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Nearby resident Bob Dingethal looks over a parcel of farmland, the potential future home of up to 533,000 cubic yards of imported material, on Feb. 22 in the Sara neighborhood of Clark County.

Ire mounting over dirt dump south of Ridgefield

Nearby resident Bob Dingethal looks over a parcel of farmland, the potential future home of up to 533,000 cubic yards of imported material, on Feb. 22 in the Sara neighborhood of Clark County.

March 8, 2021, 6:01am Business

Residents south of Ridgefield are concerned that a massive collection of dirt — enough to fill Seattle’s Lumen Field complex 16-feet high — might be headed their way. Read story

County council candidate Temple Lentz is seen in this photo she provided to The Columbian on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Clark County business briefing

County council candidate Temple Lentz is seen in this photo she provided to The Columbian on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

March 7, 2021, 5:55am Business

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Colleen Piller, left, retired as President and CEO of the International Air Academy on March 1. DJ Schmidt took over for her at a time when the school is experiencing a shift in demand for its educational offerings, and it's also dealing with the pandemic and remote learning.

International Air Academy welcomes new leader

Colleen Piller, left, retired as President and CEO of the International Air Academy on March 1. DJ Schmidt took over for her at a time when the school is experiencing a shift in demand for its educational offerings, and it's also dealing with the pandemic and remote learning.

March 6, 2021, 2:20pm Business

The International Air and Hospitality Academy in Vancouver changed its leadership last week as the school is adapting to declining demand for airline training and a surging interest in wind turbine instruction. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are located at 201 N.E. Park Plaza Drive in Vancouver. The company was founded in Clackamas and moved its headquarters to Vancouver in 2008, initially landing at Tidewater Cove before relocating to east Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe reports Q4 sales decline

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are located at 201 N.E. Park Plaza Drive in Vancouver. The company was founded in Clackamas and moved its headquarters to Vancouver in 2008, initially landing at Tidewater Cove before relocating to east Vancouver.

March 6, 2021, 5:54am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Company announced its fourth quarter and end-of-year earnings Thursday, highlighting modest annual growth despite a decrease in sales in the final quarter. Read story

Dustin Hawkins, 19, of Vancouver, said he was handed this invoice after getting an inspection at Jiffy Lube, 2500 S.E. 165th Ave., in Vancouver on Saturday. Hawkins did not provide his name to the employees, who listed George Floyd as the customer's name.

Jiffy Lube invoice to biracial Vancouver man lists his name as ‘George Floyd’

Dustin Hawkins, 19, of Vancouver, said he was handed this invoice after getting an inspection at Jiffy Lube, 2500 S.E. 165th Ave., in Vancouver on Saturday. Hawkins did not provide his name to the employees, who listed George Floyd as the customer's name.

March 5, 2021, 5:58pm Business

What was intended to be a simple inspection on a newly purchased vehicle turned into a racist experience, according to a 19-year-old Vancouver man. Read story

An artist's rendering shows one concept for a New Seasons Market planned for the intersection of 15th and Main streets near downtown Vancouver.

Downtown Vancouver New Seasons to include parking lot, landscaping

An artist's rendering shows one concept for a New Seasons Market planned for the intersection of 15th and Main streets near downtown Vancouver.

March 5, 2021, 3:37pm Business

Downtown Vancouver’s newly announced grocery store is set to feature a sleek architectural style, an attached parklike area, and its own parking lot with about 71 spots, according to conceptual renderings submitted to the City of Vancouver. Read story

Derek Huegel walks toward two finished homes awaiting delivery on Thursday at the company's new 20,000-square-foot facility in Battle Ground. The company makes tiny, customizable homes that they build, deliver and install throughout the region.

Battle Ground-based builder of tiny homes goes big

Derek Huegel walks toward two finished homes awaiting delivery on Thursday at the company's new 20,000-square-foot facility in Battle Ground. The company makes tiny, customizable homes that they build, deliver and install throughout the region.

March 5, 2021, 6:03am Business

BATTLE GROUND — Wolf Industries has a new home, marking the Battle Ground-based housing company’s second major expansion since it began building tiny houses in 2016. Read story

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

Clark County jobless claims high, but slowly falling last few weeks

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

March 4, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County remain stubbornly high, but the number of claimants has been slowly dropping in the last few weeks, mostly due to food workers returning to work. Read story

New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing will be joined by another location -- in downtown Vancouver at Main Street and West 15th Street, according to a company announcement Tuesday.

Downtown Vancouver residents ready to welcome New Seasons Market

New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing will be joined by another location -- in downtown Vancouver at Main Street and West 15th Street, according to a company announcement Tuesday.

March 3, 2021, 6:31pm Business

Downtown Vancouver residents are mostly jubilant about Tuesday’s announcement that a new grocery store is coming to the neighborhood, fulfilling a civic wish of many years. Read story