Students from 12 high schools will participate in the Southwest Washington regional competition for Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave.
A state House bill would give judges more discretion in sentencing defendants convicted of felonies involving firearms. The bill's introduction comes after a Snohomish man with no prior felony history was sentenced to some 45 years in prison in October for serving as an unarmed lookout during a home-invasion robbery in Ridgefield.
Here's a story problem common in Clark County schools: On Monday, 156 teachers at Battle Ground schools took the day off and requested a substitute teacher to cover their classes. After all possible substitutes were contracted from the substitute pool, 14 classrooms still did not have a teacher for the day.