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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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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.

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.

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."

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

Out of cancer, into the light

By Marissa Harshman October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Last fall was an exciting time for Kendall Jones.

Women fall back in tech; reasons not entirely clear

By Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times October 19, 2014 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — When Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said earlier this month that women needn't ask for raises but should trust in the system to get the pay they deserved, a firestorm of reaction ignited around the issues of unequal pay for men and women and the gender gap in the technology industry.

WSUV observes 50 years since Civil Rights Act

By The Columbian October 18, 2014 12 p.m.

Washington State University Vancouver will observe the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act with a two-day free symposium, "The Power of Racial Coalition," on Oct. 29-30. It will feature film footage, lectures and panel discussions.

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