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Columbian staff writer

Results from Tuesday elections in Clark County school districts available online

February 14, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Results from Tuesday’s special election are available on The Columbian’s website at https://www.columbian.com/elections/. Read story

Drivers pass a sign supporting the Camas School District&rsquo;s replacement levies, near the corner of Northwest Lake Road and Northwest Sierra Street.

School levies passing in Camas, Woodland, Green Mountain – and Battle Ground

Drivers pass a sign supporting the Camas School District&rsquo;s replacement levies, near the corner of Northwest Lake Road and Northwest Sierra Street.

February 13, 2024, 9:15pm Clark County News

Initial results in Tuesday’s special election yielded largely positive results for school funding measures in four districts across Clark County. Read story

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election.

Schools measures highlight Election Day in Clark County

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election.

February 13, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Today is the first Election Day of 2024 in Clark County, and voters across the region will decide on a handful of school funding measures. Read story

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

February 10, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Tuesday is Election Day in Clark County, and voters will decide on a handful of schools funding measures in districts across the region. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

Inslee visits Vancouver elementary school, talks special education challenges with teachers, staff, parents

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

February 9, 2024, 6:01pm Clark County News

Rachel Wassner is a vocal parent. When her son began middle school, he started to slip. His school, Wassner said, couldn’t provide the depth of special education services he needed. It left him quiet, confused and lost. Read story

Former Ridgefield School District Superintendent Nathan McCann, seen here in 2019 (The Columbian files)

Former Ridgefield superintendent was highest-paid K-12 official in Washington last year

Former Ridgefield School District Superintendent Nathan McCann, seen here in 2019 (The Columbian files)

February 9, 2024, 12:48pm Clark County News

Former Ridgefield School District superintendent Nathan McCann was the highest-paid K-12 school official in Washington in the 2022-23 school year, according to data listed by Washington State Fiscal Information, a government accountability website. Read story

The LA Fitness in Hazel Dell   (The Columbian files)

Clark County Public Health closed LA Fitness’ pools last year due to health hazards

The LA Fitness in Hazel Dell   (The Columbian files)

February 8, 2024, 4:07pm Business

A representative from Clark County Public Health said Thursday that the department issued pool closures at the county’s two LA Fitness locations last year due to “imminent health hazards.” Read story

The sun sets over the Nakia Creek Fire.

DNR purchases Kalama fire station to serve as wildfire-fighting base after Larch closure

The sun sets over the Nakia Creek Fire.

February 7, 2024, 8:07pm Clark County News

The Washington State Board of Natural Resources approved the purchase of a 1.03-acre site 5 miles east of Kalama as a base for fighting wildfires in Southwest Washington. Read story

Graduate Zoe Minden, who earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and won the Chancellor's Award for Student Achievement, steadies a banner before the Washington State University Vancouver commencement ceremony begins in 2022.

Washington leads nation in need-based aid, still struggles to retain students

Graduate Zoe Minden, who earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and won the Chancellor's Award for Student Achievement, steadies a banner before the Washington State University Vancouver commencement ceremony begins in 2022.

February 7, 2024, 2:03pm Clark County News

Washington offers more need-based financial aid to undergraduate students than any other state in the country. Yet college enrollment is stagnant, students are struggling to fill out the application for federal assistance and millions of dollars in aid are being left unclaimed. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

‘I’m an English teacher before I’m a legislator’: Stonier introduces bill to protect against book bans

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

February 3, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

The American Library Association reported record levels of attempted book bans and challenges in 2022. Most of such attempted bans are happening in schools. Read story