Posted by Jim Donaldson on August 14, 2014
Rep. Rick Larsen sent out a press release today saying that something is broken in the nation’s education system - but it’s not the schools themselves.
Rather, Larsen argued it’s the requirement in the federal No Child Left Brhind Act.
A little background - under federal law, schools districts throughout Washington have to notify parents that nearly every school in the state is not making the grade, a long-dreaded consequence of Washington losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Now schools and student test scores now must be evaluated under those flawed standards.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on June 1, 2014
A Seattle blogger has posted a video of the Ski to Sea race, fittingly for a site called "Best of the NW."
Posted by Jim Donaldson on May 29, 2014
A photo of The Herald Building by amateur Adrian Ortiz has been named the winner of the city's annual "Essence of Bellingham" contest.
Posted on May 22, 2014
Some hummus products sold at Trader Joe's and Target stores are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on May 13, 2014
Washington Conservation Voters recently released its 2013-14 Legislative Scorecard, which scores legislators (obviously) based on how they voted on bills that would affect the environment.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on April 30, 2014
A new interactive map shows some of the more popular running and biking routes in Whatcom County - and the rest of the world.
Posted by Jim Donaldson on April 29, 2014
The Northwest Avalanche Center said its avalanche warning issued last weekend is still in effect for the western slopes of the Cascade and Olympics, including Mount Baker.