Wenatchee http://www.kplu.org en Homeless students on the rise in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/homeless-students-rise-washington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some 27, 390 homeless students went to public school in Washington last year — up more than 5 percent over the year before, according to </span><a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/pubdocs/StatewideHomelessReportByDistrict_2012.xls" style="line-height: 1.5;">new numbers released by the state superintendent’s office</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In the past, increases like that have been explained by school districts getting better at counting. But spokesman Nathan Olson said this time, based on what he’s heard from district officials, it looks like there just really are more homeless students.</span></p><blockquote><p>“The data collection is fine now. People know about this, the homeless liaisons that every district has know about this, it’s not an issue. The issue really is the economy right now,” Olson said.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:12:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7730 at http://www.kplu.org Homeless students on the rise in Washington Swinging sisters: The Madrigal girls are tops in NW boxing http://www.kplu.org/post/aiming-olympic-gold-madrigal-sisters-are-tops-nw-boxing <p><em>&quot;To challenge yourself, you have to fight someone who actually knows how to fight.&rdquo; </em></p><p>Up until the last few decades it was considered indecent for women to box. This year, women&rsquo;s boxing will make its Olympic debut in the Summer Games of London.</p><p>The contenders for the first-ever U.S. Olympic women&#39;s boxing team face off in Spokane. It&#39;s a big development on the international stage. But the face of boxing has already been changing in small clubs across the Northwest.</p><p>Enter the Madrigal sisters.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:44:09 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4103 at http://www.kplu.org Swinging sisters: The Madrigal girls are tops in NW boxing Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’ http://www.kplu.org/post/default-%E2%80%98trouble%E2%80%99-spreads-beyond-washingtons-%E2%80%98river-city%E2%80%99 <p>For the first time in nearly a decade, a Washington municipality has defaulted on a loan. The Greater Wenatchee Public Facilities District operates Town Toyota Center near the banks of the Columbia River. It missed a major bond payment on December 1st. Now the Washington legislature is debating whether to step in.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:41:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3391 at http://www.kplu.org Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’