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Beverly Jeanne Fisher  Longview Daily News

Jan. 1, 1925 — Nov. 8, 2018. Beverly Jeanne Fisher, 93, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Care Center Nov. 8, 2018. She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in ...

R.A. Long High School honor roll  Longview Daily News

The R.A. Long High School second semester honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year has been announced.

R.A. Long Class of 2018 posted impressive numbers on way to graduation  Longview Daily News

Every year, seniors at R.A. Long High School choose a class theme.

R.A. Long lockdown ends  Longview Daily News

Ninth grader Lilly Cress said she was working on an assignment in physics class Friday morning when she heard an announcement that R.A. Long High School ...

Spotlight  Longview Daily News

AUDITIONS. Missoula Children's Theatre's “Pied Piper”: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Donavon Wooley Performing Arts Center at Clatskanie Middle/High School.

Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools to stick with six periods next year  Longview Daily News

After flirting with the idea of a seven-period school day, Mark Morris and R.A. Long high schools will stick with six periods, the Longview School District ...

Longview high school teachers fight new schedule  Longview Daily News

Starting next school year, Longview high schools will switch from six- to seven-period days in an attempt to improve on-time graduation rates.

Longview teachers go on strike  Longview Daily News

Longview teachers will go on strike Thursday morning after decisively rejecting the district's offer for a 6.9 percent average pay raise.

Freshmen who brought airsoft gun to R.A. Long had no clear motive, police say  Longview Daily News

The two 14-year-old R.A. Long High School students arrested Friday for allegedly possessing an airsoft gun had no clear motive for handling the gun at school, ...

Local schools participate in national walkout Wednesday  Longview Daily News

Hundreds of high-school and middle school students from around the area briefly walked out of classes Wednesday morning to remember the 17 victims of the ...

R.A. Long students kept their cool during Friday's lockdown  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School's gun scare Friday unnerved the wider community, but it was the students who kept their cool.

Monday's Longview school board meeting moved | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District board meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to the R.A. Long High School cafeteria. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m..

RAL students organize domestic violence awareness walk  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School's multicultural club has been giving back to the community since its inception nine years ago, but Saturday it's taking its commitment to ...

Mainstage Theatre announces 2018-2019 season | Entertainment  Longview Daily News

The 2018-2019 Mainstage Theatre season begins Nov. 9.

Longview high schools add extra class to help students graduate, teachers upset  KATU

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Starting in the fall, high school students in Longview will take seven classes a day instead of six. It is a way to help students graduate on ...

Art exhibition showcases work of Longview, Kelso students  Longview Daily News

Using pastels, colored pencils and a broken cassette tape, R.A. Long High School junior Kessa McKissack spent a little over a month drawing actress Katherine ...

RAL Hall of Fame: 5 athletes, 3 Lifetime Achievement winners, 4 teams to be inducted Friday  Longview Daily News

Five former student-athletes, three Lifetime Achievement award winners and four teams are the latest inductees into the R.A. Long High School Hall of Fame.

Judge orders teachers back to school  Longview Daily News

A Cowlitz County Judge Friday morning ordered striking Longview educators back to work. Under the court order, teachers, secretaries and classified staff are ...

Longview teachers march; negotiators meet  Longview Daily News

Longview students will not return to school as scheduled Wednesday after a long day of bargaining Monday failed to yield a contract agreement.

This R.A. Long graduate earned two associates degrees before she finished high school  Longview Daily News

When Eleanor Stalick was 3 years old, her grandfather, Dr. Robert Stalick, pulled her mother Theresa aside.

NASA space camps launch for Longview students | Local  Longview Daily News

NASA is bringing space studies to Longview in two new summer day camps for local high school students.

R.A. Long grad earns rare 4.0 GPA in software engineering at Cal Poly  Longview Daily News

An R.A Long High School alumnus just pulled off an academic mission impossible.

RA Long recognized for high graduation rate | Local |  Longview Daily News

R.A. Long High School has been recognized for its dramatic improvement in graduation rates over the past five years, the Longview School District announced ...

Student who brought airsoft gun to RAL gets probation, community service  Longview Daily News

A student who brought a realistic-looking airsoft gun to R.A. Long High School the morning of Feb. 16 has pleaded guilty and received 120 hours of community ...

LCC hosts regional science competition  Longview Daily News

Future Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies scurried around Lower Columbia College on Saturday morning in a rush to attend labs, exams and special events at ...

Class Gatherings: Nov. 27 | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Kelso High School class of 1958: noon, no-host luncheon, Kelso-Longview Elks, 900 Ash St., Kelso, classmates, spouses and friends welcome. R.A. Long High ...

