By The Columbian December 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Building permits more than $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver.
By The Associated Press December 20, 2014 6 a.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. government proposed changes Friday in how it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure companies aren't shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia.
By JOAN LOWY and JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press December 19, 2014 5:54 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press December 19, 2014 5:53 p.m.
NEW YORK — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."
By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 5:51 p.m.
PORTLAND — A biologist who worked for a consultant on the liquefied natural gas plant planned for Coos Bay, Ore., has told federal regulators that engineers ignored and possibly hid contaminated soils issues at the site.
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press December 19, 2014 5:48 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence at theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.
By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 5:12 p.m.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press December 19, 2014 4:31 p.m.
NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.
By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 4:55 p.m.
OLYMPIA — State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says about 231,000 T-Mobile customers in Washington may be eligible for a share of a settlement with the company over billing unauthorized charges, a practice known as cramming.
By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 10:51 a.m.
PORTLAND — The Boeing subsidiary based in the Columbia River Gorge, Insitu Inc., has won a $41 million Pentagon contract to build three Blackjack drone systems for the Navy.
By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press December 18, 2014 4:27 p.m.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press December 18, 2014 4:25 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.
By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times December 18, 2014 4:23 p.m.
Initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week, underscoring an improved labor market.
By STEVE ROTHWELL, Associated Press December 18, 2014 4:21 p.m.
NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve's reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.