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Al Aldridge listens to a band featuring his former music students. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Aldridge taking a teaching job at Battle Ground High School.

Former band students salute longtime Battle Ground, Prairie music teacher, Coach Aldridge

Al Aldridge listens to a band featuring his former music students. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Aldridge taking a teaching job at Battle Ground High School.

December 13, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Al Aldridge thought he was going to get some testing done in advance of an upcoming medical procedure, and then head out to dinner with his wife, Jeannie. Read story

A bin full of free N95 respirator masks is pictured in the pharmacy at the QFC store in southeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2022.

Clark County Public Health: Mask up

A bin full of free N95 respirator masks is pictured in the pharmacy at the QFC store in southeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2022.

December 10, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health officials announced Friday they recommend wearing high-quality masks in indoor public places. The recommendation comes as a trio of respiratory illnesses — COVID-19, RSV and the seasonal flu — continue to plague Southwest Washington and beyond. Read story

Washougal School District assistant superintendent Aaron Hansen, left, and Washougal High School principal Mark Castle display a dose of Narcan, a medication used to assist people who have experienced an overdose of opioids. The Washougal School Board recently approved a policy that states that Narcan will be placed in every one of the district's schools.

Washougal district to stock schools with opioid overdose meds

Washougal School District assistant superintendent Aaron Hansen, left, and Washougal High School principal Mark Castle display a dose of Narcan, a medication used to assist people who have experienced an overdose of opioids. The Washougal School Board recently approved a policy that states that Narcan will be placed in every one of the district's schools.

December 9, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Alexander Cook’s older brother, Daniel, died earlier this year as a result of an opioid overdose. Cook was devastated, but at the same time he had long since come to terms with the fact that in some ways, the person that he knew and loved had already been gone for… Read story

Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

Police suspend investigation of implied threat at Battle Ground High School

Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

December 5, 2022, 6:04pm Clark County News

Police heightened security Monday at Battle Ground High School after officers were unable to determine the credibility of an implied threat of gun violence at the school. Read story

Nikki Skinner, founder of Skinner Montessori School and classroom teacher, shares a kind moment with student Callem Lorenzo, 8, during a break from class. Vancouver's Skinner Montessori School is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

Vancouver’s Skinner Montessori celebrating 50 years

Nikki Skinner, founder of Skinner Montessori School and classroom teacher, shares a kind moment with student Callem Lorenzo, 8, during a break from class. Vancouver's Skinner Montessori School is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

December 5, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Vancouver has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Read story

One Washington school district helped homeless students graduate. Can others?

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

In April of his senior year at Timberline High School, after years of conflict at home, Mikel Jake “MJ” Dizon became homeless. Read story

The Washougal School District Administrative Offices.

Washougal to run levies in February election

The Washougal School District Administrative Offices.

December 2, 2022, 5:33am Clark County News

The Washougal School District Board of Education voted to run a replacement educational programs and operations levy and capital levy on the Feb. 14 special election ballot. Read story

Jodi Wall, the executive director for early care and education at ESD 112 in Vancouver, spoke before the House Children, Youth and Families Committee on Thursday about the need for increased federal funding in Head Start and ECEAP programs.

ESD 112 official urges lawmakers to support early learning in Southwest Washington

Jodi Wall, the executive director for early care and education at ESD 112 in Vancouver, spoke before the House Children, Youth and Families Committee on Thursday about the need for increased federal funding in Head Start and ECEAP programs.

December 1, 2022, 7:08pm Clark County News

Effective child care and early-learning opportunities are often described as linchpins for economic progress; they allow parents to feel comfortable going to work, knowing their children are in a safe, welcoming environment while they’re away. Read story