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Extra seismic bracing that goes beyond current building code minimums is visible in the hallway of Tumwater Middle School in Beaverton.

Building Northwest schools so they can shake off the region’s next megaquake

Extra seismic bracing that goes beyond current building code minimums is visible in the hallway of Tumwater Middle School in Beaverton.

January 2, 2024, 2:47pm Latest News

Whenever the next Big One hits – a magnitude 9 Cascadia megaquake – it sure would be nice if fire trucks could still drive out of their stations and your neighborhood school could function as a shelter. Read story

WA readers say no cellphones in school is a good idea

January 2, 2024, 7:31am Latest News

Earlier this year, Peninsula School District adopted a new cellphone policy that blocked social media on its network and restricted the use of mobile devices — including cellphones and smartwatches — to before school, during lunch and after school. Read story

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Should WA schools restrict cellphones? One district has.

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December 31, 2023, 6:05am Latest News

With fingers crossed, Gig Harbor’s Peninsula School District made the move to ban social media access and restrict cellphone use in classrooms this year. There has been less pushback than anticipated and some surprising gains, one district official said. Read story

Washougal High School leadership students show off hot chocolate cups, decorated with personalized thank-you messages, before giving them to bus drivers Nov. 21.

Washougal High students first on West Coast to win ‘Culture Challenge’

Washougal High School leadership students show off hot chocolate cups, decorated with personalized thank-you messages, before giving them to bus drivers Nov. 21.

December 30, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

It was early morning on the last day of school before Thanksgiving, and Washougal High School students were outside with a cart filled with cups of hot chocolate. Read story

On Dec. 2 the Police Activities League of Southwest Washington hosted the Southwest Regional Shop with a Cop event at the east Vancouver Target.

Police Activities League of Southwest Washington hosts Shop with a Cop

On Dec. 2 the Police Activities League of Southwest Washington hosted the Southwest Regional Shop with a Cop event at the east Vancouver Target.

December 30, 2023, 5:57am Community

On Dec. 2, the Police Activities League of Southwest Washington hosted the “Southwest Regional Shop with a Cop” event at the east Vancouver Target. Read story

For the last nine years, the Battle Ground Police Department has teamed up with the Battle Ground Walmart to host Shop with a Cop, offering an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer with local children.

Battle Ground Police Department hosts Shop with a Cop

For the last nine years, the Battle Ground Police Department has teamed up with the Battle Ground Walmart to host Shop with a Cop, offering an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer with local children.

December 30, 2023, 5:56am Community

The Shop with a Cop event has been a favorite of the Battle Ground Police Department since 2014. Read story

Ridgefield Lions members Steve Withers, left, and David Wright prepare to load a Christmas tree at the Lions&rsquo; tree lot at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Ridgefield Lions Christmas tree lot boasts big success

Ridgefield Lions members Steve Withers, left, and David Wright prepare to load a Christmas tree at the Lions&rsquo; tree lot at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

December 30, 2023, 5:55am Community

For the fourth year, the Ridgefield Lions offered Christmas tree and wreath sales. Read story

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School officials urge state to extend emergency graduation waiver in Washington

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December 28, 2023, 10:49am Editor's Choice

School districts are hoping the State Board of Education will extend the emergency high school graduation waiver for the class of 2024, citing the lasting impact of COVID-19 on students. Read story