Clark County's economy "continues to be very strong," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,200 jobs in the 12 months ending in January and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.4 percent.
What began as an expected step by the Port of Vancouver toward helping rejuvenate Vancouver's waterfront swerved Tuesday into a skirmish between port commissioners and project developer Barry Cain over Cain's opposition to building a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.
OLYMPIA — The jobless rate in Washington rose slightly in January to 6.4 percent, but state labor officials say they were encouraged that estimates show employment increased by more than 100,000 jobs over the last 12 months.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan won the highest satisfaction rankings from its members among health plans in the Northwest region that includes Washington and Oregon, the market research firm J.D. Power said Monday.
By LILY RAFF McCAULOU, for The Columbian
March 8, 2015 6 a.m.
How do you like your eggs? Forget scrambled or over-easy — do you want them organic, Omega-3 enriched, cage-free, free-range, vegetarian-fed or pasture-raised? The grocery store egg cooler holds an unprecedented array of options — not to mention a vast price range. A dozen eggs costs less than $2 or almost $9. The choices can be tricky for grocery shoppers to navigate. And they have real implications for Washington farms and grocers.
By SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press
March 7, 2015 6 a.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press
March 7, 2015 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent, the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.
The companies behind a proposed oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver on Friday asked for "reasonable conditions and limitations" on more than a dozen entities who have declared their intent to intervene in the project's upcoming judicial trial.