Fisher invests itself in Camas;Kaiser's HIV testing forgets key step
Cheers: To local investment by Fisher Investments. The company's owner and CEO, Ken Fisher, confirmed this week that he'll construct a second office building on his budding corporate campus in Camas. The $17 million he'll spend on the structure will bring Fisher's total investment here to $47 million.The five-story building will be large enough to accommodate 700 workers. Fisher already employs 445 in Camas and has room for 150 more in its current building, so the second structure suggests employment may top 1,000 here in a few years. That would vault Fisher toward the top of the list of private employers. Because Fisher is a financial services firm, many of its employees are highly educated and earn a good living, so the jobs will have an above-average economic impact.
There are various reasons you might not care about the Obama administration's spying on journalist James Rosen and labeling him an "aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in an espionage case. Liberals may not be particularly bothered because the targeted journalist works for Fox News. Conservatives may not be concerned because of their antipathy toward the news media generally. And the general public certainly doesn't have much patience for journalists' whining.
Build the bridge; boost the economy
Bloated comparison used to detract
Coal exports carry many dangers
Use turn signals properly
Buckle up, it will be a bumpy ride
Legislators must resist the temptation to raid state emergency funds
Don't let this week's weather fool you. Washington state is nowhere near a rainy day, at least not economically speaking. State Treasurer James McIntire made that stern pronouncement in an April 25 letter to legislators, warning them against tapping the state's "rainy day" fund to solve lingering budget problems.
Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell.
After reading letters recently about our littered highways, I feel I should add my five cents worth.
This spring has been the hottest in my experience. If summer follows suit, it will be disastrous. This year fits the trend (remember last summer's fires and crop failures) that fits the theory of climate change, about which all of the best scientific minds have been warning us since I was a child.
Recent weeks have evidenced massive shortcomings in administrative management or interest in serving on the board of directors of the Vancouver Farmers Market.
Wow. I just read Lee Hemen's May 20 letter, "Democrats want to control our lives." He used words "enslave," "scandals," "storm troopers" and "control every aspect of your life." I think what he's referring to is Fox News reporting.