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Mural is students' artful approach to graffiti problem

6 a.m. July 30

The Vancouver City Council will fight a growing graffiti problem in multiple ways. Students from Peter S. Ogden Elementary School, however, took a more focused approach.

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Students dig in at fort flagpole site

10 a.m. July 23
Summer project offers hands-on experience

To track a historical flag pole at Fort Vancouver, an archaeology team is looking straight down.

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Vancouver schools chief's compensation rises despite complaint

7:12 p.m. July 24
Board praised Webb's work ethic and vision, but issued 'guidance' over behavior

In the climate of shrinking budgets, not many public employees have received a 28 percent increase in total compensation over the past six years. But Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has negotiated salary increases, additional cash outs and stipends to push his total compensation from $208,000 to more than $268,000 since starting the job in 2008.

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Mural is students' artful approach to graffiti problem

By Stephanie Rice July 30, 2014 6 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council will fight a growing graffiti problem in multiple ways. Students from Peter S. Ogden Elementary School, however, took a more focused approach.

Vancouver Marine has explosive 4th of July

By Tom Vogt July 29, 2014 7:33 p.m.

Daniel Buzalsky spent July 4 listening to the same percussive soundtrack as most Americans: boom-boom-boom, crack-crack-crack.

Staff changes made at resource centers

By The Columbian July 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools announced the following staff changes at its Family-Community Resource Centers.

No Child Left Behind waiver appears to be working

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press July 27, 2014 3:12 p.m.

SEATTLE — Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Vancouver schools chief's compensation rises despite complaint

By Susan Parrish July 24, 2014 7:12 p.m.

In the climate of shrinking budgets, not many public employees have received a 28 percent increase in total compensation over the past six years. But Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has negotiated salary increases, additional cash outs and stipends to push his total compensation from $208,000 to more than $268,000 since starting the job in 2008.

Clark College adds new technician program

By The Columbian July 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College is introducing a new technical program and adjusting some existing programs to better meet needs of local employers.

Demonstration to show cooling power of trees

By The Columbian July 24, 2014 6 a.m.

With summer heat expected to envelop the Vancouver area this weekend, the Master Gardeners of WSU Extension Clark County will visit Esther Short Park on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate both the "heat island effect" that occurs in urban areas, as well as the natural, air conditioning benefit that trees offer.

Students dig in at fort flagpole site

By Tom Vogt July 23, 2014 10 a.m.

To track a historical flag pole at Fort Vancouver, an archaeology team is looking straight down.

Clark College board to meet in work session

By The Columbian July 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The Clark College board of trustees will hold a special work session/retreat from 8 a.m. to noon July 23 in Room 430 at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard.

Conference call: Can school board members phone it in?

By Susan Parrish July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

With access to a profusion of electronic communications devices, many school boards have not yet formulated policy allowing board members to participate in meetings via a state-of-the-art device — that is, state-of-the-art in 1876 — the telephone.

7 groups file proposals for Washington charters

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press July 20, 2014 10:09 p.m.

SEATTLE — Seven groups have submitted proposals to open charter schools in Washington, in the second round of a new process to bring these independent public schools to the state.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Young hams, techs sought for free stagecraft camps

By Scott Hewitt July 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Calling all high school theater geeks! That means you, stagehands and equipment techs, and you too, spotlight hogs and drama queens!

Clark College eyes food-beer program at Academy

By Susan Parrish July 18, 2014 9:48 a.m.

Clark College is testing the waters to see whether the community is interested in a student-operated restaurant and brewery at The Academy in downtown Vancouver. The restaurant and brewery would open in two key outbuildings on the Academy campus: the laundry room and boiler room.

Small nonprofits focus of July 26 workshop

By The Columbian July 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Stepping up your fundraising, revitalizing your board of directors, strategic planning, grant writing and more topics vital to the smallest nonprofit agencies will be presented during "Grassroots Saturday," a daylong series of skill-building workshops.

Clark College expands efforts in Gorge

By Susan Parrish July 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Less than a year after opening the Wind River Education Center in the Columbia River Gorge, Clark College is expanding its academic and technical offerings and moving into a new, larger facility 18 miles east on Highway 14.

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