The day started like most others, except on this particular June morning, 14-year-old Hayden Stinchfield was running a little late to his first class at Washougal High.
Eight months after commissioning an independent review of city employee salaries, the Camas City Council voted 6-1 to accept the compensation study report and allow city staff to use the research as a tool for negotiating with unions, but stressed that the vote did not mean councilors were approving the consultants’ recommendations.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on July 6 to fund basic education for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Washougal City Council is expected to vote during its 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, July 24, on whether the city will go out for an emergency medical services (EMS) levy in the November 7 General Election.
Several Washougal residents did not have such a fantastic Fourth of July this year. Instead, a few locals spent part of the holiday watering their lawns and houses to reduce the risk of fireworks-related fires. Others camped out in closets with frightened pets, trying to reduce their animals’ exposure to the loud noises.