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Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

Clark County business owners say bill to tax sweet drinks will cost jobs

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

A new tax on sweetened beverages introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week is upsetting Clark County business owners who see it as a threat to their enterprises already suffering during the pandemic. Read story

Java House owners Lonnie and Cora Chandler have seen a healthy return of customers to Java House since indoor dining was allowed in mid-February. They both said they are grateful for the community's support for their business during the pandemic. "We're excited to see them again," Lonnie Chandler said.

Customers of Java House raise money to keep downtown shop open

Java House owners Lonnie and Cora Chandler have seen a healthy return of customers to Java House since indoor dining was allowed in mid-February. They both said they are grateful for the community's support for their business during the pandemic. "We're excited to see them again," Lonnie Chandler said.

February 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

Maradee Potter sat on her living room sofa in Hazel Dell in early January, thinking about the loved ones who passed away recently: her husband, John Potter, who died last year after a heart attack, her teaching partner Betty and her friend’s daughter, Erika Karcher. Read story

ZoomInfo, headquartered in Vancouver, specializes in data tools to help business-to-business marketing teams.

ZoomInfo reports fourth-quarter revenue increase of 53 percent

ZoomInfo, headquartered in Vancouver, specializes in data tools to help business-to-business marketing teams.

February 23, 2021, 7:00pm Business

ZoomInfo, Vancouver’s newest publicly traded company, is growing fast with help from the smaller tech companies it’s acquired. Read story

A motorist drives past the exterior of the former J.C. Penney store at Columbia Tech Center, which filed for bankruptcy last year and closed. Retail stores are the only industry in which bankruptcies are increasing. The total number of bankruptcies in Clark County has been decreasing for years, even with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Bankruptcies low in Clark County during pandemic

A motorist drives past the exterior of the former J.C. Penney store at Columbia Tech Center, which filed for bankruptcy last year and closed. Retail stores are the only industry in which bankruptcies are increasing. The total number of bankruptcies in Clark County has been decreasing for years, even with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

February 22, 2021, 6:01am Business

A series of government interventions in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic kept the nation’s bankruptcy levels to the lowest seen since before the Great Recession. Read story

Alicia Rose, left, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Northwest Personal Training, works with Cliff Miller of Vancouver in downtown Vancouver. Gyms are now open for 25 percent capacity for in-person training.

Clark County gyms pumped to reopen

Alicia Rose, left, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Northwest Personal Training, works with Cliff Miller of Vancouver in downtown Vancouver. Gyms are now open for 25 percent capacity for in-person training.

February 17, 2021, 6:03am Business

Clark County gyms are welcoming relaxed Phase 2 restrictions that went into place this week, but they’re eager for more. Read story

Sherry and Scott Petersen of Vancouver wait for their order near closed windows at Beaches on Monday. Restaurants were allowed to move to Phase 2 of Washington's reopening plan on Sunday, which allows for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Phase 1 only allowed indoor dining if a restaurant had sufficient ventilation, which in practice made it very difficult to stay comfortable during the winter.

Region’s restaurants reopen as Southwest Washington enters Phase 2

Sherry and Scott Petersen of Vancouver wait for their order near closed windows at Beaches on Monday. Restaurants were allowed to move to Phase 2 of Washington's reopening plan on Sunday, which allows for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Phase 1 only allowed indoor dining if a restaurant had sufficient ventilation, which in practice made it very difficult to stay comfortable during the winter.

February 15, 2021, 6:30pm Business

It was a Valentine’s Day gift for restaurants: Instead of the original start date of Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that restaurants in five of Washington’s eight regions would be able to move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan and resume limited indoor dining on Sunday… Read story

Madden Dreier, 6, slides headfirst on Saturday morning while playing in the snow at Sorenson Park in Felida.

Winter storm brings inches of snow to Clark County

Madden Dreier, 6, slides headfirst on Saturday morning while playing in the snow at Sorenson Park in Felida.

February 13, 2021, 6:26pm Clark County News

The wintry storm that swept across the Pacific Northwest Thursday and Friday continued into Saturday afternoon, bringing snow accumulation as high as 12 inches in some areas of Clark County. Read story

As of 10:30 a.m., four separate outages were reported to hit nearly 20,000 homes. All four active outages were unknown.

Power outages hit 20,000 in North, East Vancouver; Clark County declares state of emergency

As of 10:30 a.m., four separate outages were reported to hit nearly 20,000 homes. All four active outages were unknown.

February 13, 2021, 10:39am Latest News

As of 10:30 a.m., four separate outages were reported to hit nearly 20,000 homes. All four active outages were unknown. One recently fixed outage restored power to 1,692 homes. Read story

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Vancouver woman killed in Friday morning crash

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February 12, 2021, 8:07pm Clark County News

A woman was killed in a 2-car crash Friday morning in the Orchards area during snowy road conditions. Read story

At left, sales associate Rachel Cummings helps a customer on Thursday at Spanky's. Owner Rachel Phillips bought the store 12 years ago, when it was on Main Street in downtown Vancouver.

Spanky’s Legendary Consignment to close

At left, sales associate Rachel Cummings helps a customer on Thursday at Spanky's. Owner Rachel Phillips bought the store 12 years ago, when it was on Main Street in downtown Vancouver.

February 12, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Business

Spanky’s Legendary Consignment is closing permanently next month because of pandemic-related revenue loss, ending a 39-year run for the used clothing store. Read story