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The Apple Leaf | Racial divide begins early

I vividly remember the first time I walked into a public school, my classmates and sharing the fear of possibly never returning to the comfort of home, and being pulled out of my classroom on the second week of my public education. Why? Simply because English was not my first language.
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Family outing

Local photographer Frank Cone took this shot May 22 at Walla Walla Point Park, near the swimming area where a lot of geese and goslings hit the beach and then go up to the grassy area to feed. As long as you move slow and keep a reasonable distance they don’t seem to be bothered by people, Frank says.
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Student’s art wins $500 for his school

WENATCHEE — Logan Busch’s artistic skills earned him the top spot in this year’s Impact Elementary Art Contest and his painting a place in the Impact Wenatchee telephone book being delivered this month.
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A 500-ton recycling job in Quincy

An 85-foot tall processing plant that has sat vacant for some 30 years in the middle of Quincy is being taken down one piece at a time — all 500 tons of it — so its steel structure can be recycled.
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Poppy Shot

Photo provided/Frank Cone
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Classic to honor Adamson Leavenworth course to host June 8 tourney

Leavenworth Rotary, a longtime sponsor of the Cascade Golf Classic, is dedicating this year’s event to an incredible man — the late Jim Adamson. As a founding member of Cascade Medical Foundation, Adamson was instrumental in establishing the Cascade Golf Classic.
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Prom ticket Wenatchee Police officer helps student ask girlfriend to dance

Wenatchee High School junior Colby Cadman wanted to surprise his girlfriend, sophomore Kendal Buak, with a truly inspired invitation to prom. And so the plan was born, with Colby brainstorming ideas with parents, Matt and Camille Cadman, and coming up with the ultimate surprise.
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Fun-tastic summer options for kids

From baseball camps and swimming lessons to book clubs and hiking adventures, there are plenty of activities to keep kids engaged this summer. Here is a list of activities that we know about:
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The Scratching Post | Sean Ward caps Eastmont acting career with ‘Urinetown’

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Among the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom of peace. Eastmont HIgh School drama club's “Urinetown” featured an incredible cast including acting and musical phenomena Sean Ward.

Depression in our schools | ‘I guess I have always been this way…’

She sits in class with her eyes gazing over the other students in the room. They pause on a group of kids towards the front of the classroom. They’re laughing and smiling and appear not to have a care in the world, and she wonders if they know what it feels like to not be okay, to not be able to laugh and smile. To not feel anything. Her eyes slowly wander straight down to her desk, and she carries on with her day.
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The Apple Leaf | Depression in our schools

Anxiety, depression and suicide -- once swept under the tightly woven rug of ignorance, all of these problems have begun taking a center spotlight in schools across the nation.