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Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington ballot fight

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

September 28, 2020, 8:49am Election

SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that’s led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the measure… Read story

Prairie High School football player Dustin Shelby, whose college recruiting prospects have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 disruption of the football season, is seen at his school's football field Monday afternoon.

Loss of fall football season throws Clark County high school recruits into unknown territory

Prairie High School football player Dustin Shelby, whose college recruiting prospects have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 disruption of the football season, is seen at his school's football field Monday afternoon.

September 27, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

As a youngster, Prairie High School senior Dustin Shelby dreamed of fight songs and roaring crowds that come with playing college football. Read story

Hockinson's Kati Waggoner makes a pass as Columbia River's Andie Buckley tries to block it.

Clark County recruits in sports besides football affected by COVID-19

Hockinson's Kati Waggoner makes a pass as Columbia River's Andie Buckley tries to block it.

September 27, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Kati Waggoner’s summer never went as planned. Read story

Technology director Scott McDaniel, left, on screen, talks with Cassondra Smith, Battle Ground Public Schools educational technology coordinator, as they prepare to lead local parents through using the Google Classroom program Thursday afternoon. Battle Ground Public Schools launched the Parent Academy this school year, offering families an opportunity to take classes on the programs their students use in class.

Battle Ground schools Parent Academy helps families navigate kids’ virtual learning

Technology director Scott McDaniel, left, on screen, talks with Cassondra Smith, Battle Ground Public Schools educational technology coordinator, as they prepare to lead local parents through using the Google Classroom program Thursday afternoon. Battle Ground Public Schools launched the Parent Academy this school year, offering families an opportunity to take classes on the programs their students use in class.

September 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Cassondra Smith’s office looks more like a semi-pro film studio these days, complete with a glowing ring light and heavy-duty microphone. Read story

Social distancing has become a priority for students and instructors at Clark College, as seen on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020.

Clark College student diagnosed with COVID-19

Social distancing has become a priority for students and instructors at Clark College, as seen on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020.

September 25, 2020, 2:59pm Clark County News

A Clark College student was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, leading to the cancellation of culinary classes Friday. Read story

McKinstry breaks ground on Gonzaga, UW medical education and innovation center in U-District

September 25, 2020, 8:33am Business

SPOKANE — A group of Spokane leaders had a vision more than 30 years ago to transform what was once a desolate railyard into an innovation district where private companies, education and health care intersect to create economic opportunity. Read story

Rowan Lovato, 7, left, tackles schoolwork on his laptop while joined by tutor, Cheryl Davey, his twin brother, Wyatt, 7, and family cat, Jolene, at their Vancouver home Friday afternoon. The Lovato family is struggling to navigate digital learning, with one son with cerebral palsy, single mother Jill Lovato working full time and other obstacles.

Vancouver single mom relies on tutor to help sons navigate virtual learning

Rowan Lovato, 7, left, tackles schoolwork on his laptop while joined by tutor, Cheryl Davey, his twin brother, Wyatt, 7, and family cat, Jolene, at their Vancouver home Friday afternoon. The Lovato family is struggling to navigate digital learning, with one son with cerebral palsy, single mother Jill Lovato working full time and other obstacles.

September 24, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

In the minutes leading up to another day of classes, twin brothers Rowan and Wyatt Lovato were both on the floor. Read story

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2 Prairie High School staffers test positive for coronavirus

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September 23, 2020, 7:21pm Clark County Health

Two staff members at Prairie High School were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. No students were exposed. Read story

Kindergarten teacher Pam Younkin, center, leads students at the start of class at Sifton Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon. Transmission rates in Clark County are again too high for a widespread return to the classroom. While small groups like this are considered safe, state health guidelines recommend that schools with high rates of COVID-19 activity continue virtual learning.

Clark County COVID-19 activity surges, dashing hopes for fast return to classroom

Kindergarten teacher Pam Younkin, center, leads students at the start of class at Sifton Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon. Transmission rates in Clark County are again too high for a widespread return to the classroom. While small groups like this are considered safe, state health guidelines recommend that schools with high rates of COVID-19 activity continue virtual learning.

September 22, 2020, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 activity rate has drifted back into the "high" range, dashing hopes for a return to more in-person classes in area schools. Read story

New director sought for Hockinson schools

September 22, 2020, 6:05am Announcements

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors is seeking interested residents to apply for an unexpired term on the board through 2021. Read story