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Education

‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations

It’s “not an ideal” time for Lilah Amon-Lucas, a Youth Climate Strike leader in Seattle, to skip school. The 14-year-old began ninth grade at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences just two weeks ago. “I’m missing science and dance and math and history,” she said. “Those are all core classes, these are important classes, these...

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Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising approaches to some of the most persistent challenges in public education.

Health

After rural hospital’s closure, Virginia county seeks other options

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About two years ago, a rural, mountainous Virginia county lost its only hospital, and local officials have now all but given up trying to bring it back. Community leaders in Patrick County said in recent interviews that reopening the hospital has proven financially unworkable, in large part because of the deteriorating...

Environment

‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations

It’s “not an ideal” time for Lilah Amon-Lucas, a Youth Climate Strike leader in Seattle, to skip school. The 14-year-old began ninth grade at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences just two weeks ago. “I’m missing science and dance and math and history,” she said. “Those are all core classes, these are important classes, these...

Science

‘What is that, man?’ Navy confirms videos of flying objects

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In one of the videos, a small object streaks across the sky before the U.S. Navy fighter jet's tracking system locks on and follows it. "Whoa. Got it," the pilot yells, laughing as the dot moves on his screen. "Woohoo!" Another pilot asks: "Wow. What is that, man?" The Navy isn't...