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Share is mixing up the menu for its summer meal program based on surveys given to kids.

Clark County children can get free breakfast and lunch this summer

Share is mixing up the menu for its summer meal program based on surveys given to kids.

June 12, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

Schools across Clark County will close their doors for summer break this week, but there are still several locations where children can access free daily breakfasts and lunches. Read story

Firefighters respond to a Tuesday blaze at Erica Village in Hazel Dell.

Hazel Dell apartment’s roof collapses in 3 alarm fire Tuesday

Firefighters respond to a Tuesday blaze at Erica Village in Hazel Dell.

June 11, 2024, 6:46pm Clark County News

A three-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon at Erica Village apartments in Hazel Dell caused the building’s roof to collapse but didn’t injure anyone. Read story

Work continues on a new parking structure near the waterfront in Vancouver. The Vancouver City Council is considering new taxes, including a commercial parking tax, to help cover a projected budget shortfall.

Vancouver eyes new taxes on streaming services and commercial parking to address budget shortfall

Work continues on a new parking structure near the waterfront in Vancouver. The Vancouver City Council is considering new taxes, including a commercial parking tax, to help cover a projected budget shortfall.

June 11, 2024, 6:15pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council is considering new taxes — including on commercial parking, streaming entertainment and retail businesses — to help cover the city’s projected $43 million shortfall for the 2025-26 budget and pay for the creation of a 150-bed homeless shelter. Read story

Crystal (Photo contributed by the Vancouver Police Department)

Teen found safe after disappearance from Vancouver Mall

Crystal (Photo contributed by the Vancouver Police Department)

June 11, 2024, 4:18pm Clark County News

Crystal was found safe in Vancouver with the help of an alert resident, according to Vancouver police.  Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters during a news conference in Seattle, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as abortion rights supporters listen. Inslee announced that Washington state will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies.

Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters during a news conference in Seattle, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as abortion rights supporters listen. Inslee announced that Washington state will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies.

June 11, 2024, 4:17pm Health

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies. Read story

While still lagging behind state averages by about 10 percentage points, student math performance in both Vancouver and Evergreen has improved slightly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Data also shows that local students are still reaching proficiency at rates lower than before the pandemic in 2019.

Evergreen, Vancouver district eighth-graders lag behind state in math scores

While still lagging behind state averages by about 10 percentage points, student math performance in both Vancouver and Evergreen has improved slightly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Data also shows that local students are still reaching proficiency at rates lower than before the pandemic in 2019.

June 11, 2024, 2:53pm Clark County News

The latest standardized testing data available for Clark County’s students reveals eighth graders are struggling at similar rates in both English and math. Read story

Ayub Mohamed, 7, gets help from volunteer tutor Esmeralda Jimenez, 13, while Olivia Elaydo, 7, and Eden Pollard, 6, work on math problems during a summer tutoring program with School Connect WA at Dearborn Park International Elementary School in Seattle on July 28, 2023.

72% of Washington eighth-graders not proficient in math, report shows

Ayub Mohamed, 7, gets help from volunteer tutor Esmeralda Jimenez, 13, while Olivia Elaydo, 7, and Eden Pollard, 6, work on math problems during a summer tutoring program with School Connect WA at Dearborn Park International Elementary School in Seattle on July 28, 2023.

June 11, 2024, 2:24pm Latest News

Most Washington K-12 students failed to meet basic math and reading proficiency standards in recent years, according to a new report. Read story

Hunter Biden departs from federal court, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

Hunter Biden departs from federal court, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Wilmington, Del.

June 11, 2024, 2:17pm Latest News

Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs. Read story

The New York Stock Exchange is shown on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Wall Street stumbled in premarket trading ahead of a busy week of inflation reports and the Federal Reserve&rsquo;s latest interest rate policy decision.

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts to a mixed close but still notches some records

The New York Stock Exchange is shown on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Wall Street stumbled in premarket trading ahead of a busy week of inflation reports and the Federal Reserve&rsquo;s latest interest rate policy decision.

June 11, 2024, 1:50pm Business

Stocks drifted to a mixed close overall on Wall Street, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite still managed to notch more record highs. Read story

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a plenary session during the &ldquo;Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza&rdquo; conference, at the Dead Sea, Jordan Tuesday June 11, 2024.

Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan seeking some changes. US says it’s ‘evaluating’ the reply

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a plenary session during the &ldquo;Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza&rdquo; conference, at the Dead Sea, Jordan Tuesday June 11, 2024.

June 11, 2024, 1:40pm Latest News

Hamas said Tuesday that it gave mediators its reply to the U.S.-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking some “amendments” on the deal. It appeared the reply was short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over an elusive halt to… Read story