Friendship blossoms at Clark College

7:19 p.m. April 17
Annual Sakura Festival celebrates the blooming of 100 cherry trees on campus and the relationship between Vancouver and its sister city in Japan

Rainy weather moved Clark College's ninth annual Sakura Festival inside to Gaiser Hall on Thursday afternoon.

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Woodland trap shooters giving it their best shot

6 a.m. April 17
Trap Club popular at high school

Trap shooting is the third largest sport at Woodland High School, behind football and track, said volunteer coach Ben Musgrove, a La Center resident whose son attends Woodland.

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Skills center seeks homeland security teacher

5:58 p.m. April 15
Program set to open this fall and prepare students for a spectrum of safety work

With increased security measures affecting airline passengers, computer users and many facets of daily life, the demand for trained security personnel is growing.

Evergreen school board meets today

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

The board of directors of Evergreen Public Schools will meet in workshop at 5:30 p.m. today in the conference room in the Green Compex at the Administrative Service Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St.

ESD 112 to build office at former airport site

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Educational Service District 112 plans to build a new office on 5.25 acres at the old Evergreen Airport site along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard at 136th Avenue. ESD 112 paid $1.8 million for the parcel in October 2013, said Tim Merlino, chief fiscal officer at ESD 112.

Oregon State launches craft beer project

By Associated Press April 14, 2014 6:51 p.m.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new project at Oregon State University is aiming to create a definitive historical archive of craft beer’s history and impact in Oregon.

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press April 14, 2014 2:32 p.m.

BALTIMORE — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.

Education funding plan decision draws near

By Lauren Dake April 14, 2014 6 a.m.

John Deeder, the superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools, has made some difficult decisions in the past few years: His district laid off staff, slashed the budget and asked remaining employees to do more with fewer resources.

Washington State University considers medical school

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press April 13, 2014 3:16 p.m.

SPOKANE — Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

It’s lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.

Memorial set for Val Ogden on April 26

By The Columbian April 10, 2014 10:35 p.m.

A memorial service will be held for former First Citizen Val Ogden at 1 p.m. April 26 at Clark College Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The service is open to the public.

Learning car tech specs  

By Susan Parrish April 10, 2014 9:57 p.m.

His head bent over a computer screen, Shaan Grissom worked at solving a problem: Why was the Toyota's TPMS light on? The tire pressure monitoring system light can be triggered for any number of issues.

No charge filed in Skyview upskirting case

By Craig Brown April 10, 2014 8:08 p.m.

A Skyview High School boy accused of using a phone camera to snap a picture up a teacher's dress will not be charged with a crime, according to The Columbian's news partner, KATU-TV.

Couple on the road for clean water in Haiti

By Tom Vogt April 10, 2014 7:57 p.m.

In their mission to bring clean water to Haiti, Chris and Leslie Rolling rely on modern tools, but they also encounter technology the Romans would have recognized, like concrete, tile and donkeys .

Analyst: Look at oil-by-rail big picture

By Erin Middlewood April 10, 2014 7:26 p.m.

As big as the oil terminal proposed for Vancouver would be, it should not be weighed in isolation, an environmental policy analyst told a gathering Thursday at WSU Vancouver.

Vancouver teacher, family, visit the president

By Susan Parrish April 10, 2014 6 a.m.

A Vancouver teacher and her family with West Wing connections met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on April 4.

Teen accused in 22 school stabbings

By Kevin Begos and Joe Mandak, Associated Press April 9, 2014 8:42 p.m.

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” allegedly stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him, police said.

Student art entries sought for contest

By The Columbian April 9, 2014 6 a.m.

April 15 is the deadline for high school artists to enter the Congressional Art Competition. The office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, is accepting entries for an art competition open to students in grades nine through 12, who either reside or attend school in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.