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Colton McCurdy, 12, of Puyallup is all smiles while crossing the finish line during the 50-meter dash at the Washington State School for the Blind on Thursday morning. Special wires running along each lane of the track guide competitors with visual impairments from start to finish, an element not available at typical track meets.

Students glad to be back in the running at Washington State School for the Blind

Colton McCurdy, 12, of Puyallup is all smiles while crossing the finish line during the 50-meter dash at the Washington State School for the Blind on Thursday morning. Special wires running along each lane of the track guide competitors with visual impairments from start to finish, an element not available at typical track meets.

May 19, 2022, 6:29pm Clark County News

Intermittent showers couldn’t cloud high spirits at the Washington State School for the Blind’s annual track meet on Thursday in Vancouver, where more than a hundred students with visual impairments from across Washington and the Pacific Northwest competed in running, jumping, throwing and more. Read story

COVID-19 rate in Clark County schools stays high

May 18, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County Health

Clark County schools reported 536 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, continuing a similar trend that saw 560 cases the week prior. Case totals in recent weeks have risen considerably to levels not seen locally since the tail end of the omicron wave in February. Health officials have warned… Read story

Federal and state funding for the Head Start program and related groups — which provide early learning child care and intervention services to at-risk youth and their families — have had to shut down a half dozen classrooms amid staffing shortages during the pandemic.

Head Start early learning short on staff in Southwest Washington

Federal and state funding for the Head Start program and related groups — which provide early learning child care and intervention services to at-risk youth and their families — have had to shut down a half dozen classrooms amid staffing shortages during the pandemic.

May 18, 2022, 7:01pm Clark County News

For more than 50 years, the Head Start program has provided critical early-learning intervention services to millions of children and their families across the country, including thousands here in Clark County. Read story

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Authorities offer reward for tips on stolen firearms

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May 14, 2022, 8:21pm Clark County News

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of people responsible for the theft of a truck and trailer containing dozens of firearms in Portland. Read story

A crowd of students walk through the school's cafeteria to head toward their first class at View Ridge Middle School on May 4. The proposed levy wouldn't fund construction projects, rather it would provide funding for critical health services and student extracurricular programs.

Ridgefield School District to try replacement levy on Aug. 2

A crowd of students walk through the school's cafeteria to head toward their first class at View Ridge Middle School on May 4. The proposed levy wouldn't fund construction projects, rather it would provide funding for critical health services and student extracurricular programs.

May 14, 2022, 6:43pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a replacement levy on the Aug. 2 primary and special election ballot. Read story

Hector Sanchez-Harper, 7, and his mother, Jessica Sanchez-Harper, both of Vancouver, plant shrubs during a volunteer event organized by Vancouver's Downtown Association, the city of Vancouver and the Parks Foundation of Clark County at Esther Short Park on Saturday. Other volunteers also helped by cleaning up trash and removing weeds from plant beds in the downtown area.

Volunteers return to ‘Spruce up the Couve’

Hector Sanchez-Harper, 7, and his mother, Jessica Sanchez-Harper, both of Vancouver, plant shrubs during a volunteer event organized by Vancouver's Downtown Association, the city of Vancouver and the Parks Foundation of Clark County at Esther Short Park on Saturday. Other volunteers also helped by cleaning up trash and removing weeds from plant beds in the downtown area.

May 14, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County News

As the sun finally managed to poke its way beneath the trees at Esther Short Park on Saturday, volunteers were hard at work planting flowers and refurbishing planter boxes in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Read story

Marchers gather at the Grant Street Pier along the downtown Vancouver waterfront on Saturday in support of abortion rights.

Vancouver joins list of cities featuring abortion rights protests

Marchers gather at the Grant Street Pier along the downtown Vancouver waterfront on Saturday in support of abortion rights.

May 14, 2022, 5:48pm Clark County News

A group of a hundred or so protesters marched through downtown Vancouver on Saturday afternoon, echoing the sentiments of nationwide movements to protect federal and state abortion rights following a leaked Supreme Court decision last week that would allegedly overturn Roe v. Wade. Read story

ESD 112 seeks director from Vancouver area

May 12, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Educational Service District 112 is seeking applicants to fill the position of District 5 director following the death of Marilyn Koenninger, who served on the board for 34 years. Read story

Seventh-grader Iiaston Kory, 12, foreground, joins fellow students as they gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school earlier this month. District officials have identified the View Ridge complex, which shares space with Sunset Intermediate School, as perhaps the most crowded place in the district. Possible plans to alleviate overcrowding at the school include converting extracurricular spaces like the wrestling room and theater to new classrooms.

Ridgefield School District’s dilemma: More students, same space

Seventh-grader Iiaston Kory, 12, foreground, joins fellow students as they gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school earlier this month. District officials have identified the View Ridge complex, which shares space with Sunset Intermediate School, as perhaps the most crowded place in the district. Possible plans to alleviate overcrowding at the school include converting extracurricular spaces like the wrestling room and theater to new classrooms.

May 11, 2022, 6:39pm Clark County News

Following the Ridgefield School District’s fifth consecutive bond failure last month, district officials are weighing options of how to best move forward without the funds necessary to build a new elementary school. Read story

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COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools more than double

Vector of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV and Virus background with disease cells. COVID-19 Corona virus outbreaking and Pandemic medical health risk concept.

May 11, 2022, 5:49pm Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 560 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, more than double the 268 new cases reported the week prior. Read story