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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter

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Recent Stories

L&I fines Waste Connections, contractor

By Aaron Corvin January 28, 2015 5:24 p.m.

The state Department of Labor & Industries said Wednesday it has fined two Vancouver area companies a total of $177,600 for multiple safety violations at the West Vancouver Material Recovery Center.

County unemployment rate stays high amid job growth

By Aaron Corvin January 27, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Clark County's economy expanded in December with "very strong" job growth, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, It added 6,200 jobs over the year and posted an annualized growth rate of 4.4 percent.

Christensen Shipyards appears to be struggling financially

By Aaron Corvin January 26, 2015 5:18 p.m.

Christensen Shipyards, the Vancouver-based builder of custom yachts, appears to be struggling to pay its bills.

Political group sets sights on port

By Aaron Corvin January 21, 2015 5:37 p.m.

A new political action committee, calling the Port of Vancouver "out of touch with our community and the public interest," says it will provide campaign cash and grass-roots personnel to get candidates that share its values elected to the port's three-member board of commissioners.

Agency OKs preparation for oil terminal trial

By Aaron Corvin January 20, 2015 5:28 p.m.

The state agency that reviews major energy projects agreed Tuesday to launch preliminary meetings that will help set the stage for a courtlike trial of a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

Sides at odds on oil terminal plan review

By Aaron Corvin January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Opponents and backers of a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver are battling over the timing of legal proceedings that will help decide the proposal's fate.

Portland port passes on oil-by-rail terminal

By Aaron Corvin January 18, 2015 6 a.m.

The nation's public ports, focused on attracting industry and jobs, are largely known as agnostics when it comes to pursuing the commodities they handle.

CEO optimistic about economy, America's future

By Aaron Corvin January 15, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Jim Bowen, CEO of First Trust Portfolios LP, described himself as a right-winger as he delivered a bouncy, optimistic presentation about America's economy during an early-morning event held Thursday by Vancouver-based Riverview Asset Management Corp.

Port of Vancouver approves fruit processor lease on 2-1 vote

By Aaron Corvin January 13, 2015 3:56 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday to approve a new long-term lease for Northwest Packing Co. that reaches a compromise between the two parties about how much the fruit processor should pay in rent.

Port of Vancouver set to OK deal with Northwest Packing

By Aaron Corvin January 13, 2015 6 a.m.

The Port of Vancouver is poised today to put the final touches on resolving a dispute with a tenant, Northwest Packing Co., over how much rent the fruit processor should pay.

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