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Anna Zivarts of Disability Rights Washington, left, films Abby Griffith, red jacket, and Chris Higley, right, waiting to cross an intersection on Thursday on the corner of Northeast Minnehaha Street and Northeast St. Johns Road. Disability Rights Washington and Front and Centered held a press conference to raise awareness about the challenges that disabled Clark County residents face in accessing reliable transit.

Vancouver residents join campaign for better transit

Anna Zivarts of Disability Rights Washington, left, films Abby Griffith, red jacket, and Chris Higley, right, waiting to cross an intersection on Thursday on the corner of Northeast Minnehaha Street and Northeast St. Johns Road. Disability Rights Washington and Front and Centered held a press conference to raise awareness about the challenges that disabled Clark County residents face in accessing reliable transit.

March 18, 2021, 6:50pm Business

A group of Vancouver residents joined representatives from Disability Rights Washington and Front and Centered at a press conference Thursday afternoon to draw attention to the challenges faced by public transit riders in rural Clark County, particularly riders with disabilities. Read story

Cashier Amber Ounaphom of WanSook Thai Food, left, hands an order to customer Cearah Hiatt of Vancouver. New restaurants like WanSook are able to start from scratch and build a business model up, they said, and having a food cart makes fewer worries than brick-and-mortar indoor spots."It's easier, smaller and has less overhead," co-owner David Hardin said.

New Vancouver, Clark County restaurants appearing on menu

Cashier Amber Ounaphom of WanSook Thai Food, left, hands an order to customer Cearah Hiatt of Vancouver. New restaurants like WanSook are able to start from scratch and build a business model up, they said, and having a food cart makes fewer worries than brick-and-mortar indoor spots."It's easier, smaller and has less overhead," co-owner David Hardin said.

March 18, 2021, 6:03am Business

When David and Wanna Hardin went looking for a spot for their new food cart, WanSook Thai Food, it wasn’t too difficult to find one. Read story

Clark Public Utilities.

Clark Public Utilities to return $20M to customers

Clark Public Utilities.

March 17, 2021, 5:54pm Clark County Business

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to send $20 million in 2020 surplus funds back to ratepayers in the form of bill credits, with an additional $5 million set aside for a fund to help customers facing financial struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Seattle restaurant 13 Coins is expanding out of the Seattle area for the first time with its newest location opening this fall at The Waterfront Vancouver.

Seattle’s 13 Coins restaurant coming to The Waterfront Vancouver

Seattle restaurant 13 Coins is expanding out of the Seattle area for the first time with its newest location opening this fall at The Waterfront Vancouver.

March 17, 2021, 11:25am Business

Seattle-based restaurant 13 Coins is expanding to Southwest Washington. Vancouver-based Kirkland Development announced Wednesday that a new 13 Coins location will open at the upcoming Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower project at The Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

Construction of new homes at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield. Clark County has been gripped by a severe housing inventory shortage in recent months, and local real estate agents say it's constraining sales activity.

Lack of inventory stymies Clark County housing market

Construction of new homes at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield. Clark County has been gripped by a severe housing inventory shortage in recent months, and local real estate agents say it's constraining sales activity.

March 17, 2021, 6:03am Business

The Clark County housing market saw a dip in new listings and pending sales in February, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The two figures were closely matched and saw nearly equal declines from January, which local real estate agents took as a signal that… Read story

Vancouver resident David Mucci pauses for a portrait at his home, as seen through a beaded curtain. Mucci, an interior designer, contracted COVID-19 in December and still struggles with some symptoms. Also pictured are his cats, Colette, 9, left, and Oscar, 7, foreground.

Vancouver interior designer, a coronavirus ‘long-hauler,’ reflects on experience

Vancouver resident David Mucci pauses for a portrait at his home, as seen through a beaded curtain. Mucci, an interior designer, contracted COVID-19 in December and still struggles with some symptoms. Also pictured are his cats, Colette, 9, left, and Oscar, 7, foreground.

March 17, 2021, 6:02am Business

I want to say it was March 16, or whenever that first big lockdown happened. I was on my way out the door and got an email. Work things started canceling. Personal appointments and stuff like that. I had five projects lined up. One was in process. Overnight, four canceled.… Read story

Robin Meyers, Tia Lee, 16, and Mychal Jones stand outside their Vancouver rental home on Saturday. Jones has fallen $14,000 behind on rent since he lost his second job during the pandemic and is hoping to work out a payment plan with the landlord.

Washington’s statewide eviction moratorium expiration looms

Robin Meyers, Tia Lee, 16, and Mychal Jones stand outside their Vancouver rental home on Saturday. Jones has fallen $14,000 behind on rent since he lost his second job during the pandemic and is hoping to work out a payment plan with the landlord.

March 16, 2021, 6:04am Business

Mychal Jones isn’t sure what he’ll do once the statewide freeze on evictions finally expires. Read story

Katie Odem, marketing communications manager for the Port of Vancouver, looks over wind turbine towers that are currently being stored at the port and are waiting to be shipped out by truck. A record-breaking year of wind component imports helped the port during an otherwise challenging 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Port of Vancouver blows past record

Katie Odem, marketing communications manager for the Port of Vancouver, looks over wind turbine towers that are currently being stored at the port and are waiting to be shipped out by truck. A record-breaking year of wind component imports helped the port during an otherwise challenging 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 15, 2021, 6:00am Business

Fewer ships docked, fewer trains rolled through and some of the biggest regular import and export commodities hit significant speed bumps during the pandemic. Read story

Andy Silver, director of supportive services at the Vancouver Housing Authority, looks over one of the 63 rooms that will be available for homeless residents at the former Howard Johnson hotel during a tour in February.

Howard Johnson near Vancouver Mall to become housing for homeless

Andy Silver, director of supportive services at the Vancouver Housing Authority, looks over one of the 63 rooms that will be available for homeless residents at the former Howard Johnson hotel during a tour in February.

March 14, 2021, 6:03am Business

The pool was still filled. A holiday ornament was still on the lobby wall. A few struggling flowers and plants were still hanging onto their blooms. Read story

Woodcuts by Astrid Beatriz Furstner, honoring Black heroes and martyrs like Breonna Taylor, are part of the current exhibit at the Phoenix Rising Gallery in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County art galleries spring back with fresh exhibits

Woodcuts by Astrid Beatriz Furstner, honoring Black heroes and martyrs like Breonna Taylor, are part of the current exhibit at the Phoenix Rising Gallery in downtown Vancouver.

March 14, 2021, 6:02am Business

Just like early spring flowers, cautious yet curious heads are popping up all over downtown Vancouver. Read story