Cool Lessons from the Icy Arctic

ROCHESTER, WA, July 18 – Maybe you can’t send a class full of Rochester kindergarteners to the Arctic. But you can send their teacher, and that gets them pretty close. Michelle Bretherton, kindergarten teacher at Rochester Primary School (RPS), returned last week from nearly a month in Norway and on the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, Land…

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Joint Statement of Olympia Police Department Chief Roberts and Black Alliance of Thurston County Chair Dr. Johnson

In light of recent events Chief of Police Ronnie Roberts and Dr. Karen Johnson of the Black Alliance met today and have the following statement: “We are at a time in our country where violence is pulling communities apart.  We must come together to address longstanding challenges between our Black communities and law enforcement.  We recognize…

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