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Port of Vancouver approves 2021 budget

December 3, 2020, 6:02am Business

The Port of Vancouver commission unanimously approved its 2021 operating budget during its regular meeting last week. Read story

Claudette Derricotte discusses the issues of a potential rent increase at her manufactured home in Cascade Park Estates with her husband, Bobby. "I wanted to understand why," she said.

Cascade Park Estates residents face uncertain future as rents to rise in new year

Claudette Derricotte discusses the issues of a potential rent increase at her manufactured home in Cascade Park Estates with her husband, Bobby. "I wanted to understand why," she said.

December 3, 2020, 6:02am Business

Residents at Cascade Park Estates in east Vancouver received a notice on Sept. 29 that their rent would go up by $95 on Jan. 1 or as soon as possible after Washington’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases ends. Read story

The Rusty Grape Vineyard in Battle Ground has announced that it will resume operations, a couple of weeks after the owners announced that they were shutting their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rusty Grape has reopening plans

The Rusty Grape Vineyard in Battle Ground has announced that it will resume operations, a couple of weeks after the owners announced that they were shutting their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 3, 2020, 6:01am Business

The Rusty Grape Vineyard in Battle Ground has announced that it will resume operations, a couple of weeks after the owners announced that they were shutting their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

A nearly empty parking lot is seen at the Frito Lay factory in Fruit Valley on Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020.

Frito-Lay in Vancouver closes due to COVID-19 outbreak

A nearly empty parking lot is seen at the Frito Lay factory in Fruit Valley on Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020.

December 1, 2020, 6:00pm Business

Frito-Lay confirmed Tuesday that it had temporarily closed its manufacturing and distribution facility in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the plant’s staff. Read story

Pacific Lifestyle Homes offers new community in Orchards

December 1, 2020, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based Pacific Lifestyle Homes announced Monday that it has broken ground on a new north Orchards development called Plateau Manor. Pacific Lifestyle will build 82 of the planned 93 homes in the community. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

C-Tran prepares for second Vine route on Mill Plain in Vancouver

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

November 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

It’s been nearly four years since the first Vine buses began rolling up and down Fourth Plain Boulevard, marking C-Tran’s first foray into the world of Bus Rapid Transit. Read story

Christine Olsen, left, and Carl Olsen look for Christmas gifts for their kids on Saturday at Kazoodles toy store at Columbia Square in Vancouver. They went to Kazoodles to support small businesses.

Small Business Saturday offers Clark County retailers chance for holiday boost

Christine Olsen, left, and Carl Olsen look for Christmas gifts for their kids on Saturday at Kazoodles toy store at Columbia Square in Vancouver. They went to Kazoodles to support small businesses.

November 28, 2020, 3:00pm Business

In a difficult 2020, small businesses are hopeful for more upbeat moments in the spotlight. Read story

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

Christmas tree farms stand tall in Clark County

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

November 28, 2020, 6:06am Business

After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every business and industry, Clark County’s Christmas tree farm owners are preparing for their turn at navigating the new normal. Read story

Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

City of Vancouver looks to redefine ‘affordability’ in housing

Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

November 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

The city of Vancouver is planning to revise a tax exemption program designed to incentivize affordable housing, requiring developers to meet a more stringent definition of “affordability” in order to qualify. Read story

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

Vancouver shoppers enjoy more low-key Black Friday

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

November 27, 2020, 7:16pm Business

Pam Stout and Sheri Kerr began their Black Friday at 6 a.m., heading to Fred Meyer for its annual sock sale, and the two shoppers found a vastly different experience with no crowds. Read story