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Gordon Oliver

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Recent Stories

Panera rises at Steakburger site

By Gordon Oliver November 21, 2014 5:28 p.m.

Steakburger is gone, but the beloved fast-food joint won't be forgotten at its former home in Hazel Dell.

CEO shares secrets of entrepreneurial success

By Gordon Oliver November 19, 2014 5 p.m.

In an era in which companies draw on behavioral research tools to hire employees, it's somehow reassuring to learn that the CEO of a highly successful local company measures job applicants in part on whether their cars are clean and uncluttered.

Vancouver paving contractor faces charges

By Gordon Oliver November 17, 2014 4:30 p.m.

A Vancouver man faces criminal charges that he operated as an unregistered contractor while paving driveways for Clark County residents, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Monday.

Full recovery eludes local home prices

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Capolarello bought his home in a quiet Hazel Dell neighborhood in 2008. At the time, housing prices were near their peak following a stratospheric climb that was fueled by easy money and low or no-down payment deals. Homeownership was on the rise, and some thought the good days would keep on rolling.

Strictly Business: Driving on with new technology

By Gordon Oliver November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready or not, we're approaching the day when we'll hand control of our cars over to computers.

Grocery Cocktail & Social draws crowds in downtown

By Gordon Oliver November 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Since early summer, Chris "Salty" Reed and his wife, Cindy Reed, have worked to bring new life to a charming downtown storefront that for years had been vacant and overlooked.

Fuel Medical relocates to Camas

By Gordon Oliver November 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Fuel Medical Group is growing at a rapid pace, but the ear, nose and throat medical service company is keeping it local despite its national reach.

Port, Northwest Packing reach lease deal

By Gordon Oliver November 6, 2014 5:12 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver and Northwest Packing Co. have reached an agreement on a 25-year extension of the company's lease on its fruit packing plant at the port, ending three years of sometimes tense negotiations over a new lease.

Chick-fil-A may be on way to Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver November 6, 2014 5:02 p.m.

The national fast-food chain Chick-fil-A may be headed to Vancouver as the restaurant makes its entry into the Portland metro area market.

American Empress has successful first season

By Gordon Oliver November 6, 2014 6 a.m.

The American Empress riverboat has made its final 2014 journey on the Columbia River, and the president of the cruise operator is breathing easier about a successful season that was by no means a certainty.

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