A $200,000 state grant will support a new biomass-fueled power plant near Stevenson expected to be operational next year, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. The money will go to Wind River Biomass Utility, which has pursued the project will local, state and federal partners.
Vancouver — The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2014 "Business and Leadership Award" finalists in five award categories. All finalists will be featured at the Chamber's Annual "Officer Installation and Awards Event" on Sept. 9 at the Hilton, where award recipients in each category will be disclosed. Finalists are:
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an annual salary of $196,980 for the port's executive director, Todd Coleman. That's up 3 percent from $191,243. The board made the decision retroactive to Jan. 1.
Opponents of building the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver packed a hearing room Tuesday to keep up their criticism of port commissioners and to urge them to reconsider their lease decision.
A Japan-based company that produces a key product used in the manufacture of silicon crystals and ingots for semiconductors is closing its Camas operations, leaving dozens of mostly long-term employees without jobs.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Tuesday is expected to announce the results of votes taken by its local units on whether to ratify a tentative contract agreement with Northwest grain terminal operators.
Working with people who are missing limbs, Mark Sauser always faces a problem he hasn't seen before. But he doesn't like to say "We can't do anything," so he usually finds a solution. The reward is great. When a person who's been confined to a wheelchair can walk with a new leg, "they are an entirely different person. … They are so proud."
TACOMA — Under the massive, round roof of the Tacoma Dome, a button-down crowd from across the state gathered last weekend for CannaCon, billed by its organizer as the largest cannabis business conference in the nation.
As Jason Wann walked through the Hazel Ridge townhome he's building through Krippner Homes, he made sure his iPhone's camera caught every last detail of his tour: the house's address, his inspection permit card and, most important for this virtual building inspection, the bit of insulation by the stairwell.
The two companies proposing to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver plan to release a new economic analysis of the project during an invitation-only event Friday. Meanwhile, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are calling their joint venture by a new name: Vancouver Energy.