06-24-2018  3:45 pm      •     
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Event will feature teleconference with military school protestors

In a world with almost pervasive violence, event organizer and psychotherapist Paul Stretch is trying to make a difference. Along with his wife, Alicia Richards, Stretch is putting together the 11th annual Children's Peace Fair.


Organization helps Grant High"s Black students thrive in society

In an effort to boost African American student achievement and involvement, REAP, Inc., a youth development organization, hosted Challenge 2006, a day-long event with workshops , speakers and a panel discussion featuring a variety of successful African American professionals.
The voluntary, second annual African American student conference was held for students at Grant High School on Nov. 9 — a day when students at the school had the option of staying home.


Woman discovers she is black in "bi-racial semi-absurdist comedy" with 1980"s nostalgia

Many Hats Collaboration is planning the world premiere of "Mutt" by Lava Alapai, an…


Bowling & Billiards Classic features players, Sea Gals

Seattle Seahawk cornerback Marcus Trufant wants to make dreams come true. That's the reason he has sponsored the Marcus Trufant Bowling and Billiards Classic three years running.


Lieutenant faces six years in prison for refusing Iraq deployment

A Fort Lewis lieutenant who challenged the Bush administration's reasons for going to war in Iraq and then refused to deploy to that country will face a military trial, the Army says.
The Fort Lewis commander, Lt. Gen. James Dubik, has recommended that the Army proceed with a general court-martial against 1st Lt. Ehren Watada.
No date has been set for the trial, Fort Lewis officials said.
Hoping for resolution before the case went to trial, Watada's civilian defense attorney Eric Seitz said he met with Dubik in September and had "indirect communication" with him throughout October. Seitz's last written offer was submitted earlier this week.
"I was hopeful, given the political climate and wide dissatisfaction with this war," he said. "I don't imagine ... that the Army gains anything by really trying to seriously punish Watada."


Classes are canceled after students wear blackface to a party

SPOKANE —  Students who wore blackface to an off-campus party sparked an outcry that caused classes to be canceled last Thursday so Whitman College students and faculty could attend a daylong diversity symposium.
"This is a day that is dedicated to a campus-wide discussion of issues that are important to our Whitman community," the Walla Walla private school's faculty said in an e-mail to 1,450 students.


Dr. Jean-Marie Kamatali, a Rwandan native and speaker from the Scholars at Risk Network, will speak during International Education Week, sponsored by Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington Bothell.
Kamatali will discuss global human rights issues and other topics.


Seahawk cornerback Marcus Trufant aims for a strike during the Marcus Trufant Bowling and Billiards Classic, a fund-raiser to help needy children. Trufant and his family established the Trufant Family Foundation in 2003. It distributes scholarship and other financial assistance to organizations helping children.


The National Mall memorial will remember the man who 'redeemed the promise of America"'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President George W. Bush, appearing at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday…


Diversity and democracy was on the minds of students in Jefferson High School's advanced placement in history class Monday. The class held a "voting party" to help people with their ballots and to raise awareness about the importance of voting. Ready to welcome people into the library, where the party was held, are LaToya Spencer (in back), 16, and Jacqueline Mitchell (front), 16.


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