Clark County’s economy expanded in October at a pace not seen in nearly a decade, the region’s labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 7,300 jobs over the year and posting an annualized growth rate of 5.2 percent.
When Jane Van Dyke takes office in January as a Clark Public Utilities commissioner, she'll join a voter-owned utility juggling everything from a new community solar project to a high-maintenance contract with the Bonneville Power Administration.
When he was a youngster, Todd Shade rode the bus around Portland with his grandmother. He told her someday he would be driving the bus. He kept his promise and this year his peers awarded him the title C-Tran Operator of the Year. "I enjoy what I do," Shade said. "I like the interaction with the riders and other people at C-Tran."
By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian
November 23, 2014 6 a.m.
From ukuleles to archery lessons to full rain suits for children, shoppers this Christmas season can find a variety of unique gifts in local stores, many of which are seeing the fruits of a growing "buy local" ethos.
The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council today voted unanimously, with one abstention, to launch hearings over whether it should assume control over the fate of the proposed Westway and Imperium oil-by-rail projects.
New data from for this year's third quarter shows that 26,947 single-family homes nationwide were flipped — purchased and sold again within 12 months — during the quarter. Those transactions represent 4 percent of all U.S. single-family home sales, down from 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and the lowest since the second quarter of 2009.
Students who attend Everest College in Vancouver will notice some welcome changes — including reduced tuition and more help finding a job — when the college is under new ownership and moves from for-profit to nonprofit status in January.