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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter


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Vancouver seeks oil spill risk assessment

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood April 19, 2014 11:41 p.m.

The city of Vancouver is seeking an independent assessment of the region's readiness for possible oil spills, explosions or other accidents that may result from the Northwest's largest proposed oil-by-train terminal.

Auditor won't investigate port complaint

By Aaron Corvin April 18, 2014 5:46 p.m.

The Washington State Auditor's Office says it won't investigate a complaint filed by a Vancouver resident about the Port of Vancouver's closed-door discussion of a lease to build the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal.

Cantwell in Vancouver seeking small-business answers

By Aaron Corvin April 16, 2014 4:20 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Legal bounds of oil terminal lease called into question

By Aaron Corvin April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Opponents of a proposal to build the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver have packed public hearings and repeatedly pounded a message to port commissioners: cancel the lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies.

Dispute between food processor, port ramps up

By Aaron Corvin April 8, 2014 5:28 p.m.

A landlord-tenant dispute between Northwest Packing Co. and the Port of Vancouver flared today, as the regional food processor once again pressed its case for a lower lease payment.

Strictly Business: Economic smart growth

By Aaron Corvin April 6, 2014 6 a.m.

The game of economic development promises job- and tax revenue-creating benefits to communities. To players, deploying certain policy and tax-incentive tools are integral parts of a smart government's capacity to win new employers and secure business expansions.

Legacy's new leader talks health reform  

By Aaron Corvin April 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Bryce Helgerson, the new chief administrative officer at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, learned the value of a community hospital as a high school student living in a small farming town in northeast Iowa.

Review to begin of two proposed oil-handling expansions in Grays Harbor

By Aaron Corvin April 4, 2014 7:04 p.m.

Environmental-impact reviews will begin next week of two separate proposals in Grays Harbor County to expand the handling of liquid bulk materials, including hauling crude oil by train, the state Department of Ecology said Friday.

Port of C-W seeks to secure funding for park, trail

By Aaron Corvin April 2, 2014 4:37 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal will apply for an estimated $1.15 million in state grant funding to help pay for a new waterfront park and trail

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. sells $42.7M in assets

By Aaron Corvin March 31, 2014 3:46 p.m.

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. said Monday it has sold substantially all of its oil country tubular goods assets.

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