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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 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.

Small scale

When you are building a miniature spaceship, it's best to get an eye-level view. At least that's what Ryder Wagner, 8, East Wenatchee, tries to do as he and his friend Tyson Gonzalez, 8, East Wenatchee, take part in the fourth annual Pybus Market Lego Build event Saturday in Wenatchee. The day was filled with themed building contests and a timed building event.

Library boosts STEM education

WENATCHEE — Science, technology, engineering and math are not just for school children anymore.

Weekly roll call report: Voting rights, student loans and safe injection sites

Lawmakers this week are rushing to pass hundreds of bills ahead of the March 8th deadline for bills to clear the chamber in which they were introduced. Of the more than 2,000 bills introduced this session so far, only 927 have survived recent cut-offs, and the number of bills eligible for consideration will be further reduced after next week. Following are bills of interest that passed this week.
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Old-school programs find new audiences

NCW — In this ever-increasing age of virtual connections, low-tech programs that provide hands-on learning experiences for children are holding their own.

Library launches new website

WENATCHEE — North Central Regional Library's new website is officially up and running with a new look and the ability to download books, movies and music.

Coach reinstated after confrontation

TONASKET — The Tonasket High School boys’ basketball team ended their season at the State B tournament on Wednesday, losing to the Adna Pirates 50-76.

Snow fields — High school soccer practice begins

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee soccer player Luis Navarrete, 16, retrieves a ball after it was kicked onto a snow bank lining the Apple Bowl's soccer field Tuesday. The school blew snow off half of the field by Monday night and was spreading snow out to melt the rest of this week.

Noyd sets high bar for state, national debate tourneys

WENATCHEE — Vivian Noyd has been arguing since she was a little girl. So much so that her mother, Jennifer, volunteered to start a speech and debate team when the now Wenatchee High School senior debate champion was in middle school.
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Debate coach talks the talk

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School Speech and Debate Team Coach Dave Carlson is pulling no punches in the weeks leading up to the state championship.