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Thousands of Seattle teachers hold one-day strike

SEATTLE — Thousands of Seattle teachers walked out of class on Tuesday to demand higher pay and smaller class sizes, marking the largest one-day strike in a series of rolling protests by educators in Washington state over public school funding.

Alleged abuse of special needs girl prompts lawsuit

A lawsuit against the Yakima School District alleges the district and a bus driver failed in 2014 to protect a second-grade special-needs female student from physical and sexual assault by an older, special-needs boy on a school bus.

Rocky Reach Trail to open in July

EAST WENATCHEE — The trail is paved but there's still landscaping and other work to be completed before the new Rocky Reach Trail opens to the public.

Mail on the move

WENATCHEE — The city’s post office takes its first step Saturday to move into new digs and, say national mail managers, a new era of U.S. Postal Service efficiency.

Burst the bubble

EAST WENATCHEE — Younglife of North Central Washington, a Christian youth group that reaches out to young people through volunteering and charity events, held its annual golf fundraiser Monday.

Forest Service meeting scheduled in Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will host a listening session to talk about revising its forest plan, and listen to ideas on the process from the public.

Mapping Mt. St. Helens magma progresses

PORTLAND, Ore. — Early data collected in a pioneering effort to map the inner workings of Mount St. Helens have provided promising initial insights, 35 years after a massive eruption by the volcano killed at least 57 people, scientists said.

Oil rig protesters block entrances to Terminal 5

SEATTLE — Two hours into a demonstration outside Seattle’s Terminal 5, where Shell’s massive Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored, protesters continued to voice their opposition to the oil company’s Alaska operations, and police remained on the sidelines.

Prosecutor to retry deli worker for Patz murder

NEW YORK — Pedro Hernandez will be tried again for the 1979 murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz after a mistrial was declared earlier this month because a jury was unable to reach a verdict, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told MSNBC on Monday.

Four passengers sue over deadly derailment

Four passengers on the Amtrak commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia last week filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the U.S. rail service, as operations resumed on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor.

Fugitive to return to Ohio

ORLANDO, Fla. — A 79-year-old fugitive captured in Florida after being on the loose since escaping from an Ohio prison farm in 1959 was ordered on Monday to return to Ohio to face the consequences.

Some teacher union locals to stage one-day walkouts

MOSES LAKE — Some Columbia Basin teacher union locals will join a series of one-day walkouts designed to highlight their concerns with the ongoing budget deliberations of the Washington Legislature.