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Right outside the town of Klickitat, much of the land is now meant for conservation and restoration by its new owner, the Conservation Fund.

Conservation group purchases 35,000 acres in Gorge

Right outside the town of Klickitat, much of the land is now meant for conservation and restoration by its new owner, the Conservation Fund.

November 20, 2021, 6:07am Business

A large scattering of small pieces of timberland in the Gorge is under the ownership of a new group called the Conservation Fund. The new ownership plans to conserve and restore the beautiful lands accessible by hiking trails. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

I-5 Bridge panel considers grants

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

November 19, 2021, 6:01am Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement program is assessing grant options from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Joe Biden on Monday. Read story

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/aug/19/hit-the-spot-smash-burgers-soon-to-be-available-in-vancouvers-uptown-village/">set to open in Uptown Village</a>, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through.

Hit the spot! cancels lease for Uptown Village spot after supply snags

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/aug/19/hit-the-spot-smash-burgers-soon-to-be-available-in-vancouvers-uptown-village/">set to open in Uptown Village</a>, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through.

November 17, 2021, 6:02am Business

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, set to open at Uptown Village, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through. Read story

The number of house listings in October fell by 10.7 percent from the previous month while the number of pending sales rose by 1.2 percent, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Houses under construction are seen at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield in March.

Clark County housing market stays hot as weather cools

The number of house listings in October fell by 10.7 percent from the previous month while the number of pending sales rose by 1.2 percent, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Houses under construction are seen at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield in March.

November 16, 2021, 6:45pm Business

Clark County’s housing market is showing signs of its strength with another record month for pending sales, according to Mike Lamb, a broker at Windermere Stellar in Vancouver. Meanwhile, the number of homes sold in October dipped from September, but prices continue to increase. Read story

Cole Wyckoff, one of the owners of RYD, pauses to pick up a passenger Monday. The service has expanded to anyone who needs a lift in downtown Vancouver.

After pandemic pause, RYD service returns to downtown Vancouver

Cole Wyckoff, one of the owners of RYD, pauses to pick up a passenger Monday. The service has expanded to anyone who needs a lift in downtown Vancouver.

November 16, 2021, 6:04am Business

A Vancouver-based transportation startup with a fleet of electric vehicles is operating again with new features after the pandemic caused it to temporarily halt operations. Read story

Ginn Group is building a 50-unit affordable housing complex called Allegro Pointe near the international district of Fourth Plain Boulevard.

New apartments planned for Vancouver’s international district

Ginn Group is building a 50-unit affordable housing complex called Allegro Pointe near the international district of Fourth Plain Boulevard.

November 13, 2021, 6:07am Business

A new 50-unit affordable housing apartment complex by Ginn Group’s nonprofit arm Ginn Gives aims to help steer Vancouver’s housing stock in the right direction. Read story

Taco Bell (Associated Press files)

New York investment firm buys Vancouver-based Taco Bell franchisee

Taco Bell (Associated Press files)

November 12, 2021, 4:41pm Business

Vancouver-based Pacific Bells, one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees in the country with more than 245 restaurants in eight states, has been sold to a New York-based private investment firm. Read story

A sign directs customers to the Burgerville restaurant on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.

Vancouver-based Burgerville, union reach tentative agreement

A sign directs customers to the Burgerville restaurant on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.

November 12, 2021, 12:30pm Business

Vancouver-based Burgerville USA announced today that it has come to an agreement on a first contract with a labor union that represents employees at some of its Portland locations.  Read story

A 3-D animation from the Washington State Department of Transportation shows what is likely to happen to the Interstate 5 Bridge in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

Video shows what earthquake would do to Interstate 5 Bridgevideo icon

A 3-D animation from the Washington State Department of Transportation shows what is likely to happen to the Interstate 5 Bridge in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

November 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The group tasked with building a new Interstate 5 Bridge has created an animated video of the current bridge collapsing in an earthquake. It hopes the video, which it has shared on social media, will bring awareness to the need for a new bridge. Read story

Kimberly Erkenbrack holds a notice of the rent increase. There was one moment that struck her particularly hard: A unknown neighbor walked up while Erkenbrack was in her driveway, and she asked for boxes because she needed to move out. She couldn't afford to live there any more. "It was an old woman I didn't know," she said.

Rent increases causing strife at Cascade Park Estates

Kimberly Erkenbrack holds a notice of the rent increase. There was one moment that struck her particularly hard: A unknown neighbor walked up while Erkenbrack was in her driveway, and she asked for boxes because she needed to move out. She couldn't afford to live there any more. "It was an old woman I didn't know," she said.

November 9, 2021, 6:03am Business

When Kimberly Erkenbrack moved from California to Vancouver this year, seeking a more affordable place to live, she didn’t expect the cost of living to be rising so fast. Read story