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Market comes to Vancouver mall

By Gordon Oliver May 3, 2015 5:04 p.m.

Clark County's newest public market launched this weekend at Westfield Vancouver mall, where dozens of vendors offered fresh food and creative craft items in an open-air venue.

Strictly Business: For-profit schools at crossroads

By Gordon Oliver May 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Nationally and locally, for-profit schools are in the news these days. And the news isn't good for the schools or their struggling students.

nLight secures $25.3 million investment

By Gordon Oliver May 1, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Industrial laser manufacturer nLight Corp. of Vancouver has received $25.3 million in investment funding, the company disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. But the company did not indicate the source of the new funding or how it would be spent.

DiscoverOrg to double staff, adding 150 jobs

By Gordon Oliver April 30, 2015 5:23 p.m.

A company that arrived in Vancouver six years ago as a small startup with an obscure product is making a big imprint on the city's downtown with its startling growth.

Farm co-op plans store in east Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver April 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Wilco Farm Stores, a retail outlet operated by an Oregon-based farm cooperative, has begun renovation of a former grocery store that will serve as the cooperative's first Vancouver store.

Housing market on the rebound

By Gordon Oliver April 26, 2015 6 a.m.

When other developers were fleeing the housing market a half-decade ago out of financial desperation, Bob and Liz Rondeau were looking to get in.

Hospice waits for OK to open in Salmon Creek

By Gordon Oliver April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

It's taken a long time, and it will take just a bit longer, but the Community Home Health and Hospice at 3102 N.E. 134th St. in Salmon Creek is about to open its doors.

Esther Short Commons gets new retail tenants

By Gordon Oliver April 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Ever since its opening about a decade ago, Esther Short Commons has been a tough home for retailers.

NLight agrees to False Claims Act settlement of $420,000

By Gordon Oliver April 20, 2015 6:02 p.m.

Vancouver-based industrial laser manufacturer nLight Photonics has agreed to pay $420,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act between 2004 and 2013, allowing it to receive multiple government grants and contracts for which it did not legitimately qualify.

Events a new way to tour homes in Clark County

By Gordon Oliver April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County's new showcase for local builders to present their homes to the curious and to prospective homebuyers comes complete with a kick-off social event focusing on local food and drink.

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