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Celebrating 75 years

Seventy-five years ago, most people in the United States had likely not even heard of preschool. But in Camas, a movement was already underway to help educate the city’s youngest learners.

Falling victim to fraud

Scammers are out in force, and often senior citizens are the targets. Scams range from taxes owed to the IRS, to a grandchild needing bail money, to being able to fix vehicle dents inexpensively. But all share one commonality, according to law enforcement: The scammers want money, and they want it now.

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Bringing home their 'angel'

It took some time for Michelle Tuell to convince her husband, Chuck, to consider adoption. “I had always wanted a daughter,” she said. “But after having three boys, I thought it wasn’t in my family plan.”

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Teachers rally for education funding

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

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Educators join forces during walkout

Employees from the Camas and Washougal School Districts joined forces to raise awareness Wednesday.

Camas teachers will join state walkout May 13

The Camas Education Association has voted to participate in a planned one day walkout Wednesday, in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

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A mighty racer

On Sunday, June 21, Jeff and Micah Snell will toe the line for their fifth marathon in less than three months.

Camas teachers’ union will join state walkout May 13

Local education associations have voted to participate in a planned one day walkout on Wednesday, May 13, in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller.

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Summer fun for everyone

With the area’s first taste of warm weather recently, summer is on the minds of many, particularly children

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It’s clothing for a cause

Nitin Beri didn’t want to have a run-of-the-mill senior project.

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‘Fluid, fun and enjoyable’

There are only three rules in Elida Field’s art classes for kids.

Mount Pleasant School hosts fundraiser

Mount Pleasant School is hosting a spring plant sale fundraiser.

WSD hires new superintendent

The Washougal School District has selected its new superintendent.

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Redefining her life

When teacher John Miller first opened Miranda Lynch’s case file, he was worried.

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Sustainable creativity

After 30 years as a teacher, Riza Parker was ready to retire.

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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.