The lives of Sarah Parsons and Zach Brady once revolved around rebounds, tackles and college applications … until multiple concussions derailed their athletic dreams and nearly kept them out of college.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says test scores have improved.
By Jacques Von Lunen August 23, 2012 6 a.m.
Most of Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver was still this week, as were most Clark County schools two weeks before the start of the new school year. A few teachers sorted through boxes, setting up their classrooms for the coming onslaught of kids.
By Jacques Von Lunen August 18, 2012 9:31 p.m.
The two largest school districts in Clark County, for the first time in years, were able to pass their annual budgets without painful cuts.
Sheriff deputies are investigating a report of a shooting at the Gee Creek rest area on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield.
By Jacques Von Lunen August 12, 2012 10:03 p.m.
A pair of teens were lucky to survive unscathed after a joyride on the Columbia River on Sunday, fire officials said.
By Jacques Von Lunen August 12, 2012 6 a.m.
The monster trucks arrived at the fair and packed the grandstands with spectators, who cherished the earsplitting noise and plumes of dust. For more than an hour, the crowd cheered the humongous vehicles as they jumped, spun and crushed.
By Jacques Von Lunen August 8, 2012 6 a.m.
When Gretel Rieber-Wicke was a young girl, she walked to school past bomb craters in Dusseldorf, Germany. The smell of the ruins would never fade from her memory.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 27, 2012 6 a.m.
Jane Lanigan is involved in several national efforts to combat childhood obesity, and even made a splash in the international research community this spring.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 19, 2012 7:34 p.m.
Washington now has more than 3,000 reported whooping cough cases. That's one-sixth of all cases nationwide.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 17, 2012 6 a.m.
A long, shiny semi trailer was parked at Pearson Field last week. Big letters on its side announced it to be an "Advanced Inspection and Manufacturing Mobile Training Unit."
By Jacques Von Lunen July 14, 2012 6 a.m.
Debbie Pietsch, a teacher who in December resigned from the Washington School for the Deaf, has had her teaching certificate suspended for 30 days by state education officials.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 12, 2012 12:54 p.m.
The federal Department of Education published a list of how many 25-34-year-olds hold some kind of post-secondary degree in each state.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 5, 2012 6 a.m.
A line of children snaked out of the cafeteria at Silver Star Elementary School on Tuesday. School in the Evergreen district had ended more than two weeks earlier.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 5, 2012 6 a.m.
A private school in Vancouver has been rocked by allegations of financial mismanagement made against its founders. Parents also are upset over what they see as a tepid response to the allegations by the newly installed school board.
By Jacques Von Lunen July 2, 2012 5:29 p.m.
OSPI reportedly sent out a message to school districts Monday, in which it told the districts to prepare for a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind rules.
By Jacques Von Lunen June 20, 2012 6 a.m.
The triangle immediately west of Interstate 5 and north of Salmon Creek is a nice neighborhood. Most front yards show off neatly arranged flower beds and manicured lawns.
By Jacques Von Lunen June 16, 2012 6 a.m.
A new program for unemployed veterans pays the costs of going to two-year colleges that offer vocational programs, including Clark College.
By Jacques Von Lunen June 13, 2012 6 a.m.
Daniil Popov had the federal administrators in stitches.
By Jacques Von Lunen June 5, 2012 6 a.m.
The Battle Ground school board voted Monday to use most of the money left over from a 2005 bond measure for some major repairs needed in its schools. The board voted 4-1 to use the money to fix a long list of health and safety hazards.
By Jacques Von Lunen May 29, 2012 6 a.m.
Many stirring words were spoken in the shadow of the Clark County Veterans' Memorial on Monday.