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Riverview Bancorp posts small earnings

August 1, 2020, 6:03am Business

The Vancouver-based parent company of Riverview Community Bank reported earnings of $480,000, or 2 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30 as the pandemic affected its business. That compares with $4.2 million, or 18 cents per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. Read story

Vancouver Radiologists announces merger

August 1, 2020, 6:02am Business

Vancouver Radiologists has merged with Lynwood-based Radia Inc., one of the largest radiology groups in the United States. Read story

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

Working in Clark County: Andrew Muth, lead in the Small Parts Department at Marks Design & Metalworks

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

August 1, 2020, 5:33am Business

Andrew Muth can remember the first moment he was able to hear his car’s turn signal. Read story

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Continued unemployment claims drop in Clark County

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

July 30, 2020, 6:48pm Business

Initial unemployment insurance claims rose by 5 percent in Clark County last week from 1,293 to 1,362 claims, and much of the small increase is tied to the education sector. Read story

Bartender Derek Devlin, center, takes an order from Marliese Franklin and Jerry Ames during a soft-opening lunch at the second location of Amaro's Table in Hazel Dell. The restaurant's official opening is scheduled for Monday.

Popular Vancouver restaurant Amaro’s Table to open Hazel Dell location

Bartender Derek Devlin, center, takes an order from Marliese Franklin and Jerry Ames during a soft-opening lunch at the second location of Amaro's Table in Hazel Dell. The restaurant's official opening is scheduled for Monday.

July 30, 2020, 5:31pm Business

Amaro’s Table, a popular fine-dining restaurant in downtown Vancouver, is opening a second location Monday in Hazel Dell. Read story

Members of The Historic Trust decided to give up hope of preserving the historic smokestack and boiler building, right, at the Providence Academy, because they couldn't justify the high costs.

Providence Academy smokestack to be demolished

Members of The Historic Trust decided to give up hope of preserving the historic smokestack and boiler building, right, at the Providence Academy, because they couldn't justify the high costs.

July 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

A century-old smokestack near Providence Academy is unsafe and will have to be torn down, according to The Historic Trust. Read story

Longshore worker Jason Rasmussen, from left, talks with Zack Merrill, sales account manager for the Port of Vancouver, and Alex Strogen, the port's chief commercial officer, as they look over blades for wind turbines. The Port of Vancouver received the largest wind turbines blades ever to reach the West Coast on Monday.

Port of Vancouver unloads record shipment of wind turbine blades

Longshore worker Jason Rasmussen, from left, talks with Zack Merrill, sales account manager for the Port of Vancouver, and Alex Strogen, the port's chief commercial officer, as they look over blades for wind turbines. The Port of Vancouver received the largest wind turbines blades ever to reach the West Coast on Monday.

July 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

Workers at the Port of Vancouver looked the size of ants on Monday as they stood near the largest wind turbine blades to ever reach the West Coast. Read story

Inventory at Briz Loan & Guitar is running thin as customers are buying guitars to keep busy during the pandemic, as seen in downtown Vancouver earlier this month.

Music & money strike the right chord at Briz Loan & Guitar

Inventory at Briz Loan & Guitar is running thin as customers are buying guitars to keep busy during the pandemic, as seen in downtown Vancouver earlier this month.

July 26, 2020, 6:05am Business

Matt Brislawn got schooled about the intersection of music and money when he was growing up in Vancouver. There was a single musical instrument store in town and everything it offered was new and pricey enough to be out of reach for eager, undercapitalized young musicians like him, he said. Read story

Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

Working in Clark County: Felita Luna, community victim liaison for the Department of Corrections

Felita Luna, 43, has been community victim liaison for Clark County with the Department of Corrections since 2014. She said the job has shaped a lot of her view of the world. "I'm more cautious of my surroundings. I'm not hyper-vigilant but I'm certainly aware and I make sure my children are as well. Not to instill fear, but to instill awareness," she said.

July 25, 2020, 6:00am Business

COVID-19 hasn’t reduced Felita Luna’s caseload. Read story

The exterior of Waterfront Maryhill Winery Tasting Room.