Some public agencies will have more time to switch to eco-friendly vehicles, thanks to a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Clark College alumni Rick and Ellie Tymer received the college's Presidential Award for Excellence at the Clark College Foundation's Savoring Excellence event on May 15. Rick Tymer, a retired former faculty member from the auto technology program, was instrumental in bringing to Clark the Toyota T-TEN program, a training program that prepares students for jobs as certified Toyota and Lexus technicians. The Tymers live in Torrance, Calif.
Dennis Kampe, director of the Clark County Skills Center, is retiring after 30 years with the Skills Center. Kampe is being recognized at the Skills Center Foundation's fundraising banquet, "30 Years of Putting Education to Work," on May 31 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live auction.
The professional sales certificate program in the College of Business at Washington State University Vancouver has been named one of the 2013 Top University Sales Programs by the Sales Education Foundation. WSU Vancouver's program was recognized for preparing students for professional selling careers and placing top talent in professional selling roles.
PORTLAND — Since opening in 1946, the Portland Meadows racetrack has withstood a fire that burned its grandstand to the ground and the massive flood that eliminated Vanport City. But it might not survive the exodus of gamblers who prefer the simplicity of slot machines to the inscrutable numbers inside the Daily Racing Form.
Local medical residency program to expand under partnership
When Vancouver-based PeaceHealth and University of Washington Medicine recently trumpeted a new partnership, their announcement came with big plans to better serve patients and to coordinate care — all with the goal of meeting the looming demands of federal health care reform.
Surviving attacker takes a group of soldiers hostage
NIAMEY, Niger — Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously on Thursday, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing a total of 26 people and injuring 30, according to officials in Niger and France.
BEIJING — Lenovo, the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 90 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit after increasing its market share and boosting smartphone sales.
Greater Portland Inc., a public-private economic development organization, on Thursday released Greater PDX, an iPad app that provides access to data and information about the Portland-Vancouver region. The free app provides data on business costs, education, innovation, exports and manufacturing, and community attributes.
Pendleton Woolen Mills' Lake View Village store in Lake Oswego will be transformed into a Pendleton Home Store, the Portland-based company announced on Wednesday.
PORTLAND — Developers proposing a $7 billion plant to export natural gas from the Rockies and Canada to Asia filed a formal application this week with federal regulators.
WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
The Wendy Rose statue on the waterfront is headless again.
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
ONTARIO, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon checkpoint aimed at keeping invasive species from hitchhiking into Oregon on boats has opened for the spring, and it found an infested boat the next day.