Washington ranks first nationwide for having the largest number of new National Board Certified teachers. A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved the certification this year. That is nearly twice the state's 2013 number.
Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.
It is Chad Caswell's first solo monument: a bronze soldier appearing ready to take on the world. The 21-year-old was commissioned two years ago by Oregon Rep. Jim Weidner and nonprofit group REAL-Heroes to honor Lt. Col. Leonard DeWitt and his story.
All K-12 public schools in Clark County release for winter break after classes on Dec. 19. That includes students in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal and Woodland school districts.