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Category: Education
November 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Seattle at 1:15 p.m. chanting, “No justice, no peace. No racist police ” Many were high-school students, like David Morgan, 16, a junior at Garfield High School. Morgan said he was there “just to support all the black people in the past…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

WSU students asked to have mumps vaccination

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from Thanksgiving break. The school issued the advisory Monday in response to an outbreak of mumps at nearby University of Idaho where 10 cases have been reported and 20 more…

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November 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

University of Puget Sound student earns Rhodes scholarship

The Associated Press TACOMA — A University of Puget Sound student has been selected for a prestigious Rhodes scholarship. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that William J. Rathje of Lake Oswego, Ore. was among 32 Americans selected for the scholarship. Rathje is a senior at the Tacoma university studying computer science and English literature. He co-founded a literary magazine…

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November 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

The Associated Press CHEHALIS  — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high school. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska High School and shared it with four other girls. They were taken to a hospital for observation…

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November 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

UW’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity disbands following hazing reports

The University of Washington chapter of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi has been disbanded after reports of hazing this fall, a spokesman for the university said. The decision was made by the international headquarters of the office, following an investigation, said James Ehrmann, UW assistant director of fraternity and sorority life. The fraternity can apply for…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM

WSU revokes recognition for Phi Kappa Tau fraternity

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington State University has revoked recognition for the Alpha Kappa chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity following allegations of hazing and conduct violations. The Daily Evergreen reports that six violations of WSU’s Standards of Conduct for Students were brought against the fraternity after an investigation and appeals process. The violations included abuse…

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November 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Bellevue teacher accused of having sex with student, 17

A Bellevue high-school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was arrested last week, police said Friday. The 33-year-old teacher was arrested Nov. 7 after the Bellevue Police Department received a complaint the day before alleging that he’d engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student, the department said. He was…

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November 14, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Idaho teacher kills, skins rabbit in front of class

BOISE — An Idaho biology teacher is facing possible disciplinary action after killing and skinning a rabbit in class to show students where their food comes from. Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall says the teacher killed the rabbit in front of 16 students by snapping its neck on Nov. 6 at Columbia High School. The rabbit…

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November 12, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Thousands remain without power

UPDATE: 10 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has restored power to nearly 200,000 customers, but 19,000 are still without power. Power should be restored to most customers by Thursday, PSE said. Crews will continue working overnight. UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has brought in crews from Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington to help…

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November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Police: Man accused of UW threats angry at loud students in libraries

A 32-year-old Seattle man is jailed on investigation of felony harassment after he allegedly posted an online rant about University of Washington students and threatened to “start shooting” if their loud behavior in the school’s libraries didn’t stop. Derek Grube waived his appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, when a judge found probable cause  to hold him and set…

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