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Creating more inclusive playgrounds for disabled

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Before the start of first grade four years ago, Owen Chaidez excitedly waited on the playground at Hillcrest Elementary School in Downers Grove. But when the bell rang and his friends ran inside, the boy, who uses a wheelchair, became stuck in the wood chips covering the playground’s surface. His mother found him moments later, crying and alone.

Students often find school sex education negative

Many students say the sex and relationship education in their schools can be negative and “heterosexist,” and the way teachers approach the subject is ineffective, according to a review of international research.

Doctor faces loss of license over vaccine note

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Robert Sears is one of the leading voices in the anti-vaccination world, a hero to parents suspicious of childhood immunizations that public health officials say are crucial to preventing disease outbreaks.

Beyond the BLT: Other tomato sandwiches to try

While we all have access to tomatoes in even the depths of winter, the words we use to describe them all sound like other names for disappointment — mealy, bland and sad. But describe an encounter with the best summertime tomatoes, and suddenly it sounds as if you’re reliving some steamy affair — luscious, sumptuous and messy.

In the Garden | How to save seeds

So you say you have never saved seeds before. Well, you are in luck because today is a great day to start. There are a multitude of plants in your garden and landscape that you have the ability to collect the seed from and fall is the time to do it.

Diet tips explained

Let’s look at some of the latest health and fitness headlines and see how we can apply them.

Dear Abby | Couple fallen out of love should fall out of marriage

Dear Abby: Is it possible that people can just fall out of love with each other? We have been married for 21 years and have three kids who are older. Over the last five years, my wife and I have stopped communicating. We don't do anything together and have little desire to be with each other anymore.


Reunions scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Reader Scrapbook

The Wenatchee High School class of 1951 reunion committee poses for a photo during its reunion Aug. 26 at Walla Walla Point Park. The event was well attended with 70 class members present. From left to right are Pete Van Well, Helen Cutright, Barbara Monroe, Joanne Field, Roger Davis, Sylvia Cordell, Joyce Morehouse and Barbara Myles.

ESL providers forum scheduled for Sept. 29

ELLENSBURG — The third Washington Apple Education Foundation sponsored ESL providers forum will be held at Central Washington University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.