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Stories by Sarah Wolf

Columbian staff writer

Drivers pass by the Main Street New Seasons Market. According to the company's <a href="https://www.newseasonsmarket.com/find-a-store/main-street">website</a>, the new store's amenities include catering, an espresso bar, pizza, soft serve ice cream and cookies.

New Seasons Market in downtown Vancouver stirs excitement

Drivers pass by the Main Street New Seasons Market. According to the company's <a href="https://www.newseasonsmarket.com/find-a-store/main-street">website</a>, the new store's amenities include catering, an espresso bar, pizza, soft serve ice cream and cookies.

September 15, 2023, 6:06am Business

The green and black signs are up. And that means Vancouver’s westside residents won’t have to wait much longer for the much-anticipated Main Street New Seasons Market. Read story

The union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike.

Kaiser workers in Clark County, elsewhere vote to authorize strike

The union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike.

September 14, 2023, 4:46pm Business

As a strike vote comes to a close, the union that represents Kaiser Permanente health care workers announced Thursday that 98 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike. Read story

Wind turbine components are a major import at the Port of Vancouver. Last year, enough components to serve 94,000 homes crossed the docks.

Port of Vancouver settles suit over pollution

Wind turbine components are a major import at the Port of Vancouver. Last year, enough components to serve 94,000 homes crossed the docks.

September 14, 2023, 6:05am Business

Environmental watchdog Columbia Riverkeeper and the Port of Vancouver USA came to a settlement Tuesday over alleged water pollution coming from the port. Read story

A motorist passes by a development underway at Lacamas Square in southeast Vancouver. The retail center will include four buildings in its first phase, bringing in around 38,000 square feet of new retail space to the corner of N.E. 192nd Avenue and S.E. First Street.

Lacamas Square development underway

A motorist passes by a development underway at Lacamas Square in southeast Vancouver. The retail center will include four buildings in its first phase, bringing in around 38,000 square feet of new retail space to the corner of N.E. 192nd Avenue and S.E. First Street.

September 12, 2023, 6:08am Business

Work is underway on a new retail development, Lacamas Square, in east Vancouver, set to bring in a number of restaurants to the area. Read story

Nick Crawford, co-owner of Hi-School Hardware, walks the aisle with shop dog, Boo Boo, while working in Uptown Village.

Clark County’s five most dominant sectors increase footprints as county grows by nearly 50 percent

Nick Crawford, co-owner of Hi-School Hardware, walks the aisle with shop dog, Boo Boo, while working in Uptown Village.

September 9, 2023, 6:05am Business

Region’s five most dominant sectors increase footprints as county grows by nearly 50 percent Read story

‘We need people to go back to work,’ Vancouver recruiter says

September 9, 2023, 6:03am Business

The demand for workers is steady in many industries, and some claim that the early fall months are a good time to change careers. Read story

There are a number of offices in the region that are deep in the trenches of hiring. WorkSource is one of them. The publicly funded office helps job seekers find work and helps employers find employees.

Is there a ‘September Surge’ in hiring in Clark County?

There are a number of offices in the region that are deep in the trenches of hiring. WorkSource is one of them. The publicly funded office helps job seekers find work and helps employers find employees.

September 9, 2023, 6:02am Business

For several years, national and local publications have reported on a seemingly massive hiring trend — the September Surge. But whether such a surge in hiring happening right here, right now in Clark County is up for debate. Read story

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