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Columbian staff writer

Clark Public Utilities headquarters is pictured in Vancouver on Oct. 13, 2020.

Clark Public Utilities board decides to join nuclear power feasibility study

Clark Public Utilities headquarters is pictured in Vancouver on Oct. 13, 2020.

June 6, 2023, 3:37pm Business

Despite several public objections decrying nuclear energy in the region, the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners unanimously approved participation in a feasibility study for a small nuclear reactor development Tuesday morning. Read story

Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023.

Winter power usage hit 23-year high, Clark Public Utilities says

Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023.

June 6, 2023, 6:07am Business

As summer starts to set in, folks begin relying more and more on their air conditioners. But just a few months ago, those same folks were relying on their heaters. So much so that this winter, energy usage reached a 23-year high. Read story

The AC Marriott Hotel stands above Vancouver Landing. The projects were the first two completed as part of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment.

Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 project wins award

The AC Marriott Hotel stands above Vancouver Landing. The projects were the first two completed as part of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment.

June 2, 2023, 5:10pm Business

With its incorporation of history and its restoration of Vancouver’s shoreline and connections to the rest of the city, Terminal 1’s Vancouver Landing can add another achievement to its list: award winner. Read story

Attendees listen to a panel of transportation experts talk about the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday during an Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Hilton Vancouver Downtown. Pictured from left to right: The Columbian transportation reporter and panel moderator William Seekamp, Vancouver City anager Eric Holmes, Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, Washington Trucking Associations President Sheri Call and Port of Vancouver Director of Economic Development Mike Bomar.

Economic Forecast Breakfast focuses in on I-5 Bridge replacement’s impacts

Attendees listen to a panel of transportation experts talk about the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday during an Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Hilton Vancouver Downtown. Pictured from left to right: The Columbian transportation reporter and panel moderator William Seekamp, Vancouver City anager Eric Holmes, Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, Washington Trucking Associations President Sheri Call and Port of Vancouver Director of Economic Development Mike Bomar.

June 1, 2023, 1:31pm Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement is a behemoth topic in the world of local politics. And on Thursday, it helped draw more than 300 attendees to the Hilton Downtown Vancouver for the yearly Economic Forecast Breakfast. Read story

Si Ellen Farms, will have 21 homes all built by Pacific Lifestyle Homes. The single-family homes will range in size from 1,400 to 3,600 square feet and will occupy lots that range in size from 5,200 to 9,000 square feet.

21 more single-family homes coming to Hockinson area

Si Ellen Farms, will have 21 homes all built by Pacific Lifestyle Homes. The single-family homes will range in size from 1,400 to 3,600 square feet and will occupy lots that range in size from 5,200 to 9,000 square feet.

May 29, 2023, 3:16pm Business

Vancouver-based Pacific Lifestyle Homes broke ground recently on a housing development in the Hockinson area. The new neighborhood comes at a time when demand for homes in the county continues to be strong. Read story

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CytoDyn president going on medical leave

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May 28, 2023, 6:05am Business

Some new leaders are taking the reins at local biotechnology company CytoDyn. The company’s current president, Dr. Cyrus Arman, is going on medical leave, with company Chief Financial Officer Antonio Migliarese to act as interim president. Read story

Lifeguard Keegan Amberg, right, watches over the pool at the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. The job market for teens this year is looking good, if not excellent, according to experts.

Summer job outlook good for Clark County teens

Lifeguard Keegan Amberg, right, watches over the pool at the Firstenburg Community Center in east Vancouver. The job market for teens this year is looking good, if not excellent, according to experts.

May 27, 2023, 6:05am Business

Grab your work wear, your lifeguard gear and your spatula, kids, because experts expect this summer’s job outlook for teen employment to be good, if not excellent. Read story

A driver passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Hospitals and nursing care facilities in Clark County saw a pickup in employment in April, with health care adding 200 jobs in the month.

Clark County loses 250 jobs in April

A driver passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Hospitals and nursing care facilities in Clark County saw a pickup in employment in April, with health care adding 200 jobs in the month.

May 26, 2023, 5:22pm Business

Clark County lost 250 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April as employers reduced their payrolls for the first time in months. Read story

Grass grows on a lot off of Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area. An 84-unit apartment complex is planned on the lot's 3.33 acres.

More apartments planned in Barberton area of Clark County

Grass grows on a lot off of Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area. An 84-unit apartment complex is planned on the lot's 3.33 acres.

May 25, 2023, 6:06am Business

An 84-unit apartment complex has been proposed on Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area, according to planning documents submitted to Clark County. Read story

Troubled local exercise equipment company Nautilus has taken the drastic step of selling off its namesake brand name as it works to focus on more profitable parts of its business, as seen in southeast Vancouver on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023.

Sales at Vancouver-based Nautilus down 51% from last year

Troubled local exercise equipment company Nautilus has taken the drastic step of selling off its namesake brand name as it works to focus on more profitable parts of its business, as seen in southeast Vancouver on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023.

May 24, 2023, 3:54pm Business

After its sales spiked during the pandemic, as people were forced to work out at home, sales at Vancouver’s Nautilus Inc. have plummeted 51.3 percent compared with last year. Read story