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The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

New jobless claims in Clark County near normal

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

June 18, 2021, 5:29pm Business

Clark County residents’ initial unemployment insurance claims are back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Employment Security Department; last week, initial claims dropped substantially, from 455 to 317 and 225 were already in the ESD’s system going back to the first week of the pandemic. Read story

The 805 Broadway building in Vancouver earned LEED Gold status by meeting certain metrics for resource efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Downtown Vancouver Broadway building earns environmental certification

The 805 Broadway building in Vancouver earned LEED Gold status by meeting certain metrics for resource efficiency and environmental friendliness.

June 4, 2021, 6:07am Business

One of Vancouver’s tallest buildings, the 10-story 805 Broadway building, earned its LEED Gold certification in May while it searches for a new tenant for its renovated ground-floor retail space. Read story

Jessica Chan's Pop Local, a store than sells mostly local goods and gifts, is opening a retail store at the Waterfront Vancouver's RiverWest building.

Retail market Pop Local to open store at Waterfront Vancouver

Jessica Chan's Pop Local, a store than sells mostly local goods and gifts, is opening a retail store at the Waterfront Vancouver's RiverWest building.

June 3, 2021, 6:00am Business

A locally owned retail market for goods and gifts called Pop Local is opening a retail space at The Waterfront Vancouver’s RiverWest building with a planned launch date in September. Read story

Scott Beaudoin, left, and Mike Beaudoin talk about the future of strawberries at Joe's Place Farms. Although the farm store is no longer open, the brothers are carrying on with a U-pick operation.

Beaudoin sons carry on tradition at Joe’s Place Farms in east Vancouver

Scott Beaudoin, left, and Mike Beaudoin talk about the future of strawberries at Joe's Place Farms. Although the farm store is no longer open, the brothers are carrying on with a U-pick operation.

June 2, 2021, 6:03am Business

East Vancouver landmark Joe’s Place Farms is continuing on after its founder, Joe Beaudoin, retired and handed off a few parcels of berries and peaches to his two sons. Read story

Vancouver police investigate a shooting in the Uptown Village area on Memorial Day.

Man found dead outside Uptown Village home in Vancouver

Vancouver police investigate a shooting in the Uptown Village area on Memorial Day.

May 31, 2021, 7:41am Clark County News

A man was found dead near a home Monday morning after reports of gunshots near the 200 block of East 27th Street, in the Uptown Village neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

A fire destroyed a tent and other possessions at a homeless camp in east Vancouver early Monday morning.

Homeless camp in east Vancouver catches fire

A fire destroyed a tent and other possessions at a homeless camp in east Vancouver early Monday morning.

May 31, 2021, 7:30am Clark County News

Firefighters and the Vancouver Police Department responded to a large fire at a homeless encampment early Monday morning. No injuries were reported. Read story

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Saturday night motorcycle crash on Interstate 5 in Ridgefield leaves one dead, one injured

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May 30, 2021, 7:03am Clark County News

A woman died and a man was injured after each of them crashed their motorcycles on Interstate 5 northbound on Saturday night. Read story

Chrissy Gibbins of Beaches restaurant brings out dishes to lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

Clark County jobless numbers increase slightly

Chrissy Gibbins of Beaches restaurant brings out dishes to lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

May 28, 2021, 6:05am Business

The number of employed residents of Clark County decreased in April, according to new estimates that could be revised upward when more accurate data is available in a few months. Read story

Vancouver resident Jane Jacobsen, from left, congratulates Michele and Greg Goodwin at an event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington in June 2017.

Community activist Jane Jacobsen dies at 72

Vancouver resident Jane Jacobsen, from left, congratulates Michele and Greg Goodwin at an event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington in June 2017.

May 24, 2021, 6:19pm Business

Known for her many contributions to the community, including “willing into existence” the Confluence art installations and Vancouver Waterfront Park, Jane Jacobsen died at home on Saturday morning. She was 72. Read story

Gravitate is finding a boom in growth during the pandemic, partly due to an increase in e-commerce.

Keyword for Vancouver’s Gravitate? Growth

Gravitate is finding a boom in growth during the pandemic, partly due to an increase in e-commerce.

May 24, 2021, 6:05am Business

Don Elliot, owner and CEO of local marketing company Gravitate, was faced with two options when the pandemic struck and landed a “sucker punch” to his industry: He could hunker down and try to ride out the market with minimal staff making a barely acceptable profit margin, or he could… Read story