By LILY RAFF McCAULOU for The Columbian
October 5, 2014 6 a.m.
Ron Wade said he hopes his car museum, a taproom and Clark County's first-ever food cart pod will become a hub of social and economic activity — and breathe new life into Hazel Dell when the complex opens in the spring. The neighborhood is welcoming the project with open arms.
Ever since Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies proposed an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver, company and port officials have said that the state energy facility siting panel's rigorous review would address threats to safety or the environment.
Some 40 local residents didn't bother using the U.S. Postal Service on Friday morning, choosing instead to personally deliver messages to local congressional staff members in support of Postal Service functions threatened by federal mandates to the Postal Service.
On the Border, a Texas-based Mexican restaurant chain, has abruptly closed its single Vancouver location amid a swirl of legal claims against the restaurant's franchise owners over unpaid rent and taxes.