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LTE LTE in re: Skills Center’s importance - Only nineteen percent of children entering 10th grade locally will leave some educational institution with a “certificate” 10 years later. This seems to indicate our educational system is devoting virtually all of it’s resources to 19% of it’s student population,...
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emmy group foto2(1) A Night at the Emmy Awards Banquet - A night at the Emmys is everything you ever imagined it to be—and more. Nine young Emmy-nominated students from the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center were invited to attend by virtue of their being nominated in the “Sports Live Program”...
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nopsc_news_new Seeking Skills Center Success Stories - Port O Call is seeking Skills Center Success Stories.  We would like to publish stories of students who have taken career track studies at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and gone on to good paying jobs or, better yet,...
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unnamed Culinary Arts classes changed my life! by Robyn Gentry - Hi, Just want to lend my support and tell a little bit of my experience at the skills center.    I took culinary arts classes there, having been a kid who always loved cooking and school and wanted a way...
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octopus800 City Committees Need You - Port Angeles Planning Commission seeking applicants Governing takes a whole community.     I’ve intensively observed Port Angeles city government for the last six months. I’ve seen how important the City’s committees are to the decision-making process of our local...
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image003 Low-Impact Development & Rain Gardens at the Port Angeles Main Library - As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program Bob Simmons, Jonathan Boehme, and Vince McIntyre will present an introduction to Low-Impact Development and Rain Gardens at the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, June 29, at...
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Student-Housing Tight Rental Market Creates Need for Dedicated Student Housing -  PORT ANGELES, Washington (June 23, 2017) Peninsula College is working with a third party to meet the housing needs of students from out of the area, in an increasingly tight rental market. Plans are underway for two privately owned structures...
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octopus800 School Board in violation of Law? - I don’t get it. At Thursday’s Port Angeles School Board meeting the board learned of their superintendent violating state law, accepted his retirement, extended his contract for one year and gave him a raise. You can’t make this stuff up....
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octopus800 Open letter to School Board Members: Skills Center Closure - Ladies and gentleman of the Port Angeles School District: It has been said the PASD would have little chance of collecting the $750,000 debt due from NOPSC member schools.  I do not know where you got this information but it...
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octopus800 Plea to School Board: Recognize Excellence - Ladies and gentlemen of the school board Three years ago this board, as it was then comprised, decided to disrupt a successful cosmetology program because one of the then members had a score to settle with the proprietor of the...
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octopus800 Saving the Skills Center begins tonight, 7 pm @ Skills Center - Tonight the Port Angeles School Board meets at the Skills Center.  They are considering closing this life-line to decent wage jobs.  If you want to save the Skills Center for the current and future generations of kids seeking work training...
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octopus800 City Council Candidates - James D. “Jim” Moran Elected Experience: None Other Professional Experience: Board member Donohue Feiman mid-west Regional TPA firm; Seattle Officials for Women’s Basketball President, VP, Director of Training, Evaluations Chair; Tacoma Basketball Board Director of Training Education: Bachelor’s Degree Seton...
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octopus800 Scott Lange tees up on “special prosecutor” hired by Nichols - It appears another public records violation is in the future for Clallam County taxpayers.  Scott Lange recently received more than half a million dollars in his lawsuit against Clallam County.  If no adult in the room stands up we will...
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octopus800 LTE: Save the Skills Center - “I understand that only about a third of our Port Angeles high school graduates go on to college.  Skills Centers are part of the K-12 public school system in Washington State.  But I’ve heard that the North Olympic Peninsula Skills...
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octopus800 Top Ten Lessons Learned by County Treasurer by Selinda Barkhuis - Ten lessons I learned as Clallam County Treasurer: By Selinda Barkhuis, WSBA 24139, still the Clallam County Treasurer As you know, I have indicated my intent to transition out of the position of County Treasurer.  My current target date for...
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octopus800 Nichols nixes code enforcement??? by Scott Lange - The following is a letter from Scott Lange to Clallam County Public Records Administrator   Good morning again Trish. After reviewing the materials you sent in the last installment of public records, I want to request additional records alluded to...
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stfqqsuqftemnpttfs4v The Changing World of Jobs by Tyler - The Changing World of Jobs by Tyler Recent headlines speak of a near future where many of the jobs of today will be done by robots of one kind or another. According to a highly cited study done by Oxford...
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