Education

80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. The university learned Saturday that three fraternity residents had symptoms…

WSU cancels August 2020 graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has canceled August 2020 in-person graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19 concerns. This includes ceremonies at all WSU campuses. The university says this decision was made to mitigate the health risks posed by large gatherings, and to…

Yakima drive-in graduation events canceled

YAKIMA, Wash. -- On Tuesday, the Yakima School District announced that drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis and Stanton high schools have been canceled. "In recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we…

Kamakin High School senior named US Presidential Scholar

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- A Kamiakin High School senior is part of the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Courtjoseph Melang Saunders, a Richland resident, is one of 161 high school seniors nationwide, and…