Dozens of small Japanese flags taken as battlefield trophies by American troops are heading home. Some might wind up back with Japanese families that sent their young men off to combat in the Pacific during World War II.
The best-case scenario is that all these skilled young cyclists go home and train their parents with their new knowledge. That way, whole families can enjoy the beauty of safe cycling this summer, and into the future.
When the Washington State Department of Transportation began repaving a major thoroughfare between Vancouver and Battle Ground this week, it wasn't as simple as rolling out the asphalt on a day's notice.
Central Vancouver — The Nutter Foundation awarded a $1,300 grant to Innovative Services NW for the Expanded Playground and Outdoor Therapy Play Space project, which will more than double the early-learning play space and give kids an area to interact with natural elements, such as sand, water, wood and living plants. The grant will help create the digging area in the new play space. The project is expected to break ground in the fall. Innovative Services is a Vancouver-based nonprofit that works with more than 1,300 children and adults facing disabilities and disadvantages.
Starting next year, a new company will operate and maintain Vancouver's two wastewater treatment plants and industrial food-waste pretreatment lagoon under a 10-year contract the City Council approved Monday.
Last week, Pangea Motors invited local politicians and business leaders for a spin in its innovative electric bus that it hopes will become a common site in some of the world's largest and most crowded cities.