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COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools on the decline

June 2, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools have reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, a decrease from 631 cases reported the week prior. The month of May saw a notable increase in virus cases, with levels not seen locally since the end of the omicron wave in February. Read story

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Drum Group performs a song Wednesday, June 1, 2022, before a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Clark College’s Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield.

Clark College breaks ground on Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Drum Group performs a song Wednesday, June 1, 2022, before a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Clark College’s Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield.

June 1, 2022, 6:58pm Clark County News

Dignitaries from Clark College and Ridgefield ceremoniously broke ground on the community college’s new Boschma Farms campus Wednesday afternoon. Read story

Clark County sheriff's deputies seized a semi-automatic handgun, with rounds in the magazine, Tuesday from a boy at Skyview High School after school employees allegedly found the gun in his jacket pocket.

Boy arrested after staff find gun at Skyview, says Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Clark County sheriff's deputies seized a semi-automatic handgun, with rounds in the magazine, Tuesday from a boy at Skyview High School after school employees allegedly found the gun in his jacket pocket.

May 31, 2022, 3:26pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested a boy Tuesday at Skyview High School after school employees reported finding a handgun in his jacket pocket. Read story

A preschooler gets up on her toes to reach into her assigned cubby at a preschool center Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Child care centers once operated under the promise that it would always be there when parents have to work. Now, each teacher resignation, coronavirus exposure, and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with wide-reaching implications for an entire economy's workforce.

Washington preschools could expand, but they are struggling to find teachers

A preschooler gets up on her toes to reach into her assigned cubby at a preschool center Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Child care centers once operated under the promise that it would always be there when parents have to work. Now, each teacher resignation, coronavirus exposure, and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with wide-reaching implications for an entire economy's workforce.

May 31, 2022, 7:28am Latest News

Washington’s state-funded preschool program is one of only a handful in the country that increased available slots during the pandemic. But there’s a difference between having the funding to help a child and actually being able to do it. Read story

Removing the need for invasive blood-draws is what inspired researchers to develop the smart pacifier. The blood-draw method can be potentially painful for babies, and it leaves big gaps in information since they are usually done once in the morning and once in the evening.

WSU Vancouver researchers help develop ‘smart pacifier’

Removing the need for invasive blood-draws is what inspired researchers to develop the smart pacifier. The blood-draw method can be potentially painful for babies, and it leaves big gaps in information since they are usually done once in the morning and once in the evening.

May 31, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Pacifiers are known to help babies relax, but what if they could be used to monitor a baby’s health? Read story

Discovery High School in under construction in 2017.

Camas schools OKs 6-year facilities plan with $210M worth of projects

Discovery High School in under construction in 2017.

May 30, 2022, 3:06pm Clark County News

The Camas School Board last week approved a six-year capital facilities plan that includes an estimated $210 million worth of school facilities projects the district could need to serve a growing student population. Read story

Washington lawmakers passed a bill this legislative session to establish a low-interest student loan program.

As interest rates rise, Washington preps state-run student loan program

Washington lawmakers passed a bill this legislative session to establish a low-interest student loan program.

May 30, 2022, 6:05am Latest News

As the federal government debates student loan forgiveness and increases interest rates on future loans, the Washington State Legislature is stepping in to make borrowing for school more affordable for students here. Read story

Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Skyview High School students walk out of class, demand safer schools

Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

May 26, 2022, 8:26pm Clark County News

A few hundred students from Skyview High School walked out of class around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, leading cheers and waving signs advocating for safer schools and gun restrictions. Read story