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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter


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Clark Public Utilities board race pits two veterans

By Aaron Corvin October 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Although it's a nonpartisan race devoid of any campaign-defining controversies, the two candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner aren't shy about zinging each other over who's a better fit for the job.

Port of Vancouver mulls land sale for new steel mill

By Aaron Corvin October 9, 2014 5:40 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver would sell 9.6 acres to a company seeking to build a manufacturing plant under a proposal headed to the port’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The planned 160,000-square-foot steel tubing mill could employ up to 50 people.

Technology ideas shared at local gatherings

By Aaron Corvin October 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The hurdles to launching a tech startup may be fewer than ever. If you've got talent, Internet access and moxie to burn, the leap is yours.

Foes see partiality in oil terminal review process

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Ever since Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies proposed an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver, company and port officials have said that the state energy facility siting panel's rigorous review would address threats to safety or the environment.

Port of Camas-Washougal proposes park on waterfront

By Aaron Corvin September 29, 2014 4:05 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal has filed a request with the city of Washougal seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 5.73 acre waterfront park along the Columbia River.

Teresa Brum: Committed to downtown revitalization

By Aaron Corvin September 28, 2014 6 a.m.

When Teresa Brum joined Vancouver's Community and Economic Development Department in January, the city gained a well-educated leader with experience in both the public and private sectors. Vancouver's downtown, meanwhile, welcomed not only a new champion of its continued progress but a new resident, too.

Ex-employee sues Vancouver's Barrett Business Services

By Aaron Corvin September 25, 2014 4:26 p.m.

A former employee of Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the human resources company, alleging it withheld income from him, violated his contract, misrepresented the terms of his employment and wrongfully fired him for reporting corrupt practices.

Clark County economy adds 5,800 jobs over 12 months

By Aaron Corvin September 23, 2014 4:52 p.m.

Clark County's economy expanded by 5,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in August, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, posting a growth rate of 4.2 percent and recording a preliminary unemployment rate of 7 percent.

Investment board expands choices to consider climate change risk

By Aaron Corvin September 19, 2014 6:21 p.m.

The Washington state agency that manages billions of dollars for public employee pensions and retirement accounts has expanded its investment choices to include consideration of the risks of global climate change.

Analysis takes jab at Vancouver waterfront plan

By Aaron Corvin September 18, 2014 7:43 p.m.

The companies seeking to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver have thrown a counterpunch at the developer who argues the terminal will severely curtail his plan to construct a $1.3 billion commercial/residential redevelopment of the city's waterfront.

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