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Columbian staff writer

Mohammed &ldquo;Giga&rdquo; Alqeeq, left, and Dwight Hughes of Clark College tour the school&rsquo;s cybersecurity lab. As the cybercrime industry has boomed, the college&rsquo;s 4-year-old cybersecurity bachelor&rsquo;s program is now operating at capacity.

Defending cyberspace: Cyberattacks have become a cost of doing business in Clark County

Mohammed &ldquo;Giga&rdquo; Alqeeq, left, and Dwight Hughes of Clark College tour the school&rsquo;s cybersecurity lab. As the cybercrime industry has boomed, the college&rsquo;s 4-year-old cybersecurity bachelor&rsquo;s program is now operating at capacity.

April 13, 2024, 6:14am Business

About seven years ago, Clark College’s technology lab was hacked. Today, that’s where students in the college’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program are learning how to fend off similar attacks. Read story

The Port of Vancouver USA and Subaru of America set a 30-year record in 2023 for Subaru imports.

Record number of Subarus came through Port of Vancouver in 2023

The Port of Vancouver USA and Subaru of America set a 30-year record in 2023 for Subaru imports.

April 11, 2024, 3:35pm Business

In 2023, 98,000 Subarus came through the Port of Vancouver, the most in 30 years. Read story

Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

Changes in roadwork policy will affect drivers but WSDOT says workers have to be kept safe

Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

April 11, 2024, 2:25pm Business

In the wake of rising roadwork zone fatalities, the Washington State Department of Transportation has directed crews to do what’s needed to feel safe — without regard for driver inconvenience. Read story

Steve Stuart of Vancouver, center foreground, gestures as he asks a question during a 2003 Leadership Clark County training workshop. He&rsquo;s now Ridgefield city manager.

After 30 years, Leadership Clark County contributes, continues to evolve

Steve Stuart of Vancouver, center foreground, gestures as he asks a question during a 2003 Leadership Clark County training workshop. He&rsquo;s now Ridgefield city manager.

April 11, 2024, 6:07am Business

Leadership Clark County has trained hundreds of leaders in the community in its 30 years in operation. Many of these folks have gone on to and continue to mold the county into what it is today, which was exactly the program’s founders’ intent. Read story

The Port of Woodland is moving toward operating marine terminals, signing a lease with Wilsonville Concrete Products for space on the port&rsquo;s Martin's Bar property.

Port of Woodland to diversify as it sets itself on path to operate first marine terminal

The Port of Woodland is moving toward operating marine terminals, signing a lease with Wilsonville Concrete Products for space on the port&rsquo;s Martin's Bar property.

April 8, 2024, 5:15pm Business

The Port of Woodland is on the path to operating marine terminals for the first time — a move the port started eyeing more than 50 years ago. Read story

BBSI, headquartered in Vancouver, has transformed itself over the years, maintaining success even as other public companies have suffered in the global economy.

Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services expanding its offerings and partnering with Kaiser

BBSI, headquartered in Vancouver, has transformed itself over the years, maintaining success even as other public companies have suffered in the global economy.

April 4, 2024, 6:36pm Business

After 50 years in business, Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services has evolved from its staffing agency beginnings. Now, the company is partnering with a major health care provider to expand its offerings to clients. Read story

A motorist passes an empty field, right, where a Home2Suites is proposed near Southeast Mill Plain, on Thursday afternoon, April 4, 2024.

Home2Suites by Hilton extended stay hotel in the works for east Vancouver

A motorist passes an empty field, right, where a Home2Suites is proposed near Southeast Mill Plain, on Thursday afternoon, April 4, 2024.

April 4, 2024, 2:29pm Business

As plans continue to further develop The Landing at Vancouver, a Home2Suites by Hilton extended stay hotel has been proposed off Southeast Olympia Drive, just north of Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver. Read story

A customer leaves the Safeway at 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. The building is now owned by a company controlled by a Las Vegas auto dealer, sparking rumors it may be repurposed.

Rumors swirl after Safeway property on Mill Plain in east Vancouver is sold

A customer leaves the Safeway at 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. The building is now owned by a company controlled by a Las Vegas auto dealer, sparking rumors it may be repurposed.

April 3, 2024, 6:06am Business

Rumors of east Vancouver’s Safeway falling to a Mercedes-Benz dealership have swirled around the community for weeks. The rumors may come true, but not seemingly right away. Read story

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber senior business developer Kimberly Quiroz, from left, student representative and Franklin High School sophomore Brianna Quiroz, and scholarship coordinator Norma Palacios talk to attendee Diane Calderon on Friday, during a small business event at Cascade Park Library in Vancouver.

Vancouver event at Cascade Park Library shows resources abound for small-business entrepreneurs

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber senior business developer Kimberly Quiroz, from left, student representative and Franklin High School sophomore Brianna Quiroz, and scholarship coordinator Norma Palacios talk to attendee Diane Calderon on Friday, during a small business event at Cascade Park Library in Vancouver.

March 29, 2024, 6:20pm Business

Budding entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses gathered Friday at the Cascade Park Library in east Vancouver for a two-hour resource fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania. Read story

Brad Benton, Candidate for state Senate, Contributed photo (Contributed photo)

Republican Brad Benton cites personal freedoms, taxes in run for Washington’s 18th District Senate seat

Brad Benton, Candidate for state Senate, Contributed photo (Contributed photo)

March 28, 2024, 7:15pm Clark County News

Clark County native Brad Benton announced Wednesday he’s running as a Republican for Washington’s 18th District Senate seat currently held by Republican Ann Rivers. Read story