In 2008, the Port of Vancouver and BHP Billiton — the Australian mining giant — started talking about the possibility of the company's making the port's Terminal 5 into a home for its planned new potash export facility.
A temporary cyclone fence blocked my passage to the Columbia River waterfront west of the Interstate Bridge one rainy morning last week. But beyond the new passageway cut beneath Burlington Northern's main line a couple blocks south of Esther Short Park, I could see the wide Columbia River in the distance.
If you're like me, you love shopping for holiday gifts and hate using charge cards.
It's the time of year for giving, and every nonprofit knows it. If your mailbox is anything like mine, it's stuffed this month with requests for tax-deductible donations to countless worthy causes. Any donation I've made in response to remembrance requests at a funeral, any contribution I've made to a music or cultural nonprofit, any college my children have attended have placed me on their mailing lists for their year-end "asks."
Turns out, green jobs — those future jobs that will help underpin a sustainable economy — are already here. What's more, greener industries grow faster than the overall economy, and states in the U.S. that possess a greater focus on green industries have fared better in the economic crash.
The sky is the limit, or so it seems, when it comes to collecting, organizing, and dispensing information. The cloud has become our chosen image for seemingly limitless information storage warehouses, reflecting our confidence that all information soon will be at our fingertips all the time.
November is a month to give thanks, but while counting my blessings I'm also looking at the increasingly blinding light of my own mortality.
Oh, goody. More retailers are planning to break from tradition and jump-start this year's Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving.
I've often wondered what it must have felt like to be in my father's and my grandfather's shoes, coming home from a nerve-jangling war, trying to figure out how to return to civilian life.
Thousands of utility workers from across the nation, including 11 from our own Clark Public Utilities, are joining in the massive effort to restore power to the millions of homes and businesses whose power lines were damaged by the epic Hurricane Sandy.
When James Hansen says he was too hopeful about the potential impacts of climate change, you know it's time to pay attention -- and to act.
If Washington voters approve Initiative 502 to legalize recreational marijuana sales -- an increasingly likely outcome -- they'll at least be generating new business for lawyers who will try to resolve huge conflicts between state and federal drug laws.
Talk to economists, businesspeople and economic developers, and often the running assumption about the future is that there will always be growth.
Being a student newspaper journalist can be a lonely experience these days.
The changing colors of late September always make me thankful to live in a region with pronounced seasons, each with its own weather pattern and set of cultural traditions.
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