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On June 1, Cornerstone Christian Academy purchased the building currently housing Battle Ground Public Schools' CAM Academy for $3.5 million. Now, the Battle Ground district leadership is seeking opinions of families and the community regarding what's next for CAM Academy. CCA plans to lease the building to BGPS in 2021-22 while the district looks for a new location for the alternative school.

Battle Ground Public Schools’ CAM Academy will need new home

With Cornerstone Christian Academy’s move to a permanent space, Battle Ground Public Schools’ CAM Academy will need to find a new home.
Schools
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Clark County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Wednesday

Clark County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday as Public Health officials adjusted previous counts of total cases and deaths.
Health
Frank, a homeless man sits in his tent with a river view in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Until a year ago, the city was best known nationally for its ambrosial food scene, craft breweries and "Portlandia" hipsters. Now, months-long protests following the killing of George Floyd, a surge in deadly gun violence, and an increasingly visible homeless population have many questioning whether Oregon's largest city can recover.

After year of unrest, Portland strives to repair reputation

The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland’s Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye…
Northwest
A worker removes garbage from a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, April 29, 2021. Vancouver's new homeless resources coordinator is presenting her strategy for supported camp sites.

Clark County Council approves $15.5 million to address homelessness

The Clark County Council has approved the use of $15.5 million in federal funds to address increased homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politics

Clark County

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Three vie to be mayor of Washougal

Candidates in the Washougal mayoral race are open to continuing the Camas-Washougal Fire Department partnership in light of the city’s recent financial shortcomings.

Business

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Jobless benefits for new claimants to jump by nearly 50% in Washington

In a perverse twist of the pandemic economy, Washington is boosting the weekly benefit for some jobless workers by nearly 50% starting next month —…

Northwest

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020 file photo a Washington State Department of Agriculture worker displays an Asian giant hornet taken from a nest, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the state this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Dead ‘murder hornet’ near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021

Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the country this year, federal and state…

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