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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

Corpse flower Titan VanCoug on the WSU Vancouver campus in July 2019.

WSU Vancouver corpse flower to bloom again

Corpse flower Titan VanCoug on the WSU Vancouver campus in July 2019.

August 8, 2022, 4:49pm Clark County News

A new growth from Titan VanCoug — Washington State University Vancouver’s infamous resident corpse flower — is expected to bloom later this month. Read story

Mike Tokito, communications manager for Evergreen Public Schools, looks over the new courtyard area at Wy'East Middle School. Construction is nearing completion at the building and administrators have started to move in.

Wy’east’s wide open spaces in east Vancouver

Mike Tokito, communications manager for Evergreen Public Schools, looks over the new courtyard area at Wy'East Middle School. Construction is nearing completion at the building and administrators have started to move in.

August 8, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Just a few short months ago, students said goodbye to the original façade of Wy’east Middle School, one of the oldest middle schools in Clark County. Days later, the building was demolished. Read story

Battle Ground adds middle school sports

August 7, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Middle school students in Battle Ground Public Schools will have a handful of new sports to participate in this upcoming school year, including girls volleyball and co-ed track. Read story