Clark County council District 2 candidates Julie Olson, a Republican, and Chuck Green, a Democrat, were leading Tuesday's primary election with comfortable margins, according to early results released Tuesday night.
The children enrolled in the At Home At School summer school program at Washington State University Vancouver used to get fed by Share, the nonprofit agency that specializes in housing and sustaining the hungry and homeless. Which might make some sense, since many of these third- through eighth-graders are living in shelters or otherwise close to the edge; the point of At Home At School is to provide an alternative educational environment that gets around some of the serious barriers that impoverished children face every day.
Teachers, special education professionals and other education workers seeking jobs can find help at the Southwest Washington Education Job Fair organized by Educational Service District 112 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ESD 112 campus, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave.
Ridgefield — For the first time since 2006, the Clark Conservation District hosted a tour for the Washington State Conservation Commission, bringing local, state, federal and tribal leaders to Ridgefield to discuss natural resources conservation and agriculture.
Ridgefield — Illustration and language arts students at Ridgefield High School teamed up for a cross-curriculum assignment and created a book based on the American Dream. The language arts students read "Of Mice and Men" and this year's State of the Union by President Barack Obama. They then wrote essays for National Public Radio's "This I Believe" contest, which encourages high school students to explore their own belief systems. The students read their essays to each other, and classmates had to write key words or phrases on large butcher paper. The art students read the essays and looked at the brainstormed words on butcher paper, and discussed how to illustrate those concepts. The book produced featured more than 90 essays and illustrations. The project was led by Jill Uhacz, language arts teacher, and Tamara Hoodenpyl, illustrations teacher.