Ridgefield — It was a small world in downtown Ridgefield on May 1, as students from each grade in Union Elementary School celebrated cultural diversity by marching in the second annual Culture Day Parade.
If you ask Vancouver police Chief James McElvain why crime occurs, the overarching reason is clear: It's human nature. You should be able to leave your wallet on a sidewalk and have nobody touch it, but that just isn't going to happen.
A Vancouver contractor who admitted to working without a license or insurance to cover injured workers was ordered to pay the state more than $72,000, according to a news release from the Department of Labor & Industries.
The debate over school funding will hit home Wednesday when nearly 2,500 teachers walk off the job in a one-day protest that will shutter schools for about 38,000 students in the Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson and Washougal districts.
Vancouver teachers won't join a one-day walkout planned for Wednesday, the Vancouver Education Association announced Friday. Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Hockinson teachers are planning to picket that day to pressure legislators for more education funding and smaller class sizes, as ordered by courts and approved by voters.
Families with children who will attend kindergarten in the fall can glean resources at a free kindergarten readiness event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at community libraries in Battle Ground, Cascade Park, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal.