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Lakewood students will help teachers nationwide assess student art work

Carter Lake Elementary School, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been selected to participate in a project that will help teachers assess student...

Carter Lake Elementary second-graders create symbolic self-portraits during Karen Bell-Hanson’s art class. The school is a pilot site for a visual arts project.

Chinese students headed to Tacoma’s Foss High School next fall

Families of Chinese students see value in educating their children in America and will pay for the privilege, company says.

Tacoma School Board President Scott Heinze, left, and Tower Bridge Group director Francis Shen sign a contract that will bring Chinese students to Tacoma to study in the fall.

Kidnapped missionary in Nigeria has Tacoma ties

Phyllis Sortor, the American missionary abducted last week in Nigeria, was once a teacher at Tacoma’s Sheridan Elementary School.

In this undated photo provided by Mike Henry, Seattle missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor speaks at a distribution of wheelchairs in a town in Nigeria.

Grannies moving Ice Chips Candy to Olympia

The candy maker that appeared on ABC reality show “Shark Tank” has outgrown former Yelm location.

Expanding from their original 5,000-square-foot Yelm facility, Ice Chips Candy co-founders Bev Vines-Haines, in back, and Charlotte Clary give a quick tour last week of their new Olympia site, which is more than four times the size of their original space in Yelm.

Tacoma Fire Department will conduct drills at closed Wainwright school

The Tacoma Fire Department will conduct a series of search and rescue drills at the site of the closed Wainwright Elementary School in Fircrest.