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Local, national schools face rising number of explosively violent kids

In her 20 years as a teacher’s aide, Sherry Parsons has helped support generations of Longview students with behavioral challenges. When a student emotionally explodes in class, Parsons is there to help calm the situation to keep the student, classmates and others safe.

California man buys 61 houses in county, sparking concerns about rising rents

A California investor has purchased 61 rental properties in Longview and Kelso, 34 of which are in the struggling Highlands neighborhood.

More syringe exchange clients seeking treatment

Since taking over the program a year and a half ago, Cowlitz Family Health Center has made big strides in responding to the two major criticisms of the county’s former syringe exchange: It’s getting more drug abusers into treatment and decreasing the number of needles discarded throughout th…

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Changes to the state's college grant program has 'broad reach' for Cowlitz County

After a 20-year break from school, Natalie Stricker wasn’t sure she could afford classes at Lower Columbia College when she enrolled in the pre-nursing program in April last year. But this mother of five was determined to build a better life for her and her children.

Two Longview teachers FaceTime Oprah, share weight loss journey in commercial

After losing 100 pounds as a couple on Weight Watchers, Josh and Emily Donaldson received a note inviting them to participate in a national advertising campaign.

Community steps up to get Kalama toddler diabetic alert dog

KALAMA — A boy and his dog are a classic pair. But 3-year-old Jack Keller’s dog Max is more than just a companion.

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