Foss High School http://www.kplu.org en Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-7 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>King County Property Taxes to Rise as Home Values Fall</strong></li><li><strong>Foss High School Won't Close After All</strong></li><li><strong>Hempfest Sues Seattle Over Permit Denial</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lower Property Values, Higher Taxes</strong></p><p>It's a "counter-intuitive" reality according to King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. He tells the Seattle Times that many home owners will see their property taxes go up as the value of their homes goes down. Hara says this reality is primarily the result of new voter-approved levies and bonds. Voters approved 44 tax increases in 2010, 38 of them for schools. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:15:25 +0000 Gary Crawford 773 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Foss High supporters to hold rally to save school from closure http://www.kplu.org/post/foss-high-supporters-hold-rally-save-school-closure <p>Foss High School students, parents and community supporters will <a href="http://fossptsa.org/default.aspx">line the streets around the school today in an effort to save it from temporary closure.</a></p><p>The superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools has proposed <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/16/1504182/close-foss-in-fall.html">mothballing Foss and some small elementary schools</a> for at least three years to reduce the district’s budget deficit. He says closing the high school could save $2 Million next year.&nbsp; Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:12:28 +0000 Charla Bear 702 at http://www.kplu.org Foss High supporters to hold rally to save school from closure Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-5 <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Key Document Surfaces in Woodcarver <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: 800;">Shooting</span></strong></li><li><strong>Education Department Idea Moves Forward in Olympia</strong></li><li><strong>Packed Hearing Backs Saving a Tacoma High School</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Woodcarver's Shooting: Evidence Surfaces</strong></p><p>A city councilman's email plea to Seattle Police Chief John Diaz for an independent investigation following the &nbsp;fatal shooting of John T. Williams by a cop last August was omitted from a public disclosure request.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:49:27 +0000 KPLU News Staff 664 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-5 <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Puget Sound Murky From Stormwater Runoff</strong></li><li><strong>More Heavy Rains Coming, with Potential Flooding</strong></li><li><strong>Tacoma Considers Closing a High School</strong></li></ul><p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:18:21 +0000 KPLU News Staff 571 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines