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Nancy Barnes and Don Steinke will advance to the general election Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County Commissioner, District No. 2.

Clark Public Utilities commissioner candidates split on path to climate goals

Nancy Barnes and Don Steinke will advance to the general election Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County Commissioner, District No. 2.

October 13, 2022, 7:01pm Clark County News

With aggressive state requirements to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral, the future for Clark Public Utilities is green. The question is, how will the utility do it? That’s a topic the two vying for a seat on the utility’s commission were asked to speak to. Read story

Paul Warnock, co-owner of Copper Bell Bookshop in Ridgefield, works behind the front counter of the newly opened shop. The store opened Oct. 1.  At top, pedestrians stroll past the nearly 1,400-square-foot space that is home to new books.

Ridgefield bookstore a ‘labor of love,’ new chapter for Clark County couple

Paul Warnock, co-owner of Copper Bell Bookshop in Ridgefield, works behind the front counter of the newly opened shop. The store opened Oct. 1.  At top, pedestrians stroll past the nearly 1,400-square-foot space that is home to new books.

October 12, 2022, 6:03am Business

Exposed beams and a wagon wheel chandelier decorate the ceiling at the new Copper Bell Bookshop in Ridgefield. They add to the store’s warm atmosphere, but what really makes the space homey are the tall bookshelves stuffed with written works. Read story

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, right, pauses to take a photo while touring lab rooms at Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus on Monday morning. The visit was part of a Manufacturing Week bus tour, which highlights the contributions of the state's manufacturing sector.

State business group visits Clark College lab, Camas’ Analog Devices in Manufacturing Week bus tour

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, right, pauses to take a photo while touring lab rooms at Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus on Monday morning. The visit was part of a Manufacturing Week bus tour, which highlights the contributions of the state's manufacturing sector.

October 10, 2022, 6:31pm Business

A large bus decked out in Manufacturing Week decor pulled up to Clark College’s campus at the Columbia Tech Center on Monday morning. As the bus unloaded, people clad in blue Association of Washington Business jackets crossed the parking lot, hustling for their chance to tour the school’s mechatronics lab. Read story

Traffic travels south on Interstate 5 as the new ilani hotel that is currently under construction continues to take shape near La Center. The hotel will have nearly 300 guest rooms.

Checking in on ilani’s 14-story hotel

Traffic travels south on Interstate 5 as the new ilani hotel that is currently under construction continues to take shape near La Center. The hotel will have nearly 300 guest rooms.

October 10, 2022, 6:05am Business

Walking up the metal construction stairs in what will eventually be ilani’s new hotel, Kara Fox-LaRose, president and general manager of ilani, points to what the company calls the heart of the house. Read story

An empty lot at the northwest corner of the intersection of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site sits at the southeast corner of the massive Section 30 area, a former mine which is now home to multiple major planned developments, including a new corporate campus from HP.

HP files early plans for 24-acre office, research site in east Vancouver

An empty lot at the northwest corner of the intersection of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site sits at the southeast corner of the massive Section 30 area, a former mine which is now home to multiple major planned developments, including a new corporate campus from HP.

October 7, 2022, 3:16pm Business

HP Inc. has submitted plans to the city of Vancouver to build approximately 235,000 square feet at its east Vancouver development. Read story

A 70,000-square-foot, mixed-use commercial building is being proposed for the property adjacent to Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus.

East Vancouver’s Columbia Tech Center site of planned mixed-use building

A 70,000-square-foot, mixed-use commercial building is being proposed for the property adjacent to Clark College's Columbia Tech Center campus.

October 5, 2022, 6:04am Business

A three-story, mixed-use commercial building is in the works at east Vancouver’s Columbia Tech Center, abutting the Clark College at Columbia Tech Center campus. Read story

Panattoni Development Company has proposed building a warehouse along Northeast 152nd Avenue in Vancouver. The project would be a neighbor to the Burnt Creek Logistics Center, pictured here, currently under construction. The two facilities would look similar.

Panattoni proposes warehouse along N.E. 152nd Avenue in east Vancouver

Panattoni Development Company has proposed building a warehouse along Northeast 152nd Avenue in Vancouver. The project would be a neighbor to the Burnt Creek Logistics Center, pictured here, currently under construction. The two facilities would look similar.

October 4, 2022, 6:04am Business

A warehouse has been proposed at 6103 N.E. 152nd Ave. near the Burnt Creek Logistics Center currently under construction. Read story

Clark County ceremony to celebrate disability awareness

October 4, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County’s 22nd Annual Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month will be held Wednesday at Clark College, honoring businesses and individuals making a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Read story

Conference at Hilton Vancouver Washington aimed at under-represented business owners

October 4, 2022, 5:59am Business Briefs

The second annual two-day “Let’s Connect” conference will take place this week at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, inviting business owners and leaders who identify as BIPOC, women and veterans. BIPOC is an acronym meaning Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Read story

iStock.com/The Columbian illustration 
 While it may seem that cooperate homebuying is a problem, corporate purchases are actually low in Clark County, accounting for 618 of 24,624 purchases, or about 2.5 percent, of residential single-family home purchases between January 2020 and July of this year, according to the analysis of Clark County Assessor's Office data conducted by The Columbian.

Who is really buying all the housing in Clark County?

iStock.com/The Columbian illustration 
 While it may seem that cooperate homebuying is a problem, corporate purchases are actually low in Clark County, accounting for 618 of 24,624 purchases, or about 2.5 percent, of residential single-family home purchases between January 2020 and July of this year, according to the analysis of Clark County Assessor's Office data conducted by The Columbian.

October 2, 2022, 6:05am Business

As Clark County residents try to reconcile themselves to rapidly increasing rents and home prices, one possible villain has emerged in the popular imagination: corporate homebuyers. Read story