The 23rd annual Paddy Hough Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Hough Elementary School, 1919 Daniels St. The parade's grand marshal is retiring Hough teacher Mina Milligan. Sponsored by the Hough Foundation, the parade occurs, rain or shine.
PORTLAND -- Not all sand is created equal. Just ask Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest elephant. On a recent morning, the 1-year-old Asian elephant, all 1,400 pounds of her, dug her feet into the smooth grit as she poked around in the rain for tree limbs, bamboo and other food.
Doug West didn't give up. A single father of two teenagers, he shared a room in a two-bedroom rental, and home ownership was only a dream. He applied for the Habitat for Humanity program but lost his job in the construction industry while he was in the application process. Employment is a requirement for the program, which helps struggling families become homeowners.
Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the state alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately investigate dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
Thomas Prill stifled a small, self-deprecating laugh when he admitted that as a 45-year-old, he's still fascinated with Lego toys. But the soft-spoken Vancouver engineer, president of the Portland-area adult Lego group PortLUG, is far from alone in his love for the interlocking plastic pieces.
Dan Berne began his novel, "The Gods of Second Chances," three years ago as a longtime resident of Vancouver. Now a resident of Portland, Berne will be reading his novel Sunday at Powell's City of Books in Portland as part of its debut launch.
Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start kindergarten program has been named one of 15 first-place Magna Award winners by the American School Board Journal, published by the National School Boards Association. The annual awards recognize best practices in school district leadership.