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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

Carson Hot Springs in 2008  (The Columbian files)

EEOC complaint targets Carson Hot Springs owner

Carson Hot Springs in 2008  (The Columbian files)

May 14, 2019, 4:54pm Business

The owner of Bonneville Hot Springs Inc. and Carson Hot Springs Resort LLC subjected female employees to lewd sexual comments, sexual propositions, sexual innuendos and remarks about their clothing and bodies, according to a federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint. 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

Ava Palmquist begins her weekly Instagram Live show “Talk + Beer” at her creative agency office, Ambient, in Vancouver. To connect with the beer community and learn more about local breweries, Palmquist launched the “sheknowsbeer” Instagram account last year. She recently started the weekly show as a way to build the Instagram community.

On Instagram ‘sheknowsbeer’ – and wants brewers to know it

Ava Palmquist begins her weekly Instagram Live show “Talk + Beer” at her creative agency office, Ambient, in Vancouver. To connect with the beer community and learn more about local breweries, Palmquist launched the “sheknowsbeer” Instagram account last year. She recently started the weekly show as a way to build the Instagram community.

April 28, 2019, 6:02am Business

Most people see Instagram as a way to share photos and videos with friends and family. Read story

A Woodspring Suites hotel has been proposed for east Vancouver. The proposed extended-stay hotel is under development and may be similar to the prototype design in this rendering.

Woodspring Suites hotel eyed for Vancouver

A Woodspring Suites hotel has been proposed for east Vancouver. The proposed extended-stay hotel is under development and may be similar to the prototype design in this rendering.

April 26, 2019, 4:05pm Business

A Bellevue-based developer is exploring whether to build a four-story, 122-room hotel near the East Mill Plain Boulevard-Interstate 205 interchange. Read story