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Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

Clark County businesses offer mental health services for workers

Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

October 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

Some Clark County companies are increasingly paying attention to their workers’ mental health, according to Kendall Hagensen, owner and clinical director at Vancouver Wellness Studio, but the need for the services is greater than ever, she said. Read story

Al Angelo Co. President Albert Angelo III, left, chats with Scott Wilcox and Bari Smith of JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance in the commercial side of Vancouver's newest building, the Angelo Tower.

Angelo Tower opens at ‘Gateway to Vancouver’

Al Angelo Co. President Albert Angelo III, left, chats with Scott Wilcox and Bari Smith of JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance in the commercial side of Vancouver's newest building, the Angelo Tower.

October 8, 2021, 6:02am Business

Downtown Vancouver’s newest mixed-use building, the Angelo Tower, opened on Aug. 13 in a spot the Al Angelo Co. hails as the “Gateway to Vancouver.” Read story

Daniel Medeiros, from left, joins David Regan and Richard Hassler outside Regan Bail Bonds in downtown Vancouver on Sept. 30. The bail enforcement agents tracked an accused "prolific" identity thief from Vancouver to Florida over the last few months and assisted in his capture by the Collier County Sheriff's Office.  At top, a mug shot of fugitive Anatoly Kutsar.

Clark County bail agents trip up suspect in ‘prolific’ identity thefts

Daniel Medeiros, from left, joins David Regan and Richard Hassler outside Regan Bail Bonds in downtown Vancouver on Sept. 30. The bail enforcement agents tracked an accused "prolific" identity thief from Vancouver to Florida over the last few months and assisted in his capture by the Collier County Sheriff's Office.  At top, a mug shot of fugitive Anatoly Kutsar.

October 8, 2021, 6:00am Business

A team of Clark County bail recovery agents were behind the Florida arrest of a man described as a “prolific” identity thief suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property. Read story

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

Clark County jobless claims fall for second straight week

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

October 7, 2021, 6:20pm Business

Continued unemployment insurance claims in Clark County fell for a second week in a row after a small spike in late September caused by former recipients who qualified for regular unemployment insurance. Read story

Vancouver-based NW Pipe bought a Texas-based company for $87.4 million.

Northwest Pipe buys Texas-based company

Vancouver-based NW Pipe bought a Texas-based company for $87.4 million.

October 6, 2021, 6:49pm Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Company bought a major Texas-based water pipeline manufacturer on Tuesday. The move expands Northwest Pipe not only into the Texas water infrastructure, but will also likely expand the Vancouver company’s footprint. Read story

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

Clark Public Utilities’ $5M program to help low-income customers pay overdue bills

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

October 5, 2021, 4:42pm Business

Clark Public Utilities commissioners approved a program Tuesday to spend $5 million of surplus funds to help erase low-income customers’ debts with the utility that they accumulated during the pandemic. Read story

Patrick Hughes of Forward Greens, left, harvests Splendid Spring Mix.

Vancouver vertical farm grows with new name, tactics, ambitions

Patrick Hughes of Forward Greens, left, harvests Splendid Spring Mix.

October 5, 2021, 6:03am Business

A lot has changed for a local indoor vertical farming operation growing microgreens and other edible plants in the old HP building near Fisher’s Landing. Read story

Jorge Castro, left, and Rahim Abbasi worked together to design Castro's DosAlas Latin Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The Waterfront Vancouver development.

Some of Vancouver’s coolest eatery spaces made by Rahim Abbasi

Jorge Castro, left, and Rahim Abbasi worked together to design Castro's DosAlas Latin Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The Waterfront Vancouver development.

October 4, 2021, 6:30am Business

The secret to getting Rahim Abbasi to work on a project is to serve him a great beverage. Read story

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East.

Labor shortage still order of the day in Clark County

Bartender Mike Dunning serves lunch in the dining room at Main Event East.

October 3, 2021, 6:05am Business

It’s been about a month since the federal government ended unemployment insurance benefits for more than 7,000 people in Clark County. And although there’s no official data to back it up, there’s been no mass return to the workforce to ease an ongoing labor shortage affecting mostly restaurants and hotels. Read story

Thicker plastic bags are still be allowed under the plastic bag ban.

Plastic-bag ban brings change for Clark County businesses

Thicker plastic bags are still be allowed under the plastic bag ban.

October 2, 2021, 6:05am Business

Single-use plastic bags are banned in Washington as of Friday, which will change the way that shoppers buy groceries — or at least how they bring them home. Read story