A Vancouver man who was convicted of attempted first-degree trafficking of stolen property will be granted a new trial because of a jury instruction error, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Two things are clear about Christensen Shipyards, the builder of yachts in Vancouver that once appeared to be irreversably sliding into liquidation: The company now has a viable future, and it's fully in the hands of former part-owner Henry Luken, a deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman.
The Port of Vancouver on Tuesday opened a simple new segment of the pedestrian path it means to extend from downtown Vancouver all the way out Lower River Road to Vancouver Lake. And, it announced $500,000 in public funding for construction of the next segment — which won't be simple at all, as it rises into the air to pass over sensitive wetlands.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
June 30, 2015 4:31 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank today and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press
June 30, 2015 2:10 p.m.
SEATTLE — A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.