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Food pantry aids hungry WSUV students

6 a.m. September 13
Financial aid problem in 2012 revealed extent of hunger on local campus

A 2012 financial aid system glitch at Washington State University that delayed the disbursement of millions of dollars in grants and loans also revealed just how needy some students really are. Many of the same students who relied on that money to pay for tuition and other expenses told school officials about being forced to make some very hard choices.

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Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

7:37 p.m. September 11

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education but withheld possible punishment until after the 2015 session.

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Student starts charitable closet at Liberty Middle School

5:59 a.m. September 10

Camas — Liberty Middle School student Gared Skorick, 13, launched the Liberty Community Closet — a clearinghouse of clothes, shoes and personal hygiene products such as soap, toothbrushes and shampoo for students who "need help like I needed help," he said.

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'Unauthorized' B.G. school bus: District was training new driver

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish September 16, 2014 3:32 p.m.

The 'unauthorized school bus' reported to be offering rides to Battle Ground students last week was nothing more than a new bus driver and a trainer, according to a statement released by Battle Ground Police Department this afternoon.

Clark County teachers are awards finalists

By The Columbian September 16, 2014 6 a.m.

State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced that five Washington teachers have been selected as state-level finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest honor for a K-12 mathematics or science teacher. Awards are given annually to teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions.

Musical bus to collect school supplies

By The Columbian September 16, 2014 6 a.m.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools' Band-O-Gram bus will stop at eight locations around Clark County during a Thursday crowd-funding event sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

Food pantry aids hungry WSUV students

By Scott Hewitt September 13, 2014 6 a.m.

A 2012 financial aid system glitch at Washington State University that delayed the disbursement of millions of dollars in grants and loans also revealed just how needy some students really are. Many of the same students who relied on that money to pay for tuition and other expenses told school officials about being forced to make some very hard choices.

WSU Regents approve pursuit of medical school

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press September 12, 2014 3 p.m.

SPOKANE — The Washington State University board of regents has approved the administration's efforts to start a new medical school in Spokane.

Newtown official: Sandy Hook shooting donations divided town

By Dave Altimari, The Hartford Courant September 12, 2014 12:26 p.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday.

WSU Vancouver offers financial aid workshop

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Learn how to pay for college at Washington State University Vancouver's A-Z of Financial Aid and Scholarships workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Services Center, room 101, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Evergreen schools board, superintendent to meet in workshop

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

The board of directors and superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools will meet in a workshop session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Educational Service District 112. No action will be taken.

Legislative candidates forum to focus on disabilities

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

The Clark County Disability Coalition is hosting a legislative candidates forum.

Yale Elementary School closed for water testing

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

All classes have been canceled today at Yale Elementary School near Ariel because the school ran out of water.

WSU offers engineering, computer science info

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Prospective students are invited to attend Washington State University Vancouver's Engineering and Computer Science Information Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 on the first floor of the Engineering and Computer Science Building, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking is free.

Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press September 11, 2014 7:37 p.m.

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education but withheld possible punishment until after the 2015 session.

Candidates talk aging, disabilities Sept. 18

By The Columbian September 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington is sponsoring a free candidates forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Gaiser Student Center at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Student starts charitable closet at Liberty Middle School

By The Columbian September 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Camas — Liberty Middle School student Gared Skorick, 13, launched the Liberty Community Closet — a clearinghouse of clothes, shoes and personal hygiene products such as soap, toothbrushes and shampoo for students who "need help like I needed help," he said.

Backpack Project's steady growth just the beginning

September 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Camas/Washougal — More than $4,500 worth of backpacks and other school supplies were donated for the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club's annual Backpack Project.

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