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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Vancouver boy, 9, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent  

By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Vancouver 9-year-old, who dreams of becoming train engineer, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent

Immigrants practice conversation skills in Fort Vancouver Regional Library program

By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 6 a.m.

When Judith Ramirez immigrated to Vancouver from Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, she couldn't speak English. Her husband, Javier Gaeta, who is fluent in English, suggested his family speak only English at home for Ramirez and their children to become comfortable speaking their new language.

Lions make holidays bright

By Susan Parrish December 18, 2014 8:35 p.m.

Service organization helps ensure Washington Elementary students, families have Christmas gifts

Students use mushrooms to grow recycling efforts

By Susan Parrish December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Lifting the lid from a plastic container, Cedric Hitzeman broke off a chunk of waste cardboard and paper decomposing with the aid of mushrooms.

Man suspected of hitting cars, fleeing police

By Susan Parrish December 14, 2014 9:37 p.m.

A Clark County man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of hitting three cars while trying to elude police in a stolen vehicle.

Christmas behind bars: Larch inmates celebrate with loved ones  

By Susan Parrish December 14, 2014 9:10 p.m.

YACOLT — At first glance, it seemed to be a typical Christmas party. A decorated tree in a corner and paper snowflakes hanging in the windows added a festive touch. Children painted pictures of snowmen and decorated sugar cookies. Wearing Santa hats, band members tuned their instruments and prepared to play Christmas music. Piles of wrapped gifts waited for children. Families waited in anticipation.

Clark College cooks up changes to culinary facilities

By Susan Parrish December 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College is moving forward with plans to renovate its outdated culinary and baking facilities.

Amboy students try hands at computer coding

By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 7:48 p.m.

AMBOY — Two weeks ago in the White House, President Barack Obama kicked off a global effort geared to help kids learn basic computer coding. With students coaching him on either side, he wrote his first-ever computer code, a single line of JavaScript: moveForward(100). His line of code drew a line to complete a square on the computer screen.

School board member Greves to retire

By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 4:42 p.m.

Mari Greves, longtime school board member with Vancouver Public Schools, announced her retirement at Tuesday's school board meeting. She will step down after the Jan. 13 board meeting.

WSUV rally seeks justice for black lives

By Susan Parrish December 10, 2014 6:35 p.m.

Carrying hand-lettered signs that read "Black lives matter" and "We the people," about 75 students, staff and faculty gathered in front of the library at Washington State University Vancouver on Wednesday to speak out about police treatment of black men.

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