Study finds WSU has $3.4B economic impact in state

9:49 a.m. March 26

PULLMAN — A new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year.

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Grant to aid La Center students in study of water quality

6 a.m. March 23
High school's science teacher one of nine in state to get funding from program

A La Center High School teacher is taking her students from the classroom out to the field to study what's threatening life in one of north Clark County's most popular fishing holes.

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Technology giving every child a voice

6 a.m. March 22
Tablets, communication apps are able to give nonverbal children a voice

Standing in his living room, Bryce Smith told his son, Dylan: "Use your words. Tell me what you want."

WSUV presents play on young black men's lives

By The Columbian March 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The off-Broadway play "Our Young Black Men are Dying and Nobody Seems to Care" will be performed during WSU Vancouver's spring Marquee Diversity event at 7 p.m. April 1 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110 on campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press March 22, 2015 2:35 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are trying a slew of solutions focused on education, environment and enforcement.

Grandparents' college help could end up hurting students

By Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Grandparents want the best for their grandchildren, but sometimes their good intentions can wreak havoc with a student's financial aid package.

Clark College rolls out 2015-20 strategic plan

By The Columbian March 21, 2015 7:06 a.m.

The Clark College board of trustees approved the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan at its March 18 board meeting. The campus will begin implementing the new plan immediately. The approval represents two years of discussion and work at Clark to clarify the mission, vision, themes and values that will guide the campus over the next five years, said Shanda Diehl, associate vice president for planning effectiveness.

Oregon State University board approves tuition increase

By The Associated Press March 20, 2015 10:49 a.m.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students will be paying more next school year.

Teen: Off-limits shops too appealing

By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Stores selling e-cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah products and marijuana are too appealing to youth. That's the take-home message from a 14-year-old Vancouver boy who spent the last few months surveying his peers and adults about the retail shops.

PeaceHealth, county public health to present at WSUV

By The Columbian March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Representatives of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Clark County Public Health will speak at Washington State University Vancouver's spring MBA Stakeholder Speaker Series on April 1 on the importance of collaboration in public safety services.

Students gain knowledge as they release salmon into creek

By Susan Parrish March 19, 2015 9:30 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Squatting on the bank of Gravel Point Creek, Andrew Swatosh, 10, released a scoop of tiny coho into the tributary of Salmon Creek.

Blom, Nolan win Marshall leadership awards

By The Columbian March 19, 2015 5:56 p.m.

John Blom was honored Wednesday as winner of the 2015 General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award.

Nominate outstanding youth for Clark County award

By The Columbian March 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Nominations are now open for the 17th annual Youth Achievement Awards, honoring people ages 11 to 19.

Black students do better in Washington, but still trail whites by a growing margin

By Claudia Rowe, The Seattle Times March 18, 2015 9:42 a.m.

Never let it be said that no one reads the newspaper.

Frontier student places second in essay contest

By The Columbian March 18, 2015 6 a.m.

East Vancouver — Frontier Middle School sixth-grader Jordyn Mies finished second in the Patriot's Pen Essay Competition, a national contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Art competition open to high school students

By The Columbian March 18, 2015 6 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, open to high school students from Southwest Washington.