Stageworks Northwest unveils 2018-19 lineup  Longview Daily News

Longview-based Stageworks Northwest has revealed its five-production slate for the 2018-19 season.

R.A. Long girls start food pantry for hungry students  Longview Daily News

When R.A. Long High School seniors Jaidon Marlow and Linnaea Morris prepared to attend a leadership camp this summer, they did a double-take while ...

R.A. Long Class of 2017: 'No excuses'  Longview Daily News

Saturday was a bittersweet day for Alyssa King. Just before starting high school four years ago, her father died suddenly, leaving her grief stricken even as her ...

Longview teachers, district to negotiate over weekend  Longview Daily News

Mediated contract negotiations between the Longview School District and its teachers' union will continue over the weekend, and the district plans to notify ...

Superintendent: Longview schools will see 'business as usual' despite walkouts  Longview Daily News

Superintendent Dan Zorn has clarified the district's stance on possible student walkouts planned for Wednesday, emphasizing that the district is neutral on the ...

Top Longview and Kelso education salaries for 2018-19 | Local  Longview Daily News

The Daily News typically reports the top 10 salaries of local officials when cities and school districts adopt annual budgets. Here are the figures for the Kelso and ...

Kelso Longview chamber recognizes leaders in business and education  Longview Daily News

The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards on Wednesday night recognized excellence in education and ...

Michele Erickson Cook  Longview Daily News

Nov. 19, 1954 — Aug. 23, 2018. Michele (Bettineski) Erickson Cook, 63, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 23, 2018. That same day, our world lost a dearly ...

Nicole I. 'Niki' Bell  Longview Daily News

April 29, 1977 — July 28, 2018. Nicole Irene Bell, 41, passed away after a long battle with cancer July 28, 2018, at the Hospice Care Center. Niki was born April ...

Unions continue strike in Longview on first day of school

For students in the Longview School District, what was supposed to be the first day of school was marked with picket lines and empty classrooms.

180 R.A. Long High School seniors graduate Saturday  Longview Daily News

Sofia Sanchez came a long way to graduate Saturday from R.A. Long High School.

Bill Kasch is preserving Longview's history, one project at a time  Longview Daily News

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Groups & Organizations Calendar: Aug. 17-25  Longview Daily News

Activity and Dance (LEAD) Christian Group: 6 p.m. dinner and social, 7 p.m. cards, Longview Eagles, 1526 12th Ave., Longview; Cindy, 360-749-0258.

Meade Arthur Cobb  Longview Daily News

July 19, 1926 — Oct. 19,2018. Meade Arthur Cobb, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away after a lengthy and valiant ...

Frances Donahue | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

December 12, 1922—August 14, 2018. Frances Donahue, loving mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away August 14th, 2018 at St. John Medical ...

Correction: PUD race story | Local  Longview Daily News

Sunday's story about the District 2 Cowlitz PUD commissioner race incorrectly reported Ned Piper's high school alma mater. He attended R.A. Long High School.

Mainstage Theatre's "Peter and the Starcatcher" brings magic, pirates to stage  Longview Daily News

Many people know the famous story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, but Mainstage Theatre's newest production brings the iconic character's origin ...

Local high schoolers to show off acting chops at one-act showcase  Longview Daily News

Longview theater buffs can get a sneak peek at the future of local acting at the One Act Festival Showcase, starring exclusively high school students.

New club's work 'shows the heart of Castle Rock kids'  Longview Daily News

Castle Rock High School students looking to make a difference in their community can now join a *service*-based organization at school — and recruit others to ...

'The Big Fella' From Toledo Calls it a Career  Centralia Chronicle

The longest branch on the basketball-crazy Wallace family tree will have to pay to get into the gym the next time he tries to take in a game. That's because.

Warren Lee Hansen  Longview Daily News

Oct. 23, 1936 — July 21, 2018. Longtime local resident Warren Lee Hansen, 81, of Longview passed away July 21, 2018, at the Cedar Gardens adult care home ...

One high school or two?  Longview Daily News

Three years ago, challengers C.J. Nickerson and J.D. Rossetti won Longview School Board seats as a result of voter enmity toward a proposal to merge R.A. ...

Longview's graduation rate continues steady rise  Longview Daily News

The Longview School District's four-year graduation rate rose to 78.9 percent this year, putting the district on the cusp of finally matching the state average, ...

Reginald L. 'Reggie' Olson  Longview Daily News

Nov. 4, 1941 — June 20, 2018. Reginald Lloyd Olson died June 20, 2018, at home. He was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Barron County, Wisc., to Elmer “Al” and ...

