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Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

Funding, reuse of CRC work key issues in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement

Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

It was funding that killed the Columbia River Crossing. The original Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project was already embroiled in controversy, but the killing blow came when the Washington Senate adjourned without approving the state’s portion of the project funding in 2013. Read story

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

New bridge replacement effort strives to avoid light rail controversy

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

Recent headlines about the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement effort have chronicled the reemergence of one of the biggest sticking points from Columbia River Crossing era: light rail. Read story

Sophie Dilly-Mason, 18, graduated from River HomeLink High School and completed 750 hours of training at the Aveda Institute.

Working in Clark County: Sophie Dilly-Mason, esthetician at Beauty by Sophie

Sophie Dilly-Mason, 18, graduated from River HomeLink High School and completed 750 hours of training at the Aveda Institute.

May 8, 2021, 5:00am Business

Skincare is booming, and 18-year-old Sophie Dilly-Mason didn’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Northwest Pipe records $72.3 million in sales in first quarter

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

May 8, 2021, 3:05am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. released its first quarter earnings results Tuesday, outlining a modest increase in net sales during a period that CEO Scott Montross described as challenging due to bidding delays, extreme weather events and steel market supply and delivery disruptions. Read story

A photo from nLIGHT shows the company's new facility in Camas.

nLIGHT Q1 revenue climbs 42% year over year

A photo from nLIGHT shows the company's new facility in Camas.

May 7, 2021, 3:39pm Business

Vancouver-based industrial laser manufacturer nLIGHT released its first-quarter financial results Thursday, detailing a strong quarter with annual growth across all of its major sales markets. Read story

Hewn Elements moving to Woodland

May 7, 2021, 6:02am Business

The Port of Woodland Commission announced Thursday that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Hewn Elements for four lots at Centennial Industrial Park. Read story

ilani to host hiring event

May 7, 2021, 6:00am Business

ilani has announced plans for a restaurant hiring event from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, aimed to fill openings at Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap as well as two new restaurants that the casino plans to open soon. The event will be held in… Read story

Visitors to The Waterfront Vancouver enjoy the sunny weather with a stroll or a lunch outside Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

Tougher Oregon restrictions benefit Clark County restaurants

Visitors to The Waterfront Vancouver enjoy the sunny weather with a stroll or a lunch outside Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

May 5, 2021, 6:04am Business

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Tuesday that all Washington counties will remain in their current phase of the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan for another two weeks. Read story

Vancouver-based rising tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic by setting records for new customer additions and customer retention.

ZoomInfo feeling fine in pandemic

Vancouver-based rising tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic by setting records for new customer additions and customer retention.

May 4, 2021, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic, setting records for new customer additions and customer retention. In addition, over the last 12 months, ZoomInfo grew its workforce by nearly 50 percent, said Henry Schuck, ZoomInfo founder and CEO. Read story

Claudette Derricotte, on April 21 at Cascade Park Estates, explains data of property values. Residents at the 55-and-older manufactured home community are voicing their dissatisfaction with the county's assessments of their units.

Residents of Vancouver manufactured home park ask taxing questions

Claudette Derricotte, on April 21 at Cascade Park Estates, explains data of property values. Residents at the 55-and-older manufactured home community are voicing their dissatisfaction with the county's assessments of their units.

May 3, 2021, 6:03am Business

Nearly a dozen residents of a manufactured home community in east Vancouver are challenging their most recent property tax assessments. Read story