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Voodoo Doughnut plans to open a Vancouver location in this former bank building, now painted pink, near Vancouver Mall. At top, a neon sign that adorns the Voodoo Doughnut store in Portland's Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood.

Voodoo Doughnut coming to Vancouver in November

Voodoo Doughnut plans to open a Vancouver location in this former bank building, now painted pink, near Vancouver Mall. At top, a neon sign that adorns the Voodoo Doughnut store in Portland's Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood.

August 6, 2021, 6:05am Business

Portland’s landmark Voodoo Doughnut, known for its distinctive pink carryout boxes and wide range of over-the-top novelty offerings, is preparing to open a store in Vancouver. Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz confirmed the plan this week. Read story

During the late June heat wave, Clark Public Utilities' peak demand for power was 62 percent higher than usual, causing extra load on its substations and power lines.

In wake of extreme heat wave, Clark Public Utilities plans upgrades

During the late June heat wave, Clark Public Utilities' peak demand for power was 62 percent higher than usual, causing extra load on its substations and power lines.

August 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

The late June heat wave pushed temperatures in Clark County to record-breaking highs, and it generated a corresponding spike in regional electricity consumption as residents hunkered down at home and cranked up their air conditioning. Read story

John Hardman, left, and David Buhlmann, both of Hood River, Ore., play a round of golf on the new 18-hole putting course Wednesday at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson.

Skamania Lodge finishes revamp of its popular golf course

John Hardman, left, and David Buhlmann, both of Hood River, Ore., play a round of golf on the new 18-hole putting course Wednesday at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson.

August 2, 2021, 6:30am Business

STEVENSON — After more than 18 months of construction, Skamania Lodge has taken the wraps off its newly reconfigured golf course, capping off a project that has seen lengthy disruptions and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Unemployment claims in Clark County keep falling

July 31, 2021, 2:39pm Business

Continued unemployment claims in Clark County saw another drop, according to the latest weekly data released by the Employment Security Department. Read story

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

Clark County school districts, businesses take Inslee’s mask announcement in stride

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

July 29, 2021, 6:02am Business

Students and staff in K-12 schools statewide will continue to be legally required to wear masks as protection from COVID-19 under a mandate announced Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Kirkland Tower, left, the nearly completed condo tower at The Waterfront Vancouver, is pictured with Hotel Indigo at The Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday morning. The two projects from Vancouver-based Kirkland Development are being built together but will function as separate buildings.

Kirkland Tower at Waterfront Vancouver to open this fall

Kirkland Tower, left, the nearly completed condo tower at The Waterfront Vancouver, is pictured with Hotel Indigo at The Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday morning. The two projects from Vancouver-based Kirkland Development are being built together but will function as separate buildings.

July 28, 2021, 6:01am Business

More than three years after it broke ground, The Waterfront Vancouver’s biggest development to date is entering the home stretch of construction. Kirkland Tower began taking pre-sale reservations for condos earlier this month, and both it and the adjacent Hotel Indigo are slated to open in the fall. Read story

Hazel Dell Towne Center sold for $28.8 million

July 27, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

The Hazel Dell Towne Center shopping complex has been sold to Transnational Management for $28.8 million, according to a press release from commercial real estate company CBRE, which brokered the transaction. The center is currently about 87 percent leased, according to CBRE. Read story

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