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 WolverinesLa 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 qualityTechie 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 recoveryBy Sue PhillipsDid 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.
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