Vancouver port looks to develop new Red Lion hotel

7:37 p.m. December 17
Project would be part of larger effort to redevelop its Terminal 1 property

The Port of Vancouver said Wednesday it hopes to develop a new hotel for Red Lion as part of a larger effort to redevelop its Terminal 1 property, currently home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

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Business News

231,000 in Washington may be due T-Mobile refund

By The Associated Press December 19, 2014 11:06 a.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.

Boeing subsidiary wins $41 million Pentagon contract for drones

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.

Risks northern Idaho faces from oil train to be assessed

December 18, 2014 9:59 p.m.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Local governments in northern Idaho are taking a close look at their emergency preparedness plans to see if they adequately address the growing number of oil trains rumbling through their communities.

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Vancouver's Sunlight Supply buys naming rights to field

By The Columbian December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association and Sunlight Supply Inc. on Wednesday announced that Sunlight is purchasing the naming rights for a new softball field that the association will build on Pacific Community Park property in Vancouver.

Vancouver law firm marks anniversary

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

The Miller Nash law firm said Tuesday that it's celebrating 15 years in business in Vancouver this year.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Experts on menu at forecast breakfast

By Gordon Oliver December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

If you really want to hear from the experts on our local Clark County economy, talk to the experts — the people working every day to provide jobs in our community.

Strictly Business: Driving on with new technology

By Gordon Oliver November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready or not, we're approaching the day when we'll hand control of our cars over to computers.

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Singletary: Do's and don'ts of charitable giving

By Michelle Singletary December 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The requests for donations have increased as they usually do during the holiday season.

Singletary: Don't let debt keep you awake at night

By Michelle Singletary December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

National Public Radio's David Greene and Robert Smith have been hosting a series of money talks around the country this year concerning personal finances. Greene, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and Smith, correspondent for “Planet Money,” start off by asking audience members and panelists who join them, myself included, “What keeps you up at night?”

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Real Estate

National trust acquires Academy building

By Tom Vogt December 16, 2014 10:07 p.m.

One of the most historic buildings in the Pacific Northwest has entered a new era, with Fort Vancouver National Trust acquiring the Academy building in downtown Vancouver.

Trail Tech expands in Battle Ground

By Justin Runquist December 12, 2014 6 a.m.

In the quiet southeast reaches of Battle Ground, business is bustling for Trail Tech as the high-tech company prepares for a massive expansion.

Ridgefield group means business

By Justin Runquist December 10, 2014 6 a.m.

As Ridgefield continues to rank among Washington's fastest-growing cities, a consortium of business owners and residents hopes to ensure its quiet downtown streets keep pace with the rest of the city.

Port mulls plans for 108-acre Centennial site

By Aaron Corvin December 8, 2014 4:44 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to update its big-picture plan for making land and building improvements, including considering a series of proposals that would advance the development of its 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park.

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Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.

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