OSHA fines Portland port terminal operator

4:30 p.m. April 15
Company violated worker safety codes, according to agency

PORTLAND — The company that operates the Port of Portland’s container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Cantwell arrives in Vancouver seeking small-business answers

By Aaron Corvin April 16, 2014 12:38 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Jobless rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs

By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press April 16, 2014 12:11 p.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

Oregon schools hiring teachers again

By Associated Press April 16, 2014 9:59 a.m.

PORTLAND — After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers.

Dish to refund $2M to customers in state

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.

Google files patent for camera in contact lens

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Google Inc. has applied for a patent that details a way to fit a camera into a contact lens.

Prestige senior care names Henderson president

By The Columbian April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Henderson has been named president of Prestige Care Inc. and Prestige Senior Living LLC., both based in Vancouver.

Upscale subdivision planned for Camas

By Cami Joner April 15, 2014 4:52 p.m.

With the promise of 53 upscale homes, a planned Camas subdivision is already attracting buyers with the financial means to pay for views and custom-home features.

Oregon reports significant jobs growth in March

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 4:51 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession.

Cantwell to visit Vancouver on Wednesday, focus on small businesses

By Gordon Oliver April 15, 2014 4:27 p.m.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, will host a field hearing of the Senate Small Business Committee at 10:30 a.m. today at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St.

Washington View: Total pay crucial in minimum wage debate

By Don Brunell April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

One of the problems with the minimum wage debate is the name itself. If we want to ensure that we don’t hurt lower-income workers, we should consider total compensation, not just wages.

Small-business owners lose more than a week a year to tax preparation

By J.D. Harrison, The Washington Post April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Carol Supplee thought she had everything in order.

County seeks data on fee-waiver program

By Tyler Graf April 14, 2014 8:50 p.m.

Waiving fees on new commercial development is expected to cost Clark County, but that hasn't stopped the program's top supporter from directing staff to look more closely at how such waivers could pencil out.

BNSF officials tell Vancouver safety top priority

By Stephanie Rice April 14, 2014 8:12 p.m.

BNSF Railway officials emphasized a safety-first mentality, billions of dollars' worth of capital investments and a pledge to spend millions training first responders in the event of an oil spill during a workshop Monday with the Vancouver City Council.

April 15 not much of a deadline for most

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press April 14, 2014 5:27 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret.

Clark County home sales continue to improve

Clark County home sales continued to show signs of improvement in March, as residential values increased and more sellers listed their properties for sale.

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