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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.

Mount Pleasant voters approve levy

Money will keep school operating another two years

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Connecting arts and academics

Lydia Ross-Macleod has always been passionate about art in all of its forms.

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Showcasing community creativity

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? If so, local shoppers will have the chance to buy handcrafted items and have fun, all while helping local non-profit groups and supporting the local economy. For the environmentally conscious, there is a bazaar featuring recycled and reusable items.

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Boosting school athletic programs

Ever wonder what helps fund the purchase of uniforms, helmets, computers and other technology for Camas school athletic programs?

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Unique educational opportunities

Ryan Burden has always dreamed of becoming a pilot.

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A celebration of survival

Breast cancer is beatable. There are scores of women who not only survive, but thrive after diagnosis and treatment.

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Blending fitness and family

Like many first-time moms, Jenn Prettyman felt overwhelmed, isolated and unsure of herself following the birth of her daughter, Alyssa. After seeing a flyer at a mom’s group about Baby Boot Camp, Prettyman decided to give it a try in the hopes it would lift her spirits. She took one class with her infant in tow, and was hooked.

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Read to the Dogs: A captive audience

Viviane Deva, 6, and sister, Ave, 8, take turns reading to Cooper. a certified therapy dog, at the Camas Public Library.

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Lees joins WSD board of directors

After several months with a vacant seat, the Washougal School Board welcomed its newest member Tuesday evening. Teresa Lees, a mother of six Washougal students, will represent the patrons in district one, which was vacated by Jocelyn Lindsay last spring when she moved out of town.

Get rewards for hiking in the Gorge

Second annual Fall Hike the Gorge weekend starts today

School levy is back on the Nov. 4 ballot

Voters in the Mount Pleasant School District will be asked to approve a 2-year, $310,000 measure

Parenting workshops put an emphasis on communication

A local nonprofit is hoping to offer parents useful tools for staying connected to their children as they transition into the teen years.

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Bringing cultures together

When Stephen Baranowksi graduated from Camas High School in 2006, he had a unique opportunity to be a student volunteer at the city’s first conversational English Language Camp in Poland.

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Inspiration through collaboration

A local teacher is one of five state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Exploring their futures

While some teens spent the summer at the river, hanging out with friends, hiking or vacationing, several Camas High School students devoted much of their free time toward potential future careers.

Dress drive set for Clark County girls in foster care

Attending the homecoming dance is a rite of passage for most high school girls.

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Celebrating fall, family & fun

With the season changing from summer to fall, there are several happenings in the Camas-Washougal area that will usher in cold, crisp mornings and falling leaves.

WSD approves 2014-15 budget

The Washougal School District’s 2014-15 budget includes funding for all-day kindergarten and technology improvements at all schools. This year’s spending plan is $31.8 million, approximately $1.6 million more than the 2013-14 year.

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Opportunities for enrichment

Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, work up a sweat or have the kids try something new after school, opportunities abound with Camas and Washougal community education offerings.