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Energize Eastside, traffic calming, dominate town hall

Speed bumps and power lines were the hot topics of conversation at the city of Newcastle’s annual town hall meeting June 16.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Deputy Mayor John Drescher (right) answers an audience question, as City Councilman Rich Crispo listens beside him.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Deputy Mayor John Drescher (right) answers an audience question, as City Councilman Rich Crispo listens beside him.

During the meeting’s second hour, the Newcastle City Council fielded audience questions, with a sizable group of neighbors from in and around Southeast 75th Street using the time to express concerns about speeding on the street. Read more »

Sports

Local athletes commit to colleges

Liberty High School honored four graduating student-athletes at a special ceremony in April.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School seniors (from left) Russell Boston, Nate Jarvis, Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma smile while listening to coaches talk about their high-school careers at a special Signing Day ceremony April 15 in the Liberty library.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School seniors (from left) Russell Boston, Nate Jarvis, Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma smile while listening to coaches talk about their high-school careers at a special Signing Day ceremony April 15 in the Liberty library.

Runners Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma, as well as football players Russell Boston and Nate Jarvis, announced their commitments to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Read more »

Schools

Liberty students win big at History Day contest

Liberty High School students took home a slew of top awards at the 2015 Washington State History Day competition May 2.

This year’s theme was “Leadership and Legacy in History.” The school sent 16 students to the contest at Green River Community College, and eight of them qualified for the national competition by placing in the top two of their categories.

Vincy Fok, Lorrin Johnson and Issabelle Hayden’s project about Edward R. Murrow earned first place in the senior group exhibit category.

Carlyn Schmidgall, Lauryn Hepp and Sally Rim earned first place for their group website about John F. Kennedy’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read more »

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Opinion

Editorial — Don’t leave kids, dogs to die in hot cars

Cartoon — July 2015

Notes from Newcastle — Summertime blues


Sports

Local athletes commit to colleges

Liberty soccer grad suits up for local PDL team


Schools

Liberty students win big at History Day contest

Renton School Board honors Hazen seniors

Hazen, Liberty celebrate the class of 2015

Planting the seeds of science

Newcastle students graduate from Eastside Catholic


Community

Laughing all the way — Grounded

Newcastle students graduate from college

Newcastle students make dean’s list, honor roll

Community spotlight — Concerts in the Park start this month

Brain Science at the Newcastle Library

Calendar — July 2015

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