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The Apple Leaf Commentary | District needs policy overhaul

In the course of just three years, Wenatchee High School students, faculty and administration have been rocked on the waves of two life-altering events. The death of Antonio Reyes brought about not only student grief and community suffering but loud repercussions as well; former PE teacher Ed Knaggs was put on administrative leave in 2011, fired in April 2012, and after two years only recently reached a settlement putting him on paid administrative leave until 2016.
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The many shades of fall

Local shooter Frank Cone snapped this image from Horse Lake Road during a Nov. 7 hike. The view is looking north toward Eagle Rock.
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Band wins top award in season finale

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band performed in its last competition of the season in Auburn last weekend at the 28th Annual Veterans Day Marching Competition, as well as participating in Auburn’s 49th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The band placed first in the parade against high school marching bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest in the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi.
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A gift of bear hugs

Quincy High School senior Mireya Camacho is working to make life a little more bear-able for kids at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
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Season’s greetings: Entiat hosts bazaar Saturday

As the Christmas season approaches, the region’s big box stores prepare for another onslaught of holiday sales. With Halloween barely over, shelves are already being stocked with holiday trinkets and baubles in anticipation of the biggest shopping time of the year. Even the tradition of stores closing for Thanksgiving has largely passed by the wayside, as merchants scramble with their extended hours and “doorbuster” items to usher in the consumer madness.
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Crane tendencies

Local hobby photographer John Barta shot this image of a Great Blue Heron on Oct. 22 at Walla Walla Point Park.

5 Things: Five myths about Wellness Place

As a student in the Eastmont School District from 1978 to 1991, I was earnestly aware of those “shining stars” who provided the people in our valley with avenues of hope, purpose and support. Personally, I can reflect on many along my journey: Camp Fire volunteer leaders, church youth group leaders, basketball coaches who graciously gave their time and the many volunteers through the Apple Blossom Festival organization.
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The Golden Apple band marches on

Wenatchee High School’s Golden Apple Marching Band continued its season with a pair of strong showings at competitions the past two weekends.
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Make a Difference Day 2014

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday. That's when volunteers across North Central Washington take on projects to help others. Want to join in? Check out our list of projects, grab a pair of gloves or a paintbrush and Make a Difference this Saturday.
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‘Wings on the Icicle’

Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.