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Taylor Thompson of America the Beautiful Dreamer helps arrange a display of teak outdoor furniture while preparing for customers in the Sifton area.

Inslee signs sales tax bill; Vancouver business owners worry about effects

Taylor Thompson of America the Beautiful Dreamer helps arrange a display of teak outdoor furniture while preparing for customers in the Sifton area.

May 21, 2019, 6:28pm Business

With Clark County business advocacy groups and more than three dozen Republican legislators arrayed in opposition, Don Thompson held out hope. Read story

Danielle Reyes, left, helped grow the membership of Impactful Men NW along with Erika Laws, right, the founder and former executive director and president of Impactful Women NW, Impactful People NW and Impactful Men NW. This is one of dozens of photos on the organization’s Facebook page, many of them featuring Law who is under criminal investigation.

Vancouver networking group Impactful People NW ends with a crash

Danielle Reyes, left, helped grow the membership of Impactful Men NW along with Erika Laws, right, the founder and former executive director and president of Impactful Women NW, Impactful People NW and Impactful Men NW. This is one of dozens of photos on the organization’s Facebook page, many of them featuring Law who is under criminal investigation.

May 19, 2019, 6:01am Business

Impactful People NW board meetings have often been a mixture of business and frivolity. The April 15 meeting, however, was all business. Read story

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman William Iyall, left, ilani President and General Manager Kara Fox-LaRose, and Cowlitz tribal member David Barnett cut a ribbon at the casino’s April 24, 2017 grand opening ceremony.

Suit, petition offer glimpse into Cowlitz tribal conflict

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Chairman William Iyall, left, ilani President and General Manager Kara Fox-LaRose, and Cowlitz tribal member David Barnett cut a ribbon at the casino’s April 24, 2017 grand opening ceremony.

May 17, 2019, 5:38pm Business

David Barnett, an early driving force behind the ilani casino at the Cowlitz Indian Reservation near Ridgefield, filed a lawsuit this week accusing the tribe’s public safety director of defamation. Read story

A motorist passes a Dollar Tree store along Northeast 162nd Avenue on Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday a $503,200 fine against the store, alleging unsafe conditions.

Dollar Tree in Vancouver fined $503,200 for unsafe conditions

A motorist passes a Dollar Tree store along Northeast 162nd Avenue on Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday a $503,200 fine against the store, alleging unsafe conditions.

May 16, 2019, 7:08pm Business

The state Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday a $503,200 fine against a Dollar Tree store in Vancouver, alleging unsafe conditions. It’s one of the largest fines the agency has ever issued. Read story

A sign stands over Burgerville on East Mill Plain Boulevard on March 4, 2011.

Beaverton Burgerville to close, Vancouver chain announces

A sign stands over Burgerville on East Mill Plain Boulevard on March 4, 2011.

May 15, 2019, 3:17pm Business

Burgerville announced on Wednesday it would close its central Beaverton restaurant June 16. Read story

Lucky Lager started in San Francisco in 1934, just a year after the end of Prohibition. Its Vancouver production began in 1950 and ended in 1985.

Lucky Lager making a comeback — but not in Vancouver

Lucky Lager started in San Francisco in 1934, just a year after the end of Prohibition. Its Vancouver production began in 1950 and ended in 1985.

May 10, 2019, 5:28pm Business

Lucky Lager beer is making a comeback, 34 years after it ceased production in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Columbia Machine, which builds concrete products-making equipment and package-moving palletizers, employs nearly 1,000 people worldwide, 467 of whom work in Vancouver.

Columbia Machine buys Bikle Manufacturing of Maryland

Columbia Machine, which builds concrete products-making equipment and package-moving palletizers, employs nearly 1,000 people worldwide, 467 of whom work in Vancouver.

May 9, 2019, 5:15pm Business

Vancouver-based Columbia Machine Inc. has acquired the assets of Bikle Manufacturing Inc. of Smithsburg, Md., Columbia announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Read story

A reusable plastic bag is for sale at the end of a checkout counter at the Vancouver Grocery Outlet in March.

Washington House sacks plastic bag ban

A reusable plastic bag is for sale at the end of a checkout counter at the Vancouver Grocery Outlet in March.

May 8, 2019, 6:04am Business

Gov. Jay Inslee signed five environment protection bills in Seattle on Tuesday. Read story

Actor and comedian Nick Offerman reacts to the announcement that he is being given a Cowlitz Indian Tribe blanket made by Pendleton Woolen Mills following a performance in the Cowlitz Ballroom at ilani.

History of respect woven into Pendleton’s partnership with Cowlitz Tribe

Actor and comedian Nick Offerman reacts to the announcement that he is being given a Cowlitz Indian Tribe blanket made by Pendleton Woolen Mills following a performance in the Cowlitz Ballroom at ilani.

May 5, 2019, 6:02am Business

COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — At the end of his show, Nick Offerman set down his guitar near his personally handmade ukulele, took a bow and headed off the stage at the Cowlitz Ballroom. Read story

Camas Bike & Sport in Camas (The Columbian files)

Shoppers, say goodbye to sales tax exemption

Camas Bike & Sport in Camas (The Columbian files)

April 29, 2019, 6:20pm Business

Shoppers with Oregon ID will lose their Washington sales tax exemption as they’ve known it under a bill approved over the weekend in Olympia. Read story