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Columbian staff writer

Officer Marcie Chamberlain, left, and Officer Ryan Aguilar of the Washougal Police Department honor the memory of fallen officers during the 2024 Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the Public Service Center on Wednesday morning.

Clark County law enforcement memorial: ‘We can honor these heroes … with inspiration, determination’

Officer Marcie Chamberlain, left, and Officer Ryan Aguilar of the Washougal Police Department honor the memory of fallen officers during the 2024 Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the Public Service Center on Wednesday morning.

May 22, 2024, 3:15pm Clark County News

Law enforcement officers in dress uniforms lined the hallway leading to the Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday morning in Vancouver. Read story

As air conditioning has become more common and the region&rsquo;s population has continued to grow, Clark Public Utilities is now seeing peaking energy usage in both the summer and winter months.

Clark Public Utilities braces for peak energy use this summer

As air conditioning has become more common and the region&rsquo;s population has continued to grow, Clark Public Utilities is now seeing peaking energy usage in both the summer and winter months.

May 22, 2024, 6:08am Business

Overall demand for electricity has increased as Clark County’s population has grown. Read story

Black Friday shoppers carry shopping bags at Vancouver Mall on Nov. 24. Taxable retail sales rose faster in the third quarter here than in Washington&rsquo;s other urban areas.

Clark County’s taxable retail sales rose 1.69% in Q3 outpacing state’s other metro areas

Black Friday shoppers carry shopping bags at Vancouver Mall on Nov. 24. Taxable retail sales rose faster in the third quarter here than in Washington&rsquo;s other urban areas.

May 20, 2024, 6:05am Business

Statewide retail sales slumped slightly in the third quarter of 2023, compared with the previous year, according to a recent report from the Washington Department of Revenue. But that’s not the case locally. Read story

Port of Vancouver schedules public tours for 2024

May 17, 2024, 5:54am Clark County News

The Port of Vancouver has scheduled its public tours for 2024. Each free tour features a briefing about the Columbia Snake River System, how cargo moves on the river, and an overview of the port’s commercial and industrial operations, budget, governance and a look at current projects. Read story

People shop at Daiso during the store's grand opening event in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

Japanese retailer Daiso set to open in Hazel Dell

People shop at Daiso during the store's grand opening event in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

May 16, 2024, 12:12pm Business

Japanese retail chain Daiso is opening its newest location June 1 in Hazel Dell Marketplace. Read story

Hayden Ring, 17, of Vancouver, left, joins fellow students at DanceWorks Performing Arts. In its 30 years in business, tens of thousands of Clark County kids have pranced through the doors of the East Vancouver dance studio.

Longtime Vancouver studio DanceWorks has right moves

Hayden Ring, 17, of Vancouver, left, joins fellow students at DanceWorks Performing Arts. In its 30 years in business, tens of thousands of Clark County kids have pranced through the doors of the East Vancouver dance studio.

May 16, 2024, 6:08am Business

Karen Cannon walked into her workshop, a room tucked in the back of DanceWorks Performing Arts that’s stuffed with racks of costumes, with a table of sewing machines off to one side. Read story

WorkSource has money available for employee training

May 16, 2024, 5:57am Business

A WorkSource initiative seeks to help companies in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties by supporting their employee training. Read story

Workforce Southwest Washington to hold business workshops

May 16, 2024, 5:56am Business

Companies that want to reach a larger pool of qualified, diverse candidates, fill open jobs and retain valued employees can attend a workshop series sponsored by Workforce Southwest Washington, the nonprofit local workforce development board for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Read story

Absci is based in east Vancouver.

Just months after public offering, Absci heading for clinical trials with a biologic drug candidate

Absci is based in east Vancouver.

May 14, 2024, 2:39pm Business

After raising nearly $90 million in its recent public offering, Vancouver-based Absci is advancing toward clinical trials for what would be its first biologic drug candidate. Read story

Customers walk into Vancouver&rsquo;s Barnes &amp; Noble bookstore.

This chapter is not finished for Vancouver’s Barnes & Noble

Customers walk into Vancouver&rsquo;s Barnes &amp; Noble bookstore.

May 13, 2024, 6:05am Business

When you walk into Vancouver’s Barnes & Noble, you notice it immediately — the scent of books. Read story