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Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposes workers’ compensation rate increase

September 21, 2022, 6:05am Business

Employers and workers may soon be paying more for workers’ compensation insurance after the Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposed a 4.8 percent rate increase. Read story

Restaurants are suffering from staff shortages and Skippers in Hazel Dell has had trouble retaining staff over the summer, as seen on Sept. 9. Food services is one sector that saw gains in August.

Job report: Clark County fares better than state, Seattle

Restaurants are suffering from staff shortages and Skippers in Hazel Dell has had trouble retaining staff over the summer, as seen on Sept. 9. Food services is one sector that saw gains in August.

September 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Eight hundred jobs were added to Clark County’s local economy in July, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from Scott Bailey, regional economist for the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

A NW Natural gas meter.

Rate hike expected for NW Natural customers

A NW Natural gas meter.

September 17, 2022, 6:00am Business

NW Natural customers will likely see their rates go up starting in November. Residential customers using an average of 57 therms per month will see rates go up by about $11.75 per month. Small commercial companies using an average of 242 therms per month will see an increase of about… Read story

General manager Brian Taylor loads a pellet stove at Morton's Stoves, Pools, and Spas. Russia contributed 2 million tons of wood pellets to the global market in 2020, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute. This made the country the second largest producer of wood pellets globally, second to American manufacturers. But sanctions and restrictions from the war in Ukraine mean there will be a large gap in the market.

Clark County pellet stove owners urged to get orders in soon as pellet shortage looms

General manager Brian Taylor loads a pellet stove at Morton's Stoves, Pools, and Spas. Russia contributed 2 million tons of wood pellets to the global market in 2020, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute. This made the country the second largest producer of wood pellets globally, second to American manufacturers. But sanctions and restrictions from the war in Ukraine mean there will be a large gap in the market.

September 16, 2022, 6:01am Business

Wood pellet producers in the U.S. are encouraging pellet stove owners to get their pellets early this year. Read story

A train moves past United Grain at the Port of Vancouver.  Railroad companies have raised their rates twice in the past year, adding to the rising cost of business at United Grain.

Vancouver’s United Grain executive warns damage from rail strike could be swift, severe

A train moves past United Grain at the Port of Vancouver.  Railroad companies have raised their rates twice in the past year, adding to the rising cost of business at United Grain.

September 14, 2022, 4:43pm Business

The economic damage of a rail strike would be swift and severe, a top local executive warned in a letter to Southwest Washington’s congressional delegation Wednesday. Read story

Michele Uplinger, left, of Ridgefield, steps onto the deck of the Oak View home at the GRO Parade of Homes in Ridgefield on Friday. The builder for Oak View is Glavin Homes. The home is named for the large oak tree in the backyard.

Ridgefield Parade of Homes features design that looks like a million bucks

Michele Uplinger, left, of Ridgefield, steps onto the deck of the Oak View home at the GRO Parade of Homes in Ridgefield on Friday. The builder for Oak View is Glavin Homes. The home is named for the large oak tree in the backyard.

September 10, 2022, 6:03am Business

Walking into the GRO Parade of Homes neighborhood, I was struck by just how grand and yet distinct each of the six houses were. Read story

DuckTales, which was at 612 North Devine Road, announced its closure Sept. 6.

Vancouver restaurant DuckTales Kitchen closes, cites difficulty overcoming COVID challenge

DuckTales, which was at 612 North Devine Road, announced its closure Sept. 6.

September 9, 2022, 6:07am Business

The Vancouver restaurant DuckTales Kitchen closed its doors for the last time Tuesday. Read story

Free monkeypox vaccine clinic Saturday in Portland

September 9, 2022, 5:59am Clark County News

Legacy Health is holding a free monkeypox vaccination clinic Saturday at the health care company’s offices, 1120 N.W. 20th Ave., No. 111 in Portland. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read story

Massage therapist Jessica Sanchez-Harper prepares a therapy room for the next client at WellSpace in southeast Vancouver. "This really is invented," said Vince Williams, the company's co-owner and CEO. WellSpace uses a gymlike membership model to provide rentable treatment rooms for massage therapists.

New Vancouver venture WellSpace helps massage therapists grow their business

Massage therapist Jessica Sanchez-Harper prepares a therapy room for the next client at WellSpace in southeast Vancouver. "This really is invented," said Vince Williams, the company's co-owner and CEO. WellSpace uses a gymlike membership model to provide rentable treatment rooms for massage therapists.

September 8, 2022, 6:02am Business

When massage therapists graduate from school, they traditionally have had two career paths: go to work for another business or go to work for themselves. Read story

Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard #E, permanently closed its doors Aug. 8.

Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza permanently closes its doors

Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard #E, permanently closed its doors Aug. 8.

September 6, 2022, 6:01am Business

The legend that is Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza came to an end in August, as the restaurant’s owners closed its door Aug. 8. Read story