Community

Clark County Raises $85,000 for Babies

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It was the best feel-good moment of the week in Vancouver when approximately 500 residents joined together in support of the smallest members of the community–babies–by participating in the 2014 March for Babies to benefit March of Dimes. Esther Short Park was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than $85,000 to… Read More

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Supports Academy Campaign to Purchase the Historic Academy Building

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The Fort Vancouver National Trust has been awarded a $650,000 challenge grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This grant will help the National Trust fund the purchase of the historic Academy Building at 400 Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver. “The Murdock grant is a major step toward reaching the Academy Campaign purchase goal of $10.6… Read More

National Park Service and Confluence Project Enter Into Innovative Partnership at Fort Vancouver

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The National Park Service (NPS) and Confluence Project have entered into a new, innovative partnership to enhance programming at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The agreement will create educational events annually at the Fort, including Confluence’s Gifts from Our Ancestors program. This program connects Native American artists and storytellers with students to create hands-on projects that explore the rich… Read More

Secretary of Education Names Vancouver Public Schools a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee

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Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Vancouver Public Schools, is among the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Awardees.  Washington state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction nominated Vancouver Public Schools.  The award recognizes… Read More