Boosters of solar power on Thursday unveiled a new report about the increase in use of that renewable energy as part of a larger effort to support the federal government's push to slash carbon pollution in the face of climate change. Thursday's event also put the spotlight on Vancouver's growing private solar sector, as backers of solar power in Washington gathered to discuss the issue at the facilities of two local companies: Brimma Solar and SunModo.
Within hours of learning that Vancouver police K-9 Ike died while trying to apprehend a fleeing suspect, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard began spearheading an effort to raise enough money to purchase a new police dog.
The new Bamboo Spark is built on the use of a smart pen and a smart folio. Users can write with the smart pen on standard A5 paper. An EMR, or Electro-Magnetic Resonance, board in a smart folio communicates with the pen and preserves the written words or images for storage and editing.
Next week's annual Salmon Creek Cares Luncheon benefits the Child Abuse Assessment Team, which provides medical assessments for children who have experienced abuse. The team get hundreds of referrals every year and is involved in court proceedings.