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Herbtender Amy Johnson, facing, assists a customer with an order while working at the new location of The Herbery on the opening day Wednesday afternoon. The new store is at 12001 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

The Herbery expands as new location opens on Fourth Plain in Orchards

Herbtender Amy Johnson, facing, assists a customer with an order while working at the new location of The Herbery on the opening day Wednesday afternoon. The new store is at 12001 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

October 15, 2020, 6:01am Business

It’s only been a few months since cannabis retailer The Herbery opened the doors of its Hazel Dell store, but the local chain is already debuting its next shop, this time in east Vancouver in the Orchards area. The new Herbery opened Wednesday at 12001 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., in the building formerly occupied by hardware and electronics store Duck’s. The newest opening brings the chain to a total of… Read story

Moviegoers line up for Liberty Theatre's reopening screening of "The Goonies" on Friday afternoon. The theater had been closed for months due to the pandemic lockdown, but local lobbying convinced the governor's office to OK reopening with strict new safety protocols in place-- including operating at just 25 percent capacity for counties like Clark that are in the second phase of reopening.

Clark County’s independent movie theaters, chain AMC reopen doors

Moviegoers line up for Liberty Theatre's reopening screening of "The Goonies" on Friday afternoon. The theater had been closed for months due to the pandemic lockdown, but local lobbying convinced the governor's office to OK reopening with strict new safety protocols in place-- including operating at just 25 percent capacity for counties like Clark that are in the second phase of reopening.

October 15, 2020, 6:01am Business

CAMAS — Here’s the plot twist movie lovers never expected: Clark County’s struggling independent cinemas are reopening their doors while industry behemoth Regal has gone officially dark until further notice. Also reopening hundreds of cinemas across the nation, including two in Vancouver, is AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest theater operator. Read story

Money management firm Fisher Investments has a 150-acre campus located in Camas.

Fisher Investments announces completion of five-story office building in Camas

Money management firm Fisher Investments has a 150-acre campus located in Camas.

October 14, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

Fisher Investments announced Tuesday that it has completed construction of a new five-story office building at its corporate headquarters in Camas. Read story

Washington Attorney General Ferguson and Burgerville reach settlement in cybersecurity breach

October 14, 2020, 6:04am Business

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Tuesday his office has reached a settlement pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act with Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville, regarding a cybersecurity breach that the company suffered in 2017. Read story

A for sale sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way.

Clark County housing market trend continues

A for sale sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way.

October 13, 2020, 6:01am Business

The Southwest Washington housing market saw another month of high sales activity and shrinking inventory in September, continuing a trend seen throughout the summer. That’s according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story

Clark Public Utilities staff ride in a helicopter to inspect vegetation around a transmission line in northwestern Camas. The utility provider is hoping that adding helicopter and drone flights will allow it to be more proactive in monitoring vegetation and making sure its power lines stay clear.

Clark Public Utilities tests helicopter inspections

Clark Public Utilities staff ride in a helicopter to inspect vegetation around a transmission line in northwestern Camas. The utility provider is hoping that adding helicopter and drone flights will allow it to be more proactive in monitoring vegetation and making sure its power lines stay clear.

October 12, 2020, 3:12pm Business

This summer’s record-breaking spate of West Coast wildfires has put a renewed focus on the risks of high-voltage transmission lines in remote areas and the role that utility companies play in securing those lines to avoid any flash points. Read story

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist, Clark County Green Business Program

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

October 10, 2020, 5:04am Business

Sarah Keirns found her calling while watching an episode of “Sesame Street” “some time in the 1980s.” Read story

The Employment Security Department's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (Ted S.

Initial jobless claims in Clark County drop 28.5%

The Employment Security Department's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (Ted S.

October 9, 2020, 3:46pm Business

Clark County saw a 28.5 percent drop in its initial regular unemployment insurance claims last week, with 821 new claims filed compared with 1,149 claims the week before. The two prior weeks both saw increased numbers of claims. Read story

Construction is underway at Block D of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1, the future site of an AC Hotel by Marriott. The project comes from Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality.

Activity times 2 kick-starts Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 development

Construction is underway at Block D of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1, the future site of an AC Hotel by Marriott. The project comes from Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality.

October 9, 2020, 6:04am Business

The Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 redevelopment site has come to life as crews have embarked on two projects that will mark the start of the former port terminal’s planned transformation into a business and community hub. Read story

New slightly eased restrictions for restaurants announced Tuesday will help stem revenue loss, but only slightly, said Beaches Restaurant & Bar owner Mark Matthias.

Clark County restaurants see some respite after governor eases COVID rules

New slightly eased restrictions for restaurants announced Tuesday will help stem revenue loss, but only slightly, said Beaches Restaurant & Bar owner Mark Matthias.

October 8, 2020, 6:02am Business

New safety regulations for restaurants announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee are a step in the right direction, but won’t help a whole lot, according to many local restaurant owners. Read story