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Stacks of lumber sit on the lot ready to be used to construct apartment buildings on Friday at the Latitude 45 apartment complex in Vancouver. Local builders have had to navigate rising lumber prices amid a national spike in demand.

Spiking lumber costs splinter Clark County homebuilders’ budgets

Stacks of lumber sit on the lot ready to be used to construct apartment buildings on Friday at the Latitude 45 apartment complex in Vancouver. Local builders have had to navigate rising lumber prices amid a national spike in demand.

May 15, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Business

When Vancouver-based Ginn Development began work on the Latitude 45 apartments in 2019, the cost of lumber per unit for the east Vancouver complex was $8,188. Read story

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

NVA Compassion-First pet hospital taking shape in east Vancouver

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

May 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Veterinary care provider NVA Compassion-First plans to open a large emergency and specialty care veterinary hospital in Vancouver this summer. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Northwest Pipe records $72.3 million in sales in first quarter

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

May 8, 2021, 3:05am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. released its first quarter earnings results Tuesday, outlining a modest increase in net sales during a period that CEO Scott Montross described as challenging due to bidding delays, extreme weather events and steel market supply and delivery disruptions. Read story

New development along the Vancouver waterfront rises behind the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay on Wednesday morning. The Washington Legislature has provided $1 million to demolish the landmark building as part of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment project.

Landmark Red Lion Hotel will make way for new projects at Terminal 1

New development along the Vancouver waterfront rises behind the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay on Wednesday morning. The Washington Legislature has provided $1 million to demolish the landmark building as part of the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment project.

April 29, 2021, 6:03am Business

It’s almost checkout time for the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Read story

A diagram from WSDOT shows a cross-section of East Mill Plain Boulevard through downtown Vancouver, illustrating how the street layout will be configured after a planned upgrade project this summer.

Mill Plain road work to start May 3

A diagram from WSDOT shows a cross-section of East Mill Plain Boulevard through downtown Vancouver, illustrating how the street layout will be configured after a planned upgrade project this summer.

April 25, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Transportation has released details about an upcoming $10 million improvement project for a stretch of East Mill Plain Boulevard and the East 15th Street couplet through downtown Vancouver, aimed at preparing the corridor to handle future growth. Read story

A pair of construction workers shovel large chunks of pavement into the excavator on Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and East Mill Plain Boulevard. The work marks the start of a project to replace the sewer and water main lines beneath Broadway, which will continue through the summer.

Broadway sewer project to reroute downtown Vancouver traffic

A pair of construction workers shovel large chunks of pavement into the excavator on Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and East Mill Plain Boulevard. The work marks the start of a project to replace the sewer and water main lines beneath Broadway, which will continue through the summer.

April 21, 2021, 6:02am Business

Summer weather is here, and downtown Vancouver drivers have already begun to adjust a common summer sight: street construction. A three block stretch of Broadway near East Mill Plain Boulevard closed down last week for a sewer project, snarling traffic in the busy corridor. Read story

Russell Hines of Brothers Concrete Inc., foreground, helps to build a triplex at the 2 Creeks development in Camas on Wednesday. Clark County's housing market is facing a record low supply, and industry professionals say it's not that new listings have dried up or the pace of building has slowed down - it's just that there's no way to keep up with the current level of demand.

Clark County supply of homes can’t keep up with ongoing demand

Russell Hines of Brothers Concrete Inc., foreground, helps to build a triplex at the 2 Creeks development in Camas on Wednesday. Clark County's housing market is facing a record low supply, and industry professionals say it's not that new listings have dried up or the pace of building has slowed down - it's just that there's no way to keep up with the current level of demand.

April 14, 2021, 7:10pm Business

New residential listings couldn’t keep up with home sales in Southwest Washington last month, pushing Clark County’s remaining inventory to a new record low. The latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service estimated the region had only half a month’s worth of inventory. Read story

State legislators from Clark County reviewed a wide range of topics during the annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast on Friday morning at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, from left, state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, spoke during the breakfast.

Lawmakers differ on next steps for voter-approved $30 car tabs

State legislators from Clark County reviewed a wide range of topics during the annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast on Friday morning at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, from left, state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and state Rep. Larry Hoff, R-Vancouver, spoke during the breakfast.

December 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Local legislators have different perspectives on Initiative 976, ranging from accepting the Nov. 5 statewide vote for $30 car tabs to taking a cautious approach during legal challenges to the measure’s constitutionality. Read story

Vancouver residents Allie Thompson, from left, and Ebony Thompson join their mom, Angel Thompson, as they stroll past the crane for the Kirkland Tower and Hotel Indigo, which are still under construction.

Concrete progress seen at Kirkland Tower, Hotel Indigo site

Vancouver residents Allie Thompson, from left, and Ebony Thompson join their mom, Angel Thompson, as they stroll past the crane for the Kirkland Tower and Hotel Indigo, which are still under construction.

October 23, 2019, 9:46pm Business

In about three weeks, construction crews will finish pouring for the concrete roof of The Waterfront Vancouver’s next high-rise, Kirkland Tower. Read story

Oregon construction company fined after workplace fatality in Ridgefield

November 7, 2017, 10:32am Business

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has fined an Oregon construction company $115,740 for safety violations after a worker was severely injured in a fall in Ridgefield in April and later died. Read story