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Chieftains grow into local leaders

6 a.m. January 22
Three of county's six elected executives are Columbia River grads

When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Treasurer Doug Lasher are Columbia River High School graduates.

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Vancouver chosen for school technology summit

10 a.m. January 21
Vancouver district's efforts lead to selection

The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.

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Program helps students hit the books in Yacolt

6 a.m. January 21
it gives families access to learning tools

YACOLT — Carrying a bag bulging with kids' books, Karen Homola, 31, and six of her children entered the library at Yacolt Primary School ready to choose more books.

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Washington teacher, researcher testify before Congress

By Associated Press January 27, 2015 11:41 a.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle elementary school teacher at a University of Washington researcher testified before Congress Tuesday on the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

Clark College to hold free children's dental clinic

By The Columbian January 27, 2015 5:59 a.m.

The Clark College Dental Hygiene program will hold a free children's dental clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Firstenburg Dental Hygiene Education and Care Center in the campus Health Sciences Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

WSUV to host free leadership conference

By The Columbian January 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington State University Vancouver will host a free leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors, as well as college students from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Students must register for the Cougar Leadership Program at bit.ly/cougleaders by noon Feb. 2.

WSU president wants medical school collaboration with UW

By Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review January 23, 2015 10:35 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington State University wants to continue to collaborate with the University of Washington on medical education, WSU President Elson Floyd told legislators Thursday. But it wants its own medical school in Spokane, too.

ESD 112 hosts Poetry Out Loud contest

By The Columbian January 23, 2015 6 a.m.

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.

WSU revives forestry major

By Associated Press January 22, 2015 12:42 p.m.

PULLMAN — Washington State University is reviving its forestry major and will begin admitting students this fall.

Former Skyview coach pleads guilty in Md. child sex case

By Paris Achen January 22, 2015 10:55 a.m.

A former Skyview High School baseball coach and teacher pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a home where he stayed while playing minor league baseball in Maryland in 1998.

Financial aid form help available

By Susan Parrish January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Current and prospective college students who are applying for financial aid are invited to a free College Goal Washington event at Clark College at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Chieftains grow into local leaders

By Patty Hastings January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Treasurer Doug Lasher are Columbia River High School graduates.

Woodland principal won't be charged for lending inhaler

By Associated Press January 21, 2015 11:08 a.m.

LONGVIEW — The Woodland police chief says no charges will be filed against a school principal who gave her prescription inhaler to a student having an asthma attack.

Vancouver chosen for school technology summit

By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 10 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.

Vancouver district sets board interviews

By The Columbian January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

The board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools will interview six candidates for the position recently vacated by retiring board member Mari Greves. The special public meeting will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Jim Parsley Center board room, 2901 Falk Road. An executive session will be held with possible action to follow.

Program helps students hit the books in Yacolt

By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

YACOLT — Carrying a bag bulging with kids' books, Karen Homola, 31, and six of her children entered the library at Yacolt Primary School ready to choose more books.

WSUV seeks businesses for career, internship fair

By The Columbian January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington State University Vancouver invites nonprofit, government and STEM businesses to exhibit at the 2015 Career and Internship Fair set for Feb. 17-19 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Registration is free.

Backers of Washougal schools bond measure to rally Jan. 29

By Justin Runquist January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Backers of a multimillion-dollar bond measure to improve several schools in Washougal will hold a rally next week at the campus where most of the money would be spent.

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