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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.

Oroville School Board tables arming staff, for now

OROVILLE — A week after hosting a community forum on whether to arm some staff members with guns in case of a school shooting, the Oroville School Board tabled the idea on Monday.

A little off the top

Workers remove roof tiles from Lincoln Elementary School in Wenatchee on Friday.

EWU helps students affected by wildfire

WENATCHEE — Eastern Washington University students who were affected by the Sleepy Hollow Fire may get extra help with tuition and housing this fall
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Artificial turf coming to Apple Bowl field

WENATCHEE — A dump truck spreads gravel on the Apple Bowl field in preparation for the new artificial turf that will be installed later this summer. The field is scheduled to be turned over to the Wenatchee School District by September in time for the first football game.
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Mission View fence transformed into art

Four hundred small aluminum squares were painted by students at Mission View Elementary school as an art project during the school year. Last week some students in the summer enrichment program helped artist Dennis Weddle of Bear Signs start to zip tie them to a chain link fence on the south side of the school, creating a massive art piece.

The history behind the names

EAST WENATCHEE — So, why are there schools in East Wenatchee named for Civil War Confederate and Union generals?

Should Robert E. Lee Elementary School be renamed?

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School Board members and district administrators aren't eager to discuss a name change for Robert E. Lee Elementary School. But a national conversation about use of the Confederate flag and other symbols of the Confederacy could bring it to their table.

WHS adds associate principal position

WENATCHEE — Ricardo Iniquez has been named Wenatchee High School Associate Principal. The new position will assist new Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson in state-required achievement initiatives.
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Working at the carwash

Members of the Celebration Lutheran Church in East Wenatchee held a carwash fundraiser at the Jet Pro Auto Wash on North Wenatchee Avenue Tuesday to help pay for a trip to a national youth gathering.