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Top educator agrees: FAFSA needs to be easier to fill out

SEATTLE — One of the biggest obstacles for parents with college-going children is filling out the FAFSA, the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form asks more than a hundred detailed questions about a family’s income in order to measure whether a student should be eligible for aid. But it’s so complicated that it’s seen by many educators as a barrier for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college.

Teachers, school district end week with no agreement

WENATCHEE — Teachers and Wenatchee School District officials remained hung up on key negotiating points at week's end, making it more likely teachers will return to class Wednesday with no new contract.

Tonasket schools to start Sept. 2

TONASKET — The school district in this fire-threatened community has announced that classes for the 2015-16 school year will begin, as planned, Sept. 2.

Apple Bowl up for rent

WENATCHEE — The new artificial turf is in, the lights are up, new bleachers and locker rooms are nearing completion. The Wenatchee School District's remodeled Apple Bowl stadium is ready to use. And not only by Wenatchee High School football and soccer teams. It will be available for rent to other schools and organizations for games and special events.

Grant supports music and arts

WENATCHEE — The Woods Family Music and Arts Grant is available to nonprofit organizations that offer music or arts related services in Chelan, Douglas and parts of Okanogan counties.

Douglas County, BLM take another look at Douglas Creek Road

DOUGLAS — Douglas County and the Bureau of Land Management are re-examining a longstanding question of whether to repair or close a rough section of Douglas Creek Road that leads to a popular recreation area for locals and visitors alike.

Low voter turnout, except in Douglas County

WENATCHEE — Primary election ballot returns for Chelan, Grant and Okanogan counties on Tuesday were running close to the statewide average of about 16 percent.

Fish find new home on riverfront

WENATCHEE — Nearly 500 colorful salmon decorated by school children have arrived at their new home in Riverfront Park.

Back to school events coming up

WENATCHEE — Summer vacation is soon coming to an end, but several back-to-school fairs will help send kids off to class with backpacks, school supplies and school clothes.

School budget provides some increases

WENATCHEE — A proposed Wenatchee School District budget for 2015-2016 school year would give teachers a 3 percent cost-of-living increase and provide more cash for curriculum and staffing at schools.