David DHondt

WSDOT’s new PDMSG provides objective criteria

WSDOT’s new project-delivery method selection-guidance (PDMSG) process is now in effect. PDMSG is a process to evaluate projects and select the most appropriate project-delivery...


Workers in building

Seismic upgrades & the mega earthquake

For many years, scientists have warned residents throughout the Pacific Northwest about a Cascadia Subduction Zone mega earthquake and tsunami. Then, in July, a...
Dennis Kampe

The problem with “college for all”

“Forty percent of college grads are unemployed or underemployed. If we don’t watch out, we’ll have the most highly educated unemployed people in the...


Mein Receivables

Mein Receivables: Collection with compassion

Not all contingent collection services are the same. Speaking with Jessica Meindersee, owner of locally-owned Mein Receivables, that fact becomes obvious in a matter...
Will Macia

Last U.S. Bag: Expanding markets in new space

At the end of November, Last U.S. Bag Co. consolidated their existing three locations and moved into about 25,000 square feet of office and...
Dr. Gretchen Schnepper

Local orthodontist connects with community through art

Can braces be fun? Are orthodontic assistants avid crafters? At Dr. Gretchen Schnepper’s practice, The Modern Orthodontist, expectations are playfully subverted. The Vancouver business doubles...