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Almost one-quarter of city's sophomores reclassified for WASL

Nearly one-quarter of sophomores in Seattle high schools have been reclassified as freshmen, a move that will delay their schedule for taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning.

This year's sophomore class is the first that must pass the WASL to graduate. The students that were reclassified as freshmen were failing or not completing classes and school officials were fearful they would not pass the high-stakes exam.


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Mosque leader, facing deportation, is under investigation by the FBI

TACOMA—A mosque leader who faces deportation is also being investigated for possible ties to…


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Software mogul says more students of color are needed in tech fields

REDMOND—Microsoft Corp. Chair Bill Gates has encouraged minority high school students to be…


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Patricia Fisher, the first woman and the first Black to write editorials for The Seattle Times, the state's largest newspaper, is dead at 59.


Fisher died Sunday after a battle with multiple sclerosis that forced her to retire in 1989, the newspaper reported Monday, quoting friends and professional colleagues.

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Loretta Ross, co-founder and director of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective…


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          In celebration of Black History Month,…


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WASHINGTON—Barack Obama has shown a Midas touch in so many different ways that it's…


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WASHINGTON -- U.S. terms for approving an Arab company's takeover of operations at six major American ports are insufficient to guard against terrorist infiltration, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday.

 

``I'm aware of the conditions and they relate entirely to how the company carries out its procedures, but it doesn't go to who they hire, or how they hire people,'' Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told The Associated Press.


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Erin Hampton, right, a fourth-grader at Sabin Elementary School, shows off her favorite Rosa Parks…


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HAP wins federal funds to rebuild the former Iris Court development

Fresh from an apparently successful run at New Columbia, the Housing Authority of Portland is embarking on a new redevelopment project.


The 60-year-old, 101-unit public housing complex formerly known as "Iris Court," and now called "Humboldt Gardens," will undergo a transformation from one-and two-bedroom low-income apartments in four buildings to a modern development containing 129 units for single parents with children, families and the disabled with very low to moderate incomes. A Head Start center and police contact and management offices also may be located on the site.


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