Local clothing entrepreneur has his EYE on Longview  Longview Daily News

It wasn't long ago that Roberto Gonzalez was still at R.A. Long High School, sketching clothing designs on computers and dreaming about becoming an ...

Students, staff want Discovery High School to retain separate identity  Longview Daily News

A day at Discovery High School seems to go by faster than a day at R.A. Long or Mark Morris, said Discovery High School Junior Christina McGahuey.

Columbia River Chamber Music Festival begins Aug. 3 | Local  Longview Daily News

The Columbia River Chamber Music Festival, which features free concerts by local musicians, kicks-off the evening of Aug. 3 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ...

John Chilson hands off Longview's historic Merk  Longview Daily News

John Chilson's fingerprints are all over downtown Longview's historic Merk building.

R.A. Long seniors enjoy 'picture-perfect' graduation ceremony  Longview Daily News

One school district superintendent and 178 R.A. Long High School graduates shared the stage at Longview Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

Mark Allen Setters  Longview Daily News

April 25, 1962 — Sept. 19, 2018. Mark Setters passed away Sept. 19, 2018, in the North Cascade mountains. He was born April 25, 1962, to William and Leeta ...

Civil War Soccer: Cabrera's return opens up Jacks' offense in 3-1 win  Longview Daily News

How nice is it to have Jesus Cabrera back in an R.A. Long uniform?

R.A. Long High School Key Club members attend convention in Seattle  Longview Daily News

Members of the R.A. Long High Key Club recently attended the 66th annual Pacific Northwest District Convention (DCON) in Seattle. The theme was “ *Service* to ...

Mainstage's "She Kills Monsters" turns Dungeons and Dragons into teen drama  Longview Daily News

In Mainstage Theatre's newest show, “She Kills Monsters,” the popular role-playing board game “Dungeons and Dragons” is transformed into much more — the ...

Go 4th Festival adds new event, extra day  Longview Daily News

Opening with a kids' block party and ending in fireworks, the annual Go 4th Festival returns to Longview next week to celebrate Independence Day.

New Longview teacher contract could reduce turnover  Longview Daily News

Negotiators representing the Longview Education Association and Longview School District have agreed to terms on a new two-year labor contract that aims to ...

Class Gatherings Calendar: Dec. 5-14  Longview Daily News

Mark Morris High School class of 1966: noon, 804 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; all classmates, spouses, friends and teachers are encouraged to attend; ...

Longview native perishes in North Pacific  Longview Daily News

A former Longview resident has died in a sport fishing accident off the Aleutian Islands hundreds of miles west of the Alaska mainland, according to his mother ...

Patrick Walter Somers  Longview Daily News

Jan. 16, 1948 — Aug. 11, 2018. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Pat Somers, 70, of Rainier, Ore., passed away suddenly at his home on Aug.

Longview's two high schools not as different as they once were  Longview Daily News

Longview might be in the waning days of its high school Civil War. "We're not as separate at all as what people think," said Mark Morris Principal Rod McHattie.

Candice Schulz wants clients to wake up looking pretty  Longview Daily News

Candice Schulz wanted to be a special effects makeup artist when she was in high school.

Longview teen ID'd as victim in log truck crash on Highway 30  KATU

A Longview, Wash. teenager has been identified as the victim in a crash involving a log truck Friday afternoon.The crash was reported on Highway 30 near ...

Teen car accident victim an "extremely caring individual"  Longview Daily News

Tatum Tootoosis-Didier, the 2016 R.A. Long High School graduate who died in a car accident Friday afternoon near Rainier, was an honor student and ...

Timothy Karlovich | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Timothy John Karlovich. June 10, 1953 - July 17, 2018. Tim was born to Michael and Olga Karlovich at St. Johns Hospital in Longview. He graduated from R.A. ...

Running Start enrollment explodes  Longview Daily News

Statewide Running Start enrollment has steadily increased since the program was first introduced more than two decades ago, but its popularity among local ...

Top Longview and Kelso education salaries for 2016-17  Longview Daily News

The Daily News typically reports the top 10 salaries of local officials when cities and school districts adopt annual budgets. Figures for Kelso and Longview ...

Monticello Middle School standardizes plan for improving math scores  Longview Daily News

When it comes to mastering one of the state's most challenging subjects, Monticello Middle School is quite the Cinderella story.

John Donahue | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

John W. Donahue. John William Donahue was born May 13, 1954, in Longview, and passed away May 3, 2017, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He attended St.

Longview college student a bass-fishing maniac  Longview Daily News

High school athletes have long earned college scholarships for excellence in football, basketball, volleyball and many other sports. However, one Longview ...

