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Diana Haglund | Making learning personal for special education students

Imagine going to work and loving your job so much that you throw away your first paycheck. This is a true story. A special education student who went through the Wenatchee High School Community Based Learning Program was hired at Pizza Hut after doing a work-based learning experience there. He felt so valued for the work that he was doing that he didn’t understand why he was being paid to do a job he loved so he threw away his first check in the trash. If this isn’t the essence ...
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Suzanne Tomassi | Out here in the field

Roughly one month into the first field season, work proceeds on such an intense schedule that I haven’t had time to update the blog. We have settled on a design of six plots: three treatment (twice-logged forest) and three control (primary forest), each with two transects of 15 nets each and within that, five zones of three nets each, all to be sampled for two days each and repeated three times over the season. Suffice to say, it adds up to a large sample.
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AppleSox seeking third straight road win and 200th overall

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 7, Yakima Valley 4 last night in 11 innings. Wenatchee (18-17) at Yakima Valley (21-14) 7:05 tonight. On The Road AgainReaching for 200.  The next road triumph will be the 200th in franchise history.  After 341 “away” games Wenatchee is 199-142 (58.4%).  - They have won 173 league, 12 playoff and 14 nonleague.- Longest win streak 12...twice...once in 2004 and again to end 2010 and begin 2011.- Longest losing streak 8...2008.- 25 went to extra innings...15-10.- Played in two countries, three states and 25 cities.= Most frequent foes: ...
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Gillette hits grand slam in 14-inning 10-9 loss to Sweets

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 10, Wenatchee 9 in 14 innings last night. Wenatchee (16-17) at Yakima Valley (21-12) tonight. Wenatchee vs. Yakima ValleyThe new kid on the block, Yakima, is leading the division and with a 21-12 record, and is tied with Corvallis for the second best mark in the league.  The Pippins have been victorious in seven of their last nine games.  The AppleSox opened their WCL schedule with a three-game series a Yakima County Stadium.  The host club won the initial game 4-3 and then Wenatchee came back to ...
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16-16 Sox vs. 16-16 Sweets tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 8, Wenatchee 7 last night. Wenatchee (16-16) at Walla Walla (16-16) tonight. Another Shot At 500Wenatchee will take the field tonight with another shot at their 500th win in franchise history.   In 788 games they have a record of 499-289 (63.3%). Stickers On Their LuggageIn 15 years Wenatchee has played games in 25 cities in addition to the Apple Capital.- Washington – Bellingham, Bremerton, Colfax, Everett, Hoquiam, Kirkland, Longview, Moses Lake, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Walla Walla and Yakima.- Oregon – Bend, Corvallis, Gresham, Klamath Falls and Medford.  - ...
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Kelli Scott | Fire season on Facebook

Scrolling through Facebook one smoky evening last week, I came across a video interview with a local online marketing pro in which this successful social media advocate extolled the virtues of new media and asserted flatly that newspapers are not dying. They are dead.
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Sox, Sweets right back at it tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (15-15) at Walla Walla (15-15) tonight. Close.  Not only are Wenatchee and Walla Walla sharing identical records, 15-15, the competition after four and a half years is also tight.  Wenatchee leads overall 20-18, league 18-16 and at home 11-9.  In playoff games they are 2-2 and at Walla Walla 9-9.  So far this season the Sweets lead 4-2, the AppleSox taking two of three in Walla Walla and the Sweets sweeping the Sox here Thursday through Saturday. Brown and Brooks tie GebbersSince 2008 the last name that appeared most ...
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One game separates Sox and Sweets, big game tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 7, Wenatchee 5 last night. Walla Walla (14-15) at Wenatchee (15-14) 7:05 tonight. Onions Peeling Away Sox LeadWalla Walla and Wenatchee are now only a game apart for second and third in the East Division.  On the first of the month the AppleSox were 4.5 games ahead, but Wenatchee has gone 2-5 in July and Walla Walla 7-3.  A win by the home team tonight and they have a two-game lead, a loss and there is a tie for second. The New NormThree-hour games are in.  Last night ...