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Category: Enumclaw


Clover Park hosts science materials showcase

The Clover Park School District in Lakewood is adopting new science instructional materials for grades 6-12 next school year.

As part of the selection process, teachers, parents and community members are invited to review the recommended materials on Thursday, March 8.

The science materials showcase will be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in room 6A of the Student
Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., Lakewood. Middle and high school teachers
across the district have been piloting the new science instructional materials this school year.

The materials will also be available for review at the district’s Science,

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A little haze, but no problems

Sophie Dawn has fought a stuffy nose the past two days, but that’s about the extent of her reaction to the rising levels of smog across western Washington.

"I might be the only person here who’s reacting to it," the Enumclaw resident said. "And I’m the one with the really sensitive allergies."

That didn’t stop Dawn – or about 200 others – from taking in a sunny (and hazy) day at Nolte State Park outside Enumclaw. This area tends to get the highest levels of ozone throughout the Puget Sound region, but

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Enumclaw, Beijing — there’s a lot in common

I’m about to jump in the car and head to Enumclaw, which typically has the worst smog levels on this side of the state.

But before I went, I called the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. I wanted to know what the poor Enumclawers (Enumclawians? Enumclawans?) did to deserve the worst air quality in the area.

Turns out, they can blame Seattle. And Everett. And Bellevue. And basically everyone in that giant sprawling urban mass where people drive everywhere, spewing the elements of smog into the air. If it’s cool and wind aplenty, no problem. If it’s hot

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