingly invisible, is something most Facebook users might never understand. But behind most far-reaching posts is at least one subtle but important factor everyone can grasp: good timing.

General Mills shifting resources away from Green Giant business

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) July 3, 2015 6 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills acknowledged the weakness in its Green Giant vegetable business Wednesday, taking a $260 million charge as it redirects money to more promising ventures.

Greek financial crisis: Voters perplexed, undecided

By DEREK GATOPOULOS and COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated Press July 2, 2015 5:45 p.m.

ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting for.

Tesoro-Savage deny request for longer comment period

By Aaron Corvin July 2, 2015 5:08 p.m.

The companies seeking to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver haven't been shy in expressing their disappointment about delays in the project's review by a state agency.

Google's new app misidentifies black people as 'gorillas'

By Associated Press July 2, 2015 4:53 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

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