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Fire damages popular local comic book store

Rebecca and David Dotson were at a comic book convention in Seattle when the phone call came in.

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A chain of sustainability

Few people probably stop to consider what happens after they wrestle the blue recycling bin out to the curb every week.

Washougal School Board narrows superintendent search to final four

After receiving 21 applications from all over the country, the Washougal School District will host an open house to introduce the final four candidates to the public.

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Aiming high

At first, the animated voices, energized students and atmosphere of excitement in the Jemtegaard Middle School gym could easily be mistaken for the usual pre-spring break anticipation.

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Find some eggs this weekend at hunts in Camas-Washougal

This Sunday will mark 24 years that the Camas Parks and Recreation department has offered a free Easter egg hunt.

Curriculum director is newest principal

David Tudor is traveling the road less taken when it comes to his job with the Washougal School District.

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Images of exhilaration & joy

Ever since he received his first Brownie Holiday camera as a child, Darryl Lloyd has been captivated by photography.

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Local Science Olympiad teams heading to state

Several local Science Olympiad teams will be heading to the state competition next month.

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Life experiences

Competitive belly dancing. Owning 33 snakes. Swimming with wild dolphins. Flying a sail plane.

School Board discusses compensation

In an effort to encourage citizens to serve on the Washougal School Board, president Ron Dinius has proposed the idea of potential compensation.

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Signs of spring

With spring-like weather making an early appearance this year, many local residents are flocking to area parks and trails to play, exercise or simply enjoy the beauty.

Camas schools will offer full-day kindergarten

The Camas School District will begin offering full-day kindergarten beginning in the fall.

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Safe on their own

Instructor Staci Firi fixes her gaze on the room filled with 8- to 11-year-olds.

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Expression through art

As a dyslexic child who struggled with reading and math, Peter de Lory learned early on to rely on the visual world.

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Honoring a hero

The room was silent, all eyes on Fernald Shaw.

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Learning real-world skills

The senior capstone project: Over the years, students in Camas and Washougal have come up with some fairly unique and interesting ideas. These have included everything from teaching leadership classes to young children to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Washougal superintendent to retire in June

Superintendent Dawn Tarzian will retire as head of the Washougal School District in June.

Washougal voters approve capital project bond

The Washougal School District bond measure has passed by a slim majority.

WSD business manager resigns

Business manager's resignation will be effective May 1.

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Patience, respect and self-control

As a young man, Sifu Paco’s temper got him into a lot of trouble.

Washougal voters approve capital improvements bond

The Washougal School District's $57.68 million capital improvements bond has passed by a slim margin.

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The right fit

As a young child, Mary Murray remembers going to school in dirty clothing and old shoes.

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Exploring their future

Rob Pullen loves to fly.

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Helping students be successful

After a career spent in elementary education, Laura Bolt, Hathaway Elementary School principal, will retire at the end of the year.

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Something for everyone

Library offerings have come a long way in the past two decades.

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Rising to the top

Reesab Pathak is making quite a name for himself in science.

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Cool science

Lindsay Rogers, or “Kid Nature,” as she is known, hands each group of students a box with several items, including land line phones.

Ballots arrive in mailboxes this week

Voters in the Washougal School District will be asked to approve a $57.68 million bond on Feb. 10.

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A dream, fulfilled

Elizabeth Gibson wrote her first story at age 7.

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Speaking their piece

Tara Ziegler looked at the crowd and prepared to voice her opinion on why the city of Washougal should not pass a bicycle helmet ordinance.

Entries sought for student film festival

Student videographers who have dreamed of having their creations shown on the big screen have the opportunity to find out what that is like.

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Camas-Washougal residents are tackling fitness as a family

Like many people, Rachel Lee of Vancouver joined a gym to help her keep in shape. However, with the cold winter months meaning limited outdoor time, she also wanted to find an activity she could participate in with her kids.

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The rhythm of life

When Joseph Platt saw Julieann Smith tapping her feet to a Kenny Rogers song, he knew what needed to happen.

Judge postpones CHS janitor’s court hearing

A 58-year-old Camas School District employee has had his arraignment postponed.

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Collaboration & communication

When asked how it feels to be named a regional Principal of the Year, Aaron Smith is flummoxed.

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Capturing the moment

Sherri Irish has been capturing images with her camera since she was a young girl growing up in Florida.

CHS softball coach makes court appearance

A 58-year-old Camas School District employee made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court yesterday. Robbyn D. Mattson, 58, has been charged with several counts of sexual misconduct involving 17 female students at Camas High School. These include eight counts of third-degree child molestation, five counts of second-degree sexual misconduct and four counts of fourth-degree assault.

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Boys and Girls Club offers an inspiring space

Anticipation filled the air as celebrity craftsman Carter Oosterhouse led a group of blindfolded middle school students into their new Tween Tech Center.

CHS staff member arrested on felony sex charges

Robbyn D. Mattson charged with child molestation, sexual misconduct and fourth-degree assault

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Patron tour addresses building needs

Washougal residents got an up close and personal look at facilities that will be the focus of an upcoming bond measure.

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Local dancers prepare for the holiday classic The Nutcracker

When Hannah Gutkind filled out her “wish list,” of roles for Columbia Dance’s production of “The Nutcracker,” “Spanish” was at the top.

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An ‘epic’ experience

A 2013 Washougal High School graduate recently found herself among policy makers and youth leaders from all over the world, after being chosen to participate in a global forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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CSD participates in national summit

When Jeff Snell heard President Barack Obama thank him and the staff for the work they were doing, the Camas School District deputy superintendent had one word to describe it: Surreal.

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Enrichment through art

From the time she was a young child growing up in rural California, Anna Wiancko-Chasman has loved art.

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Local business uses Legos to encourage children to use their imaginations brick by brick

Two local educators have started a business that is dedicated to helping kids learn to explore, build and learn, all while having fun.

Washougal School Board authorizes bond

The Washougal School Board has authorized the district to issue a general obligation capital bond to address safety, student capacity and facility needs.

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Making magic

Frank Dunn of Washougal will be taking his show to the Washburn Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday.

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An inspiring experience

As Isaac Hodapp recalls being on stage at the famed Grand Ole Opry Theater, he is at a loss for words.

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Holiday treats, gluten-free

Those who live a gluten-free lifestyle, whether by choice or necessity, sometimes find it challenging to find treats that they can enjoy without worrying about the after affects.

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A party on stage

Ever since it first opened in 1971, “Grease” has entertained viewers of all ages.