Rappaport Energy Consulting of Ridgefield will receive a $149,900 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a geothermal-solar thermal pilot plant on the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls, Ore., Acting Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced Thursday.
Taxable retail sales in Washington reached $109.1 billion in 2012, up 5.1 percent compared to 2011, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported Thursday.
Three of six projects proposed for region have been scuttled
The Pacific Northwest is no longer as big a target for global energy companies looking to export coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry China and other countries.
The housing market improved statewide in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.
It would house aviation, cosmetology programs, if legislators OK $7.15M
The Clark County Skills Center is preparing to add a new building to its campus to house both its cosmetology program and a new program to train students for jobs in the aviation industry, in anticipation of $7.15 million in state construction dollars.
A report doubling the estimate of how much oil is under the state feeds a sense of long-haul optimism
WILLISTON, N.D. — Two days after a rosy government report doubled the estimate of how much oil is tucked beneath North Dakota, four men hop out of their vehicles into the soft dusk light atop a rock-strewn hill north of town.
PORTLAND — An energy company has dropped plans for a coal export terminal downstream of Portland along the Columbia River and will look for another site in the Northwest, a spokesman said Wednesday.
TACOMA — You shouldn't have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin.
SEATTLE — State officials say federal automatic budget cuts will lower an unemployment benefits program for people in Washington.
Sixty workers were killed in Washington State in 2011, giving the state the third-lowest worker fatality rate in the country at 1.9 workers per 100,000 workers, according to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.
Washington State University Extension is offering a free workshop in Vancouver called " Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Strategies for Real Estate Professionals." The workshop will describe stormwater management techniques to meet new requirements for construction and redevelopment. Development and green industry professionals will present the workshops, along with experts from the WSU Extension.
Effort designed to streamline program
Clark College is leading the way in a national push to upgrade adult basic education programs in order to eliminate current overlap in class content, shorten the length of the program and, hopefully, lower the nearly 50 percent annual dropout rate.
Growing optimism in economy has fueled 14% rise in 2013
NEW YORK — Just two months after recovering the last of its losses from the financial crisis, the Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone Tuesday, closing above 15,000 for the first time.
Boats block grain ship in response to lockout at Port of Vancouver
A Vancouver dockworkers dispute spilled over to Kalama on Tuesday morning as protesters in boats tried to impede a grain ship bound for the Port of Kalama. The ship is now listed as “delayed” and is at anchor across from the port on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
WASHINGTON — Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet.
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