Traditional agriculture's backers resist sharing government benefits
WASHINGTON — The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand.
Vancouver-based Riverview Community Bank will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Tuesday. Customers are invited to visit any Riverview branch on that day for complimentary cake and refreshments.
It will close branch, move staff to ex-West Coast Bank site
Columbia Bank will consolidate its two downtown Vancouver branches into one office in late summer, the bank's CEO said after a bank-sponsored forecast breakfast event on Thursday.
Agency will receive pass-through funding, Commissioner Madore will get a seat on its board
Two months after the split between the Columbia River Economic Development Council and Clark County appeared permanent, the two sides say they will give it another go.
Total Wine & More, the nation's biggest chain, opens today near Vancouver mall
Another large liquor store chain — the nation's biggest — has arrived in Vancouver to cash in locally on the state's newly privatized market for selling hard liquor.
Clark County home sales continued to rise in April, as increasing numbers of homeowners listed houses for sale and interested buyers quickly snapped up the inventory.
OLYMPIA — Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in April, and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs last month, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. has reported a profit of $9.5 million, or $1 per diluted share, for the first quarter of this year. That compares with a profit of $4.7 million, or 50 cents per diluted share, for the January-to-March period in 2012.
Tight supplies and refinery issues on the West Coast are sending retail gas prices dramatically higher in this region, AAA reported today. Vancouver's average price for regular unleaded leaped by 26 cents a gallon, to $3.94.
Operation that would export crude brings environmental risk
When Tesoro Corporation and Savage Companies recently said they'd launch a crude oil operation at the Port of Vancouver, the announcement raised the possibility of new jobs and private capital investment.
Alcohol will be permitted in Kiggins, Liberty auditoriums
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that allows small movie houses, such as the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in Camas, to serve beer and wine in their auditoriums even when children are present.
Company would be negatively impacted by a lower I-5 bridge over the Columbia River
Oregon Iron Works, one of the companies that would be negatively impacted by the Columbia River Crossing project, is close to reaching a mitigation deal with the CRC, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said this week.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.
Air travelers received a bit of good news recently: A bill to put air traffic controllers back to work whisked through the House and Senate and flew into the White House for President Obama's signature.
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