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Wading pool project would put art at their feet

WENATCHEE -- After painting the restrooms to brighten up the neighborhood park near her home, artist Kasey Koski was inspired to add even more color to the small green space.
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City seeks ideas for Memorial Park, public art

WENATCHEE – If you’ve ever wished for more public art in your wanderings around the city or maybe a nice year-round bandstand or picnic tables in Memorial Park, now’s your chance to share your ideas with city officials.
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A growing family of U.S. citizens

WENATCHEE -- Carlos Cervantes remembers illegally crossing the border from Mexico to the United States with his family. He was only about 10 years old at the time.

Alcoa named ‘Outstanding Friend’ of WVC

WENATCHEE — Alcoa has been named the 2014 "Outstanding Friend" of Wenatchee Valley College for the more than half-million dollars in donations and leadership support for the college and its programs.
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Mariachi in a modern world

WENATCHEE -- A rendition of "Someone Like You," made popular by internationally known singer Adele was scheduled to be one of the highlights of the Mariachi Northwest Festival concert Saturday night at Wenatchee High School.
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Common Ground: Unique art program inspires kindergarten student

What professional visual artist Terry Valdez loved about working with kindergarten students at Washington Elementary this spring was their fearlessness in creative expression. Unless it is cultivated early in life, kids tend lose that fearless creativity.

Omak student is region’s top speller

WENATCHEE -- Omak Middle School eighth-grader Ashley Blakemore survived 23 rounds to win the top award in the North Central Washington Regional Spelling Bee Thursday at Eastmont Junior High School.
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Middle school math wizards head to state competion

WENATCHEE -- Some of the state’s top young mathematicians, including 12 whiz-kids from North Central Washington, head to the Microsoft campus in Bellevue this weekend for the state-level MathCounts Competition and a chance to go to nationals.