By Susan Parrish April 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Are you smarter than a fourth-grader? Try to solve this math problem: Five friends ordered 3 large sandwiches. James ate ¾ of a sandwich. Katya ate ¼ of a sandwich. Ramon ate ¾ of a sandwich. Sienna ate 2/4 of a sandwich. How much sandwich is left for Oscar?
By Susan Parrish March 25, 2014 8:06 p.m.
Surveys indicate that roughly 60 percent of employers nationwide report a shortage of available workers with the skills they need to fill open positions, said Ben Bagherpour, vice president of operations for silicon wafer manufacturer SEH America. He said that can be remedied locally by forging partnerships between Clark County’s employers, community leaders and educational institutions.
By Susan Parrish March 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Washington State University Vancouver will celebrate 28 women who inspire, mentor and empower others at the annual Women of Distinction event at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.
By Susan Parrish March 17, 2014 7:38 p.m.
Blue sparks flickered from the welding torches wielded by Konner LaPlante and Raine Griffin. Clad in protective helmets, goggles, gloves and long sleeves, the welders bent to their task: fabricating bases for new benches at the city of Vancouver's tennis center.
By Susan Parrish March 12, 2014 6 a.m.
When it rains, it pours. That can be an understatement in Vancouver, where more than 41 inches of rain fall annually.
By Susan Parrish March 10, 2014 5:19 p.m.
Battle Ground school board members chose three finalists for the district’s superintendent position, narrowing the field from six semifinalists after interviews Saturday. Two of the finalists currently work in Clark County; the third works in Pacific County.
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.