Education

Back To School Spending Up Just 4% Over Last Year
The kids are back in school, big brother and sister are off to college and you are adding up the receipts from the shopping frenzy.  If  the ever growing price tag seems smaller than in the past you are following the national trend...
ITT Technical Institutes to Close in 3 Cities
SPOKANE (AP) — ITT Technical Institutes in Spokane, Seattle and Everett will be permanently closing their doors as the company ceases operations across the country.
The company says the closures are due to an investigation and sanctions by the U...
Time To Get That Flu Shot
The change in weather has Washingtonians preparing for the winter months and for many, that includes getting a flu shot. Dr. John Dunn with Group Health Cooperative says those who decide to be vaccinated shouldn't delay, because it takes a few weeks for it to become effective...
Top Ten Back To School Tech Products
Back to school in 2016 means heading back to Best Buy or some other tech shop to purchase the latest electronics and accessories.  With some much of future employment tied to tech, it only makes sense. So just what will your student be asking you to buy for them...
Worried About Bullying? Yakima School District Can Help
School starts Aug. 31 in the largest district in the valley, and while many kids are getting excited, others are apprehensive because they're concerned about being bullied.
But last year the district started a bullying task force and created a number of different ways to deal with the problem, both i…
Scholarship Opportunities Available From La Salle High School
A private Christian education is a luxury many families wish for their children but can’t afford.  Now a grant from the De La Salle Christian Brothers based in Napa, California will make the dream possible for some future students of Yakima’s La Salle High School…
Central Washington University President Gets New Contract
ELLENSBURG (AP) — The president of Central Washington University has a new five-year contract.
The university says its trustees last week unanimously approved a contract for James L. Gaudino through July 31, 2021. They also gave him his first merit-pay increase since he was appointed in 2009...
Yakima County Republican Party To Host G.O.P. (Grand Old Picnic)
The Yakima County Republicans will host a Grand Old Picnic on Wednesday, August 10th,  from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Spring Creek Homestead, 3213 South Tacoma Street, Union Gap.
GOP candidates as well as nonpartisan judicial candidates who emerge from the Primary and move on to the General Election will…

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