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Middle schoolers' robotic arm design wins national competition

9:22 p.m. July 25

Lake Shore — The Jason Lee Middle School Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) team won first place at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

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Archaeology field school uncovers artifacts

6 a.m. July 24
Sites of spruce mill, barrel-maker's shop give up history during summer program

Vancouver's World War I spruce mill was a massive undertaking, and a lot of artifacts remain just below the surface.

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Vancouver schools chief gets $6,000 bump in pay

9:46 p.m. July 14
Board also narrowly OKs $7,400 cost-of-living increase

Vancouver Public Schools board members on Tuesday narrowly approved giving Superintendent Steve Webb a $6,000 annual raise, plus a $7,398.78 cost-of-living adjustment.

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Middle schoolers' robotic arm design wins national competition

By The Columbian July 25, 2015 9:22 p.m.

Lake Shore — The Jason Lee Middle School Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) team won first place at the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

Longtime Ridgefield kindergarten teacher retires

By The Columbian July 25, 2015 7:24 p.m.

Ridgefield — Dodi McCombs retired after 40 years as a teacher, the last 34 as a kindergarten teacher in the Ridgefield School District.

Archaeology field school uncovers artifacts

By Tom Vogt July 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver's World War I spruce mill was a massive undertaking, and a lot of artifacts remain just below the surface.

Detectives complete probe into Washington school shooting

By Associated Press July 22, 2015 9:55 a.m.

MARYSVILLE — Detectives in Snohomish County have completed their investigation into the October shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Spotlight on Youth

By Pauline Sipponen July 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Submissions: pauline.sipponen@columbian.com or 360-735-4524.

Clark College adds first evening class in Gorge

By The Columbian July 22, 2015 6 a.m.

For the first time, Clark College in the Gorge is offering an evening class; the Computer Assisted Drafting and Design section begins fall quarter.

Growth key issue in Battle Ground schools race

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

Providing school infrastructure for burgeoning growth in Battle Ground Public Schools is a key issue for three candidates vying to represent District 4 in the Aug. 4 primary election.

Off Beat: Reminders of Harley Hall's flyover above Vancouver

By Tom Vogt July 20, 2015 6 a.m.

When the Blue Angels flew over the Harley H. Hall Building last week, it wasn't the first time the Navy aviators saluted a member of the Hall family in the skies above Vancouver.

Union Ridge will offer all-day kindergarten

By The Columbian July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Union Ridge Elementary School will begin offering full-day kindergarten in the upcoming school year starting Sept. 1.

Living history at Fort Vancouver camp

By Susan Parrish July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

When Rose Bugel-Shunra visited Pompeii and gazed at the human remains entombed in the ash of Mount Vesuvius, she was hooked on history. But more than that, she had a revelation: She knew she wanted to become an osteoarchaeologist and study human remains from archaeological sites.

Much you need to know, you can learn in kindergarten

By Emma Brown, The Washington Post July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.

Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations

By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press July 17, 2015 12:11 p.m.

WASHINGTON — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

Maple Grove to add free, full-day kindergarten

By The Columbian July 17, 2015 6 a.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools will implement its first full-day state-funded kindergarten in the fall at Maple Grove School.

WSU moves forward on medical school named in Floyd's honor

By Addy Hatch, The Spokesman-Review July 16, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Elson S. Floyd was told two weeks before he died that Washington State University's new medical school would be named in his honor.

Candidates for Clark County council races face off

By Kaitlin Gillespie July 15, 2015 10:35 p.m.

There was standing room only at the Ridgefield Community Center as the candidates for two Clark County council positions and the Battle Ground School Board faced off.

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