By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2014 6 a.m.
BALTIMORE — Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her non-education haunts her to this day.
Ever since the Great Recession was declared officially over on Sept. 20, 2010, economists have talked about the slow pace of recovery in comparison to past recessions. In Clark County, where a largely middle-income, commuter-driven economy took a deeper dive than most in the Portland metropolitan area, it sometimes felt like the rising tide of that slow recovery would never raise our boats.
By LORETTO J. HULSE, Tri-City Herald
April 19, 2014 6 a.m.
KENNEWICK — If you’re driving through Mid-Columbia farmland, look closely at the fields. Chances are good you’ll spot asparagus spears pushing up to the light.
Growers began harvesting the tender spears within the past few weeks.
The Washington State Auditor's Office says it won't investigate a complaint filed by a Vancouver resident about the Port of Vancouver's closed-door discussion of a lease to build the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal.
Northwest Pipe Co. says it's been chosen to provide 81,958 feet of 108-inch diameter welded pipe for a pipeline project to boost the volume of water delivered from East Texas lakes to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Umpqua Bank has been on a self-proclaimed mission of changing the face of banking with its living-room-friendly "stores," its hyper-courteous employees, and the "world's greatest bank" moniker it brashly embraced years ago as a tiny Oregon community bank.
Owners of the downtown Esther Short Building on Thursday announced plans to move six tenants and 60 employees into the vacant structure at 610 Esther St. that is owned by an LLC made up of local investors.
Vancouver business leaders, city officials and a sister city mayor from Japan gathered at downtown's newest housing development, Prestige Plaza, on Wednesday to acknowledge the site's past and marvel at its future.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.