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nLIGHT engineering technician Erica Williams works on a qualifying tool for production use at nLIGHT in Vancouver in April 2018.

nLIGHT buys Plasmo

nLIGHT engineering technician Erica Williams works on a qualifying tool for production use at nLIGHT in Vancouver in April 2018.

February 14, 2022, 4:50pm Business

Camas-based semiconductor and fiber lasers company nLIGHT announced Monday that it has acquired an Austrian-based company called Plasmo. Read story

Housing projects split $1.2 million in funding

February 8, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded two Vancouver affordable-housing projects a total of $1.2 million as part of a initiative to help fund 1,500 affordable housing units in the state. Read story

Riffat Ahmed checks the quality of samples in Capsigen's downtown Vancouver lab. At top, AAV capsids have the potential to deliver gene therapy tools directly to specific cells to cure diseases that currently have no cure.

Can harmless viruses target only cells that need treatment? Vancouver’s Capsigen says yes

Riffat Ahmed checks the quality of samples in Capsigen's downtown Vancouver lab. At top, AAV capsids have the potential to deliver gene therapy tools directly to specific cells to cure diseases that currently have no cure.

February 6, 2022, 6:05am Business

Can harmless viruses target only the cells that need treatment? Vancouver company says yes. Read story

Research associate Hayley Carter works in the lab at Absci doing DNA sequencing sample preparation.

Clark County, Washington bullish on biotech industry

Research associate Hayley Carter works in the lab at Absci doing DNA sequencing sample preparation.

February 6, 2022, 6:00am Business

Vancouver’s medical biotech companies — Absci, CytoDyn and a new player, Capsigen — are on the leading edge of a global revolution aimed at developing new technologies to produce medicines and tools for gene therapy. Read story

Jessica Jackson used to work in Oregon, but now can work at home in Vancouver, using the income tax savings to help pay for day care for her son, Colin, 4. She and her husband, David, just welcomed twins Landon and Levi.

Clark County residents employed by Oregon firms but working from home save big on taxes

Jessica Jackson used to work in Oregon, but now can work at home in Vancouver, using the income tax savings to help pay for day care for her son, Colin, 4. She and her husband, David, just welcomed twins Landon and Levi.

January 20, 2022, 6:00am Business

Vancouver resident Jessica Jackson made the monotonous drive to her Portland workplace every workday until the pandemic hit, when she shifted to remote work. Read story

Jill Taylor, Burgerville CEO, is stepping down.

Burgerville CEO stepping down after 5 years

Jill Taylor, Burgerville CEO, is stepping down.

January 18, 2022, 10:31am Business

Burgerville USA’s CEO is leaving the business to resume her leadership at The Taylor Group, a coaching and leadership training company she co-founded.  Read story

ZoomInfo employees raise $2M for program

January 14, 2022, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo announced on Tuesday that its employees raised over $2 million during the 2021 Winter Donation Drive. Read story

Cliff Blackburn and Brandy deliver The Columbian in July 1976 somewhere in east Clark County. At top, Phouthong Bonglamphone, left, and Tuy Khounphachansy used a wheelbarrow to deliver newspapers in December 1985 because their bicycles were stolen.

Former Columbian carriers recall fond memories of working after school for Clark County customers

Cliff Blackburn and Brandy deliver The Columbian in July 1976 somewhere in east Clark County. At top, Phouthong Bonglamphone, left, and Tuy Khounphachansy used a wheelbarrow to deliver newspapers in December 1985 because their bicycles were stolen.

January 11, 2022, 6:01am Business

They carried the newspapers in bags, on dogs and horses and in wheelbarrows, and flung them over the handlebars of their bikes. They dealt with harsh weather and snapping dogs but also felt customers’ kindness, especially around Christmas. Read story

PLEXSYS Test Technician Robert Tomlinson runs simulation software on a computer at the PLEXSYS office in Camas. The company's technology is used to train air forces and, soon, space forces.

Camas company’s training simulators have real impact for U.S Air Force

PLEXSYS Test Technician Robert Tomlinson runs simulation software on a computer at the PLEXSYS office in Camas. The company's technology is used to train air forces and, soon, space forces.

January 8, 2022, 6:02am Business

On the border of Camas Meadows golf course, there’s a software company that’s changing the way that air forces around the world train their recruits. It’s about to get into the space industry, too. Read story

Dawda Bah went from working for tech companies to selling books online during the pandemic.

Vancouver man from Gambia starts new chapter as an online bookseller

Dawda Bah went from working for tech companies to selling books online during the pandemic.

January 5, 2022, 6:07am Business

When Dawda Bah thinks back to his childhood in Bakau, a small coastal Gambian cape town, he remembers working at his father’s store that sold imported, used clothing to the locals. Read story