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New jobless claims in Clark County near normal

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… Read story

Jones is new leader of the pack at Vancouver-based WellHaven Pet Health

June 18, 2021, 6:03am Business

Vancouver-based WellHaven Pet Health has a new CEO, and she’s stepping into the role at a time when the 3-year-old company is experiencing unprecedented demand at its chain of animal… Read story

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Eileen Baye, 2, left, of Vancouver and her brother, Dylan, 9, look over the selection at the Donut Nook.

Magazine: Vancouver’s Donut Nook has best doughnuts in the state

Eileen Baye, 2, left, of Vancouver and her brother, Dylan, 9, look over the selection at the Donut Nook.

June 18, 2021, 6:02am Business

Seattle may have the Seahawks, Amazon and grunge music, but it doesn’t have the best doughnut shop in Washington — at least according to Food & Wine Magazine. Read story

ILWU Local 4 President Cager Claybaugh talks to Gov. Jay Inslee while they walk alongside a wind turbine blade with Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler on Tuesday at the Port of Vancouver. Inslee visited the Port to view an in-progress shipment of wind turbine blades that are coming through Vancouver on their way to Wasco, Ore.

Inslee lauds wind energy jobs during visit to Port of Vancouver

ILWU Local 4 President Cager Claybaugh talks to Gov. Jay Inslee while they walk alongside a wind turbine blade with Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler on Tuesday at the Port of Vancouver. Inslee visited the Port to view an in-progress shipment of wind turbine blades that are coming through Vancouver on their way to Wasco, Ore.

June 15, 2021, 6:50pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee paid a visit to the Port of Vancouver Tuesday afternoon to tour one of the terminals where a shipment of wind turbine blades is in the process of being unloaded and trucked out to a wind energy project near Wasco, Ore. Read story

Houses under construction in Camas.

Clark County housing market stays hot in May

Houses under construction in Camas.

June 15, 2021, 6:05am Business

Clark County’s housing market saw another month of intense activity in May, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, with high sales outpacing new listings and keeping the market constrained at a near-record low supply. Read story

Server Bilen Solscheid cleans the windows at The Thirsty Sasquatch while preparing for customers Monday in Uptown Village. The location includes a craft cocktail and coffee bar, pizza parlor, arcade room and two outdoor patios.

Thirsty Sasquatch in Vancouver’s Uptown Village open after ‘major renovation’

Server Bilen Solscheid cleans the windows at The Thirsty Sasquatch while preparing for customers Monday in Uptown Village. The location includes a craft cocktail and coffee bar, pizza parlor, arcade room and two outdoor patios.

June 15, 2021, 6:01am Business

After almost a year and a half of preparation, the brown paper has been removed from the windows of The Thirsty Sasquatch in Uptown Village. Read story

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

Office space in Vancouver on the rebound

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

June 13, 2021, 6:05am Business

The coronavirus pandemic triggered an immediate and seismic shift in the professional office landscape, sending entire offices home for 15 months of remote work and forcing companies to grapple with unexplored questions about how much of their work actually requires a professional office setting. Read story

Dr. Kristin Lottig, 50, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Clinic, emphasizes that vaccines are safe and effective, including for children. "While most kids do fine and get through the flu or maybe they'll have a mild complication, there are some kids who do get really sick and die every year.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Kristin Lottig, pediatrician at Kaiser

Dr. Kristin Lottig, 50, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Clinic, emphasizes that vaccines are safe and effective, including for children. "While most kids do fine and get through the flu or maybe they'll have a mild complication, there are some kids who do get really sick and die every year.

June 12, 2021, 6:03am Business

Pediatrician Dr. Kristin Lottig has been busy over the last year assuaging concerns from parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, jumps June 4 to avoid dirt thrown by Port of Woodland Commissioner Dale Boon, left, Port of Woodland Commission President Bob Wile, second from the left, and Port of Woodland Commissioner Paul Cline.

Vancouver trucking firm buys lot at Woodland port

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, jumps June 4 to avoid dirt thrown by Port of Woodland Commissioner Dale Boon, left, Port of Woodland Commission President Bob Wile, second from the left, and Port of Woodland Commissioner Paul Cline.

June 10, 2021, 5:33pm Business

LONGVIEW — The Port of Woodland’s 50-acre Schurman Way Industrial Park officially is full. Read story

One of TriMet's new battery-electric buses from manufacturer Gillig sits outside a garage in March. C-Tran's board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight buses of the same model to begin running in Clark County. The buses charge overnight and have an estimated range of 150-210 miles per charge.

C-Tran charges ahead with electric buses

One of TriMet's new battery-electric buses from manufacturer Gillig sits outside a garage in March. C-Tran's board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight buses of the same model to begin running in Clark County. The buses charge overnight and have an estimated range of 150-210 miles per charge.

June 10, 2021, 6:01am Business

C-Tran is poised to take its first step toward electrifying its bus fleet. The agency’s board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight new battery-electric buses to replace eight of the fleet’s oldest diesel models. Read story