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NCW spends a ‘Day Without Immigrants’

WENATCHEE — Many immigrant workers and their families around the region stayed home from work and kept their kids home from school Thursday to support the nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" boycott. And some of the region's biggest employers supported them.

Kia mentors take mission to heart

WENATCHEE — The trucks of Monster Jam grabbed Nick Fukuzawa’s attention when the now 20-year-old was in grade school. By the time he was in eighth grade, Grave Digger was his hero and his goal was to drive one of the huge-tired trucks that span the globe-wowing crowds with speed and crushing capabilities.

Child care centers balk at new rules

WENATCHEE — Finding child care in the Wenatchee Valley could get more difficult in the next couple of years if proposed state licensing requirement changes are approved.

Learning about the heart

Over 40 kids participated in “Matters of the Heart,” at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Wenatchee on Saturday. They were gowned up, and explored cow and pig hearts in a dissection lab setting along with the help of over 10 area medical professionals. After an hour of probing the hearts, participants met with artist Terry Valdez, creating a medically correct valentine, a watercolor painting based on the human heart.

UPDATE: 1 p.m.: Avalanche warning issued for all of NCW

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday: NCW — Today's freezing rain that prompted so many school closures and late starts could last through today, and even into Thursday morning, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service says.

Survey seeks input on Eastmont schools configuration

EAST WENATCHEE — Bring seventh-graders into the junior high school. Move fourth-graders out of the elementary schools. Move fifth- and sixth-graders into the elementary school level. Consider some combination of all of those or maybe none of the above. 

ArtReach at the PAC

Wenatchee School District students attending ArtReach at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8, jump on bubble wrap on stage as members of Artrageous theater troupe sing and dance around them. The event was the educational outreach component of Artrageous, which was presented to the public later in the evening and included singing, dancing and performers painting.

Art of Community | Young Life builds community one teen at a time

Kyle Eberth, the co-area director for North Central Washington Young Life, brings a boundless and infectious sense of passion, energy, enthusiasm and acceptance to his work helping connect kids in our region with positive and supportive adult and teen mentors.

Election: Islands warding off annexation

NCW — Two county islands within Wenatchee appear to have resisted another annexation effort by the city. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Walnut/McKittrick and Maple Street islands have voted overwhelmingly to remain unincorporated. 

Schools cope with snow days

NCW — Soap Lake School District Superintendent Rick Winters has a new respect for

In-school health clinic moves in-house

WENATCHEE —  Last year’s expansion and remodel at Lincoln Elementary School has resulted in an unexpected opportunity — space for a primary care health clinic.