Yakima schoolteacher named finalist for presidential award

First-grade teacher Julie Fry of Yakima’s Roosevelt Elementary is no stranger to the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She’s been nominated for the award on numerous occasions in her longstanding tenure in the Yakima School District.

Washington Legislature passes graduation waiver measure

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of emergency, like the current coronavirus pandemic. The Senate on Tuesday passed the measure on a 45-2 vote, and…

Gonzaga hopes to fully return to in-person instruction this fall

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Leaders at Gonzaga University announced Monday they hope to fully return to in-person instruction, housing and campus activities for the upcoming fall semester. The university has been operating in a hybrid model this school year, with most…