VANCOUVER — Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. on Wednesday posted a $9.6 million loss for first-quarter 2016 as sales dropped 60 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015. The water pipe manufacturer, traded as NWPX, had $33.9 million in sales this quarter compared to $84.9 million in the first-quarter 2015.
Washington state reported $135 billion in taxable retail sales in 2015, an increase of 8.4 percent over calendar year 2014, the Department of Revenue said in its annual report on retail trade released Wednesday. Clark County reported just over $6 billion in taxable retail sales for the calendar year.
Police arrested Wednesday a man suspected of robbing an Umpqua Bank branch on Fourth Plain Boulevard twice and attempting to do it a third time, and who previously had been sentenced to eight years in prison for previous bank heists.
WASHINGTON — A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures.
WASHINGTON — Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.