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Facilities manager PJ Hoshowski climbs a ladder to adjust a welcome sign inside the greenhouse at Hawthorne Gardening Company on Wednesday. The company is aiming to grow at least 5,000 pounds of food each year including tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and beans to donate to the Clark County Food Bank and other charitable causes.

Vancouver’s Hawthorne Gardening good to grow

Facilities manager PJ Hoshowski climbs a ladder to adjust a welcome sign inside the greenhouse at Hawthorne Gardening Company on Wednesday. The company is aiming to grow at least 5,000 pounds of food each year including tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and beans to donate to the Clark County Food Bank and other charitable causes.

July 26, 2021, 6:05am Business

Within weeks after the initial COVID-19 lockdown measures began last spring, it became clear that the pandemic had drastically changed the game for hydroponic equipment maker Hawthorne Gardening Co. Read story

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Absci valued at nearly $2 billion in IPO trading

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

July 22, 2021, 6:28pm Business

Absci valued at nearly $2 billion in IPO trading Read story

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

Clark County sees seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs in June

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

July 22, 2021, 5:49pm Clark County Business

Clark County’s labor market maintained its recovery momentum in June with a seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs, according to the latest report from regional economist Scott Bailey. The county added 1,400 jobs in June in unadjusted terms, for a total of 167,700 jobs. Read story

Vancouver couple accused of workers’ comp fraud

July 19, 2021, 6:10pm Business

A Vancouver couple have been charged with the theft of workers’ compensation insurance benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Read story

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

I-5 Bridge project details timeline, goals

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Less than a year from now, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office hopes to have settled on a single preferred configuration for a new Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River — one that would answer all of the big design questions, such as how many lanes the bridge would… Read story

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

Clark County road work gets into gear

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

July 17, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation officials say they’re in the midst of a busy summer packed with repair projects and maintenance work on Southwest Washington roadways, and local motorists should try to stay on top of big upcoming projects and prepare to deal with occasional delays. Read story

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Clark County's housing market inventory remains at almost record-low levels despite an influx of new listings in June.

Sizzling weather barely cools June housing market in S.W. Washington

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Clark County's housing market inventory remains at almost record-low levels despite an influx of new listings in June.

July 15, 2021, 3:27pm Business

The Southwest Washington housing market stayed hot in June, with an influx of new listings balanced out by a surge in closed sales, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver.

C-Tran proposes service changes, including bus line to Ridgefield

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver.

July 15, 2021, 6:02am Business

C-Tran staff unveiled a wide-ranging list of proposed service changes this week, including the establishment of a fixed-route bus line to Ridgefield and the consolidation of some of the agency’s express service routes between Vancouver and Portland. Read story

The Crosley Lanes sign flashes and spins on Tuesday in Vancouver. Owners Don and Rachel Allen plan to retire and sell the property to a developer who intends to build a five-story apartment complex on the site.

Crosley Lanes to be sold, Vancouver site to become apartments

The Crosley Lanes sign flashes and spins on Tuesday in Vancouver. Owners Don and Rachel Allen plan to retire and sell the property to a developer who intends to build a five-story apartment complex on the site.

July 15, 2021, 6:02am Business

Allen’s Crosley Lanes, the 65-year-old bowling center in Vancouver’s Hudson’s Bay neighborhood, is heading for an upcoming — though not quite imminent — closure. Read story

Vancouver-based Papa Murphy’s reports heat wave put a chill on sales

July 14, 2021, 5:55am Clark County Business

Pacific Northwest consumers appear to be reluctant to fire up their ovens during triple-digit weather events. Read story