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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter

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Recent Stories

Oil terminal foes set public forum for April 1

By Aaron Corvin March 26, 2015 2:57 p.m.

Opponents of a plan to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver are inviting the public to a forum aimed at detailing what they see as the project's threats to public safety and spelling out how people can help defeat it.

Vancouver yacht builder loses control of its assets

By Aaron Corvin March 24, 2015 5:10 p.m.

A Clark County Superior Court judge has appointed a receiver to assume control of the assets of Christensen Shipyards, a move that ultimately could lead to liquidation of the financially troubled yacht building company.

Clark County job growth remains 'very strong'

By Aaron Corvin March 24, 2015 4:59 p.m.

Clark County's employment growth "remained very strong" in the 12 months ending in February, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,900 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.9 percent.

Strictly Business: Will jobs fall into tech gap?

By Aaron Corvin March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

I'm stuck. Stuck between two schools of thought about the inexorable shift toward higher levels of technology, toward the further distillation of automatic, mobile, social, virtual — everywhere, at all times.

Papa Murphy's posts 4Q profit of $2.8M

By Aaron Corvin March 17, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., the Vancouver-based parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, said Tuesday it posted a fourth-quarter profit of $2.8 million. That compares with a net loss of $2.9 million in the same October-to-December period a year earlier.

Co-owner sues Christensen Shipyards

By Aaron Corvin March 13, 2015 4:06 p.m.

Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, now faces a total of five lawsuits, including one leveled by Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company.

Clark County's economy still 'very strong'

By Aaron Corvin March 10, 2015 5:22 p.m.

Clark County's economy "continues to be very strong," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,200 jobs in the 12 months ending in January and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.4 percent.

Vancouver port commissioners take issue with waterfront developer

By Aaron Corvin March 10, 2015 5:21 p.m.

What began as an expected step by the Port of Vancouver toward helping rejuvenate Vancouver's waterfront swerved Tuesday into a skirmish between port commissioners and project developer Barry Cain over Cain's opposition to building a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.

Tetra Pak seeks to add 2 buildings

By Aaron Corvin March 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Tetra Pak, the Vancouver-based arm of a global builder of packaging for various foods and beverages, is seeking to expand its local plant to make room for new manufacturing equipment.

Port of C-W ready for building phase of major projects

By Aaron Corvin March 2, 2015 4:28 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal is poised to launch several major construction projects, including a park and trail, and a building that will enable an existing tenant to expand.

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