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Dave's Hot Chicken plans to open in Hazel Dell as early as June.

Dave’s Hot Chicken plans to open in Hazel Dell

Dave's Hot Chicken plans to open in Hazel Dell as early as June.

January 22, 2024, 1:03pm Business

California restaurant Dave’s Hot Chicken is opening its first Clark County location in Hazel Dell later this year. Read story

A pedestrian takes shelter under an umbrella as freezing rain transitions to all rain as the temperature rises Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2024.

‘We’d love to see everybody’: Storm closures hurt Clark County small businesses’ bottom lines

A pedestrian takes shelter under an umbrella as freezing rain transitions to all rain as the temperature rises Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2024.

January 19, 2024, 3:40pm Business

For most Clark County residents, this week’s wintery weather will just be an unpleasant memory. While the snow and ice that had commuters struggling to get anywhere has already begun to melt, local business owners say impacts will stick around much longer. Read story

Columbian reporter Sarah Wolf reflects on what to do after a tree falls through your house &mdash; something that happened to her family in 2022.

Clark Asks: If a tree falls into your home … what then?

Columbian reporter Sarah Wolf reflects on what to do after a tree falls through your house &mdash; something that happened to her family in 2022.

January 19, 2024, 6:05am Business

A Columbian reader emailed us during this week’s winter storm to ask what to do if a tree falls through your house. Fortunately — or, rather, unfortunately — I have experience with this. Read story

Eviction cases usually take about a week, leaving little time for attorneys to prepare for cases. The quick process benefits landlords, but it&rsquo;s causing burnout among defense attorneys.

Clark County had highest per capita rate of eviction filings in state in 2023

Eviction cases usually take about a week, leaving little time for attorneys to prepare for cases. The quick process benefits landlords, but it&rsquo;s causing burnout among defense attorneys.

January 18, 2024, 6:05am Business

One out of every 308 people received an eviction summons last year in Clark County. That was the highest per capita rate of eviction filings of any county in Washington in 2023, according to the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts. Read story

Washington State University Academic Student Employees braved the cold on the picket lines in Pullman.

Union for Washington State University students OKs pact, ending one-day strike by student employees at all campuses

Washington State University Academic Student Employees braved the cold on the picket lines in Pullman.

January 17, 2024, 6:28pm Business

The union representing 1,800 student employees across the Washington State University system announced it reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after a day of striking Wednesday. Read story

Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023.

Clark Public Utilities board will likely vote on overall rate increase of 9.9 to 13 percent

Clark Public Utilities journeymen linemen Eric Mills, left, and Tyler Hendrickson work to replace a fuse on Potter Road in Battle Ground. The utility saw its winter energy usage hit a 23-year high in 2023.

January 17, 2024, 6:05am Business

After not having raised electric rates for more than a decade, Clark Public Utilities commissioners next week will consider a 9.9 to 13 percent overall rate increase. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., listens during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing Oct. 4  on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Bipartisan tax package and changes to tax credit program could boost Clark County affordable housing

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., listens during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing Oct. 4  on Capitol Hill in Washington.

January 16, 2024, 5:27pm Business

Clark County may see more affordable housing than expected this year thanks to a bipartisan federal tax package and changes to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program proposed by Sen. Maria Cantwell. Read story

Stonemill Business Park along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard is advertising some office space for lease. Only about 6.6 percent of local office space is available for lease, making Clark County&rsquo;s office market much tighter than other places.

Office space in Clark County still at a premium

Stonemill Business Park along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard is advertising some office space for lease. Only about 6.6 percent of local office space is available for lease, making Clark County&rsquo;s office market much tighter than other places.

January 16, 2024, 6:05am Business

Even though Vancouver’s office vacancy rate has slowly crept up from its 2019 low, the area’s asking rental price is at a 10-year high. Read story

Pet Wants, a franchised store owned by Jennifer Hope and Ryan Oller of Scappoose, Ore., specializes in custom-made food for dogs and cats using fresh ingredients. The couple started with a kiosk at Vancouver Mall before opening their full shop a year and a half ago.

Vancouver Mall thinks small: Shopping center destination for small, locally owned businesses

Pet Wants, a franchised store owned by Jennifer Hope and Ryan Oller of Scappoose, Ore., specializes in custom-made food for dogs and cats using fresh ingredients. The couple started with a kiosk at Vancouver Mall before opening their full shop a year and a half ago.

January 15, 2024, 6:05am Business

Like most shopping malls, Vancouver Mall used to be a hub for national retailers. It still is, but now it has also morphed into a retail destination for small and locally owned businesses. Read story

Woodland East Mobile Home Park resident Jim Schulze looks over the various rent increase notices he has received Wednesday in Woodland.

Rents have skyrocketed at Woodland East Mobile Home Park; now residents want to buy their park but are running out of time

Woodland East Mobile Home Park resident Jim Schulze looks over the various rent increase notices he has received Wednesday in Woodland.

January 13, 2024, 6:14am Business

Helplessness washed over Woodland East Mobile Home Park residents last fall as they watched the eviction of their neighbor, a woman in her mid-70s. Read story