The state’s grievance arbitration system was designed to protect public employees from discipline without just cause and violations of their employment contracts. Yet some arbitrator decisions reinstating police officers terminated for criminal activity or alleged criminal activity have called into question whether the arbitration system serves the interest of public trust in law enforcement.
We logged yet another 90 degree high temperature Saturday into the record books. As of 5 p.m., the high was 94 degrees in Vancouver, the fourth one this month and the warmest since September 5, when it was 95 degrees.
Evergreen Public Schools is seeking volunteers to be trained to bring the district's Art Discovery program into classrooms. Potential volunteers are invited to attend a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon in the Evergreen Room (Tan complex) at the district's Administrative Services Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St., Vancouver.