May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
A long-vacant lot near Esther Short Park is a place of pride for downtown Vancouver boosters. more
Main focus will be on food; cardroom will re-open later
WOODLAND — The new owners of the Oak Tree Restaurant are anteing up in an attempt to revive the once-thriving Woodland institution.
Months after a fire destroyed hotel, many challenges remain in determining what will become of the site
To the Interstate 5 commuters who daily pass the riverfront property, the site that for months was buried under the charred remains of Portland's Thunderbird on the River Hotel now appears ready for redevelopment.
• Phil Allen has joined Columbia Credit Union as a vice president in business lending. He will focus on developing and maintaining business loan and deposit relationships, generating clients and assisting with commercial lending. Allen has 18 years' experience in commercial finance. He holds a master's degree from Willamette University and a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University.
If you are a mom and you're reading this column over breakfast in bed, happy Mother's Day.
CAMAS — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, has opened a new office and storage facility in Clark County to serve the growing market for rental bridges in Washington, Oregon and other western states. Rental bridges are typically used as temporary detours during bridge repair or replacement to maintain traffic flow and help construction crews stay on schedule.
The Youth Summer Job Fair on Friday at the Vancouver Community Library brought together local employers and area young people.
Rappaport Energy Consulting of Ridgefield will receive a $149,900 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a geothermal-solar thermal pilot plant on the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls, Ore., Acting Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced Thursday.
Taxable retail sales in Washington reached $109.1 billion in 2012, up 5.1 percent compared to 2011, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported Thursday.
Three of six projects proposed for region have been scuttled
The Pacific Northwest is no longer as big a target for global energy companies looking to export coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry China and other countries.
The housing market improved statewide in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.
It would house aviation, cosmetology programs, if legislators OK $7.15M
The Clark County Skills Center is preparing to add a new building to its campus to house both its cosmetology program and a new program to train students for jobs in the aviation industry, in anticipation of $7.15 million in state construction dollars.
A report doubling the estimate of how much oil is under the state feeds a sense of long-haul optimism
WILLISTON, N.D. — Two days after a rosy government report doubled the estimate of how much oil is tucked beneath North Dakota, four men hop out of their vehicles into the soft dusk light atop a rock-strewn hill north of town.
PORTLAND — An energy company has dropped plans for a coal export terminal downstream of Portland along the Columbia River and will look for another site in the Northwest, a spokesman said Wednesday.
TACOMA — You shouldn't have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin.
SEATTLE — State officials say federal automatic budget cuts will lower an unemployment benefits program for people in Washington.
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