Flexibility the key at Longview's alternative high school  Longview Daily News

While many of her classmates were in school, Parris Pontious was shredding mud on a motocross bike or watching her older brother ride from the sidelines.

Award-winning clock made 28 years ago by RAL senior destroyed by burglars  Longview Daily News

The stained oak, 7-foot-10-inch tall grandfather clock took then 17-year-old R.A. Long High School junior Russ Meder two years and 1000 hours to build by ...

Sidelines: RAL vs. Kelso perfect timing for Jacks' class of '72  Longview Daily News

To Bradd Reynolds, it seemed like the whole world must have been there. The stands were packed. People were jammed in shoulder-to-shoulder along the ...

Longview woman leaves $750,000 in her will for local non-profits  Longview Daily News

A longtime Longview woman has left $750000 for three local non-profits, according to her will.

PUD Commissioner candidates talk I-1631, wind farms  Longview Daily News

In the race for Cowlitz County PUD's District 2 Commissioner, both Duane Dalgleish and Ned Piper have painted themselves as advocates for customers.

RAL grad Jeff Pilson still rocking in Foreigner  Longview Daily News

For every 10000 rock musicians, only one will end up like Jeff Pilson, touring the world and playing for auditoriums full of fans.

Longview School District bond  Longview Daily News

The Longview School Board is asking voters to approve a $121.6 million bond to refurbish or replace many of its elementary schools. The bond would improve ...

Brandon S. Jensen  Longview Daily News

Brandon Scot Jensen, 45, of Longview passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2015, at St. John Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

Del Ray II tenant: 'I was sold the wrong title to my home'  Longview Daily News

Longview resident Randall Beck spent two and a half years paying off the title to his home in the Del Ray II mobile home park.

Longview teachers stage half-day walkout  Longview Daily News

Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School teacher Ann Odegaard says she has as much education under her belt as a lawyer.

Longview schools assistant superintendent selected for top Pendleton spot  Longview Daily News

Longview School District's assistant superintendent Chris Fritsch is set to take on a new role as head of schools in Pendleton, Ore.

How to fund potential high school merger far from certain, panel admits  Longview Daily News

If no one buys Mark Morris High School, Longview's proposed high school consolidation likely won't happen, facilities committee member Bob Guide predicted.

Local alternative high schools seeing increases in enrollment  Longview Daily News

Sophomore Shelby Worth said if it weren't for Longview's alternative high school, she would have been a dropout.

Standout Grad: Andres Smiley, R.A. Long  Longview Daily News

Before was a star athlete and a student leader, he was a jailbird.

Ellen Wilcox  Longview Daily News

Ellen Ruth (Dishman) Wilcox, 63, of Longview passed away April 19, 2017, at home.

Justin L. Clark  Longview Daily News

Justin Logan Clark, 27, of Longview passed away July 4, 2017, at home.

From water treatment plant to data center?  Longview Daily News

Longview's old water treatment plant on Fisher's Lane would become a data processing center that employs up to 30 workers under a conditional lease the City ...

Forrest “Holly” Bishop  Longview Daily News

Forrest Holly Bishop was born in Longview on Dec. 26, 1926, and passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, following a serious fall outside the family home.

One high school or two for Longview?  Longview Daily News

A Longview school building study started out as a way to cope with declining enrollment, but it has morphed into something much bigger in scope — a proposal ...

Longview's new special education director returns home  Longview Daily News

People sometimes ask Elizabeth West, the Longview School District's new special education director, what she's doing here.

School districts refinance bonds, pass savings on to taxpayers  Longview Daily News

The Kelso and Longview school districts are capitalizing on historically low interest rates to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

School board approves teacher raises, smaller class sizes  Longview Daily News

The Longview School Board Monday gave local teachers their biggest pay raise in nearly a decade while also approving an $87.5 million operating budget for ...

Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean  Longview Daily News

Clifford Michael “Mick” McLean passed away peacefully at the Park Royal Health and Rehabilitation center in Longview, WA on June 6, 2016 at the age of 82.

Northlake elementary's location is an educational advantage, teachers say  Longview Daily News

Northlake Elementary School is located within walking distance of many Longview landmarks: Lake Sacajawea, the Longview Public Library, Lower Columbia ...

Subcommittee releases first draft of school merger plan  Longview Daily News

An idea to merge Longview's high schools took another step forward last week.

'23 Club: John McClelland III  Longview Daily News

John M. McClelland III has deeper Longview roots than most: His grandfather and father ran The Daily News for the first half-century of its existence. His cousin ...

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