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Cantwell airs oil terminal concerns

8:50 p.m. April 16
U.S. senator seeking more federal dollars to address safety issues

Gov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn't taken a stand on the project. But members of the state's Congressional delegation are weighing in.

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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

By Cami Joner April 14, 2014 5:20 p.m.

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

Late filers keep local tax preparers busy

By Gordon Oliver April 14, 2014 4:26 p.m.

Taxpayers aiming to avoid heavy fees imposed on those who wait to file kept tax preparers busy Monday with a last-minute push to beat the federal income tax filing deadline of midnight today.

Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press April 14, 2014 4:18 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.

Working in Clark County: Dentist Constant Lu

By Mary Ricks April 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Constant Lu opened his first office in Hazel Dell shortly after he graduated from dentistry school. “I like the community,” Lu says. “People are friendly, open and there are many ways for people to get involved.” Lu is very involved, donating many hours to providing dental services to those in need through Compassion Connect.

Bezos family donates $20M to Seattle cancer center

By The Associated Press April 13, 2014 4:41 p.m.

SEATTLE — The family of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $20 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Clark County business briefing

April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

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Colorado's experience with legal pot holds lessons for Washington

By Courtney Sherwood April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

DENVER — Marijuana may be legal now in Colorado, but I felt like a criminal the first time I visited an adult recreational vendor of the drug. To find a store, I downloaded the Weedmaps app to my phone, and already I was nervous that my cellular carrier might call the cops on me.

Panera CEO takes on ordering

By CANDICE CHOIAP, Associated Press April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Panera CEO Ron Shaich realizes that ordering at his chain can be chaotic.

Strictly Business: Young workers left idling

By Gordon Oliver April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

As our post-recession economy reshapes itself in a new form, we're seeing plenty of surprises and more than a few disappointments.

Legal bounds of oil terminal lease called into question

By Aaron Corvin April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Opponents of a proposal to build the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver have packed public hearings and repeatedly pounded a message to port commissioners: cancel the lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.