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RunX CEO Ankur Dahiya, center, takes part in a video meeting with employees JD Palomino, top left, and Nitin Aggarwal, right, at a rented office in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Technology companies like RunX that led the charge into remote work early as the pandemic unfurled, are confronting a new challenge as it winds down: how, when and even whether they should bring their long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork.

Silicon Valley finds remote work is easier to begin than end

RunX CEO Ankur Dahiya, center, takes part in a video meeting with employees JD Palomino, top left, and Nitin Aggarwal, right, at a rented office in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Technology companies like RunX that led the charge into remote work early as the pandemic unfurled, are confronting a new challenge as it winds down: how, when and even whether they should bring their long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork.

September 8, 2021, 8:16am Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Technology companies that led the charge into remote work as the pandemic unfurled are confronting a new challenge: how, when and even whether they should bring long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork. Read story

Court weighs drug distributor’s insurance coverage fight

September 8, 2021, 7:54am Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company’s fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic. Read story

Lori Cano, owner of the new Poppy & Hawk retail shop in downtown Camas, straightens a stoneware coffee mug crafted by Hanselmann Pottery, a studio out of Corrales, N.M., on Aug. 26.

‘Southwest meets Pacific Northwest’ in Camas shop

Lori Cano, owner of the new Poppy & Hawk retail shop in downtown Camas, straightens a stoneware coffee mug crafted by Hanselmann Pottery, a studio out of Corrales, N.M., on Aug. 26.

September 8, 2021, 6:02am Business

CAMAS — Lori Cano always dreamed of owning her own business. Read story

Clark Public Utilities CEO gets pay raise

September 8, 2021, 5:50am Business

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to increase CEO and general manager Lena Wittler’s pay from $254,000 to $267,000, retroactive to July 1. Her other benefits, including a $400 monthly car allowance, remain unchanged. Read story

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as investors watched for decisions from Europe and other central banks about when they might start to wind down economic stimulus.

U.S. stocks close mostly lower, but Nasdaq still inches higher

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as investors watched for decisions from Europe and other central banks about when they might start to wind down economic stimulus.

September 7, 2021, 2:30pm Business

Stocks indexes on Wall Street closed mostly lower Tuesday, though solid gains by Apple, Facebook and other tech heavyweights helped nudged the Nasdaq to another all-time high. Read story

Desmond Hill, a vaccinated MTA conductor, checks the platform for late riders attempting to board the train as he works the N subway line from Brooklyn's Coney Island to Queen's Astoria-Ditmars neighborhoods, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in New York. As New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemics' peak ridership on the aging transit system continues to rebound as authorities encourage mask and social distancing protocols to stem further transmission of the virus.

4 vaccinated front-line workers cope with pandemic’s toll

Desmond Hill, a vaccinated MTA conductor, checks the platform for late riders attempting to board the train as he works the N subway line from Brooklyn's Coney Island to Queen's Astoria-Ditmars neighborhoods, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in New York. As New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemics' peak ridership on the aging transit system continues to rebound as authorities encourage mask and social distancing protocols to stem further transmission of the virus.

September 7, 2021, 8:07am Business

NEW YORK — The early months of the coronavirus pandemic shined a spotlight on essential workers. Read story

An activist hangs from a gantry over the A9 motorway near F?rholzen in the direction of Munich during a banner campaign, holding a banner with the words "Destroy cars" in his hands while police officers from a special task force get into position on the gantry, Tuesday, Sept.7, 2021. The activists have pasted over the traffic sign with the words "smashcarlobby & industry - NO IAA".

Protests disrupt autobahn traffic before German auto show

An activist hangs from a gantry over the A9 motorway near F?rholzen in the direction of Munich during a banner campaign, holding a banner with the words "Destroy cars" in his hands while police officers from a special task force get into position on the gantry, Tuesday, Sept.7, 2021. The activists have pasted over the traffic sign with the words "smashcarlobby & industry - NO IAA".

September 7, 2021, 8:04am Business

Environmental activists protesting car culture disrupted traffic on several highways around Munich before the opening Tuesday of a leading auto show in the German city. Read story

Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

Brush Prairie spaceship-themed Airbnb popular with earthlings

Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

September 7, 2021, 6:08am Business

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Need to get away? Like way, way far away? Preferably off the planet? Read story

Travelers wear face coverings in the line for the south north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Denver. Two months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Transportation Security Administration, a force of federal airport screeners that replaced the private companies that airlines were hiring to handle security.

Flying after 9/11: More security, less privacy

Travelers wear face coverings in the line for the south north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Denver. Two months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Transportation Security Administration, a force of federal airport screeners that replaced the private companies that airlines were hiring to handle security.

September 7, 2021, 6:05am Business

DALLAS — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you’re likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. Read story

Exposed rocks and aquatic plants are seen alongside the North Platte River at Treasure Island in southern Wyoming, on Tuesday,Aug. 24, 2021.The upper North Platte is one of several renowned trout streams affected by climate change, which has brought both abnormally dry, and sometimes unusually wet, conditions to the western U.S.

Prized trout streams shrink as heat, drought grip US West

Exposed rocks and aquatic plants are seen alongside the North Platte River at Treasure Island in southern Wyoming, on Tuesday,Aug. 24, 2021.The upper North Platte is one of several renowned trout streams affected by climate change, which has brought both abnormally dry, and sometimes unusually wet, conditions to the western U.S.

September 6, 2021, 4:12pm Business

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current. Read story