I-5 lane, ramp closures in Lakewood, week of Sept. 22

From the Washington State Department of Transportation:

Drivers using Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont will encounter numerous overnight detours and ramp and lane closures the week of Sept. 22, as construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation continue electrical work for the I-5 – SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management and I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 ITS & Ramp Revisions projects.
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Lakes Routs Auburn Riverside 67-7

The Seattle Times’ Top Performers, Lakes’ junior quarterback Jaivae Magalei passed for 7 touchdowns before halftime.

By Jon Esken

A week before the Peninsula versus Lakes hoopla begins; the Lancers took care of business in Auburn. Lakes crushed Auburn Riverside 67-7.

“Lakes’ defense was dominating: one interception, several fumble recoveries, a lot of quarterback sacks. Auburn Riverside was lucky to get three and out,” messaged Lakes alumnus Dean Artist. Defensively, the Lancers came out and set the tone early for the offense.

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Clover Park school kids receive free sight, hearing and dental exams

Photo by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

By Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics

Tyee Elementary School students had their vision, hearing and dental health checked by members from Lakewood First Lions, DuPont Lions, Lindquist Clinic and soldiers from 514th Ground Ambulance Company at their school on Thursday.

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Race & Pedagogy National Conference, Sept. 25-27

TACOMA, Wash. – More than 1,500 people from around the country are expected to attend the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

In addition to the roster of high-profile speakers—Angela Davis, Winona LaDuke, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Eduardo Bonilla Silva—the conference will include six Spotlight Sessions. These sessions are for those interested in teacher development, the genetic side of race, criminal justice, civil rights, arts as a teaching tool, and preparing schools and colleges for the future. [Read more...]

Woodbrook Middle School named Gold Star recipient

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Woodbrook Middle School was named a Gold Star of Excellence recipient for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s (WIAA) “Give me 5” sportsmanship program. The award provides positive recognition for a school’s outstanding efforts in promoting sportsmanship in- and out-of-competition. Woodbrook is one of only three middle schools in the state to receive the award. [Read more...]