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Columbia River senior Sophie Worden listens to candidates speak and takes notes Tuesday during a local candidate forum at Columbia River High School.

Candidate forum gives Vancouver students a look at local elections

Columbia River senior Sophie Worden listens to candidates speak and takes notes Tuesday during a local candidate forum at Columbia River High School.

October 26, 2022, 7:48pm Clark County News

Less than two weeks before the November general election, candidates took time to go back to school. Read story

Test results for student in Washington were released this week.

Clark County students see slight gains in standardized test scores

Test results for student in Washington were released this week.

October 25, 2022, 6:30pm Clark County News

Spring 2022 standardized test scores in Clark County public school districts reflected similar trends from schools across the county and state: Schools are struggling to recoup learning losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Evergreen Public Schools paraeducators reject contract

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 24, 2022, 5:22pm Clark County News

Members of the Evergreen Public School Employees large group union rejected a tentative contract offer from Evergreen Public Schools on Thursday night. The union’s bargaining team had previously reached a tentative offer with the district’s team on Oct. 18. Read story

James D. Mattson, 38, appears Oct. 14 in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. He pleaded guilty to all counts Friday.

Former Vancouver Public Schools janitor pleads guilty to 137 voyeurism counts

James D. Mattson, 38, appears Oct. 14 in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. He pleaded guilty to all counts Friday.

October 24, 2022, 4:44pm Clark County News

A former Vancouver Public Schools custodian accused of secretly recording people in a women’s staff restroom at Skyview High School has pleaded guilty to 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. Read story

Portable walls form a classroom Tuesday in an auxiliary gym in Ridgefield. Ridgefield School District schools are converting extracurricular spaces into classrooms to alleviate crowding.

Student enrollment a roller coaster in Clark County

Portable walls form a classroom Tuesday in an auxiliary gym in Ridgefield. Ridgefield School District schools are converting extracurricular spaces into classrooms to alleviate crowding.

October 23, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Newly released annual school enrollment data shows that school districts in Clark County are still struggling to recoup from losses experienced since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

ESD 112 director of 25 years to step down

October 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Former ESD 112 board chair Dr. Richard Graham resigned from his seat as a board member after 25 years of service, the district announced in a press release Thursday morning. Read story

The courtyard area of the new Mountain View High School building is seen during the final stages of construction earlier this summer. Whistleblowers allege that Evergreen skipped steps in surplussing old goods from the district's Career and Technical Education program that were funded by taxpayer money.

Whistleblowers allege Evergreen Public Schools funds misused

The courtyard area of the new Mountain View High School building is seen during the final stages of construction earlier this summer. Whistleblowers allege that Evergreen skipped steps in surplussing old goods from the district's Career and Technical Education program that were funded by taxpayer money.

October 21, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools may have violated Washington’s gift of public funds doctrine in its process of demolishing and reconstructing Mountain View High School this past summer. Read story

Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

Washington schools chief proposes signing bonuses for educators

Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

October 20, 2022, 6:20pm Clark County News

State superintendent of schools Chris Reykdal announced in a press conference Thursday morning a proposal to the Legislature to provide additional funding for teachers and special educators to help retain staff and alleviate the state’s educator shortage. Read story

Washougal schools to reopen after Nakia Creek Fire scare

October 17, 2022, 3:42pm Clark County News

The Washougal School District closed schools Monday due to the Nakia Creek Fire. Two of its schools, Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School and Canyon Creek Middle School are both in the Level 3 evacuation area and were closed by the fire chief Sunday. Read story

A helicopter carries a water bucket over Grove Field Monday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Camas. The fire ballooned to more than 1400 acres after dry and windy conditions on Sunday.

Nakia Creek Fire at 1,565 acres; evacuation zones shrink

A helicopter carries a water bucket over Grove Field Monday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Camas. The fire ballooned to more than 1400 acres after dry and windy conditions on Sunday.

October 17, 2022, 1:10pm Clark County News

Evacuation zones shrank Monday as firefighters worked to bring the Nakia Creek Fire back under control after it grew tenfold over the weekend to 1,565 acres. Read story