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Sophie Evans, 14, right, and classmates practice at the new Naydenov gym, which includes an entire area primarily designed for the gym's competitive programs.

Athletes flip over Naydenov’s new Vancouver gym

Sophie Evans, 14, right, and classmates practice at the new Naydenov gym, which includes an entire area primarily designed for the gym's competitive programs.

September 8, 2023, 6:03am Business

At just 18 months old, Adalee Cassidy-Lopez was tumbling around Naydenov Gymnastics. She’s never left that old building — until now. Read story

Founder and CEO Sean McClain poses next to a mural in a lab at Absci Corp., headquartered in Vancouver.

Vancouver biotech firm Absci lays off 15 percent of its worldwide staff

Founder and CEO Sean McClain poses next to a mural in a lab at Absci Corp., headquartered in Vancouver.

September 7, 2023, 10:24am Business

Local biotechnology company Absci announced earlier this week that it has laid off about 15 percent of its staff worldwide. Read story

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Amazon lots in east Vancouver remain empty

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

September 5, 2023, 6:06am Business

Two east Vancouver lots owned by e-commerce giant Amazon sit largely empty at present, as the company has either closed or canceled plans to build nearly 100 industrial facilities nationwide. Read story

A fire took hold of the old Gobi Mongolian Grill building on Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver on Aug. 20.

Old Gobi Mongolian Grill building in east Vancouver appeared under renovation before fire

A fire took hold of the old Gobi Mongolian Grill building on Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver on Aug. 20.

September 1, 2023, 6:02am Business

Singed walls are left as a remnant of the fire that broke out at the old Gobi Mongolian Grill restaurant last month. Read story

An illustration shows a mixed-use complex with 46 apartments on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor being proposed for downtown Washougal at 1625 Main St. Rental and leasing in Clark County has seen strong growth. The sector has added more than 300 jobs since July 2022, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.

Labor report finds job growth in Clark County in rental, leasing; it’s up 9% since July ’22

An illustration shows a mixed-use complex with 46 apartments on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor being proposed for downtown Washougal at 1625 Main St. Rental and leasing in Clark County has seen strong growth. The sector has added more than 300 jobs since July 2022, according to the Washington Employment Security Department.

August 30, 2023, 6:07am Business

As job growth continued upward in July, some industries have seen especially high growth in the past year. Read story

A toy school bus sits in the middle of a mock town Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, at City Play for Kids in Vancouver.

City Play for Kids in east Vancouver provides fun space for children

A toy school bus sits in the middle of a mock town Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, at City Play for Kids in Vancouver.

August 23, 2023, 6:08am Business

Walking through the door at east Vancouver’s City Play for Kids on a smoky August day, I was greeted with a smile from the business’s owners. They hustled to open the baby gate just past the entrance desk. (They did this for everyone.) Read story

Vancouver Farmer's Market hired a new market manager, and is celebrating National Farmer's Market Week.

Vancouver Farmers Market plans for shift to year-round

Vancouver Farmer's Market hired a new market manager, and is celebrating National Farmer's Market Week.

August 22, 2023, 6:10am Business

As life in Clark County has returned to normal after the pandemic, so have big community events. The Vancouver Farmers Market is a perfect example of that. For months, the market was closed or restricted by government regulations. Now, it’s thriving. Read story

A new multifamily residential tower has been proposed for Block 1 of the Waterfront Vancouver.

Residential tower proposed for Block 1 of Waterfront Vancouver

A new multifamily residential tower has been proposed for Block 1 of the Waterfront Vancouver.

August 22, 2023, 6:06am Business

An eight-story residential building may be joining the Waterfront Vancouver project, according to planning documents. Read story

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

OHSU to acquire Legacy Health in merger; combined entity will have 32,000 employees

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

August 17, 2023, 3:19pm Business

Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University announced Wednesday that the two health care systems are combining. Read story

Manager Betzaira Rodriguez cleans up the food cart after a rush Wednesday at the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar food cart on Northeast Andresen Road. Triple-digit temperatures have made operating food carts difficult.

Workers in Clark County toil away amid extreme heat

Manager Betzaira Rodriguez cleans up the food cart after a rush Wednesday at the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar food cart on Northeast Andresen Road. Triple-digit temperatures have made operating food carts difficult.

August 17, 2023, 6:08am Business

Betzaira Rodriguez leaned down to the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar window to take a family’s order. Read story