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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Washington's youth concussion laws the 'gold standard'

9:37 a.m. January 28

PHOENIX — With a push from the NFL, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed youth concussion laws over the span of about five years.

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Middle schoolers reach donation goal in just four days

5:59 a.m. January 28

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.

Former Skyview coach pleads guilty in Md. child sex case

By Paris Achen January 22, 2015 10:55 a.m.

A former Skyview High School baseball coach and teacher pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a home where he stayed while playing minor league baseball in Maryland in 1998.

Chieftains grow into local leaders

By Patty Hastings January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Treasurer Doug Lasher are Columbia River High School graduates.

Financial aid form help available

By Susan Parrish January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Current and prospective college students who are applying for financial aid are invited to a free College Goal Washington event at Clark College at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Woodland principal won't be charged for lending inhaler

By Associated Press January 21, 2015 11:08 a.m.

LONGVIEW — The Woodland police chief says no charges will be filed against a school principal who gave her prescription inhaler to a student having an asthma attack.

Vancouver chosen for school technology summit

By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 10 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.

Program helps students hit the books in Yacolt

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

YACOLT — Carrying a bag bulging with kids' books, Karen Homola, 31, and six of her children entered the library at Yacolt Primary School ready to choose more books.

WSUV seeks businesses for career, internship fair

By The Columbian January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington State University Vancouver invites nonprofit, government and STEM businesses to exhibit at the 2015 Career and Internship Fair set for Feb. 17-19 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Registration is free.

Vancouver district sets board interviews

By The Columbian January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

The board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools will interview six candidates for the position recently vacated by retiring board member Mari Greves. The special public meeting will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Jim Parsley Center board room, 2901 Falk Road. An executive session will be held with possible action to follow.

Backers of Washougal schools bond measure to rally Jan. 29

By Justin Runquist January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Backers of a multimillion-dollar bond measure to improve several schools in Washougal will hold a rally next week at the campus where most of the money would be spent.

WSU, UW eye new programs for Seattle area

By Katherine Long, The Seattle Times January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington's two research universities are each exploring partnerships that could bring very different programs to Seattle's Eastside — one that could make it easy to earn a bachelor's degree in a community college, and another that would offer a master's degree to students wrestling with major societal issues.

Family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.

It was the focus of a high school math class and it was a volunteer project. In a couple of weeks, the Frost family will call it home.

Diverse group of volunteers plant trees on MLK Day of Service

By Scott Hewitt January 19, 2015 5:25 p.m.

What's reputedly the most gang-affected area in Clark County became the most volunteer-improved area on Monday morning.

WSUV teacher's book to become stage play

By The Columbian January 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Salmon Creek — A little more than three years ago, Desiree Hellegers, an associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, published a book, and now she is turning her work into a play.

Habitat group's 31st home to be dedicated today

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The local Habitat for Humanity group will dedicate its 31st home in Clark County at 3 p.m. today.

Four Evergreen High School students visit German exhibit

By The Columbian January 18, 2015 10:34 p.m.

East Vancouver — Four seniors studying German at Evergreen High School were recently invited to visit the University of Oregon's White Rose exhibit, which honors a student-formed group who spoke out against the Nazis.