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Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

Vancouver City Council approves early I-5 Bridge plan

Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

July 11, 2022, 7:29pm Business

The Vancouver City Council, Port of Vancouver and C-Tran voted Monday and Tuesday to approve the early draft of a plan to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Amazon.com Services LLC purchased the property at 6100 N.E. 147th Ave. in October for $4.4 million. The plans for the building will impact about 4.9 acres of wetland.

East Vancouver warehouses have Amazon ties

Amazon.com Services LLC purchased the property at 6100 N.E. 147th Ave. in October for $4.4 million. The plans for the building will impact about 4.9 acres of wetland.

July 9, 2022, 6:04am Business

Two new warehouse developments, one on land owned by Amazon and the other to potentially be leased to Amazon, will soon rise near 162nd Avenue and Fourth Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver, turning the location into a further hub for warehouse distribution and truck traffic. Read story

The Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo's new software, called <a href="https://www.zoominfo.com/solutions/recruiting">TalentOS</a>, was sparked by its sales marketing database clients using the data to find workers -- something for which the data was not originally intended.

ZoomInfo discovers new niche in its data

The Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo's new software, called <a href="https://www.zoominfo.com/solutions/recruiting">TalentOS</a>, was sparked by its sales marketing database clients using the data to find workers -- something for which the data was not originally intended.

July 7, 2022, 6:00am Business

ZoomInfo is aiming to compete with LinkedIn by using its massive databases and AI tools to find job candidates for any business’ open positions. Read story

Clark Public Utilities manager gets pay raise

July 6, 2022, 5:47am Clark County News

Clark Public Utilities’ board of commissioners voted to give CEO and general manager Lena Wittler a $25,000 salary increase, bringing her pay to $292,000 annually. Read story

Fall colors frame the Providence Academy smokestack last October. It is set to be demolished in August.

Vancouver’s Providence Academy smokestack to be demolished in August

Fall colors frame the Providence Academy smokestack last October. It is set to be demolished in August.

July 5, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Historic Trust is undergoing changes. County Councilor Temple Lentz is its new executive director, and the trust proceeding with plans to demolish the Providence Academy’s smokestack in early August. Read story

(Courtesy of Elmer's restaurants)

Elmer’s Restaurant offices to move to Vancouver

(Courtesy of Elmer's restaurants)

July 5, 2022, 6:02am Business

Elmer’s Restaurants Inc. is moving its Portland offices to Vancouver to find a better quality of life for its employees, according to its president, Jerry Scott. Read story

The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it wants the height of the new I-5 Bridge to be 178 feet — a structure that would tower over downtown Vancouver and is much higher than the 116 feet wanted by bridge project planners.

U.S. Coast Guard: Required clearance for new I-5 Bridge is 178 feet

The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it wants the height of the new I-5 Bridge to be 178 feet — a structure that would tower over downtown Vancouver and is much higher than the 116 feet wanted by bridge project planners.

June 29, 2022, 2:31pm Business

The U.S. Coast Guard wants 178 feet of clearance for boats under the next Interstate 5 Bridge, much more than the current 116-foot clearance that bridge project leaders propose. Read story

For about two years, Jon Day had been in contact with city employees about permitting and code compliance while he built his ADU. At that time, the city said it was OK that he rented it as an Airbnb, he said.

City of Vancouver looking at regulating Airbnb, other short-term rentals

For about two years, Jon Day had been in contact with city employees about permitting and code compliance while he built his ADU. At that time, the city said it was OK that he rented it as an Airbnb, he said.

June 28, 2022, 10:16am Business

Vancouver city councilors agree that Airbnbs and other short-term home rentals should be allowed. But they also agree they should be regulated, and they’re looking into the possibility of requiring owners to live on-site. Read story

Brightside Roadside Service owner Bryan Munnick changes the oil on a Ford Explorer. He was connected through the customer through Oili, an app from a Vancouver-based developer that allows customers to schedule oil changes at their homes.

Tech startups thrive in Clark County

Brightside Roadside Service owner Bryan Munnick changes the oil on a Ford Explorer. He was connected through the customer through Oili, an app from a Vancouver-based developer that allows customers to schedule oil changes at their homes.

June 21, 2022, 6:04am Business

Oili is an app that’s like the Uber of oil changes: independent contractors get oil change requests on their device, drive where the requester is parked and change their oil on the spot. Read story

The City of Vancouver is looking to buy a $500,000 rapid DNA machine to analyze DNA from property crimes.

Vancouver Police seeks DNA machine amid surging crime

The City of Vancouver is looking to buy a $500,000 rapid DNA machine to analyze DNA from property crimes.

June 18, 2022, 3:31pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is looking to buy a new $500,000 machine to rapidly analyze DNA to provide evidence for property crime investigations. Read story