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Mount St. Helens Blew Apart Southwest Washington, But Now It's a Mighty Economic Engine

Ryan Cooper | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Ryan Cooper

Statements like "a cubic mile of rock" take on new meaning when that cubic mile is laid out in plain sight, like God attacked the mountain with a cosmic ice cream scoop.

Longshoremen Breathe Life Into the Labor Movement

David Macaray | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
David Macaray

No matter what the eventual outcome, brave ILWU members have breathed life into the labor movement. One can only hope that their actions will inspire union members in other industries to assert themselves as well.

Powder River Basin: The New Energy Frontier?

Caroline Henderson | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Caroline Henderson

How will America embark upon a new energy frontier when we're promoting backwards policies that not only prolong the use of coal in the U.S, but also further enable dirty and destructive energy habits abroad?

Report: Reno highest in construction job losses

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A new report shows Nevada's Reno-Sparks region is the nation's hardest hit area when it comes to construction jobs lost in the recession.

The report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America ranks the metropolitan area 337th based on the percentage of construction jobs gained or lost in the past year.

From August 2008 to August 2009, Reno lost 35 percent of its construction work force.

The area of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., did only slightly better, followed by Tucson, Ariz., Wenatchee, Wash., and Redding, Calif.

On the other end of the spectrum, construction employment in Columbus, Ind., grew 14 percent. Other spots that improved include Anderson, Ind., Tulsa, Okla., Longview, Wash., and Baton Rouge, La.