Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In the September 8, 2010 issue

Goodbye summer!
La Conner Elementary students Jennifer Lockrem and Mia Carlton squeeze the last few drops out of summer at an after school party for the First Grade classes on Friday -- Photo by Amylynn Richards

 Dodging Wolverines
La Conner Braves' Garret Wilbur moving out of the way of Friday Harbor Wolverines' Rueben Delay during Friday's first football match of the season. Friday Harbor took the win with 29 to the Braves' 8. -- Photo by Amylynn Richards

Test Scores an unreliable measure of school quality 
  Techie parents and avid data crunchers should be pleased with the material on the state's "school report card" website, which gives a detailed look into every school in Washington on last year's test day.
  To dig through the data and get the real picture of how the schools did, click here
Update: Just fixed the link to the state test data site.

Electric utility generates salmon recovery
By Sue Phillips
  Did you know that every time you turn on a light, you are helping a fish?
  Puget sound Energy goes to great lengths to preserve and enhance one of our finest natural resources, sockeye salmon. 
  Baker River sockeye are the only known sustaining population of sockeye salmon in the Skagit River drainage basin, and for their decades their numbers were dwindling alarmingly toward extinction. 
  But this year, with the utility's work to increase their numbers, there were enough sockeye for the state to stock Lake Baker with them. 
  Read these stories and more in this week's issue on sale in news racks all over town and at the gas station and the drug store.
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