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Mike Kiessling, director of the Northwest Line Construction Industry's Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, installs a sign on the training program's new property at 1705 S.E. 17th St. in  Battle Ground.

Linesman training center moving to Battle Ground

Mike Kiessling, director of the Northwest Line Construction Industry's Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, installs a sign on the training program's new property at 1705 S.E. 17th St. in  Battle Ground.

August 26, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry, a nonprofit organization that trains apprentices from all over the country, is hoping to break ground on a new training center in Battle Ground next year. Read story

The Red Lion at the Quay, then the Thunderbird at the Quay, in 1984.

Vancouver Red Lion to close; 82 will lose jobs

The Red Lion at the Quay, then the Thunderbird at the Quay, in 1984.

August 26, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Red Lion at the Quay, a landmark on the Vancouver waterfront since the 1960's, will close its doors on Oct. 31, leaving 82 employees without jobs. Read story

Construction in  Clark County added 300 jobs in July, though it was not in the top industries for job creation in the last 12 months.

Clark County employment solid again in July

Construction in  Clark County added 300 jobs in July, though it was not in the top industries for job creation in the last 12 months.

August 25, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Clark County posted what regional economist Scott Bailey described as "another solid month" for employment in July, although numbers released Wednesday show that the county never did reach the 150,000 job mark that seemed possible a month ago. Read story

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Mark LaLiberte, right, a building science expert, led an informational tour on Thursday in a home under construction by Urban NW Homes in Ridgefield. He explained what builders are doing to make homes more sustainable, energy efficient and durable.

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Mark LaLiberte, right, a building science expert, led an informational tour on Thursday in a home under construction by Urban NW Homes in Ridgefield. He explained what builders are doing to make homes more sustainable, energy efficient and durable.

August 19, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Many newly built homes are full of bells and whistles — granite countertops, soaring ceilings, expansive master suites — but prospective buyers would be wise to look beneath the skin to learn whether the home they want to buy is built with efficiency and comfort in mind. Read story

Ridgefield port to buy back property

August 18, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Ridgefield, having second thoughts about last year's sale of a key industrial property, is about to repurchase the property at a little more than its original sale price after a development plan by the land's purchaser failed. Read story

Home sales in Southwest Washington were up 25 percent in July from one year ago, the RMLS real estate listing service reported.

Southwest Washington home sales still hot

Home sales in Southwest Washington were up 25 percent in July from one year ago, the RMLS real estate listing service reported.

August 17, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The real estate market continues to sizzle during this year's hot summer, with home sales and prices continuing their steady year-over-year upswing in July, according to the latest report from the RMLS real estate listing service. Read story

Strictly Business: Bands at fair stir up memories, draw fans

August 15, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The band members walked onto the stage at the Clark County Fair's grandstand without fanfare, introducing themselves as the Guess Who. Frontman Derek Sharp, born the year that the Canadian rock band recorded its first hit 50 years ago, joked about the gray-haired crowd in the grandstand. Then it was… Read story

Loan originations on single-family homes up 23% from year ago

August 14, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The number of loans originated nationally on single-family homes and condos in this year's second quarter rose 22 percent from the previous quarter and 23 percent from a year ago, housing data firm RealtyTrac reported Friday. Read story

Tourists visit the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2014.

Website opens eyes of tourists to the region

Tourists visit the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2014.

August 12, 2015, 5:00pm Business

It's an age-old question for tourists — how do I get away from other tourists to find someplace authentic? Read story

Papa Murphy's CEO Ken Calwell is shown in 2014 in Papa Murphy's headquarters.

Papa Murphy’s revenue up 33%

Papa Murphy's CEO Ken Calwell is shown in 2014 in Papa Murphy's headquarters.

August 10, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Papa Murphy's, the Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain, reported a 33 percent increase in revenue, to $29.1 million, in its fiscal second quarter. Comparable store sales rose 4.5 percent from one year ago. Read story