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2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better.

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better.

2008-06-21 09:00:37

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 21--They did it. Each of the four Class of 2008 seniors The News Tribune followed this school year met new state graduation requirements to pass the WASL writing exam or pass math classes.

2008-06-16 06:00:28

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 16--Bethel School Board president Brenda Rogers said she's confident the district will prevail in a lawsuit filed by a fellow board member, saying that the rest of the board violated his freedom of speech.

2008-06-15 15:00:40

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 15--Kids at three Franklin Pierce schools will be shuffled to different sites this fall to alleviate overcrowding and help the district close a $2.2 million budget gap.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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