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Cora Van Lith crowned Miss East Cascades

WENATCHEE — Cora Van Lith, a Wenatchee High School senior and dance instructor, topped a field of nine contestants Saturday to be crowned 2017 Miss East Cascades.

Tech Ninjas to the rescue

Orchard Middle School seventh-graders learn leadership, troubleshooting skills | Orchard Middle School has at least four super heroes. They don’t wear masks and capes, but they do have badges and alter egos — seemingly ordinary seventh-graders who become iPad-wielding Technology Ninjas with the ping of an email from a student or a shout out from a teacher.

Thanks, Wilf

While attending a celebration in honor of the late Wilfred Woods, chairman of the board of The Wenatchee World, people put tulips at the base of “River Run,” an Art on the Avenues visiting sculpture sponsored by the Woods Family. The event started at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with music and speeches. Led by Wenatchee Youth Circus performers, the group then walked over Riverwalk Crossing pedestrian bridge to Pybus Public Market for a party. Wilf would have liked that.

Roll call: Income tax, smartphones and driving, pay equality, and police hate crimes

With another cutoff deadline behind them, lawmakers this week have now significantly reduced the number of bills before them in the remaining 44 days of this session. Of the more than 2,000 measures introduced, only about 650 have survived, and that number will be further reduced in the coming weeks as more cutoff deadlines are reached. Following are bills of interest that made it through at least one chamber this week.

Substitute teachers even harder to find

In the Wenatchee Valley, finding substitute teachers is more difficult than finding full-time teachers, according to the human resource directors in Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts.

Teacher hunt starts early

WENATCHEE — The “early bird gets the worm” approach to recruiting new teachers in the midst of a statewide teacher shortage is in full swing at Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts.

Robotics teams compete in state tournament Saturday

ELLENSBURG — More than 100 robotics teams from elementary, middle and high schools will compete in the 2017 Washington State VEX Robotics Tournament Saturday at Central Washington University.

Film, panel discussion explore family life in digital age

WENATCHEE — The issues of raising children in a world where social media, video games and Internet addiction have become part of family life is the topic of a film and panel discussion set for 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.

Making jewelry at Pybus University

WENATCHEE — People learned to make hammered metal spiral necklaces from local artist and jewelry maker Juliana Marquis during Pybus University at Pybus Public Market on Tuesday night.

Tonasket coach charged in confrontation

OKANOGAN — A Tonasket High School basketball coach who confronted a teacher in class in front of students has been charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.

Districts stick to current transgender policies

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts are not planning changes to policies and practices regarding transgender students despite an apparent shift in the federal stance on the issue.

Wenatchee firm settles state Medicaid fraud suit

OLYMPIA — A Wenatchee educational-services firm agreed to pay $400,000 and get out of the Medicaid consulting business as part of a settlement with the state Attorney General.

Wenatchee schools enrollment steady, but still down

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District’s enrollment numbers remain about 118 students below what was budgeted for the year, but that’s an improvement over the 200-student gap when school started last fall.

Community Connections | March 11th is Non-Profit Day at Pybus Market

WENATCHEE – Following in the successful footsteps of January’s Meet Your Match volunteer networking forum at Pybus University, the Saturday Non-Profit Day at Pybus Market will showcase local programs needing volunteered time, energy and knowledge.