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John Karpinski speaks against the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal during a Port of Vancouver Commissioners meeting on Aug. 26, 2014.

Port accused of violating public records laws in new lawsuit

John Karpinski speaks against the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal during a Port of Vancouver Commissioners meeting on Aug. 26, 2014.

June 2, 2015, 12:00am Business

A local environmental group and one of its members have sued the Port of Vancouver, alleging it's violating the state's public records law by redacting parts of a lease it signed with two companies for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal. Read story

An unfinished 164-foot yacht was  moved from the Christensen Shipyard on Tuesday, and was to be placed on a barge for shipment to a Seattle shipyard for completion. A court-appointed receiver assigned to resolve financial disputes involving the Vancouver yacht builder wants to sell all or most of the company's assents to Tennessee businessman Henry Luken,  who owns 50 percent of the company.

Christensen Shipyards likely to be sold to part-owner

An unfinished 164-foot yacht was  moved from the Christensen Shipyard on Tuesday, and was to be placed on a barge for shipment to a Seattle shipyard for completion. A court-appointed receiver assigned to resolve financial disputes involving the Vancouver yacht builder wants to sell all or most of the company's assents to Tennessee businessman Henry Luken,  who owns 50 percent of the company.

May 27, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The court-appointed receiver handling Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, wants to sell all or "substantially all" of the company's assets to Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company. Read story

In Clark County, the three big industries for generating jobs, over the year, were: trade, transportation and utilities (up 800 jobs), professional and business services (up 1,100 positions), and education and health services (up 1,100 jobs).

Clark County’s labor picture ‘remains very positive’

In Clark County, the three big industries for generating jobs, over the year, were: trade, transportation and utilities (up 800 jobs), professional and business services (up 1,100 positions), and education and health services (up 1,100 jobs).

May 26, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The overall picture of Clark County's labor market "remains very positive," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, with "rapid employment growth, falling unemployment, and low levels of job losses, as measured by unemployment claims." Read story

A Vancouver resident has filed two petitions with the Clark County elections office seeking to recall from office Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver, right, and Brian Wolfe.

Port commissioner ‘disappointed’ by newspaper investigation

A Vancouver resident has filed two petitions with the Clark County elections office seeking to recall from office Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver, right, and Brian Wolfe.

May 21, 2015, 5:00pm Business

After nearly a full week of intense public reaction to a series of newspaper stories critical of the Port of Vancouver's practices under the state's open public meetings and records laws, one port commissioner called The Columbian's investigation a disappointment, while another shrugged it off as a rerun of past… Read story

The Port of Vancouver commissioners, from left, Jerry Oliver, Brian Wolfe and Nancy Baker, will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 26 on plans for the port's Terminal 1 waterfront property.

Port sets meeting on plans for waterfront

The Port of Vancouver commissioners, from left, Jerry Oliver, Brian Wolfe and Nancy Baker, will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 26 on plans for the port's Terminal 1 waterfront property.

May 21, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Vancouver and Seattle consultant NBBJ will gather Tuesday for a public meeting to discuss components of the port's effort to craft a master plan for revitalizing its Terminal 1 waterfront property. The port's board of commissioners and NBBJ will discuss the planning process and initial concepts for… Read story

A Vancouver resident has filed two petitions with the Clark County elections office seeking to recall from office Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver, right, and Brian Wolfe.

Petitions filed to recall Vancouver port commissioners Oliver, Wolfe

A Vancouver resident has filed two petitions with the Clark County elections office seeking to recall from office Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver, right, and Brian Wolfe.

May 20, 2015, 5:00pm Business

A Vancouver resident has filed two petitions with the Clark County elections office seeking to recall from office Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe. Read story

Tesoro Corp.

Group: Port must make decision on oil terminal lease at public meeting

Tesoro Corp.

May 19, 2015, 5:00pm Business

In its lease for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal, the Port of Vancouver has not disclosed the deadline for two companies to secure permit approvals to build the project. But if the companies don't obtain the necessary state and federal permits on time, it would… Read story

Opponents of building the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver attend the Port of Vancouver's public hearing on Sept. 9, 2014. Leaders of Vancouver neighborhood associations continue to demand that port commissioners hold a public hearing to reconsider its lease with Tesoro Corp.

Oil terminal lease unleashes a gusher of backlash

Opponents of building the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver attend the Port of Vancouver's public hearing on Sept. 9, 2014. Leaders of Vancouver neighborhood associations continue to demand that port commissioners hold a public hearing to reconsider its lease with Tesoro Corp.

May 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Vancouver's tight lid on the public's business may be coming off. Sparked by the port's insular handling of a lease for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal, reform-minded critics are pushing the port to embrace a more transparent approach to making decisions. Some… Read story

Tesoro to upgrade its fleet of oil rail cars

May 17, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Tesoro Corp. said Monday it's upgrading its crude oil rail car fleet by adding 210 enhanced tank cars that exceed new standards issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this month. Read story

Tesoro Corp.

Skids greased for oil terminal behind closed doors

Tesoro Corp.

May 17, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Even the most vigilant of Port of Vancouver watchers couldn't have foreseen how the port and two private companies were paving the way behind closed doors for quick local approval of what would be the nation's largest oil-to-marine transfer terminal. Read story