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Vancouver’s Hawthorne Gardening good to grow

July 26, 2021, 6:05am Business

Within weeks after the initial COVID-19 lockdown measures began last spring, it became clear that the pandemic had drastically changed the game for hydroponic equipment maker Hawthorne Gardening Co. Read story

Working in Clark County: Tyler Clary, water systems/water engineering manager for the city of Vancouver

July 24, 2021, 6:00am Business

Clark County is in a drought emergency, along with the rest of Washington. Read story

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Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Absci valued at nearly $2 billion in IPO trading

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci in downtown Vancouver.

July 22, 2021, 6:28pm Business

Absci valued at nearly $2 billion in IPO trading Read story

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

Clark County sees seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs in June

The construction industry saw gains in employment in June in Clark County.

July 22, 2021, 5:49pm Clark County Business

Clark County’s labor market maintained its recovery momentum in June with a seasonally adjusted net gain of 700 jobs, according to the latest report from regional economist Scott Bailey. The county added 1,400 jobs in June in unadjusted terms, for a total of 167,700 jobs. Read story

Client Jeramy Bracken shops for apartment furniture with Connie McGarry at NW Furniture Bank. As an Army veteran, Bracken qualifies to take part in the program.

NW Furniture Bank moves to new location in east Vancouver

Client Jeramy Bracken shops for apartment furniture with Connie McGarry at NW Furniture Bank. As an Army veteran, Bracken qualifies to take part in the program.

July 21, 2021, 8:30am Business

A chair is not just a chair and a bed is not just a bed. For struggling families, furniture they receive from a Vancouver nonprofit gives them hope, dignity and stability. Read story

Evictions slowed during pandemic but some Washington renters still faced pressure to move, UW report says

July 21, 2021, 8:06am Business

Although a statewide moratorium sheltered many tenants from eviction over the last year, some renters still lost their housing in more informal ways, according to a recent report from researchers at the University of Washington. Read story

Vancouver couple accused of workers’ comp fraud

July 19, 2021, 6:10pm Business

A Vancouver couple have been charged with the theft of workers’ compensation insurance benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Read story

Rob Klug, Clark County Public Works transportation division manager and traffic engineer, is pictured at the Clark County Public Service Center on Thursday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Working in Clark County: Rob Klug, Transportation Division manager at Clark County Public Works

Rob Klug, Clark County Public Works transportation division manager and traffic engineer, is pictured at the Clark County Public Service Center on Thursday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

July 19, 2021, 6:00am Business

Drivers on Clark County roads be aware: you’re (most likely) on camera. Read story

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

Apartment rents soaring in Clark County, outpacing wage growth

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Joel Moon never thought living in Vancouver would be this straining as he seeks an independent life, and now he’s considering leaving for good. Read story

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Clark County's housing market inventory remains at almost record-low levels despite an influx of new listings in June.

Sizzling weather barely cools June housing market in S.W. Washington

New homes are under construction at Kennedy Farm in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Clark County's housing market inventory remains at almost record-low levels despite an influx of new listings in June.

July 15, 2021, 3:27pm Business

The Southwest Washington housing market stayed hot in June, with an influx of new listings balanced out by a surge in closed sales, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story