The number of loans originated nationally on single-family homes and condos in this year's second quarter rose 22 percent from the previous quarter and 23 percent from a year ago, housing data firm RealtyTrac reported Friday.
The Port of Vancouver on Thursday shined a spotlight on the completion of a $30 million project — a new rail entrance to the port dubbed the "trench" — that's part of a larger effort to relieve congestion and to speed products to markets.
The Port of Vancouver's work to re-imagine and, eventually, redevelop its Terminal 1 waterfront property took further shape Tuesday as commissioners grappled with several concepts to breathe new life into an old site.
Papa Murphy's, the Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain, reported a 33 percent increase in revenue, to $29.1 million, in its fiscal second quarter. Comparable store sales rose 4.5 percent from one year ago.
Nurse midwifery is an occupation which itself was born in the early 20th century, but has found a firm footing today in Clark County, which has about 20 local practitioners. Nurse midwife Elizabeth Morales is a young mother herself, but sleep deprivation doesn't diminish her passion for helping families enter their transition into parenthood.