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After 40 years, Life Flight Network continues to expand, add members

Sep 23, 2018

If you’ve never seen a helicopter take off, it’s something to behold. No matter how many action movies you’ve watched, there’s a visceral thrill to…

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U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

September 24, 2018, 8:38 AM

BEIJING — China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth.

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Paper mill land to become green space

September 24, 2018, 6:06 AM

CAMAS — While the workforce at the Camas paper mill has declined this year due to layoffs, so too has the amount of land Georgia-Pacific owns in the city, as the company recently donated about 181 acres to Camas.

Randy Anis stands atop the tower crane he operates at The Waterfront Vancouver just after 6 a.m. Sep

Working in Clark County: Randy Anis, crane operator at Waterfront Vancouver’s Block 8

September 24, 2018, 6:02 AM

Just before 6 a.m. on a recent weekday, the construction site at The Waterfront Vancouver’s Block 8 was quiet.

Heritage Bank buys building for operations center

September 24, 2018, 6:00 AM

OLYMPIA — Olympia-based Heritage Bank, which has two branches in Clark County, has acquired a 75,000-square-foot building in Tacoma for its "southern operations center," which will be home to administrative departments and key executives currently in King, Pierce and Thurston counties, the bank announced.

This week brings three significant events for investors

September 24, 2018, 6:00 AM

The week ahead for investors promises to include three significant events that have been months in the making.

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Briefs

Heritage Bank buys building for operations center

September 24, 2018, 6:00 AM

OLYMPIA — Olympia-based Heritage Bank, which has two branches in Clark County, has acquired a 75,000-square-foot building in Tacoma for its "southern operations center," which will be home to administrative departments and key executives currently in King, Pierce and Thurston counties, the bank announced.

Plan for urban timber harvest sparks anger

September 24, 2018, 6:00 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Plans to log forestland near an urban area and adjacent to a proposed outdoor recreation area have created distrust in Springfield.

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Real Estate

A model home in Seven Wells built on spec by Pacific Lifestyle Homes, similar in size and design to

New housing going up in Hockinson

September 14, 2018, 6:05 AM

A new neighborhood is underway in Hockinson, the future site of 79 homes that will join the latest batch of residences cropping up in the area northeast of Vancouver city limits.

Construction continues along The Waterfront Vancouver as the Rediviva apartment complex, center, tak

Waterfront Vancouver apartments for lease

August 24, 2018, 3:59 PM

Units in a luxury apartment building at The Waterfront Vancouver are officially available for pre-leasing, though tenants won’t be able to move in until autumn.

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Columnists

Harney: Mortgage fraud is on the increase

September 24, 2018, 6:00 AM

Prices are up, interest rates are rising, and it’s tough for a lot of people to qualify to buy a home. So what do some of them do? A growing number of them fake it.

Berko: ‘Free cash flow’ explained, as per CenturyLink

September 22, 2018, 6:05 AM

Dear Mr. Berko: In 2011, I asked you about investing in CenturyLink because I needed the income. You wrote me: “Don’t buy that junk. It has nowhere to go but down.” It was $38, and the $2.90 dividend was yielding 7.4 percent. Certificates of deposit then were paying less than 1 percent, so I bought the stock at $38. It’s now about $23. Management cut the dividend by 74 cents, to $2.16, though it yields a fantastic 9.5 percent. My stockbroker wants me to buy 1,000 more shares and says the dividend’s safe because the free cash flow is twice as much as the dividend. Please explain what free cash flow is so I can understand it. My broker says that a high free cash flow guarantees the dividend, but his and my accountant’s explanations are Greek to me. Should I buy more CenturyLink or hold what I have?

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