One man’s vision for the former Value Motel in Hazel Dell.

The 53-year-old has learned firsthand the beauty of transformation. If he hadn’t changed and sobered up 18 years ago, he imagines he’d be dead by now. James Kasper strives to turn infamous Value Motel into recovery housing for those looking to turn lives around (Columbian)

Two new businesses will open at the Vancouver Waterfront.

Fidelity Investments and Kafiex Roasters are set to open locations at the Vancouver Waterfront (Vancouver Business Journal)

Port of Vancouver approves 2021 budget.

The Port of Vancouver commission unanimously approved its 2021 operating budget during its regular meeting last week. The $54.1 million budget forecasts $40 million in revenues for the year, most of which will come from marine, terminal and rail operations, with the remainder coming from commercial and industrial leases, according to a press release from the port. (Columbian)

Clark County Jail faces tough choices as COVID cases grow.

Court delays and longer stays are putting the jail in a bind, with few options to address the issues (Clark County Today)

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. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

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