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Category: Education
December 19, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Issaquah middle school closed for third day following letter threat

Pacific Cascade Middle School will remain closed Friday, due to a threatening letter that was found Wednesday, according to the Issaquah School District website. This is the third day of canceled classes. Police continue to investigate the incident and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of the individuals responsible for the…

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December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Issaquah school remains closed Thursday after letter threat found

UPDATE, Thursday, 5:50 a.m. | Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District will remain closed on Thursday after a a threatening letter was found on Wednesday. From the district’s website: Investigations into the threat letter discovered at PCMS are continuing with law enforcement. As of this morning, no new information has come to light….

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December 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Cuffed for class? Man runs into high school to avoid arrest

A man who had pulled up at Kentwood High School on Friday morning to drop off a relative made a dash for class himself after he was stopped by police. The man was stopped by King County sheriff’s deputies outside the Covington school for investigation of reckless driving, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates. Once officers…

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December 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

CWU leaving 57 positions unfilled to close budget gap

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University says it’s closing a $6.5 million budget gap this year by not filling 57 positions. The university in Ellensburg says 41 positions are already vacant due to a hiring freeze. And, it will not replace people who are retiring. CWU is asking the Legislature for more funding or to allow…

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December 3, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Othello student forced to unclog toilet with bare hands

The Associated Press OTHELLO — Parents in Othello say a teacher deserves more than a reprimand for having their 8-year-old son unclog a toilet with his bare hands. Artie and Lisa Adams tell KEPR they learned of the incident at Scootney Springs Elementary School when they asked their son about his day at school. He said everything…

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December 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Jesse Jackson tells Kent students that education can end tech disparity

In a speech Monday marked by long call-and-responses with a crowd of middle- and high-school students, the Rev. Jesse Jackson echoed the themes of his Sunday talk at Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church. Education, he said, is a way to end racial disparities in high-paying technology jobs around the nation, and the lack of minorities on…

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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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