Next year’s high school seniors will have have two more chances to take both WASL tests before graduation in addition to state-approved alternatives.
Preliminary scores for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning are out, with 85 percent of students statewide passing the test and the Kent and Tahoma school districts more than keeping pace.
Jamey Kiblinger is the new police chief in Black Diamond, but she’s not a new face to the community.
Kiblinger came to the city as a rookie officer a decade ago. She replaces longtime chief Rick Luther, who after three decades in Black Diamond decided to retire at the end of 2007.
Lives of low-income families and former military personnel in King County “are improving” as a result of about $7 million in assistance through a countywide levy approved nearly three years ago by voters.