Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he's being deliberately provocative when he says the university in Bellingham will have failed if it's as white in the decades ahead as it is today.
Cora DeBarber, above from left, Rebecca Hembree and Eliana Farber were among 30 students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who swapped their artist paintbrushes for larger brushes and rollers at Silver Buckle Ranch in Brush Prairie on Wednesday, when they painted arena walls and fences. Libby Templeton, right foreground, also participated in the schoolwide community service project, called the Day of Caring. The project allows all VSAA students to help in various ways around Clark County. The Vancouver Lowe's store, 11413 N.E. 76th Ave., and Valspar donated 15 gallons of paint plus a gift card for brushes and rollers. Silver Buckle Ranch is a nonprofit organization that helps youth improve mental, emotional and physical health while nurturing personal growth in life skills by performing ranch work and riding horses. Learn more at www.silverbuckleranch.org.
Well, what can I say? The April showers mentioned here the other day are upon us. Maybe more like a steady rain today, but wet any way you look at it. Temperatures will be mild Friday through the weekend and Easter Sunday at this point — and I put emphasis on "this point" — looks dry.
By By YOUKYUNG LEE ?and FOSTER KLUG Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers today in the search for 287 passengersstill missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.