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March 4, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Tuesday Memo: Fun in class … Russell Wilson is major league … Shutdown repercussions

Less talk, more action:  In a teaching experiment that began six years ago, frustrated Bellevue School District government teachers teamed with University of Washington researchers to revamp the advanced placement program. Instead of lectures, they put role plays and simulations at the center of the curriculum. It seems to be working. Russ…

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October 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Homeless campers’ fire caused Monday’s light-rail shutdown

A garbage fire set by homeless campers on Beacon Hill was the source of smoke that got into a light-rail tunnel Monday evening. The smoke halted rail service shortly after 6 p.m., and full service wasn’t restored until 8 p.m. The incident began when Link rail operators reported what smelled like electrical smoke at the Beacon Hill,…

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October 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket

PORT ANGELES (AP) — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.” The Peninsula Daily News reports three of the cars were a group of international students from Peninsula College led by host Kelly Sanders, a teacher from Port Angeles. They…

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