By Susan Parrish March 3, 2014 11:18 a.m.
About 250 people gathered Saturday morning at the Kiggins Theatre downtown to hear from five opponents of a proposed $110 billion oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver. If built, it would be the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal.
By Susan Parrish March 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Twyla G. Barnes, superintendent and chief executive officer of Educational Service District 112 for the past 20 years, this week announced her plan to retire Sept. 30.
By Susan Parrish February 27, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Members of the Evergreen School Board unanimously selected Rob Perkins to fill the vacant District 2 school director position at its Feb. 25 regular meeting.
By Susan Parrish February 26, 2014 7:23 p.m.
"I do not eat green eggs and ham.
By Susan Parrish February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Flames dance from the frying pan, shooting almost as high as the sous chef’s head. With practiced precision, Gerald Morales lifts the pan from the burner, flicking his wrist to flip the beef he is sautéing for chipotle Baja tacos.
By Susan Parrish February 21, 2014 6 a.m.
Good teachers not only teach, they inspire their students to push themselves to reach their potential. When the students are juvenile delinquents and the classroom is at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, the ripples of influence can be profound, turning lives around and reaching across decades and even generations.
By Susan Parrish February 18, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Kris M. Henriksen, Sherri McMillan and Kristy Weaver will be recognized as women of achievement in Southwest Washington at the Iris Awards presented by Clark College on March 13 at the college's Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
By Susan Parrish February 16, 2014 6 a.m.
An Evergreen Public Schools educator has filed a lawsuit against the district. Elizabeth Uelmen, a teacher at Shahala Middle School, claims sexual harassment, gender discrimination, unlawful retaliatory adverse employment action, retaliatory adverse employment action for opposing an unfair practice and negligent and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress. She is claiming damages of not less than $4 million.
By Susan Parrish February 11, 2014 7:59 p.m.
Parents beware: An anonymous Twitter account set up Feb. 6 to log the alleged sexual experiences of Clark County teens is gaining momentum. The account had 3,711 followers and 1,471 tweets had been posted as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
By Susan Parrish February 10, 2014 9:33 a.m.
All school districts in Clark County are closed today due to icy roads and snow accumulation. Educational Services District 112 also is closed. Clark College opens at noon. Washington State University Vancouver opens at 11 a.m.
By Susan Parrish February 6, 2014 10:54 a.m.
Schools in the Battle Ground, Evergreen, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal and Green Mountain school districts will be closed Friday. All school activities are canceled.
By Susan Parrish January 30, 2014 9 p.m.
Controversy surrounding a student-created mural spray-painted onto the girls' softball dugout at Fort Vancouver High School last weekend is sparking debate in the community after some media attention.
By Susan Parrish January 29, 2014 8:35 p.m.
When the softball coach at Fort Vancouver High School asked students to create artwork for the school's softball dugout, the teens gathered cans of spray paint last weekend and went to work.
By Susan Parrish January 23, 2014 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — About 20 people have shown interest in applying for the position of superintendent of Battle Ground Public Schools.
By Susan Parrish January 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Maria T. Santos Pinacho made one tiny oversight in the process of submitting her Free Application for Federal Student Aid last January. Because of that error, she missed out on receiving a key State Need Grant and had to take out a $10,000 student loan to pay for her junior year at Washington State University Vancouver.
By Susan Parrish January 15, 2014 5:46 p.m.
Evergreen Public Schools has set a Jan. 31 deadline for applicants seeking appointment to the district's board of directors.
By Susan Parrish January 5, 2014 6 a.m.
An overnight field trip to Sea World in San Diego in seventh grade changed the course of Ashley Nelson's life.
By Susan Parrish December 31, 2013 6 a.m.
The Washington State Auditor's Office released its accountability audit report of Battle Ground Public Schools on Monday, but district officials already had begun to take steps to comply with concerns the auditor's office presented to the district in a management letter Dec. 19.
By Susan Parrish December 20, 2013 11:04 p.m.
A malfunctioning HVAC system led brought firefighters to Pleasant Valley Middle School just 16 minutes before school the beginning of winter break Friday. Vancouver Fire Department responded to the smell of smoke in the gym.
By Susan Parrish December 19, 2013 8:22 p.m.
Sixth-graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School walked through the exterior courtyard to the fourth-grade classroom. Mary Shamrell, a staff member, and Addie Lopez, mother of a student, played guitars and led them in singing.
By Susan Parrish December 16, 2013 3:47 p.m.
A power outage at Tukes Valley Primary School and Middle Schools cancelled school this morning. The outage occurred after middle school students already had arrived on campus and primary students were on their way to school. Parents were called. Most parents have picked up their children.
By Susan Parrish December 12, 2013 10:18 p.m.
Forty-one shiny new bikes, from a masculine black and red "Rock It" Huffy to a pink Huffy dotted with pink and purple flowers, lined the hallway at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary Thursday night. A helmet dangled from the handlebars of each bike.
By Susan Parrish December 12, 2013 7:05 p.m.
Jessica Wheeler's parents dropped out of high school in 10th grade. She never considered college until seventh grade, when she was chosen for the district's AVID program that helps students succeed in school and plan for college.
By Susan Parrish December 12, 2013 12:18 p.m.
Between 7 and 7:20 a.m. today, the Columbian’s website incorrectly reported Evergreen Public Schools would start two hours late and that hot lunch would not be served. That information actually was for Green Mountain School District.
By Susan Parrish December 9, 2013 4:27 p.m.
CAM Academy in Battle Ground Public Schools is closed today due to a water pipe break in the sprinkler system and no heat in some of the classrooms.
By Susan Parrish December 9, 2013 10:41 a.m.
Franklin Elementary School is open today, despite a weather-related water leak in the school office. The water leak did not impact classrooms.
By Susan Parrish December 9, 2013 10:09 a.m.
Union High School closed this morning due to the school’s heating system failure to adequately heat all the buildings on the large campus. Students were being sent home at 10 a.m.
By Susan Parrish December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.