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Ridgefield seventh grade math teacher James Davies, Center, his wife Sheena Davies, left, and their daughter Camryn Davies join other teachers and supporters at a rally in front of the the School District offices in Ridgefield on Monday.

Ridgefield contract deal not yet reached, teachers likely to strike

Ridgefield seventh grade math teacher James Davies, Center, his wife Sheena Davies, left, and their daughter Camryn Davies join other teachers and supporters at a rally in front of the the School District offices in Ridgefield on Monday.

August 29, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County News

As of Monday evening, the Ridgefield Education Association and the Ridgefield School District have not yet reached a deal on a new contract. The union is likely to vote to go on strike in a membership meeting later Monday night, deeming the district's latest offer to be far below what… Read story

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. Among the plans to alleviate overcrowding in Ridgefield schools would be the conversions of two extracurricular spaces at View Ridge -- the wrestling room and the Black Box Theatre -- into multiple new classroom spaces.

Ridgefield parents: Crowded-school ‘solutions’ fail our kids

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. Among the plans to alleviate overcrowding in Ridgefield schools would be the conversions of two extracurricular spaces at View Ridge -- the wrestling room and the Black Box Theatre -- into multiple new classroom spaces.

August 28, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

With the start of the 2022-23 school year on the horizon, parents in Ridgefield are starting to get a clearer picture of the cramped classroom conditions some students will face amid rapid population growth in recent years. Read story

Ridgefield High School.

Ridgefield opens online classes to students anywhere in state

Ridgefield High School.

August 25, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Ahead of its second year of operation, the Ridgefield School District’s Wisdom Ridge Academy, an online alternative learning experience, announced it’s expanding to accept new students from anywhere in Washington. Read story

FILE - New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 17, 2018. President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday Aug. 24, 2022 that many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven.

Biden’s student debt-relief plan could help thousands of Southwest Washington students

FILE - New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 17, 2018. President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday Aug. 24, 2022 that many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven.

August 24, 2022, 8:18pm Clark County News

In Southwest Washington, the relief plan has the potential to significantly aid thousands of college students. Read story

Students make their way to classes with Mount St. Helens in the background at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday.

WSU Vancouver students have high hopes as they return to campus on first day of classes

Students make their way to classes with Mount St. Helens in the background at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday.

August 22, 2022, 7:08pm Clark County News

A new semester began at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday, and with it came a sense of hope for the year to come. Read story

Liz Everling, director of animal care and population management, holds a rescue beagle as she unloads a transport van carrying 15 beagles at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in east Vancouver on Saturday.

A bunch o’ beagles: Vancouver shelter welcomes 15 pups rescued from testing facility

Liz Everling, director of animal care and population management, holds a rescue beagle as she unloads a transport van carrying 15 beagles at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in east Vancouver on Saturday.

August 20, 2022, 8:08pm Clark County News

Without barking, and with just a bit of whining, a brave new passel of puppies took their first steps in Clark County early Saturday afternoon. Read story

Emmett Reese, 7, and his brother, Cooper, 4, along with their parents, Alena and Spencer Reese of Vancouver, read "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris one page at a time circling the playground at Hearthwood Park.

FVRLibraries makes required summer reading programs more hands-on, interactive and fun

Emmett Reese, 7, and his brother, Cooper, 4, along with their parents, Alena and Spencer Reese of Vancouver, read "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris one page at a time circling the playground at Hearthwood Park.

August 18, 2022, 8:11pm Clark County News

For many children eagerly awaiting summer break each year, the annual challenge of summer reading isn’t typically their top vacation priority. Read story

Morning sun illuminates a sign on the side of a building at Clark College in Vancouver on a Friday morning in January.

Clark College violated law regarding construction project funding, says Washington auditor

Morning sun illuminates a sign on the side of a building at Clark College in Vancouver on a Friday morning in January.

August 18, 2022, 2:17pm Clark County News

A whistleblower investigation report released Thursday by the Office of the Washington State Auditor found that Clark College staff failed to comply with state law in their recent procurement of project funding on two recent occasions. Read story

Battle Ground schools seeking committee volunteers

August 18, 2022, 5:13am Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools is seeking volunteers for positions on four committees that will guide and provide input on a variety of student learning and district initiatives. Each committee seeks a diverse array of voices from local businesses, faith organizations, municipal bodies, parents and senior citizens. Read story

Onlookers view Titan VanCoug, a corpse flower, as it blooms Wendesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Washington State University Vancouver. The rare flower only blooms for 24-48 hours. It last bloomed in 2019.

WSU Vancouver’s corpse flower blooms again in all its stinky gloryvideo icon

Onlookers view Titan VanCoug, a corpse flower, as it blooms Wendesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Washington State University Vancouver. The rare flower only blooms for 24-48 hours. It last bloomed in 2019.

August 17, 2022, 7:02am Clark County Life

Washington State University Vancouver’s campus isn’t typically as busy — or as smelly — as it was on Wednesday, as visitors streamed onto school grounds to see a rare corpse flower in full bloom. Read story