The following are local land-use proposals. The county or city may rate them in three categories: nonsignificant, no environmental impact study needed; nonsignificant, provided proponents meet certain conditions; and significant, requiring an environmental impact study.
Central Park -- The Seattle Sluggers shut out the Spokane Lion Pride twice at Hudson's Bay High School on Sept. 17, as the two visually impaired teams traveled to Vancouver for a beep baseball doubleheader.
Esther Short -- The Vision for Opportunities Fundraising Breakfast raised more than $20,000 for the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes, which looks to provide opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Fircrest -- A group of volunteers from Columbia River Associates spent a weeklong trip helping to build homes in Kalispell, Mont., as part of Thrivent Builds, a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.
Mountain View -- Mountain View High School's Multicultural Club was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company and the League of United Latin American Citizens to implement a high school dropout prevention program.
Battle Ground -- Chief Umtuch Middle School is looking for Watch DOGS, and is holding a kickoff event Thursday night to discuss the program which encourages adult male role models to actively participate in their children's education. Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) is an international program, and several schools in the Battle Ground School District participate.
Hudson's Bay -- The School of Piano Technology for the Blind was awarded a $3,500 grant, through the Wells Fargo Community Investment program, that will be used for repair, maintenance and upgrade projects that were put hold due to a lack of funding
Furry Friends' largest fundraiser of the year saw about 200 people dress up in 1920s-style clothing and head to the Firstenburg Community Center, where the no-kill shelter raised a little less than $30,000.