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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter

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Recent Stories

Port to rent rail cars in deal with N. Dakota

By Aaron Corvin August 27, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Aiming to boost trade between North Dakota and the Pacific Rim, the Port of Vancouver has launched a new venture of leasing rail cars to move agricultural products to the West Coast.

Port of Vancouver to lease rail cars to boost trade

By Aaron Corvin August 27, 2014 1:58 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver has launched a new venture in which it will lease rail cars to move agricultural products west.

Port's director given 3 percent raise, to $197k

By Aaron Corvin August 26, 2014 5:37 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an annual salary of $196,980 for the port's executive director, Todd Coleman. That's up 3 percent from $191,243. The board made the decision retroactive to Jan. 1.

Small-business owners voice opposition to oil terminal in Vancouver

By Aaron Corvin August 26, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Opponents of building the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver packed a hearing room Tuesday to keep up their criticism of port commissioners and to urge them to reconsider their lease decision.

Longshore members ratify contract with grain operators

By Aaron Corvin August 26, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Workers will return to United Grain in Vancouver, other terminals on Wednesday

Vancouver oil terminal effort given new name

By Aaron Corvin and Eric Florip August 20, 2014 5:58 p.m.

The two companies proposing to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver plan to release a new economic analysis of the project during an invitation-only event Friday. Meanwhile, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are calling their joint venture by a new name: Vancouver Energy.

Oil terminal review process extended

By Aaron Corvin August 19, 2014 5:29 p.m.

The state panel reviewing a proposal for an oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver agreed Tuesday to extend to early next year the timeline for completing a review of the proposal and for making a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee.

County economy adds jobs, continues to strengthen

By Aaron Corvin August 19, 2014 4:26 p.m.

Clark County's economy expanded by 6,100 jobs in the 12 months ending in July, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, posting a growth rate of 4.4 percent and plunging its preliminary unemployment rate to 6.3 percent, down from 9.5 percent a year ago.

Papa Murphy's sees second quarter loss

By Aaron Corvin August 13, 2014 5:02 p.m.

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., the Vancouver-based parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, said Wednesday it recorded a second-quarter net loss of $1.6 million. That compares with a net loss of $6,000 in the same April-to-June period a year ago.

Pollard, other opponents again ask port to reconsider oil

By Aaron Corvin August 12, 2014 8:50 p.m.

Opponents of building the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver renewed their calls on the port Tuesday to re-open its lease for the project, approved in 2013, and to conduct a public hearing in light of new information about safety problems and other risks.

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