WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District administrators, school board members and others dug their gold-painted shovels into dirt at three school construction sites Thursday, kicking off a massive project to overhaul three district schools.
OLYMPIA — The state legislature is looking for volunteers, aged 14 to 18, for a 2-year stint on a 22-person council that works year-round to gauge the opinions of young people and meet with policy makers to discuss youth views.
Artist Kasey Koski paints an intricate design in the wading pool at Pennsylvania Park in Wenatchee on Wednesday. Koski hopes to have the art done in the pool in the next week or so. Once complete, the idea is to allow people to use sidewalk chalk to color in the design. She also plans to do a similar project in the wading pool at Kiwanis-Methow Park in the fall, and Washington Park, next spring.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones will be paid the same salary and benefits next year he has received last year. The Wenatchee School Board unanimously approved the salary and benefits Tuesday.
NCW — Child Find will offer free developmental screening for children 3 to 5 years of age from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Orondo Elementary and Middle School, 100 Orondo School Road, and at the Waterville School District, 200 E. Birch St.
One of the inspiring stories of the Carlton Complex Fire last year was the rescue of Cinder, the bear cub who suffered serious burns and survived. The bear, after spending nine months in rehabilitation at wildlife centers at Lake Tahoe and Idaho, is expected to be released June 3 into the wild in Okanogan County.
WENATCHEE — Are teacher walkouts legal? Some Washington legislators, feeling pressure from teacher walkouts in more than 60 Washington school districts, think it may be time to determine if walkouts or strikes by any public employees are legal and, if not, whether they should be punished by loss of pay.
WENATCHEE — Engineers at North Central Washington’s Columbia River dams have double-checked their data and concluded that the discovery last year of a major seismic fault west of Entiat will not oblige them to rethink the dams’ vulnerability to ground shaking.
Wenatchee Valley College student Yuridy Rodriguez laughs as Austin Trombini struggles to get a fish off the hook Thursday. The two were among many that attended the annual Fountain Fishing Derby at the WVC fountain. The event was combined with International Day.
QUINCY — An 18-year-old student at the Quincy School District's High Tech High has been placed on an emergency expulsion after allegedly stabbing a teacher in the face with a pencil May 8 while on a field trip in Yakima.
Birders loaded into rafts and floated down the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers near Leavenworth on Friday during an afternoon trip arranged during the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. The popular floats were run by Osprey Rafting. The annual festival ended Sunday.