On the walk to work this morning I passed the usual groups of children trudging to school, headed toward the elementary school to the south and the middle school to the west. They must be out for some early activity or the breakfast shift. Many heft backpacks filled, I presume, with books, heavy enough to cause them to waddle like little bipedal turtles, if there were such a thing. I had to swerve around one lad who had pencil in hand, writing in a notebook as he walked, deep in ...
WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School seniors Serena Fitzgerald and Austin Schmaltz have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
EAST WENATCHEE — Pharmacy students Anna Phung and Hahn-La Phan already know how to give nearly painless flu shots. The two Washington State University pharmacy majors have each given hundreds of flu vaccine doses — shots and sprays — to patients of all ages.
Initiative 1351 on the current ballot is an irresponsible, self-serving, budget bashing measure that exploits a soft spot with voters while hiding the enormous, untenable price they will be forced to pay. Worse, the research suggests all that expense and sacrifice will bring little or no improvement in the education of their children. Nothing.