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Homeless students chart

Here's a look at homeless student counts in larger North Central Washington school districts.

Iowa elections a real education for Wenatchee family

WENATCHEE — Gwen McQuaig won't be voting in this year's presidential election. But at 14 years of age, she's already had a better look at the current stable of candidates and the inside workings of an election than most people who will be casting ballots.

Jazz Workshop begins 15th year

Musician Clay Jenkins from Rochester, New York, works with Eastmont High School students during one of many workshops at Wenatchee High School this week. This is the ninth year Jenkins has led a workshop and the 15th year of the Wenatchee Jazz Workshop program. The week culminates in two 7:30 p.m. concerts: Pro Night Thursday and Student Night Friday, both at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Contact the PAC for ticket information:, (509) 663-2787.

Paul Pugh — An appreciation (Updated with more comments)

Paul K. Pugh, aka Guppo the Clown, died Sunday. Many people have shared their thoughts on Pugh in emails to The World and in posts on our Facebook page. We added more of their comments to this report Tuesday afternoon. You'll also find links here to our reports on Pugh.

Paul Pugh, aka Guppo the Clown, dies at 88

WENATCHEE — Paul K. Pugh, aka Guppo the Clown and founder of the Wenatchee Youth Circus, died Sunday after mentoring generations of local youth to excel both in life and in the circus’ center ring.

Barbies transformed

WENATCHEE —  Karen Rutherford and Sara Rolfs led a workshop at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to help students transform Barbies into Star Wars Resistance Fighters. The two educators brought over 40 dolls for a dozen children. They say there is a shortage of dolls representing strong female roles, so they were making their own.

Auditor wrapping up WVC investigation

WENATCHEE — Investigation of a whistleblower complaint against Wenatchee Valley College made nearly a year ago should be complete by April, the state Auditor's Office says.

Following her dreams

Payton Hannaberg, 5, Chelan, and other future cheerleaders perform during halftime at the Chelan and Okanogan girls basketball game Thursday night in Chelan.