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Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

Brush Prairie spaceship-themed Airbnb popular with earthlings

Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

September 7, 2021, 6:08am Business

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Need to get away? Like way, way far away? Preferably off the planet? Read story

Ziply internet customers lose connection in east Clark County

September 6, 2021, 11:22am Business

Some Ziply Fiber customers in east Clark County and parts of Oregon have been without Internet service and phone since Saturday when a fiber cable was cut. Read story

A motorist passes The Diner Vancouver, which is closed because of supply chain and staff shortages. The entire food service industry has struggled in recent weeks with an increased level of disruption to the supply chain.

Clark County restaurants struggle with supply chain disruptions

A motorist passes The Diner Vancouver, which is closed because of supply chain and staff shortages. The entire food service industry has struggled in recent weeks with an increased level of disruption to the supply chain.

September 6, 2021, 6:05am Business

The supplies just aren’t there. Read story

"Getting back to work? I don't know," said Meghan Richardson, who's responsible for her child's care after she's discharged from the hospital.

More than 7,000 Clark County residents to be cut off from federal jobless aid

"Getting back to work? I don't know," said Meghan Richardson, who's responsible for her child's care after she's discharged from the hospital.

September 4, 2021, 6:07am Business

Every day for about five hours, Meghan Richardson visits her daughter, Rose Washington, at the hospital’s intensive care unit. Rose was born prematurely before her lungs could fully develop. Read story

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

Clark County cannabis retailers welcome return of curbside service

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Business

Cannabis retailers cheered this week after the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it would reactivate an allowance for curbside service and other pandemic-era rule changes that had previously expired. Read story

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation, family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was bought out by California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday.

Longtime Vancouver business Biggs Insurance sold to California company

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation, family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was bought out by California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday.

September 3, 2021, 6:04am Business

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was sold to California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday. Read story

Waste Connections' new RecyclePlus service collects items that can't go in the blue bins.

Waste Connections launches RecyclePlus program in Vancouver

Waste Connections' new RecyclePlus service collects items that can't go in the blue bins.

September 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

Conservation-minded Vancouver residents now have not one but two new services that collect hard-to-recycle items. Read story

The ilani casino is among the casinos in the Cowlitz Tribe to be allowed to host sports betting.

ilani, 8 other Washington tribal casinos get OK for sports betting

The ilani casino is among the casinos in the Cowlitz Tribe to be allowed to host sports betting.

September 3, 2021, 6:00am Business

Nine tribal casinos in Washington, including ilani, could launch sports betting after receiving final approval this week from the U.S. Department of Interior, according to the Washington Indian Gaming Association. Read story

Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside.

Hispanic businesses on Fourth Plain Boulevard still facing hurdles

Vancouver resident Ashley Stevens enjoys lunch at 4 Caminos as Samantha Gomez cleans up after lunch customers on a recent Wednesday. Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain have had challenges with rising supply costs and labor shortages. At top, a sign at 4 Caminos lets customers know masks are required inside.

September 2, 2021, 6:02am Business

Despite surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic restaurants on Fourth Plain Boulevard find themselves facing an even bigger issue: rising prices and difficulty finding workers. Read story

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

Ridgefield to celebrate Pioneer Street railroad overpass

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

September 1, 2021, 6:03am Business

Ridgefield residents won’t have to wait much longer to start using the new Pioneer Street railroad overpass. The $15 million project is wrapping up the final bits of construction and is targeted to open to traffic by the end of October. Read story