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Columbian staff writer

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

‘Parents’ bill of rights’ legislation includes vague language, could lead to discrimination, says lawsuit

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

May 29, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

A group of parents, equity organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington are suing the state to prevent the implementation of a conservative-backed measure, known as the “parents’ bill of rights,” the Legislature approved earlier this year. Read story

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

May 22, 2024, 6:20pm Clark County News

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need. Read story

A crew of volunteers at local nonprofit Share Vancouver assemble sack lunches in the kitchen at Fort Vancouver High School in July. State schools superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a new program last week that will provide children across Washington with $120 meal cards to buy groceries throughout the summer.

State will provide $120 EBT cards to help keep Clark County kids fed while school is out

A crew of volunteers at local nonprofit Share Vancouver assemble sack lunches in the kitchen at Fort Vancouver High School in July. State schools superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a new program last week that will provide children across Washington with $120 meal cards to buy groceries throughout the summer.

May 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Tens of thousands of children in Clark County will be eligible to receive grocery benefits this summer as part of a new program launched by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Read story

Camas school board vice president resigns effective June 21

May 20, 2024, 5:50pm Clark County News

Camas school board Vice President Erika Cox on Monday announced her resignation, which is effective June 21. Cox, a former parent-teacher association president with a history of public service, has been on the school board since 2018. Read story

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, second from right, joined Dannie Nordsiden of Clark College, right, on a tour of the auto shop as students work nearby in May 2023. Clark received $1 million in federal funding to develop new clean energy technician programs and classes in the school in the years to come.

Clark College developing clean-energy programs with classes possibly starting in a year

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, second from right, joined Dannie Nordsiden of Clark College, right, on a tour of the auto shop as students work nearby in May 2023. Clark received $1 million in federal funding to develop new clean energy technician programs and classes in the school in the years to come.

May 18, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Education in clean-energy technologies will play a big role in Southwestern Washington’s future as the region adapts to climate change, according to a Clark College faculty member. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools' central administrative office.

Vancouver Public Schools failed to award contracts to ‘highest-scoring’ bid, according to audit

Vancouver Public Schools' central administrative office.

May 16, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools failed to comply with federal procurement requirements in providing reduced-price meals during the 2022-2023 school year, according to findings in a routine audit released by the Washington State Auditor last week. Read story

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Car crashes into building in central Vancouver, ruptures gas line

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May 15, 2024, 6:24pm Clark County News

A car that crashed into a central Vancouver apartment building and ruptured a natural gas line prompted fire crews to evacuate people from the area Wednesday morning. Read story

Vancouver police released security images of the suspect in a stabbing at Clark College on Tuesday.

Clark College stabbing suspect still at large, Vancouver police say

Vancouver police released security images of the suspect in a stabbing at Clark College on Tuesday.

May 15, 2024, 4:33pm Clark County News

A man who stabbed a Clark College employee in the neck Tuesday afternoon on the main campus remains at large, according to the school and Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Security footage from Wy'East Middle School captured an altercation between students. The student's mother said the school tried to downplay the event despite the video.

Evergreen parent circulates video, saying it shows bullying at Wy’East Middle

Security footage from Wy'East Middle School captured an altercation between students. The student's mother said the school tried to downplay the event despite the video.

May 7, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

A Vancouver mother is circulating a video on Facebook that she says is evidence of bullying that left her son with a head injury. Read story

Burgerville&rsquo;s Salmon Ceek location is one of 39 locations, with a 40th oin Wilsonville, Ore., set to open in June. The company expects a deal with new investors to close on Monday.

Burgerville announces new investor group for future expansion

Burgerville&rsquo;s Salmon Ceek location is one of 39 locations, with a 40th oin Wilsonville, Ore., set to open in June. The company expects a deal with new investors to close on Monday.

May 3, 2024, 5:24pm Business

Vancouver-based fast-food chain Burgerville announced Friday it had struck a deal with a group of local investors to help open several new restaurant locations across the Pacific Northwest. Read story