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Backpack on bike rack prompts college evacuations

WENATCHEE — The Music and Arts Building at Wenatchee Valley College and two parking lots were evacuated about 11:15 a.m. Friday after a backpack was found locked to a bicycle rack on campus.
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Golden Apple band earns second at season’s first competition

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band began its 2014 competition season last weekend at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco. The band placed second in the AAA Large Band Division with a score strong enough to earn a spot in the finals competition that evening.

State teachers pay most of education suit costs

SEATTLE — Public school teachers paid most of the bill for the education lawsuit that is forcing the Washington Legislature to put billions more into the state budget for K-12 education.

Class size measure may add to woes

Education advocates in Washington state are pushing a measure limiting class sizes, but opponents say the initiative on the November ballot could make a bad budget situation worse as lawmakers scramble to pay for court-ordered reforms.

Several contested races in North Central Washington

NCW — The mayors of Quincy, Oroville and Brewster all have challengers, along with quite a few other positions up for election in North Central Washington this year. Candidates for open positions had to file for election this week.

Quincy bus crash involves 30 kids

QUINCY — A Quincy bus carrying about 30 students was involved in a minor injury collision this afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports. A few children on the bus suffered minor injuries, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman.

Education of the future

The classrooms of tomorrow won’t need books, pencils or paper. Everything students need will be at their fingertips.
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New principals at Wenatchee, Eastmont high schools

WENATCHEE — Two Wenatchee Valley high schools will start the coming school year with new principals. Bob Celebrezze has been picked as Wenatchee High School’s new principal. Lance Noell will be Eastmont High School’s new principal.