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The Camas Planning Commission has approved preliminary plans for a nearly 943,000-square-foot industrial business park across Lake Road, north of WaferTech, seen here in 2006.

Clark County semiconductor businesses could get boost from Senate bill

The Camas Planning Commission has approved preliminary plans for a nearly 943,000-square-foot industrial business park across Lake Road, north of WaferTech, seen here in 2006.

July 22, 2022, 6:04am Business

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a bill that would provide about $50 billion to support the domestic manufacturing of computer chips. If passed, could the bill provide an incentive for expansion of Clark County’s own semiconductor sector? Read story

Construction workers lend a hand building homes at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie in July.

Southwest Washington real estate market begins to cool

Construction workers lend a hand building homes at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie in July.

July 19, 2022, 10:04am Business

Around the nation, real estate markets are cooling. The same is true in Southwest Washington: pending sales are down, closed sales are down, but don’t expect prices to fall substantially. Read story

Pippin Casimir, 8, from left, Hudson Beal, 10, Ariana Ramunno-Johnson, 10, and Danny Ramunno-Johnson, 8, work together to identify artifacts in their excavation site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Kids dig in at Fort Vancouver archaeology site

Pippin Casimir, 8, from left, Hudson Beal, 10, Ariana Ramunno-Johnson, 10, and Danny Ramunno-Johnson, 8, work together to identify artifacts in their excavation site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

July 16, 2022, 3:46pm Clark County News

At the rear of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site replica, underneath two green tents marked National Park Service, 20 children ages 8 to 12 knelt in the dirt next to five rectangular holes observed in the ground Saturday morning. Read story

Bird Rides will begin operations in Battle Ground this summer, bringing 75 e-scooters to the city's streets.

E-scooter rentals not coming to Battle Ground

Bird Rides will begin operations in Battle Ground this summer, bringing 75 e-scooters to the city's streets.

July 16, 2022, 2:08pm Business

E-scooter rentals will not be coming to Battle Ground after all. Read story

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

Clark Public Utility District commissioner candidates talk climate change, advocacy

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

July 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The role of a public utility was fiercely debated Wednesday by three candidates running to fill the Clark Public Utility District’s commissioner position for District 2. Neither Nancy Barnes, Carol Dillin nor Don Steinke had identical opinions on what level of advocacy is appropriate for such an agency. Read story

Emily Corsen, now 12 years old, shows off her succulents for sale during the Vancouver Farmers Market's kid market in 2019. The market has now partnered with the Greater Vancouver Chamber to provide free booths for young entrepreneurs and training to create and implement a business plan.

Vancouver Farmers Market’s Junior Market calling all whiz kids

Emily Corsen, now 12 years old, shows off her succulents for sale during the Vancouver Farmers Market's kid market in 2019. The market has now partnered with the Greater Vancouver Chamber to provide free booths for young entrepreneurs and training to create and implement a business plan.

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Kids can get the chance to test out their entrepreneurial spirit this year at the Vancouver Farmers Market’s Junior Market. Read story

Insitu, a Southwest Washington company, specializes in unmanned aircraft systems, like this Integrator model, flown by militaries around the world.

Drone maker Insitu flying high in the Gorge

Insitu, a Southwest Washington company, specializes in unmanned aircraft systems, like this Integrator model, flown by militaries around the world.

April 17, 2022, 6:03am Business

In the Columbia River Gorge, in the small town of Bingen, is Insitu — a business crafting unmanned aircraft systems for militaries across the globe. Read story

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

PeaceHealth proposes ambulatory care center in east Vancouver

PeaceHealth is proposing a new four-story medical building at the southeast corner of Southeast First Street and 192nd Avenue. The site, which adjoins a school, is currently vacant.

April 16, 2022, 6:05am Business

PeaceHealth has proposed a four-story ambulatory care center for east Vancouver, according to pre-planning documents sent to the city. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, March 11, 2021, in Washington.It's been one year since President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion package of relief measures was designed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and help the economy rebound.

President Joe Biden to visit Portland, Seattle next week

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, March 11, 2021, in Washington.It's been one year since President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion package of relief measures was designed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and help the economy rebound.

April 15, 2022, 11:54am Clark County News

President Joe Biden will visit the Portland area Thursday to tout the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that Congress passed in November. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Northwest Pipe Company sees net sales climb nearly 50% in Q4

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

April 12, 2022, 6:06pm Business

Despite steel prices rising last year, Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Company saw its net sales increase by nearly 50 percent in the final quarter of 2021. Read story