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An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

313 PeaceHealth workers voting on joining union

An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

May 31, 2016, 6:50pm Business

Local health care workers say they’re showing symptoms of poor benefits and a low staff count, and some believe a union is the best prescription. Read story

Emily Brinton, 16, of the Lewis & Clark Young Marines walks past the flags of each state before the start of the Memorial Day service Monday morning at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Fallen service members honored at fort on Memorial Day

Emily Brinton, 16, of the Lewis & Clark Young Marines walks past the flags of each state before the start of the Memorial Day service Monday morning at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

May 30, 2016, 1:51pm Clark County News

The colors of wind-whipped flags came to life under a brilliant blue sky as the early sun warmed the grass Monday morning. Hundreds had gathered around the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site bandstand in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands who could not be there. Read story

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver.

State report puts price on worst-case oil terminal spills

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver.

May 27, 2016, 12:34pm Business

An oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could rack up more than $170 million in environmental damages that could take decades to repair, according to a report released Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office. Read story

Budtender Alyssa Eng helps customer Mike Newhouse on May 20 at Main Street Marijuana's new location in east Vancouver. The shop joins a location in Uptown Village and in Longview as the store tries to create a "regional presence," said owner Adam Hamide.

Main Street Marijuana expands to three shops

Budtender Alyssa Eng helps customer Mike Newhouse on May 20 at Main Street Marijuana's new location in east Vancouver. The shop joins a location in Uptown Village and in Longview as the store tries to create a "regional presence," said owner Adam Hamide.

May 26, 2016, 5:20pm Business

One of the founders of Vancouver’s first retail recreational marijuana store can talk about his enterprise for more than 20 minutes without mentioning any of the many names for his products. Read story

Barrett stock jumps on 2015 profit report

May 26, 2016, 5:18pm Business

For long-term investors in Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc., it was worth the wait to see how the company was doing financially. Read story

Employees of Christensen Shipyards work aboard a luxury yacht under construction in January in Vancouver.

Christensen founder, former officials sue new owner Luken

Employees of Christensen Shipyards work aboard a luxury yacht under construction in January in Vancouver.

May 25, 2016, 3:09pm Business

Christensen Shipyards founder David Christensen and former officers of the Vancouver luxury yacht builder are suing the wealthy Tennessee businessman who bought the business, claiming media magnate Henry Luken deliberately drove the company out of business in order to gain full ownership of the internationally known company. Read story

Unemployment rises slightly in county as labor force grows

May 24, 2016, 4:01pm Business

Numbers don’t lie, but they don’t always speak clearly. To wit: Clark County keeps adding jobs, but the unemployment level stayed relatively flat in April, according to a state report released Tuesday. Read story

A proposed retail development called The Landing has seen only the Hampton Inn & Suites land at the former Evergreen Airport at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 136th Avenue. Another developer recently submitted office and residential plans for an empty swath just north of The Landing.

More east Vancouver development planned

A proposed retail development called The Landing has seen only the Hampton Inn & Suites land at the former Evergreen Airport at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 136th Avenue. Another developer recently submitted office and residential plans for an empty swath just north of The Landing.

May 24, 2016, 6:05am Business

The city’s going to need an air traffic controller to manage all the development about to land at the old Evergreen Airport. Read story

A draft environmental impact statement for a proposed coal export terminal in Longview is scheduled to be released in April 2016. The document had been scheduled for release in November, but was delayed.

Vancouver seeks scrutiny of Longview coal proposal

A draft environmental impact statement for a proposed coal export terminal in Longview is scheduled to be released in April 2016. The document had been scheduled for release in November, but was delayed.

May 23, 2016, 5:46pm Business

The city of Vancouver wants state regulators to take a close look at what up to 16 mile-and-a-half-long coal trains a day could mean for the community. Read story

Port Commissioners Eric LaBrant, from left, Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe debate in front of a packed crowd April 15 at the Port of Vancouver.

Votes on 3 leases on menu for port

Port Commissioners Eric LaBrant, from left, Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe debate in front of a packed crowd April 15 at the Port of Vancouver.

May 23, 2016, 5:25pm Business

Who knew Port of Vancouver revenues could be so delicious? Read story