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A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

City of Vancouver switches janitorial contractor

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

January 11, 2019, 5:34pm Business

A new janitorial service will be cleaning Vancouver City Hall and other city-owned or occupied buildings starting in February. Read story

Jason DeSena Trennert is the keynote speaker at the 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast.

Economic Forecast Breakfast event speaker remains optimistic

Jason DeSena Trennert is the keynote speaker at the 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast.

January 11, 2019, 5:00pm Business

Jason DeSena Trennert, the keynote presenter at Thursday’s Economic Forecast Breakfast, understands the significance of the event’s theme, “Turbulent Times Ahead?” Read story

Trucks line up at the Jubitz Truck Stop, a North Portland landmark, just before or after truckers cross the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Interstate 5 traffic causes freight travel fatigue

Trucks line up at the Jubitz Truck Stop, a North Portland landmark, just before or after truckers cross the Interstate 5 Bridge.

January 6, 2019, 6:02am Business

It’s 2:10 p.m. on a Monday and northbound traffic has slowed to a crawl near the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

A Papa Murphy's employee prepares a take-and-bake pizza.

2018 hard on 4 of 6 Clark County-based stocks

A Papa Murphy's employee prepares a take-and-bake pizza.

January 1, 2019, 6:01am Business

It’s been a tough year to be a Wall Street stock, as they closed the year Monday with their steepest annual declines since 2008. For the six publicly traded companies in Clark County, it’s been a down year for most but not all. Read story

nLight production operator Wilma Marron of Vancouver works through the heat-sinc stage of the laser manufacturing process at nLight in Vancouver.

Top business stories of 2018: Building, growth still booming

nLight production operator Wilma Marron of Vancouver works through the heat-sinc stage of the laser manufacturing process at nLight in Vancouver.

December 30, 2018, 6:02am Business

Vancouver waterfront development was an obvious 2018 entry for the Top 10 stories covered by The Columbian in Clark County. Other business-related stories made that Top 10 list including rejection of the Port of Vancouver oil terminal, Camas mill layoffs, and the affordable housing crisis and homelessness. Read story

Dan Herrigstad rides his e-bike across the Interstate 5 Bridge as part of his morning commute from his east Vancouver home to the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center near the Oregon Health and Science University campus.

E-bikes jolt the bicycling world

Dan Herrigstad rides his e-bike across the Interstate 5 Bridge as part of his morning commute from his east Vancouver home to the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center near the Oregon Health and Science University campus.

December 23, 2018, 6:05am Business

Ten years ago, I commuted by bicycle from my St. Johns neighborhood home in Portland to downtown Vancouver. The highlight, if you want to call it that, was crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

The view from the property that will be home to 281 homes.

Washougal housing project draws protest

The view from the property that will be home to 281 homes.

December 21, 2018, 6:05pm Business

A hearings examiner is expected to issue a decision next month about the future of a huge housing development in Washougal — “Northside” — that has run into some opposition. Read story

PeaceHealth, ACLU settle transgender lawsuit

December 21, 2018, 5:44pm Business

Vancouver-based PeaceHealth and the ACLU of Washington have settled a lawsuit involving coverage of transgender health care services under PeaceHealth’s employee medical plan, PeaceHealth announced Friday. Read story

Molecular Testing Labs, a Vancouver toxicology and genetic testing laboratory, has agreed to pay up to $1,777,738 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying illegal kickbacks to obtain referrals from government healthcare insurance programs, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle announced Wednesday.

Molecular Testing Labs of Vancouver settles in federal probe for up to $1.8 million

Molecular Testing Labs, a Vancouver toxicology and genetic testing laboratory, has agreed to pay up to $1,777,738 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying illegal kickbacks to obtain referrals from government healthcare insurance programs, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle announced Wednesday.

December 19, 2018, 12:04pm Business

Molecular Testing Labs, a Vancouver toxicology and genetic testing laboratory, has agreed to pay up to nearly $1.8 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying illegal kickbacks to obtain referrals from government health care insurance programs, the U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle announced Wednesday. Read story

Port of Vancouver Commissioners Don Orange, from left, Jerry Oliver, and Eric LaBrant dedicate the completed West Vancouver Freight Access project with the ringing of an antique train bell replica during the grand opening ceremony on July 31.

Oliver seeks to expand Vancouver port commission to 5

Port of Vancouver Commissioners Don Orange, from left, Jerry Oliver, and Eric LaBrant dedicate the completed West Vancouver Freight Access project with the ringing of an antique train bell replica during the grand opening ceremony on July 31.

December 13, 2018, 5:42pm Business

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver plans to introduce a resolution in January proposing that the commission be expanded from three members to five. Read story