Education

Yakima Valley College expands Running Start program

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley College has been selected as one of the few colleges in Washington state to participate in a summer Running Start program pilot. During the regular school year, Running Start allows high school students to take…

Washington educators are now eligible to be vaccinated

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Earlier today, President Joe Biden assured the country that there would be enough vaccine doses to innoculate all American adults by the end of May. During that address, he urged state leaders to provide vaccinations for teachers,…

Yakima teenager shot outside of Garfield Elementary School

YAKIMA, Wash. — According to the Yakima Police Department, a shooting occurred in the proximity of Garfield Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. At 12:09 p.m., the Yakima Police Department tweeted that officers were responding to a shooting outside Garfield Elementary…

Bill advanced to ban Native American mascots at schools

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The use of Native American names, symbols and images would be banned from being used as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington under a bill passed Tuesday by the state…

POLL: Do you support a tax on sugary drinks?

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Hermiston schools to offer on-site rapid COVID testing

HERMISTON, Oreg. — According to a statement released by the Hermiston School District's communications team, schools under their jurisdiction will offer on-site rapid COVID-19 testing. This will be for students, teachers, faculty, or staff exhibiting telltale signs of coronavirus infection…

POLL: Do you support putting children back in schools in the Summer instead of the Spring?

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Richland librarian set to retire after 41 years

RICHLAND, Wash. – Branch Manager Tom Moak of the Mid-Columbia Libraries’ West Richland Branch is preparing to step away from his position after 41 years as a local librarian. According to a press release issued by the Mid-Columbia Libraries, Moak…