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Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industrial strength growth in Vancouver market

Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted Vancouver’s real estate market, and often in one specific direction: residential activity has gone through the roof, while retail, hospitality and office activity have all had to contend with uncertainty as businesses struggle to adapt. Read story

A home built from 11 shipping containers is for sale at $2 million.

Vancouver house featured on HGTV’s ‘Container Homes’

A home built from 11 shipping containers is for sale at $2 million.

July 11, 2021, 6:04am Business

A home built from 11 shipping containers at the southern end of 164th Avenue is for sale at $2 million. Read story

Jill Levesque greets Bo, her newly adopted goldendoodle, on Saturday during the first weekend of reopening to the public at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver.

Humane Society for Southwest Washington reopens doors for in-person visits

Jill Levesque greets Bo, her newly adopted goldendoodle, on Saturday during the first weekend of reopening to the public at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver.

July 10, 2021, 8:45pm Business

By 1:58 p.m., a small crowd of people had already gathered outside the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Read story

Weston: Smart strategies to fight back against inflation

July 10, 2021, 6:02am Business

Few economists predict we’ll return to the double-digit price increases of the late 1970s and early 1980s . But knowing some of the ways consumers coped back then — and how things are different now — can help you formulate a plan to deal with rising prices. Read story

A local developer has bought the former Spanky's Legendary Consignment building in downtown Vancouver and plans to renovate it into a restaurant and office space. The structure has been vacant since 2008 and has become a prominent downtown eyesore.

Owner plans renovation of former Spanky’s downtown Vancouver building

A local developer has bought the former Spanky's Legendary Consignment building in downtown Vancouver and plans to renovate it into a restaurant and office space. The structure has been vacant since 2008 and has become a prominent downtown eyesore.

July 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

More than 12 years after the closure of the downtown branch of Spanky’s Legendary Consignment, the business’s former home is set to receive a major overhaul. Read story

WEB ONLY An illustration shows the city of Camas? ?North Shore,? an 800-acre swath of land that extends to the Camas? northern city limits and is bordered by Lacamas Lake, Northeast 232nd Avenue and Everett Street.

Camas ramps up North Shore planning

WEB ONLY An illustration shows the city of Camas? ?North Shore,? an 800-acre swath of land that extends to the Camas? northern city limits and is bordered by Lacamas Lake, Northeast 232nd Avenue and Everett Street.

July 7, 2021, 6:43pm Business

CAMAS — Nine months after approving a vision statement that will guide future development of the city’s nearly 900-acre mixed-use area northeast of Lacamas Lake known as North Shore, Camas officials are set to kick off the second phase of the North Shore Subarea plan. Read story

A ferry docked at the Port of Olympia was bought in auction by Bart Lematta of Vancouver.

Deal will keep Vancouver man’s former state ferry at Olympia port

A ferry docked at the Port of Olympia was bought in auction by Bart Lematta of Vancouver.

July 7, 2021, 9:20am Business

Jul. 7—A new moorage agreement was announced during the Port of Olympia commission work session on Tuesday — one that will keep the former Washington state ferry alongside the marine terminal through May 2022. Read story

Julia Swanson, fourth-year medical student at Washington State University School of Medicine, left, joins Dr. Viet Nguyen as they work with a patient in the dermatology office at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek on a recent weekday. Dr. Nguyen has worked at the clinic for six years and the vast majority of his work is diagnosing skin cancer. "I would love to see fewer cases of skin cancer as time goes on. I think I spend most of my time looking and finding and treating skin cancers. And nothing would make me happier than if people were able to protect themselves enough from the sun that they didn't need to see me," he said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Viet Nguyen, dermatologist at Vancouver Clinic

Julia Swanson, fourth-year medical student at Washington State University School of Medicine, left, joins Dr. Viet Nguyen as they work with a patient in the dermatology office at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek on a recent weekday. Dr. Nguyen has worked at the clinic for six years and the vast majority of his work is diagnosing skin cancer. "I would love to see fewer cases of skin cancer as time goes on. I think I spend most of my time looking and finding and treating skin cancers. And nothing would make me happier than if people were able to protect themselves enough from the sun that they didn't need to see me," he said.

July 6, 2021, 6:08am Business

For all the joys it brings, the sun can be a dangerous thing, and dermatologists know this all too well. Read story

Former local grocery store owner Ron Keil died on June 29 at age 88.

Ron Keil, founder of Clark County grocery store chain, dies at 88

Former local grocery store owner Ron Keil died on June 29 at age 88.

July 5, 2021, 6:05pm Business

Former local grocery store chain owner Ron Keil, who founded and owned Keil’s Grocery and built his small empire to seven stores in Clark County and around the Pacific Northwest, died on June 29 at age 88. Read story

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

Vancouver nonprofit rebrands as Community in Motion for rides

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

July 5, 2021, 6:05am Business

Many Vancouver residents are probably familiar with Community in Motion, even if they haven’t heard the name before. The nonprofit was previously called the Human Services Council and dates back to 1946, providing assistance to Southwest Washington residents through a variety of programs for more than 70 years. Read story