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Protesters march along Evergreen Boulevard on Friday during the Stop Salmon Extinction Rally and March, which began at the Vancouver waterfront. The group focused on raising awareness for how outdated dams along the Snake River threaten the livelihood of endangered salmon species, an issue that state legislators have promised to reevaluate in the coming months.

Salmon, climate spark Vancouver Earth Day demonstrations

Protesters march along Evergreen Boulevard on Friday during the Stop Salmon Extinction Rally and March, which began at the Vancouver waterfront. The group focused on raising awareness for how outdated dams along the Snake River threaten the livelihood of endangered salmon species, an issue that state legislators have promised to reevaluate in the coming months.

April 22, 2022, 6:53pm Clark County News

Community members took to the streets of Vancouver on Friday to raise awareness of climate issues facing Southwest Washington and beyond in observation of Earth Day. Read story

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

Key school funding measures for Evergreen, Ridgefield on ballot

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

April 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Voters have the opportunity to weigh in on crucial school funding projects in Evergreen Public Schools and the Ridgefield School District in Tuesday’s special election. Read story

Slight uptick in COVID cases in Clark County schools

April 21, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools are reporting 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, an increase from the 49 weekly cases that were last reported April 1. The Columbian halted its counting of cases in recent weeks as spring break presented pauses and inconsistencies in testing across the county. Read story

Emily Edwards of Vancouver helps her daughter Evette Edwards, 2, collect goodies during Saturday afternoon's annual Easter egg hunt at Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823. Evette's age group, while competitive, was a tad less high-energy than the older groups. An estimated 200-plus children took part in the event, pursuing 2,400 eggs.

Kids scramble for eggs at Easter egg hunt

Emily Edwards of Vancouver helps her daughter Evette Edwards, 2, collect goodies during Saturday afternoon's annual Easter egg hunt at Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823. Evette's age group, while competitive, was a tad less high-energy than the older groups. An estimated 200-plus children took part in the event, pursuing 2,400 eggs.

April 16, 2022, 5:06pm Clark County News

“Five, four, three, two, one, go!” Read story

Feng Zhao, associate professor of electrical engineering at Washington State University Vancouver, holds up a glass slide containing silver electrodes and a thin film of honey on Wednesday at WSU Vancouver. Zhao and his students are trying to develop a honey-based neuromorphic computer chip that would be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than current silicon-based chips.

WSU Vancouver professor, team research using honey to make advanced computer chips

Feng Zhao, associate professor of electrical engineering at Washington State University Vancouver, holds up a glass slide containing silver electrodes and a thin film of honey on Wednesday at WSU Vancouver. Zhao and his students are trying to develop a honey-based neuromorphic computer chip that would be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than current silicon-based chips.

April 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

There’s a chance that a certain sweet ingredient in your cupboard could play a role in the future of computing. Read story

A group of parents in Vancouver Public Schools are concerned following emails sent to them last week that reveal the district's Highly Capable program may be coming to a sudden end after this school year.

Vancouver Public Schools’ proposed change to Highly Capable Program questioned

A group of parents in Vancouver Public Schools are concerned following emails sent to them last week that reveal the district's Highly Capable program may be coming to a sudden end after this school year.

April 14, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

A proposed systemic change to Vancouver Public Schools’ Highly Capable Program — a district-wide gifted-and-talented equivalent — was met with confusion and disapproval during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Both board members and parents cited concerns about communication and transparency regarding the research that prompted the proposal. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools District Resource Officer Tony Jacobs, center, tells a crowd of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students on Tuesday that he is retiring at the end of the school year.

Vancouver Public Schools’ singing resource officer Tony Jacobs to retirevideo icon

Vancouver Public Schools District Resource Officer Tony Jacobs, center, tells a crowd of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students on Tuesday that he is retiring at the end of the school year.

April 13, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

“I came in with the roar, you know I had to go out with one too.” Read story

Thanks to House Bill 1664, over three years, the state-funded numbers of positions for nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors who work with students is set to slowly increase.

Washington’s new education bills highlight digital infrastructure, student health

Thanks to House Bill 1664, over three years, the state-funded numbers of positions for nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors who work with students is set to slowly increase.

April 10, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

With the 60-day whirlwind of 2022’s legislative session completed, it’s time to consider what’s to come for education in Washington. Read story

Battle Ground Public Schools’ new preschool program to open in September

April 6, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools is launching a new preschool program in September. Similar to the district’s program at Prairie High School, the new preschool will operate within Battle Ground High School. Read story

ESD 112 seeks board member applicants

April 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Educational Service District 112 is seeking applicants for its Director District 3 board position. The position is vacant following the resignation of Steven Wrightson, who served for 18 years. Read story