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Columbian Port & Economy Reporter

Port of Vancouver calls for stricter oil-train safety rules

April 27, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Opponents of proposed oil transfer terminal at the port say resolution comes long after initial concerns were raised Read story

Panelists tackle wealth inequality

April 24, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The wave of public discussion triggered by a French economist's best-selling treatise on the dangers of global wealth inequality made its way to Vancouver this week, with members of Clark College's faculty and area residents grappling with the book's ramifications. Read story

Washougal Waterfront Park has a name

April 23, 2015, 5:00pm Business

It hasn't been built yet, but it has a name. Read story

Clark County job growth remains ‘very strong’

April 20, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Clark County's employment growth "remained very strong" in the 12 months ending in March, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,700 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.8 percent. Read story

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Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

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Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

April 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public. Read story

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Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

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Crews work to right a derailed tank car containing liquid asphalt in BNSF Railway's Vancouver yard near the Fourth Plain Boulevard overpass on June 27, 2014. It was one of 33 reportable incidents in Clark County in a decade.

April 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public. Read story

The lawsuit against Papa Murphy's is complex, involving about 20 plaintiffs representing more than 40 stores in multiple states.

Papa Murphy’s balances success, controversy

The lawsuit against Papa Murphy's is complex, involving about 20 plaintiffs representing more than 40 stores in multiple states.

April 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

As Papa Murphy's prepares to mark a successful first anniversary as a publicly traded corporation, current and former franchisees have updated their lawsuit against the Vancouver-based company. The new claims beef up an initial complaint filed last April, around the same time Papa Murphy's conducted its initial public offering of… Read story

Matt James, a former worker at Christensen Shipyards, has moved out of his apartment and is now living in this Vancouver home with his sister.

Christensen Shipyard shutdown a hard hit

Matt James, a former worker at Christensen Shipyards, has moved out of his apartment and is now living in this Vancouver home with his sister.

April 8, 2015, 5:00pm Business

For months, Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, left 38-year-old employee Matt James in the dark about its future, not to mention his. Read story

An oil train passes the Vancouver Land Bridge.

Oil terminal foes set public forum for April 1

An oil train passes the Vancouver Land Bridge.

March 26, 2015, 12:00am Business

Opponents of a plan to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver are inviting the public to a forum aimed at detailing what they see as the project's threats to public safety and spelling out how people can help defeat it. Read story

Christensen Shipyards hands out paychecks to employees, Friday, February 13, 2015.

Vancouver yacht builder loses control of its assets

Christensen Shipyards hands out paychecks to employees, Friday, February 13, 2015.

March 25, 2015, 12:00am Business

A Clark County Superior Court judge has appointed a receiver to assume control of the assets of Christensen Shipyards, a move that ultimately could lead to liquidation of the financially troubled yacht building company. Read story