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Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industrial strength growth in Vancouver market

Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted Vancouver’s real estate market, and often in one specific direction: residential activity has gone through the roof, while retail, hospitality and office activity have all had to contend with uncertainty as businesses struggle to adapt. Read story

A local developer has bought the former Spanky's Legendary Consignment building in downtown Vancouver and plans to renovate it into a restaurant and office space. The structure has been vacant since 2008 and has become a prominent downtown eyesore.

Owner plans renovation of former Spanky’s downtown Vancouver building

A local developer has bought the former Spanky's Legendary Consignment building in downtown Vancouver and plans to renovate it into a restaurant and office space. The structure has been vacant since 2008 and has become a prominent downtown eyesore.

July 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

More than 12 years after the closure of the downtown branch of Spanky’s Legendary Consignment, the business’s former home is set to receive a major overhaul. Read story

Slope repair will cause Highway 14 delays by Bingen

July 8, 2021, 5:54am Clark County News

Drivers heading through the Columbia River Gorge on state Highway 14 should expect to encounter delays near Bingen, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Vancouver bike and pedestrian projects receive grants

July 8, 2021, 5:51am Clark County News

The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday that it has selected five bike and pedestrian projects in Clark County to receive about $1.59 million in federal Transportation Alternatives funding Read story

Exhibit commemorates C-Tran’s 40th birthday

July 6, 2021, 5:45am Clark County News

C-Tran announced last week that it will roll out a public display created in partnership with the Clark County Historical Museum to commemorate the transit agency’s 40th anniversary. The exhibit will be available starting Friday on the fifth floor of the Vancouver Community Library at 901 C St. Read story

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

Vancouver nonprofit rebrands as Community in Motion for rides

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

July 5, 2021, 6:05am Business

Many Vancouver residents are probably familiar with Community in Motion, even if they haven’t heard the name before. The nonprofit was previously called the Human Services Council and dates back to 1946, providing assistance to Southwest Washington residents through a variety of programs for more than 70 years. Read story

Carl Rocha, left, and Patrick Plummer, with Bills Heating & A/C Install air conditioning and a new furnace at a home on East Wabash Street, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. With temperatures forecast to hit over 100 degrees by Sunday, a rush of customers are keeping local A/C installers busy.

Air conditioner installations soar along with temperatures in Clark County

Carl Rocha, left, and Patrick Plummer, with Bills Heating & A/C Install air conditioning and a new furnace at a home on East Wabash Street, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. With temperatures forecast to hit over 100 degrees by Sunday, a rush of customers are keeping local A/C installers busy.

July 4, 2021, 6:05am Business

The heat wave that smothered the Portland region last weekend broke numerous all-time temperature records, and it also highlighted how quickly the Pacific Northwest’s relationship with air conditioning is shifting away from its long-standing take-it-or-leave-it approach. Read story

Yale Bridge closures, work for next 3 weeks

July 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Yale Bridge, which carries state Highway 503 over the Lewis River at the north end of Clark County, will be closed intermittently during the next three weeks while Washington State Department of Transportation crews perform repair work on the deck. Read story

I-5 pavement repair set for north Clark County

July 2, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin work next week on a $7.6 million project to rehabilitate a 2-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 between Woodland and La Center, according to a press release from WSDOT. Read story

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

Clark County theater owners: When will federal grant money be delivered?

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

July 1, 2021, 6:05am Business

Two months after they applied, about three months after they thought the process would be over and more than six months after Congress set aside $16 billion to create the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, Clark County’s theater and venue owners are starting to receive the long-promised financial support. Read story