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PeaceHealth nurses picket Vancouver hospital, demanding safe staffing and fair wages

April 18, 2024, 3:05pm Business

Picketing nurses decked out in blue crowded the sidewalks along Mill Plain Boulevard in front of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center before dawn Thursday. Read story

Clark County Council pushes to provide more ‘middle housing,’ aiming to increase access to homeownership

April 18, 2024, 6:09am Business

As part of a long effort to create a greater variety of housing options with potential for smaller, more affordable homes, the Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to… Read story

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Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant&rsquo;s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1.

Summer jobs picture upbeat for Clark County teens

Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant&rsquo;s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1.

April 18, 2024, 6:05am Business

Teen employment in Clark County has been on the decline for years but not anymore — good news for teens wanting to earn some money this summer. Read story

A cyclist boards a C-Tran Vine bus at the Turtle Place Transit Center in downtown Vancouver in 2021.

C-Tran approves Vine extension to connect Vancouver Mall and Fisher’s Landing transit centers

A cyclist boards a C-Tran Vine bus at the Turtle Place Transit Center in downtown Vancouver in 2021.

April 17, 2024, 2:10pm Business

C-Tran officials approved an extension of its Fourth Plain Boulevard bus rapid transit line known as The Vine. Read story

Dr. Jason Hanley, left, and site superintendent Joe Newman stand outside of a new emergency department building Friday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The first section of the new emergency department is scheduled to open this summer.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s new emergency department will open in July

Dr. Jason Hanley, left, and site superintendent Joe Newman stand outside of a new emergency department building Friday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The first section of the new emergency department is scheduled to open this summer.

April 16, 2024, 6:05am Business

After two years of construction, the first part of a redesigned and expanded emergency department at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will open July 16. Read story

BowFlex Inc. in east Vancouver.

Vancouver-based BowFlex sold for $37.5 million

BowFlex Inc. in east Vancouver.

April 15, 2024, 2:56pm Business

A federal bankruptcy court has approved the sale of Vancouver-based BowFlex to Johnson Health Tech Retail for $37.5 million. Read story

Mohammed &ldquo;Giga&rdquo; Alqeeq, left, and Dwight Hughes of Clark College tour the school&rsquo;s cybersecurity lab. As the cybercrime industry has boomed, the college&rsquo;s 4-year-old cybersecurity bachelor&rsquo;s program is now operating at capacity.

Defending cyberspace: Cyberattacks have become a cost of doing business in Clark County

Mohammed &ldquo;Giga&rdquo; Alqeeq, left, and Dwight Hughes of Clark College tour the school&rsquo;s cybersecurity lab. As the cybercrime industry has boomed, the college&rsquo;s 4-year-old cybersecurity bachelor&rsquo;s program is now operating at capacity.

April 13, 2024, 6:14am Business

About seven years ago, Clark College’s technology lab was hacked. Today, that’s where students in the college’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program are learning how to fend off similar attacks. Read story

The American Harmony is one of five American Cruise Lines ships that sail the Columbia River.

Cruise ships returning to Port of Camas-Washougal, months after cruise line went bankrupt

The American Harmony is one of five American Cruise Lines ships that sail the Columbia River.

April 13, 2024, 6:09am Business

Two months after unexpectedly losing its docking agreement with American Queen Voyages, the Port of Camas-Washougal has partnered with another company to bring back cruise ships. Read story

The Port of Vancouver USA and Subaru of America set a 30-year record in 2023 for Subaru imports.

Record number of Subarus came through Port of Vancouver in 2023

The Port of Vancouver USA and Subaru of America set a 30-year record in 2023 for Subaru imports.

April 11, 2024, 3:35pm Business

In 2023, 98,000 Subarus came through the Port of Vancouver, the most in 30 years. Read story

Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

Changes in roadwork policy will affect drivers but WSDOT says workers have to be kept safe

Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

April 11, 2024, 2:25pm Business

In the wake of rising roadwork zone fatalities, the Washington State Department of Transportation has directed crews to do what’s needed to feel safe — without regard for driver inconvenience. Read story