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English Under the Arches graduates celebrate following a ceremony on Monday at the McDonald’s at 2814 N.E. Andresen Road.

Clark County McDonald’s employees mark overarching achievement

English Under the Arches graduates celebrate following a ceremony on Monday at the McDonald’s at 2814 N.E. Andresen Road.

December 10, 2018, 5:45pm Business

Jazmin Betancourt, Lupe Lopez, Cecilia Santillan and Estefana Medina started their student lives as strangers. Read story

Dealer Sandy Pham looks over cards while assisting players at The Last Frontier Casino. The casino has about 200 employees.

At age 30, The Last Frontier makes sure this isn’t the last stand

Dealer Sandy Pham looks over cards while assisting players at The Last Frontier Casino. The casino has about 200 employees.

December 9, 2018, 6:06am Business

LA CENTER — Matt Hess took a three-month class to learn how to become a table games dealer about 20 years ago at The Last Frontier Casino and decided he’d found his career calling. Read story

A painting of Woody’s Tacos hangs on the wall of the restaurant.

Woody’s Tacos says adios to site

A painting of Woody’s Tacos hangs on the wall of the restaurant.

December 7, 2018, 6:43pm Business

Woody’s Tacos, whose brand of Mexican cuisine brought a steady line of customers to its downtown restaurant, will close that location next weekend. Read story

Cesar Hernandez of Price Mart, the warehouse in Portland used by Hi-School Pharmacy, helps distribute stock as he works with colleagues in early November.

Hi-School Pharmacy drops supplier over tariffs tiff

Cesar Hernandez of Price Mart, the warehouse in Portland used by Hi-School Pharmacy, helps distribute stock as he works with colleagues in early November.

December 2, 2018, 6:05am Business

Hi-School Pharmacy has featured a 12-cup coffee maker for years. It’s a staple of general merchandise retailers. Read story

Newsprint arrives on big rolls, which are attached to the underside of The Columbian’'s Goss Metro offset press.

The Columbian to print two Puget Sound-area newspapers

Newsprint arrives on big rolls, which are attached to the underside of The Columbian’'s Goss Metro offset press.

November 29, 2018, 6:04pm Business

The Columbian will print The News Tribune of Tacoma and The Olympian of Olympia starting in February, Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell said Thursday. Read story

Shoppers pack an aisle of the new Vancouver Goodwill at 14201 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. during the grand opening Thursday.

Crowds arrive early for east Fourth Plain Goodwill opening

Shoppers pack an aisle of the new Vancouver Goodwill at 14201 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. during the grand opening Thursday.

November 29, 2018, 5:14pm Business

Nearly 260 people stood in frigid temperatures Thursday morning waiting for the opening of the seventh Goodwill store in Clark County. Read story

A log loader picks up a load of timber from a truck in a scaling and sorting area at Columbia Vista Corp in 2014.(The Columbian files)

Vancouver’s Columbia Vista lumber mill sold for $30.5 million

A log loader picks up a load of timber from a truck in a scaling and sorting area at Columbia Vista Corp in 2014.(The Columbian files)

November 26, 2018, 12:09pm Business

Columbia Vista, the Clark County lumber mill that started in 1952, has been sold to Western Forest Products Inc. of British Columbia for $30.5 million. Read story

Plans are in the works to develop 17 acres of vacant land east of the Grand Central shopping center, which could potentially hold four buildings and 576 parking spaces. An office building and mixed-used building are likely to be under construction in the spring.

Vancouver business park Convene set for Phase II

Plans are in the works to develop 17 acres of vacant land east of the Grand Central shopping center, which could potentially hold four buildings and 576 parking spaces. An office building and mixed-used building are likely to be under construction in the spring.

November 24, 2018, 6:00am Business

Construction is expected to start in the spring on two more buildings at Convene, the Vancouver business park where the Home Depot QuoteCenter opened this summer. Read story

John Lindgren, export terminal director at United Grain, dips his hand into a conveyor belt transporting hard red winter wheat from a ship into storage containers at the Port of Vancouver.

U.S., China & Soybeans: United Grain in Vancouver stuck in the middle

John Lindgren, export terminal director at United Grain, dips his hand into a conveyor belt transporting hard red winter wheat from a ship into storage containers at the Port of Vancouver.

November 18, 2018, 6:02am Business

John Lindgren shuffled up the sloping, covered walkway next to the Columbia River, a conveyer belt rumbling at his elbow. Read story

Patrick Porter of Vancouver strolls past Old Glory Antique Mall in Uptown Village. The longtime retail location, with up to 50 vendors, recently changed ownership.

Old Glory Antique Mall in Vancouver has new owner

Patrick Porter of Vancouver strolls past Old Glory Antique Mall in Uptown Village. The longtime retail location, with up to 50 vendors, recently changed ownership.

November 16, 2018, 6:00am Business

You won’t find an ancient grandfather clock anywhere at Old Glory Antique Mall. Read story