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Ebola provides timely lesson for HeLa students

6 a.m. October 23
They are first in state to take epidemiology class

The minute that Susie Ridgway's epidemiology class at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School began Wednesday morning, it was clear her students had done their homework. They spent the entire class in an animated discussion of the Ebola virus that has been sweeping West Africa.

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Flu arrives early at WSU

10:38 a.m. October 22

PULLMAN — The flu has arrived at Washington State University earlier than expected.

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College enrollment climbs in Washington

7:40 p.m. October 21
More minority students enrolling, public schools say

SEATTLE — Minority enrollment is growing at Washington's public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.

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Living lab at Mount St. Helens

By Susan Parrish October 25, 2014 5:04 p.m.

CASCADE PEAKS, Mount St. Helens — A double rainbow emerged between Mount St. Helens and a group of students, teachers and scientists gathered to conduct field tests at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Wounded victims in school shooting remain critical

By Associated Press October 25, 2014 2:24 p.m.

EVERETT — The two female students shot at Marysville Pilchuck High School were in "extremely critical condition" on Saturday, while two of the boys also shot were in serious and critical condition at another Seattle-area hospital.

Clark College to honor veterans Nov. 10

By The Columbian October 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College's Veterans Resource Center will celebrate Veterans Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The celebration is the day before the official Veterans Day holiday because the college is closed Nov. 11.

UW plans to lease building for presence in Spokane

By Associated Press October 23, 2014 10:19 a.m.

SPOKANE — The University of Washington plans to lease the former Spokane Visitor Information Center in the city's University District.

Vossenberg Farm to host horse stable tour

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

Ridgefield's Vossenberg Farm will offer a tour of its 26-acre horse stable and training facility next month to highlight its water-management practices.

Ebola provides timely lesson for HeLa students

By Susan Parrish October 23, 2014 6 a.m.

The minute that Susie Ridgway's epidemiology class at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School began Wednesday morning, it was clear her students had done their homework. They spent the entire class in an animated discussion of the Ebola virus that has been sweeping West Africa.

Flu arrives early at WSU

By Associated Press October 22, 2014 10:38 a.m.

PULLMAN — The flu has arrived at Washington State University earlier than expected.

Vancouver schools' Challenge deadline is Dec. 1

By The Col October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Dec. 1 is the deadline for referral forms for students to participate in the Challenge program in Vancouver Public Schools. Any parent, educator or community member may refer students for the district's program for highly capable students in grades one through five.

Clark College to celebrate indigenous cultures

By The Columbian October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College will celebrate indigenous cultures from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Educating for the Seventh Generation, a free, public event in Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Washougal schools participate in earthquake drill

By The Columbian October 22, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Washougal — Students, teachers and staff at Washougal schools took part in the national Great ShakeOut earthquake drill last week by practicing the expert advice to "drop, cover and hold on."

Union High seeks to win grant to promote safe driving

By The Columbian October 22, 2014 5:59 a.m.

East Vancouver — Union High School is looking to promote safe driving while competing in a campaign to potentially win a $100,000 grant.

College enrollment climbs in Washington

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press October 21, 2014 7:40 p.m.

SEATTLE — Minority enrollment is growing at Washington's public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.

Teenager struck by school bus recovering from surgery

By Lauren Dake October 21, 2014 11:41 a.m.

The 15-year-old Hudson’s Bay High School sophomore struck by a school bus is recovering from back surgery, according to a friend of the family.

Mount Pleasant again seeks levy to support school district

By Justin Runquist October 20, 2014 11:05 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant School District is once again seeking voter approval for a two-year, $310,000 maintenance and operations levy that voters defeated in February.

Student struck by Vancouver school district bus

By Lauren Dake October 20, 2014 8:41 p.m.

Student hit by Vancouver School District school bus

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