KALISPELL, Mont. — An increase in freight traffic and hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements on BNSF Railway tracks across North Dakota and Montana combined to make Amtrak travel less than reliable in recent months, BNSF officials said.
By Associated Press December 4, 2013 9:42 a.m.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is assembling an economic incentive package geared at landing a new Boeing contract to build the aviation giant's 777X commercial aircraft.
December 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Washington State University's Clark County Extension is offering Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, a 10-week course designed to help entrepreneurs develop a business plan for agricultural enterprises.
By The Columbian December 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to get help with their growth ambitions during an event to be held 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Latte Da, 205 E. 39th St. in Vancouver. The event is free.
By Courtney Sherwood December 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Has the Internet killed the video rental business? One Hazel Dell company hopes the answer to that question is "no." When Video Connections opened 32 years ago, it was one of the first stores to see viewing movies at home as a moneymaker. And now, after the bankruptcies of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, it's one of the last storefronts in Clark County where people can head inside to browse the shelves before taking a movie home.
By The Columbian December 4, 2013 5:59 a.m.
Ridgefield — Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery in Ridgefield won silver last month in a national wine competition. The winery placed second for its 2011 syrah red wine in the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition.
By Sue Vorenberg December 3, 2013 6:04 p.m.
More applicants have joined the list of potential producers, processors and sellers of marijuana in Clark County.
By KATHY ANEY, East Oregonian December 3, 2013 4:57 p.m.
Two homegrown Oregon companies are producing progeny — in the form of products that contain genetic DNA from both parents.
By Gordon Oliver December 3, 2013 4:21 p.m.
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. will manufacture medical devices for Amedica Corp., a Salt Lake City-based biomaterials company, at Kyocera's Vancouver manufacturing facility, the two companies have announced.
By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times December 3, 2013 3:10 p.m.
How to deal with boredom at the table and long waits for the check while dining out? Applebee's is betting on 100,000 tablets.
By Greg Giroux, Bloomberg News December 3, 2013 3:06 p.m.
A proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered foods and seeds in Washington state enjoyed broad public support in polls this summer.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press December 3, 2013 4:54 p.m.
SEATTLE — Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though gay marriage is legal in Washington state.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press December 3, 2013 11:17 a.m.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new information about the proposal released Tuesday.
By Associated Press December 3, 2013 11:15 a.m.
PORTLAND — A megaload of oil refinery equipment bound for the tar sands oil region of western Canada has completed a leg of more than 40 miles in its planned six-day trip through Eastern Oregon.The rig parked south of Pendleton on Tuesday after pulling out of the Port of Umatilla on Monday night earlier than protesters expected.
By Don Brunell December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama's call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.
By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Tamesha Means was 18 weeks' pregnant when her water broke. Means, then 27 and the mother of two, knew something was wrong. So she called a friend to take her to the one hospital within a half-hour's drive, Mercy Health Partners.