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Blind student learns about business through job-shadowing effort

6 a.m. January 29
He job-shadowed at a food cart on the Clark College campus

High school senior Jake Ergler works at a coffee shop and dreams of becoming a chef of his own restaurant someday.

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Vancouver teen featured Thursday on 'American Idol'

8:34 p.m. January 28

Daniel Seavey loves making people happy. To help him do that, he's got a sweet, clear, startlingly strong vibrato and a familiar way around the piano keys and guitar strings.

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Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

10 a.m. January 28
School 1 of just 2 dozen chosen for project that seeks new antibiotics

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

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iTech Prep named STEM Lighthouse School

January 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — Vancouver iTech Prep has been named one of six Washington schools to serve as science, technology, engineering and math mentors to other schools in the state.

Seavey gets golden ticket to Hollywood on 'American Idol'  

By Patty Hastings January 29, 2015 10:36 p.m.

Daniel Seavey wriggled in his seat while waiting for his "American Idol" audition to appear on the big screen Thursday night at Union High School's auditorium. He was surrounded by a large — and loud — crowd of family, friends and local fans.

Vancouver Public Schools fills board vacancy

By Susan Parrish January 29, 2015 6:43 p.m.

The board of directors at Vancouver Public Schools has selected Nada Wheelock to fill the board seat vacated by Mari Greves' retirement.

Blind student learns about business through job-shadowing effort

By Liepa Bračiulytė, The Independent January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

High school senior Jake Ergler works at a coffee shop and dreams of becoming a chef of his own restaurant someday.

WSU Vancouver set to host Professional Writers Series

By The Columbian January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Six Portland writers will discuss the successes and challenges of the creative life as part of the Professional Writers Series at Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., beginning Feb. 3.

Clark College division has new name, aim

By Susan Parrish January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College's Corporate and Continuing Education division has changed its name to Clark College Economic and Community Development. It's a move that Kevin Witte, associate vice president, says better reflects the college's evolving role in the community and the region.

Vancouver teen featured Thursday on 'American Idol'

By Scott Hewitt January 28, 2015 8:34 p.m.

Daniel Seavey loves making people happy. To help him do that, he's got a sweet, clear, startlingly strong vibrato and a familiar way around the piano keys and guitar strings.

Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

By Susan Parrish January 28, 2015 10 a.m.

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

Documents: Evergreen teacher had sex with student at home, school

By Emily Gillespie January 28, 2015 11:34 a.m.

Evergreen High School drama teacher who was allegedly having an affair with a male student promised the boy they’d be together forever, according to Prosecuting Attorney Camara Banfield.

Committee hears arguments on proposed WSU med school

By Associated Press January 28, 2015 9:44 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington State University can start its own medical school, but not with $5.9 million set aside to expand the University of Washington's Spokane medical programs.

Chief Umtuch to host regional math contest

By The Columbian January 28, 2015 6 a.m.

The third annual Southwest Washington Math Challenge is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Chief Umtuch Middle School, 700 N.W. Ninth St. in Battle Ground.

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January 28, 2015 6 a.m.

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WSU board of regents to meet in Vancouver

By The Columbian January 28, 2015 6 a.m.

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold meetings from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 29, and at 8 a.m. Jan. 30, at the WSU Vancouver Firstenburg Student Commons Building, Rooms 101-103, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver.

Middle schoolers reach donation goal in just four days

By The Columbian January 28, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Hockinson — Hockinson Middle School students are participating for rthe first time in a Pennies for Patients Drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — and they're off to an impressive start.

Middle school students learn about fine dining

By The Columbian January 28, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Battle Ground — A class of Daybreak Middle School fifth-graders traded in their cafeteria tables and lunch trays for linen tablecloths and flower centerpieces.

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