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People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

Key economic figures mixed, but expert calls indicators for Clark County’s economy positive

People walk down the sidewalk and sit outside Tuesday at the Waterfront Vancouver. The development along the Columbia River has been a major economic boost for Vancouver over the past few years.

March 28, 2024, 6:06am Business

Rising energy bills, grocery prices and interest rates have led to Clark County residents’ dinner-table speculation about the state of the local economy. Building, labor, spending and inflation figures are mixed, although an expert says these key indicators seem generally positive. Here is a look at some of the local… Read story

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver officials developing new green building policy

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

March 27, 2024, 5:38pm Business

Vancouver officials want to curb greenhouse gas emissions from some of the biggest polluters in the city: buildings. Read story

The Washington Department of Ecology has sent an administrative order to Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad which confirms rail work polluted state waters.

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad ordered to comply with water pollution laws

The Washington Department of Ecology has sent an administrative order to Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad which confirms rail work polluted state waters.

March 27, 2024, 6:09am Business

The operator of a 33-mile railroad through Clark County continues to run afoul of state environmental regulations. On Monday, the Washington State Department of Ecology ordered Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to comply with state water pollution laws. Read story

On Monday, the Vancouver City Council held a workshop about Section 30 in east Vancouver. City staff propose allowing more mixed-use development than is currently allowed.

Vancouver officials rethink Section 30 plan, pushing for more multifamily housing

On Monday, the Vancouver City Council held a workshop about Section 30 in east Vancouver. City staff propose allowing more mixed-use development than is currently allowed.

March 26, 2024, 7:56pm Business

Officials envisioned a square mile in east Vancouver known as Section 30 evolving into a mixed-use haven with places to live, work and recreate, much like nearby Columbia Tech Center. But some property owners there have other plans. Read story

After decades of only having one Trader Joe's in Clark County, the company has filed permits for a third to open in east Vancouver. A second location in Salmon Creek is expected to open May 2.

Trader Joe’s files permits for third Clark County store, this time in east Vancouver

After decades of only having one Trader Joe's in Clark County, the company has filed permits for a third to open in east Vancouver. A second location in Salmon Creek is expected to open May 2.

March 26, 2024, 10:35am Business

Clark County could soon be home to three Trader Joe’s grocery store. Read story

Battle Ground opposes Clark County proposal to allow industrial development along railroad

March 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

Battle Ground officials are pushing back on Clark County’s proposal to allow industrial development along a railroad that passes through the city. At its March 18 meeting, the Battle Ground City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing expansion of a county zoning overlay for so-called freight-rail dependent uses. Read story

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

‘We’re still a long way off’: Vancouver closing gap between housing, residents’ needs; more work to be done

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

March 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

A new report shows a slight increase in availability of low-income housing in the Vancouver-Portland metro area. Read story

Shoppers make their way into Vancouver Mall on in June 2022.

Vancouver Mall working with police to identify suspect in Friday’s gun incident

Shoppers make their way into Vancouver Mall on in June 2022.

March 25, 2024, 2:29pm Business

Vancouver police are investigating a Friday altercation involving a gun at Vancouver Mall that left mall customers scared but uninjured. Read story

An "Adventure Park Not Welcome Sign" is staked into the ground on the west side of Washougal River Road near the Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School/Canyon Creek Middle School campus in Washougal on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Despite moratorium, worries about Skamania County ‘adventure park’ persist

An "Adventure Park Not Welcome Sign" is staked into the ground on the west side of Washougal River Road near the Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School/Canyon Creek Middle School campus in Washougal on Saturday, Oct. 28.

March 23, 2024, 6:10am Business

A group of Skamania County residents say they fear the county’s moratorium on recreational applications won’t be enough to keep a proposed adventure park from being built. Read story

An Amtrak train pulls into the Vancouver station on Feb. 7.

Amtrak said slides that blocked tracks earlier this year were ‘south of Kelso’ — in Felida

An Amtrak train pulls into the Vancouver station on Feb. 7.

March 22, 2024, 7:40am Business

When a series of landslides interrupted Amtrak’s service in Southwest Washington between December and February, the company described the location of the slides as “south of Kelso.” Read story