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Teachers line up in the school hallway as they wait for the district bargaining committee at La Center High School.

La Center School District reaches tentative agreement

Teachers line up in the school hallway as they wait for the district bargaining committee at La Center High School.

August 25, 2019, 8:23pm Clark County News

The La Center School District and La Center Education Association have reached a tentative new contract for teachers, meaning the school year should start on time. Read story

Teachers line up in the school hallway as they wait for the district bargaining committee at La Center High School.

La Center School District, teachers return to the table

Teachers line up in the school hallway as they wait for the district bargaining committee at La Center High School.

August 22, 2019, 5:12pm Clark County News

The La Center School District and teachers union are back at the bargaining table this morning, and plan to meet as much as possible over the weekend to avoid delaying the start of the school year on Wednesday. Read story

After the district refused to walk down a hallway lined with teachers to meet with the union’s bargaining committee in a conference room, the teachers walked down the hall and filed through the room where the district was waiting at La Center High School this morning. After the teachers filed through the room, the bargaining team entered and began the bargaining session with the district. The union voted 75-1 on Thursday to go on strike if a new deal isn’t reached by the first day of school on Aug. 28.

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After the district refused to walk down a hallway lined with teachers to meet with the union’s bargaining committee in a conference room, the teachers walked down the hall and filed through the room where the district was waiting at La Center High School this morning. After the teachers filed through the room, the bargaining team entered and began the bargaining session with the district. The union voted 75-1 on Thursday to go on strike if a new deal isn’t reached by the first day of school on Aug. 28.

August 20, 2019, 2:13pm Clark County News

Bargaining this morning in La Center got off to a slightly later start as teachers gathered in a show of force in the lead-up to talks . Read story

Teachers in the La Center School District voted Thursday and started informational picketing Friday. The next bargaining session between the union and district is scheduled for Tuesday.

La Center teachers vote to approve strike, 75-1

Teachers in the La Center School District voted Thursday and started informational picketing Friday. The next bargaining session between the union and district is scheduled for Tuesday.

August 19, 2019, 6:08pm Clark County News

A year after La Center teachers were some of the only ones in Clark County to avoid a strike, teachers have voted 75-1 to strike if a new contract isn’t reached by the first day of school on Aug. 28. Read story

Erin Weichman, an employee at Ridgefield Hardware, records inventory on a computer while working on Friday morning. The store saw an uptick in customers this summer with “Main Street Moola” handed out at Ridgefield Raptors games.

Raptors score for Ridgefield businesses

Erin Weichman, an employee at Ridgefield Hardware, records inventory on a computer while working on Friday morning. The store saw an uptick in customers this summer with “Main Street Moola” handed out at Ridgefield Raptors games.

August 19, 2019, 6:00am Business

When Jason Mittmann graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1998, the building sat across South Hillhurst Road from cornfields. Read story

Drivers prepare to enter Ridgefield along the curvy, two-lane portion of Main Avenue, as seen in February 2016. Work started recently to add a dedicated pedestrian walkway and bike path along the road to make it easier to get to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Ridgefield project to make it safer for pedestrians to access wildlife refuge, downtown

Drivers prepare to enter Ridgefield along the curvy, two-lane portion of Main Avenue, as seen in February 2016. Work started recently to add a dedicated pedestrian walkway and bike path along the road to make it easier to get to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

August 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge visitors have walked along winding Main Avenue in a ditch for years to reach the Carty Unit entrance, but that ditch will disappear in the next two months. Read story

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

Woodland grapples with homelessness, two drafted camping ordinances

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

August 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

A small community like Woodland isn’t a great place to be homeless, city officials acknowledge. But even though the city lacks services, those officials want to establish some rules. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

Get primed for Tuesday primary in Clark County

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

August 4, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

This year, 133 residents of Clark County filed to run for elected offices that include port, fire, school and cemetery districts, as well as city councils and a special election for county council. Read story

Councilor Philip Johnson, left, filed a PDC complaint against Shauna Walters, who is running for a different seat on the city council.

Battle Ground councilor files complaint against council candidate

Councilor Philip Johnson, left, filed a PDC complaint against Shauna Walters, who is running for a different seat on the city council.

July 30, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Battle Ground Councilor Philip Johnson has filed a complaint with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission against city council candidate Shauna Walters, who thinks the complaint was filed due to a disagreement the two had at a meeting earlier this year. Read story

Kindergartner Piper Caseday runs down the ramp for recess at Green Mountain School, a K-8 school district outside of Woodland, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Green Mountain levy run a rare August bid

Kindergartner Piper Caseday runs down the ramp for recess at Green Mountain School, a K-8 school district outside of Woodland, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

July 24, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

Green Mountain School District would typically run a maintenance and operations levy in February when most other school districts tend to, but this year they pushed back the vote until August. Read story